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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

The User Experience (UX) organization is a multi-disciplinary services organization that designs interactions and experiences with devices, systems, and services that provide a positive, engaging, and productive experience.  The organization serves varying user experience and design needs across Allstate, and is comprised of UX Architects, Interactive Content Writers, User Research and Usability Analysts, User Interface Engineers and Interactive Visual Designers that work together to design delightful experiences.

The User Interface Engineer is responsible for the creation of prototypes and production-ready user interface code in support of Allstate internal and consumer-facing desktop and mobile digital solutions.  They will apply knowledge of front-end technologies in support of business needs and objectives. They will partner closely with other front and back end developers, visual designers, interaction designers and user researchers to deliver useful and useable software solutions. Successful candidates must not only have strong front-end programming skills, but also know the fundamentals of page layout, user-centered design principles, information architecture, visual design principles, and user experience research to implement simple, intuitive, and visually stunning user interfaces.


The Lead UI Engineer oversees the work of team members while leading the creation of prototypes and production-ready user interface code for highly complex projects.  The lead serves as a subject matter expert in one or more application areas, utilizing broad design and technical expertise to deliver solutions. The lead coaches and mentors all UI Engineers.

  • Enable the implementation of aesthetically pleasing designs through knowledge of front end code (including knowledge of graphic design principles, typography, iconography, web fonts and icon font tools).
  • Create production-ready HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code that is standards compliant and enhances usability/performance
  • Create re-useable code and templates in support of digital style guides/brand standards and prototypes
  • Create prototypes in support of various forms of user research studies (e.g. usability testing, eye-tracking, mock-up interviews, mobile testing)
  • Create iterative responsive prototypes in support of responsive delivery projects; Provide direction for proper levels of prototyping and production needs on projects
  • Establish and adhere to process and engagement models for interacting with delivery partners (technology and business teams) as well as, User Experience and Design Team members
  • Research and share industry standards related to but not limited to: web-development, user-experience, design, awareness of new coding frameworks (e.g. jQuery, angular.js,  React.js, React Native, Native Script etc.).
  • Create standards for code quality, accessibility, and system performance
  • Guide delivery teams on UI code best practices
  • Create and oversee a governance model for code implementation Document design deliverables that can be shared and reused across software programs
  • Provide/Confirm detailed estimates for assigned work 
  • Manage your work. Meet established project timelines and estimates; effectively communicate deviations, risks or issues that hinder progress
  • Mentor, coach and oversee direct reports; provide input to development plans and performance reviews
  • Possess the necessary technical and leadership skills to be able to share ideas and guide other front-end developers in managing projects.
  • Instill “best-practice” methods
  • Act as a Lead for UI Engineers and lead efforts to deliver design solutions on complex projects
  • Give constructive feedback and ensure feedback is implemented

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science or related discipline
  • 9+ years of UI Development experience in delivering enterprise web-based solutions
  • Experience coding websites that adhere to Web Accessibility standards and are compatible across major browser versions
  • Advanced working experience with HTML, CSS, and Javascript; Some experience in AJAX techniques
    • Proficient working with JavaScript frameworks (jQuery, jQuery Mobile, React.js, Angular.js etc.) to create rich interactive content
    • Proficient implementing websites with responsive frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation
  • Experience developing mobile first responsive web-sites and major responsive design frameworks (e.g. bootstrap, zurb foundation)
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) for accurate implementation of visual designs
  • Proficient integrating with server-side code to produce dynamic pages
  • Proficient with a CSS preprocessor such as SASS or LESS
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of  MVC/MVVM design patterns
  • Knowledge of Mobile Native UI concepts in Android, iOS, ReactNative or Native Script
  • Ability to solve problems and adapt when issues arise
  • Ability to collaborate on efforts and apply good communication skills

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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