Senior Engineer – Messaging & Event Services (REMOTE)

March 26, 2024

Job Description

GEICO’s Platform as a Service organization is seeking an experienced Senior Engineer with a passion for building high performance, low maintenance, zero-downtime platforms, and applications to focus on our Messaging & Event Services solutions. You will help drive our insurance business transformation as we transition from a traditional IT model to a tech organization with engineering excellence… as its mission, while co-creating the culture of psychological safety and continuous improvement.
Our Senior Engineer works with Distinguished and Principal Engineers to innovate and build new systems, improve and enhance existing systems as well as identify new opportunities to solve critical problems. You will execute a technical roadmap that will increase the velocity of delivering products and unlock new engineering capabilities.
The ideal candidate has proven, technical experience in the open-source messaging and event streaming domain.
Position Responsibilities
As a Senior Engineer, you will:
• Collaborate with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems
• Develop and execute technical software development strategy for the Platform Engineering domain
• Be accountable for the quality, usability and performance of the solutions
• Bring hands-on experience in complex system design and data pipeline and architectures, scale and performance tuning with good knowledge on Docker and Kubernetes
• Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams
• Take on-call and operational support
• Fluent in at least two OOP languages such as Java, Go, Python, C++, C#, etc.
• Good knowledge of two of the following languages: Java, C, C# or other object-oriented languages, PHP, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript, shell script, SQL, etc.
• Understand open-source messaging and event streaming products like RabbitMQ and Kafka
• Experience partnering with engineering teams and transferring research to production
• Experience with continuous delivery (CI/CD) and infrastructure as code
• In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms
• Experience solving analytical problems with quantitative approaches
• Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
• Willing to work on both fast development and operation environment
• Knowledge of developer tooling across the software development life cycle (task management, source code, building, deployment, test automation and related tools, operations, real-time communication)
• Experience on open-source messaging and event streaming platforms with emphasis on building enterprise scale platforms
• Knowledge in big data and streaming data pipeline architecture (Lambda/Kappa) and K8 cluster
• Experience in open-source tools like GIT/Jenkin/CircleCI, and knowledge in Terraform/Ansible is a big plus
• Familiarity with other messaging and event solutions like Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hub is a plus
• 4+ years of professional PaaS and IaaS experience
• 3+ years of experience with architecture and design
• 3+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service
• 2+ years of experience in open-source frameworks
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience
Annual Salary
$82,000.00 – $185,000.00
The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.
At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.
As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:
• Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
• Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
• 401(k) Plan
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Paid Training and Licensures
• Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.
• *Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.
The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.
GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants


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