• Software Engineer I

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 6 days ago(4/16/2018 1:41 PM)
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  • Overview

    If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


    This job family brings an engineering discipline and best practices to investigating, architecting, designing and implementing new solutions and/or adding new features and functions to existing solutions, which meet Standard Insurance’s business needs.


    Investigation:  Investigation starts with understanding the business problem to be solved.  Software Engineers may lead or participate in requirements gathering that will feed an iterative based methodology.  


    Architect and Design:  Designing solutions using an iterative, test driven methodology is the expectation.  Software Engineers will write their own unit tests and perform the validation using contemporary tools, moving us towards continuous development/continuous integration.  Production ready code is the target for all Software Engineers in this family.  Data needs will be gathered, designed, implemented and tested by the Software Engineer using Oracle, Microsoft, or other data repositories.  More complex data designs will be overseen by a specific Data Engineer.  User Interface or User Experience design is the responsibility of the Software Engineer and should use a responsive design framework.  Designs and code are peer reviewed with other Software Engineers or architectural governing bodies, depending on their complexity.  Proto-typing is expected when introducing new approaches or techniques.  Development in multiple modern languages is required with good proficiency.  All architecture and design is expected to adhere to good enterprise level application security best practices.


    Implement:  Software Engineers are expected to build and automate the deployment of their components/solutions into production.  


    Software Engineers have to possess and demonstrate systems and critical thinking and leverage that in a collaborative team based environment.  The ability to play varying roles comfortably is required.  Working in a multi vendor, off shore model is now the norm in the industry and Software Engineers need to know how to be successful in this model. 


    The languages and/or platforms the Software Engineer should be familiar with are:

    • Java – Including development of Services and/or Micro-Services
    • Angular, HTML5 with Responsive Design
    • REST
    • Data Repositories (Oracle/SQL Server) with some knowledge of ETL
    • Git, Jira, Jenkins, Maven, Junit, Jmeter, Selenium



    KNOWLEDGE: Learns to use professional concepts. Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues.


    JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on problems of limited scope. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Builds stable working relationships internally.


    SUPERVISION: Normally receives detailed instructions on all work.


    EXPERIENCE Typically requires no previous professional experience.  B.Sc. Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems preferred, or equivalent experience as a substitute.



    Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


    For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.


    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.


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