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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 software engineers, 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.


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The Creative Technology Manager partners with business and technology to define enterprise-wide UI engineering solutions. They create strategic UI execution roadmaps that leverage emerging technology trends and deliver shipping product UIs.
The Creative Technology Manager attracts best-in-class UI engineering talent, creates an engaging team environment, mentors and provides growth opportunities to the team.


 Be an advocate for Creative Technology within Allstate. Promote its value-add in delivering innovative UI engineering solutions in a reduced production cycle time.
 Create strategic partnerships within technology to collaborate on creation/integration of UI engineering components and codebase to drive UI consistency and quality across Allstate digital solutions
 Communicate and socialize innovative UI engineering solutions via prototypes and technologies across various groups within Marketing, Business and Technology.

 Create a development culture that fosters innovation, simplicity (problem solving/code), communication, respect and learning from each other
 Motivate team to explore emerging UI technology trends and collaborate with various teams across UX, business and technology to define creative technical solutions to design problems
 Establish process and best practices for code quality, agile development, continuous refactoring and reuse
 Mentor, coach and oversee direct reports; provide input to development plans and performance reviews

 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).
 Drive creation of re-useable components/templates defining the digital style guides/brand standards through prototypes. Establish process and engagement models for sharing components (e.g. Github)
 Delivery of production-ready HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code that is standards compliant and enhances usability/performance
 Create prototypes in support of various forms of user research studies (e.g. usability testing, eye-tracking, mock-up interviews, mobile testing) and 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 (Using Github)
 Research and share industry standards related to but not limited to: web-development, Android/iOS UI development principles, user-experience, design, new coding frameworks (e.g. Chat Bots, Voice UIs).
 Create standards for code quality, accessibility, and system performance
 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 
 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
 2+ experience management/supervisory experience, mentoring and coaching UI engineers
 Advanced working experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
o Proficient working with JavaScript frameworks/libraries (Angular.js, React.js, jQuery Mobile etc.) to create rich interactive content
o Proficient implementing websites with responsive frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation
 Experience developing mobile first responsive web-sites and mobile hybrid applications
 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 Test Driven Development practices
 Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of  with MVC/MVVM design patterns
 Ability to solve problems and adapt when issues arise
 Ability to collaborate on efforts and apply good communication skills
 Experience mentoring, coaching and managing engineering team, a plus
 Familiarity with Github

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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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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