Arity
Chicago, IL

Director, Platform Engineering-Arity

| Chicago

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.
 

Job Description

At Arity, our platform capabilities are at the core of what we do, powering live telematics connections and the collection of billions of miles of driving data. As the Director of Platform Engineering, you will report to the CTO/VP of Engineering and help define and support our platform strategy. You will lead the engineering teams that develop our cloud and infrastructure systems. Your team will be responsible for the delivery of those solutions that interact with internal/external customers, and accurately collect/ingest/process data from edge devices, and third-party data providers. The ideal candidate will combine excellent technical and business skills to translate needs into value creation for our customers, taking our current products beyond what have today. You will lead with empathy and be bold in doing what best serves our customers. Engineering is a part of our company; we are not an island. You will ensure that we continue to collaborate and work with the other groups and leaders in the company to deliver our best products and services. You will lead the team but always remember that you are here to serve them, and not the other way around.

Responsibilities
  • Provide hand's on leadership in the design and development of cloud/on-prem/hybrid platforms that optimize our cost while delivering advanced features
  • Help the CTO/VP Engineering develop a strategic vision that can accommodate the migration of a wide variety of technology assets to multiple solution providers
  • Support the engineering organization by providing timely and accurate updates on systems and progress
  • Work with a locally distributed and international team
  • Serve as a senior and trusted leader for technology and business partners helping to drive decision making and delivery
  • Continuous development and delivery of enhancements, new features and capabilities
  • Enforce an environment that supports quality with careful code architecture, and an organization built around rapid releases
  • Champion engineering best practices, including Agile methodology and Scrum framework; but also recognizing when there is a better way of doing things
  • Determine resource needs, develop plans and track progress to those plans; resolve conflicts to ensure timely delivery of features
  • Develop the team by hiring, mentoring, motivating and recognizing team members
  • Has oversight for Arity's cloud environment including financial, production, research, and operations
  • Support and implement security standards that protect the data of our customers
  • Correlate Arity's business priorities with our technology value to steer our platform roadmaps
  • Partner with business leaders, technology leaders, and other stakeholders to champion platform engineering related projects/initiatives that meet strategic and business objectives
  • Bringing the best version of you every day; and bring that out of others you interact with
Job Qualifications
  • 10+ years of experience in a software engineering leadership role, managing other leaders and individual contributors
  • A proven portfolio and hands on experience with large cloud providers (AWS/GCP/Azure) and on-prem architecture
  • Solid presentation and communication skills
  • Experience and track record of building and managing high performing engineering teams
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture best practices
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum (other methodologies and frameworks are a plus)
  • Minimum requirement of bachelor's degree in Engineering, or Computer Science

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.

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What are Arity Perks + Benefits

Arity Benefits Overview

Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Looking for more info? You can find details here: https://www.allstategoodlife.com.

An Insider's view of Arity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself here and be yourself here. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to be better than when you first start here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation.

Erica, Steph & Rachel

Culture Team

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

Venu & Kyle

Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Arity supports my career growth by not only having a multitude of resources at my fingertips but by providing the right support structure to make it easy for my manager and me to have development conversations. I’m able to make succinct goals and really follow through.

Baily

People Strategy Consultant

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Arity, we solve problems that impact society. Arity Engineering plays a critical role in developing products that incorporate capabilities our customers want with solutions they need. When a customer has a challenge, we leverage the group’s collective learning to work towards an optimized solution. We rarely come across something we can’t solve.

Emad

Vice President, Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-functional collaboration is built into how we work and develop products on a daily basis. At Arity, we are one team coming together to achieve our goals, continuously innovate and drive the industry forward.

David

Product Owner, Insurance

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