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Tempe, AZ US
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Experienced Professional
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Information Technology
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Where good people build rewarding careers.

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

ATSV Data Science  – Machine Learning JAVA Engineer

The Opportunity

It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they’re doing.  We are the Good Hands; we help people realize their hopes and dreams through products and services designed to protect them from life’s uncertainties and to prepare them for the future. Nearly every major Allstate project has a partnership with technology – a partnership that is imperative to the success of the organization. With the company’s size and related technology scale, job opportunities and career advancement paths in IT are abundant at Allstate. In order to maintain our place at the forefront of the technological landscape, Allstate needs to hire the best and the brightest talent who are excited to come to work every day – is that you?

The Role

Allstate is looking for top engineers to help build next generation machine learning and data analytic platforms and software solutions.  The Advanced Analytics Application Machine Learning Engineer works in a DevOps Agile environment interacting with multiple technology and business area’s designing and developing next generation analytics platforms and applications.  The individual will have a strong focus on designing and developing Advanced Analytics applications using vended and open source software.   The engineer should be enthusiastic about learning new analytic tools and techniques and identifying ways to leverage these to solve moderately complex business problems.  Effective communication is important as this individual will be interfacing with different areas including business clients, technology, architecture and infrastructure services.



  • Responsible for design, prototyping and delivery of moderately complex software solutions incorporating real-time analytics and machine learning
  • Self-motivated; must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment without direct supervision
  • Works with technical lead to learn ways to identify appropriate use of analytics and machine learning to drive business value
  • Educates self and other stakeholders analytic techniques and best-practices such as: A/B testing, next best action, classifiers, decision engines, cognitive and user experience considerations
  • Interacts with data science and technology teams to adapt methods and solutions based on partner feedback to achieve desired outcomes
  • Builds increasing knowledge of a variety of analytic tools and languages such as: Python, R, SAS, Hadoop, etc.
  • Understands, builds and modifies moderate to complex database queries
  • Responsible for performance tuning and scalability improvements of distributed applications
  • Researching and evaluation of new tools and technologies to solve business problems
  • Responsible for development of advanced analytics solutions and integrating new tools to improve descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
  • Willing to work in a cross functional manner to translate business concepts to technical implementations to drive alignment and decision making across teams
  • Work on an geographically dispersed team embracing Agile and DevOps strategies for themselves and others while driving adoption to enable greater technology and business value
  • Participate in strategic planning discussions with technical and non-technical partners
  • Effective and efficient utilization of programming tools and techniques
  • Mentors others and continually develops themselves

Job Qualifications


  • 2+ years of hands-on Java application development experience
  • Familiarity with web services (JAX-RS, JAX-WS, REST, JSON, XML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) user interface experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of large-scale distributed applications
  • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems and basic scripting
  • Strong understanding of coding in Java or at least one high level programming language (Python, Scala, .NET, C++, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of statistical analytic techniques (control group, predictive models, probability, regression, hypothesis testing, plotting/charting, etc.)
  • Familiarity and comfort with participating in a high-performing geographically dispersed team
  • Familiarity with source control solutions (ex git, GitHub)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Open to new ideas and technologies with a strong desire to learn
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems in a creative and innovative fashion
  • Demonstrated experience  with design and documentation
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools to iterate quickly on product changes, developing user stories and working through backlog (XP, Continuous Integration and JIRA a plus)
  • Hands-on experience developing and integrating with open source software platforms and languages
  • Ability to research and document project design, approach and architecture
  • Ability to engage subject matter experts and translate business goals into actionable solutions
  • Ability to work effectively with business and technical teams
  • Ability to identify and drive aligned technical direction with all stakeholders
  • Ability to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Works collaboratively with multiple areas and comfortable leading projects and mentoring others
  • Sound knowledge of Relational Databases (No-SQL databases is a plus)
  • Insurance industry experience a plus
  • Experience with Oracle RTD a plus

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

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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