Software Developer - Mainframe Development (Experienced)

State Farm Insurance Cos   •  

Bloomington, IL

Industry: Finance & Insurance

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Less than 5 years

Posted 48 days ago

Ready to be a part of a Fortune 50 Company? State Farm is looking for you!

If you enjoy solving technical challenges, engineering practical solutions, exploring new technology, and operating in a small dedicated team environment, this may be the perfect position for you! If you insist on beautiful, clean code while delivering quality applications to production incrementally, we want to talk to you!

Duties and Responsibilities (Duties may include one or more of the following):

  • Possesses an understanding of how technology solutions meet the business outcomes and offers a range of solutions for business partners
  • Participates in sprint planning; provides work estimates to deliver product stories; owns development stories
  • Develops solutions on variety of platforms according to business requirements
  • Completes required coding to satisfy the defined acceptance criteria and deliver desired outcome
  • Leads solution design, considering risks, mitigations, performance, user experience, and testability
  • Assists in development of automated testing and supporting code as necessary
  • Completes required documentation to communicate information to deployment, maintenance, and business teams
  • Utilizes agile software development practices, coding, data and testing standards, secure coding practices, code reviews, source code management, continuous delivery and software architecture
  • Participates in the full software development cycle including coding, testing, implementation, support and sunset
  • Designs, develops, tests and supports software in support of big data objectives
  • Possesses an understanding of User Experience practices to improve usability and interaction between the customer and product
  • Adopts Service Design, where appropriate, through architecture modularity to enable continuous delivery
  • Considers applying emerging technology solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness; expectation of continuous innovation
  • Resolves problems that result in a decreased time to market; improves quality, enhances flexibility, and embraces the solution provider mindset
  • Provides input into overall testing plan; contributes to test approach and scenarios for requirements
  • Provides product and/or process expertise necessary to support design, development, testing and execution of solutions
  • Exhibits DevOps mindset where team is accountable for product from inception to sunset

Additional Details:

We are looking for a forward thinking developers with 3 or more years of functional, hands on work experience to join our small cross functional product teams leveraging Agile principles. Join a team that is in the process of modernizing our solutions using the latest design patterns and technologies. Fast paced and outcome focused approach allows product teams autonomy to own the work centered on critical business and technical capabilities.

Role Description:

Designs, develops and tests applications that run on mainframe systems. Utilizes expertise in technologies such as COBOL, PLI, Assembler, REXX, DB2 and IMS. Develops test software to support the testing of mainframe applications. Analyzes technical and business requirements (both functional and non-functional) to develop a systems solution that aligns with industry and enterprise best practices. Provides system software support for mainframe applications, components and testing software (testware).

About Bloomington, IL:

All positions will be located in Bloomington, IL. Bloomington is the location of State Farm's Corporate Headquarters and is 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. Bloomington is a mid-size community; an average 15 minute rush hour commute is a welcome change for those who have fought rush hour traffic in the city. The community is very active and is home to multiple universities including Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan.

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