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Job ID :
96747
Location :
Charlotte, NC US
Level :
Manager
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

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<span style="color: black; font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">The Technical Product Manager is responsible for defining, delivering, and managing the lifecycle of one or more products in Allstate’s growing technology product portfolio, specifically for the Allstate Roadside Services Digital Platform. The Product Manager manages the strategic product vision, product discovery, roadmaps, and backlog to maximize the customer and enterprise value provided by their product.  Successful Product Managers help to identify assumptions and validate those assumptions through the use of product discovery techniques.  The Product Manager is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders and functional partners, ensuring the successful definition and execution of go-to market and communications strategies for their products. Product Managers are also responsible for actively participating in our learning culture; including coaching and mentoring staff, stakeholders and peers.


Intro

 

Allstate Roadside Service is an industry leading and award winning division of Allstate driving digitization and creating market disrupting tools, we are humanizing the rescue experience and winning industry awards along the way.  Come join the team that pioneered the insurance industry’s first crowd sourced rescue network.  We are looking for energetic talent to bring both skill and ideas to this team. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina this group responsible for building digital products, service APIs, and component services that enhance our rescue experience for our customers.   You will partner with Architects and work in a dynamic XP environment paring with team members in a one of the highest performing groups within Allstate.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join a team where your innovative thinking and technology skills can help build digital products that will fundamentally change safety on the roadways and the way people interact with their cars.

Job Description

 

Allstate is looking for full-stack Java Developers to join a dynamic team of XP developers focused on developing innovative products in a pairing lab environment for Allstate Roadside Services.  At Allstate we are challenging the known and embarking on an Agile transformation.  Part of this transformation is called CompoZed and we are revolutionizing how Allstate delivers technology solutions. As well as creating a high performance, user centric culture. CompoZed is a global network of Agile development labs. We are empowering the disrupter to deliver valuable products to our customers.

Job Qualifications

 

Rquired:

 

5+ years of software development experience (core language: Java) in an Agile environment, preferably using Test Driven Development (TDD)

• Knowledge of front end experience (HTML5, CSS3, Less…) developing responsive designed applications (mobile first mentality)

• Strong understanding of Agile methodologies and Test Driven Development

• JavaScript frameworks such as React.Js, Angular and Node.js

• Ability to developing clean, well architected code

• Familiarity with Unix/Linux environments

• Continuous integration and deployment such as Jenkins, Concourse CI and/or Gradle

• Source Control Management (preferably Git/GitHub)

• Strong Database skills preferrable experience using Oracle or SQL Server.

• Data (SQL or similar query language) and data constructs (XML, JSON)

• Experience developing/consuming Web Services (REST, SOAP, JSON), ETL jobs and APIs (Service-oriented architectures)

  • Ability to lead discussions in daily and weekly team-improvement meetings
  • Ability to define, implement and maintain team technical standards and guidelines in an agile fashion
  • Strong understanding of testing methodologies such as functional, SOA and performance testing
  • Experience designing applications – in many iterations you will not receive a full spec and will need to feel comfortable thinking things through, filling in the blanks and iterating across sprints as we receive feedback from customer interactions

 

 

 

Preferred

•           Mobile (native apps) experience (Android and/or iOS desired)

•           Cloud computing (Cloud Foundry, Azure or AWS)

•           Comfortable working from the command-line (Bash, Ksh)

•           Experience with Spring Boot Frameworks

•           Use object-oriented design (OOD) patterns for separation of concerns, code reusability, security and performance

•           Experience with enterprise level, high-availability application development required


Key Responsibilities

• Create, drive and execute product strategy for one or more products in our technical integration portfolio.
• Collaborate with Solution Architects to make decisions about product strategy.
• Define and manage KPIs to measure the success of your efforts and to inform the overall product strategy.
• Engage in discovery/test & learn activities to quickly validate assumptions and product direction.
• Decompose complex problems into smaller manageable tasks by creating and prioritizing a backlog for the Product Team.
• Manage the product backlog, create an effective vision and provide timely stakeholder feedback on development iterations.
• Ensure the successful execution of development standards to ensure tight feedback loops and clear product definition.
• Develop and execute both an internal and external communications strategy for marketing your products.
• Coach and mentor members of the team as well as members of the cross-functional development organization on how to collaborate and conduct idea generation, consumer research, test design and execution, measurement, product implementation, customer interactions and roll out.

 

Job Qualifications

  •  7-10 years relevant new product or technology development experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action, preferably with experience shipping software
  • Experience managing complex integrations utilizing Java web services both SOAP and REST and technical expertise to be able to direct product teams in successful builds
  • Understanding of data integration strategies and managing multiple stakeholders and coordinating multiple product teams
  • Experience operating in an environment driven by KPIs where you had the accountability to determine the best course of action to meet your goals
  • Ability to communicate complex and innovative concepts to a new product development team with proven experience in data-driven decision making
  • Clear passion for topics of technology products and an ability to identify possibilities to innovate in our product space
  • Ability to be self-directed and to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities
  • Understanding of and experience working in an development environment

Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, marketing or related business degree, MBA/MIS/MS.



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