Senior Search Engineer

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POST DATE 11/18/2019
END DATE 11/21/2019

Allstate Insurance Company. Irving, TX

Irving, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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 DescriptionAllstate s strategy continues to put a growing focus on data and technology as we continue our digital transformation journey. This has created numerous opportunities in the technology organization to find work that is meaningful to you. We re building innovative products here, in our own labs. The Content Management & Search (CMS) team is responsible for supporting multiple platforms: web content management, digitial asset management, and search. CMS team members partner with a diverse group of clients ranging from teams that support to teams that support customer information across all channels. The Search application developer plays a critical role in the solution lifecycle including: responding to feature and configuration requests, designing solutions, envisioning follow up work, and taking ownership of operational excellence of the Lucidworks Fusion and Apache Solr infrastructure. Key Responsibilities
Implementation and support of Lucidworks Fusion and Apache Solr solutions.
Document detailed design, functional and technical specifications in developing Lucidworks Fusion and Apache Solr solutions.
Exhibit expertise in Lucidworks Fusion and Apache Solr architecture and the demonstrated competency to design, deploy and support solutions in a shared services architecture.
Develop, execute, and document procedures and standards adhering to SDLC best practices including the Agile Scrum methodology.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Troubleshoot technical issues, perform root cause analysis and take appropriate action to remediate issues.
Key Responsibilities (Cont'd)
Participates in the discovery phase of projects to determine high level design.
Analyzes business needs and develops plans to implement software requirements in conjunction with product management and architects.
Independently handles high impact, critical software/systems monitoring issues and tickets/ incidents.
Troubleshoots business and production issues.
Mentors and coaches junior developers in Lucidworks Fusion and Apache Solr solutions.
Collaborates with other technologists as a member of a broad, cross-functional team motivated to solve business problems.
Job Qualifications
4 + years of experience with Lucidworks Fusion and/or open source search engines such as Apache Solr, Lucene, or Elasticsearch.
Experience with building scalable, high performing and robust Java and/or .NET applications.
Advanced scripting skills in at least one of the following: Puppet, Perl, Python, Bash, or Unix Shell and willingness to learn new technologies.
Experience with Source Code Management Tools (e.g., GitHub).
Self-motivated, industrious person able to operate effectively and independently in a collaborative, fluid IT and business environment.
Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or experience in closely related field
Desired Competencies
Experience developing specifically with Apache Solr
Experience with Continuous Integration and related tools (e.g., Jenkins, Artifactory Pro, SonarQube, Selenium, Jmeter, and so forth).
Experience with some or all of Apache, JBoss / Tomcat, or other application servers.
Experience with Node JS, AngularJS, Bootstrap or other web-based frameworks.
Exposure to Spark
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. Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.It is the Company s policy to employ the best qualified individuals available for all jobs. Therefore, any discriminatory action taken on account of an employee s ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual and reproductive health decision, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (including religious dress), sex, or sexual orientation that adversely affects an employee's terms or conditions of employment is prohibited. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, salary administration, promotion, job assignment, benefits, discipline, and separation of employment