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Principal Software Engineer

Company: GEICO
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

GEICO is seeking an experienced Principal Software Development Engineer with a passion for building high performance, low-latency platforms, and applications. You will help drive our insurance business transformation and platform engineering domain modernization as we redefine experience for our customers.

Our Principal Software Development Engineer works with both our Distinguished and Senior Engineers to innovate and build new systems, improve, and enhance existing systems as well as identify new opportunities to apply your knowledge to solve critical problems. You will lead Strategy and Execution of a technical roadmap that will increase the velocity of delivering products and unlock new engineering capabilities. This position will work in our Platform as a Service Engineering team and the ideal candidate has deep technical expertise in the Open-Source Database platform domain.

Position Responsibilities:

As a Principal Engineer, you will:

  • Focus in a few key areas to provide technical and thought leadership to the enterprise
  • Collaborate with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems
  • Develop and execute technical software development strategy for the Platform Engineering domain
  • Accountable for the quality, usability & performance of the solutions
  • Use deep hands-on experience in complex system design and data pipeline and architectures, scale and performance, tuning, with good knowledge on Docker and Kubernetes
  • Be fluent in at least two OOP languages among Java, Go, python, C++, etc.
  • Show good knowledge of two of the following languages: C, PHP, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript, shell script, etc.
  • Understand open-source databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc., and be familiar with No-SQL databases like Cassandra, MongoDB, Elasticsearch (Knowledge with NewSQL database like TIDB, Cockroach or YugabyteDB will be a plus)
  • Be a role model and mentor, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community. Influence and educate executives
  • Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams
  • Analyze cost and forecast, incorporating them into business plans.
  • Determine and support resource requirements, evaluate operational processes, measure outcomes to ensure desired results, demonstrate adaptability and sponsor continuous learning
  • Be willing to take on-call and operation support
    • Exemplary ability to design, perform experiments, and influence engineering direction and product roadmap
    • Experience partnering with engineering teams and transferring research to production
    • Track-record of publications history in credible conferences and journals
    • Practical knowledge of working in Agile environment (Scrum/Kanban/SAFe)
    • Experience with continuous delivery and infrastructure as code
    • In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms
    • Experience solving analytical problems with quantitative approaches
    • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
    • Knowledge of developer tooling across the software development life cycle (task management, source code, building, deployment, test automation and related tools, operations, real-time communication)
    • Experience on open-source database platforms with emphasis on building enterprise scale RDMS and NoSQL platforms
    • Knowledge in big data and streaming data architecture (Lambda/Kappa), -K8 cluster and ETL pipeline
    • Knowledge in ML and AI technologies
    • Experience in CI/CD pipeline and related open-source tools like GIT/Jenkin/CircleCI/SonarQube knowledge in Terraform/Ansible will be big plus
    • Knowledge on Open-source monitoring software like Grafana and Prometheus Experience: - - - - - - - 6+ years of professional software development experience - - - - - - - 3+ years of experience with architecture and design - - - - - - - 3+ years of experience in open source frameworks - - - - - - - 4+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service - - - - - - - 1+ years of people management experience Education:
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience #LI-MK1
        - Annual Salary $90,000.00 - $236,500.00 The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate's work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.
        -At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.
        - Benefits: As an Associate, you'll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:
        • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
        • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
        • 401(k) Plan
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Paid Training and Licensures *Benefits may be different by location. - Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service. **Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect. The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

Keywords: GEICO, Reno , Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Reno, Nevada

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