• Application Engineer (Azure)

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/7/2018 9:13 AM)
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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.


    The Standard is looking for

    A software engineer to meet the challenge: Recent acquisition and market instability drives further exploration into uncharted capabilities like; European Embedded Valuations; European Accounting Standards (IFRS); and progressive Securities and Swaps investment accounting.  You will be providing your expertise and critical thinking to help evolve our Risk and Actuarial technology to meet these demands.   This position requires the ability to work independently on multiple concurrent complex projects to deliver technical solutions, road maps and organizational buy-in to proposed solutions. Success in this position is largely dependent on the ability to implement, integrate, improve and automate capabilities in the Azure IaaS and PaaS environments


    The Role

    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.  Packaged Software and SaaS products are commonly identified, and utilized, within Standard and are integrated with by new and existing solutions.  Software Engineers are expected to be proficient installing and integrating these components.


    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.  Knowledge or proficiency in the current industry toolset for this purpose is required.


    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.  They must be self directed and have the ability to technically lead at a senior level. 



    The Preferred Candidate Will Have

    • At least 5 years as a full-stack software engineer/developer or similar role in a software development setting, preferably in an IT environment
    • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics (Graduate Degree always is a plus)
    • An Agile mindset with experience working in Agile environment
    • A spirit of collaboration and transparent communication
    • A history of successfully bringing innovative solutions to complex problems
    • Experience acting as a primary software developer and/or Integration lead on medium to complex IT projects.

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

    • Experience in one or more structured programming languages (C++, C#/.Net, PL/SQL, etc.). Preferably C#
    • Cloud infrastructure (Azure Stack)
    • Sound understanding of RDBMS and Data Repositories (Oracle, SQL Server, Azure with noSQL)
    • Experience working with the ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a plus.
    • Ability to manage APIs exposing/consuming via Microservices (Rest and SOAP)
    • Skilled in developing scripts that support the transformation of data to and from various messaging definitions
    • Skilled in ETL of large data sets with expertise in data-mapping, validation, and data cleansing techniques
    • Experience developing interfaces to Oracle or other SQL-based databases
    • Experience in Data Modeling, Data Warehousing, PL/SQL, ETL processing
    • Familiarity with standard development toolkits including source repositories (TFS), Azure Open Source, SQL interpreters (TOAD), IDEs (.Net), etc
    • Git, Jira, Jenkins, Maven, Junit, Jmeter, Selenium, Jprobe and XLDeploy/Release
    • High personal code/development standards (peer testing, unit testing, documentation, etc)
    • Experience or comfort operating in a distributed, non-homogeneous technology environment

     Additional Qualifications That Add Value

      • Understands semantic models for data analytics using tools like SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).
      • Experience with Active Directory forest and ADFS
      • Experience with Azure Active Directory Sync Service
      • Knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals, routing and security concepts
      • Java – Including development of Services and/or Micro-Services
      • Experience with continuous software delivery pipelines and containers



    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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