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USAA Software Engineer – Lead Level in Phoenix, Arizona

Purpose of Job

Software Engineer – Lead Level

We are currently seeking a talented Software Engineer – Lead Level for our Plano, TX, San Antonio, TX or Phoenix, AZ facility. Provides support to the Enterprise and has an opportunity to significantly impact organizational growth and effectiveness through delivering best in class technology solutions. Engaged in all phases of the software systems and application development lifecycle which include; gathering and analyzing requirements, designing, testing, documenting and implementing software, responding to outages. Identify and manage existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and ensure these risks are effectively identified and escalated to be measured, monitored and controlled.

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ABOUT USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly® Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.

ABOUT USAA IT

Our most important qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 12 million members who rely on us every day.

We are over 4,000 employees strong, a passionately supportive and collaborative team built on Agile principles. We've been in Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT and named a Top 50 Employer for Minority Engineers & IT by Workforce Diversity Magazine.

See what it's like to work for a company where your passion meets our purpose:

USAA Information Technology: A Realistic Preview

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.

  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.

  • Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.

  • Design, develop, code, and test significant complex cross functional technical solutions that impact multiple areas of disciplines while communicating with internal team members across multiple areas and client functions.

  • Lead code/design reviews to ensure smooth daily operations and accurate planning for multiple teams.

  • Organize work and lead multiple teams to deliver features and solutions.

  • Independently resolves complex production issues and leads troubleshooting of end-to-end solutions that span multiple applications and systems.

  • Mentor and coach junior / experienced engineers.

  • Work with architecture to help define directions for cross functional or highly complex key technologies within a specific domain.

  • May begin advancing professional development through active participation in industry organizations, writing programming publications, pursuing educational opportunities, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in related field of study, OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required

  • 8 years of software development experience demonstrating depth of technical understanding within a specific discipline(s)/technology(s) to include 2 years demonstrated technical leadership experience and/or leading teams.

  • Highly proficient in software engineering languages and tools; ability to develop on multiple platforms.

Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 or more years working as a solution or enterprise architect in a fortune 500 company

  • Experience developing target state architecture using services offered by AWS and private cloud and vision to develop the transition architecture.

  • Experience designing patterns for moving legacy applications to AWS and private cloud.

  • Hands on experience with common architecture patterns (microservices, event-driven, REST, NO SQL databases, Caches, etc.) and services offered by AWS (S3, EKS, RDS, elastic search, etc.)

  • Experience addressing operational and non-functional concerns (e.g. scalability, performance, maintainability, load distribution, resilience and recovery, etc.)

  • 1 or more years of experience with Guidewire or similar P&C systems

  • Experience with SAFe framework or other similar agile frameworks.

  • Experience with Java, Kafka, Spring, Redis, Kubernetes, OpenShift and others

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS

USAA Software Engineers create innovative solutions that impact our members. Collectively, we are:

  • Curious and excited by new ideas

  • Energized by a fast-paced environment

  • Able to understand and translate business needs into leading-edge technology

  • Comfortable working as part of a connected team, but self-motivated

  • Community-focused, dependable and committee

  • Exceptionally detail-oriented

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

For Internal Candidates:

Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement) or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 10/11/20 by 11:59 pm CST time .

If you are an existing USAA employee, please use the internal career site in OneSource to apply.

Find your purpose. Join our mission.

USAA is unlike any other financial services organization. The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community. We do this by upholding the highest standards and ensuring that our corporate business activities and individual employee conduct reflect good judgment and common sense, and are consistent with our core values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity.

USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource: our 35,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture. When you join us, you'll become part of a thriving community committed to going above for those who have gone beyond: the men and women of the U.S. military, their associates and their families. In order to play a role on our team, you don't have to be connected to the military yourself – you just need to share our passion for serving our more than 13 million members.

USAA is an EEO/AA Employer - applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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