Alliant Credit Union
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Chicago, IL

Principal Engineer - Digital Systems (Chicago, IL)

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What will your day look like?
You will be responsible for the technical designs and development of digital platforms supporting business applications, systems integrations, cloud services, databases, reporting, or business analytics as required to deliver new business functionality supporting corporate business objectives. The incumbent will solve complex technical problems and guide team in implementation of full .Net stack as well as solutions built on different platforms and technologies requiring one or more of the following: front-end (user interfaces), back-end (APIs), database and DevOps development. The incumbent will possess a holistic view of all products and their interactions to design complex solutions and plan for how new products/features fit into the larger ecosystem. Work requires strategic and analytical thinking, attention to detail and effective oral and written communication skills. General direction is received from Manager, Software Engineering.
Do you see yourself doing this?
  • Execute Integration strategy of core systems and digital platforms that interface with Digital Ecosystems (ESB implementations, API frameworks, Cloud Services, etc.).
  • Collaboration on UI/UX Digital strategy with a focus on integration of RESTFul API/Microservices.
  • Collaboration and co-ordination with Solutions Architects and other Principal Engineers on execution of overall Digital Architecture Ecosystems.
  • Define and drive maintenance of DevOps processes, application infrastructure, and cloud services.
  • Deliver new capabilities with new technologies (i.e., digital assistants, AI services and Distributed Ledger) that deliver additional value and security.
  • Deliver high level designs and prototyping initiatives for web and mobile platforms.
  • Define code quality metrics to measure team velocity and quality.
  • Ensure technical designs and development achieve established high availability and business continuity strategy.
  • Assist in the development and execution of online and mobile strategic plans.
  • Provide technical consulting to software engineers during design and development for highly complex and critical business processes.
  • Facilitate/lead reviews (walkthroughs) or grooming sessions and demos of technical specifications and program code with other members of the technical team, communicating design, requirements, feature set, functionality and limitations of systems/applications to team and development lead.
  • Ensure code base is following Software Development and Security best practices, policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Ensure all development follows SDLC practices.
  • Working in Cloud technologies (i.e. Azure or AWS) and integration with different Cloud platforms and components.
  • Design and development of APIs on API Gateway platform like MuleSoft, IBM or equivalent
  • Perform code reviews and coaching to Software Engineers.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies that affect web and mobile development to enhance the learning and development of team members.
  • Develop engaging user applications and back-end service software across multiple devices.
  • Ongoing assessment and improvement of current software platforms and supported versions to ensure company compliance with end-of-life software and databases.
  • Build and maintain robust monitoring services and applications to achieve platform reliability goals.
  • Ensure key technical design deliverable artifacts are present before development/build phases are initiated.
  • Provide guidance and training to other credit union employees to assist in applicable requirements and administration of policy and procedures for web and mobile applications.

Adhere to and ensure compliance of all business transactions with policy and process of the Bank Secrecy Act. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, company procedures and policies. Maintains integrity and ethics in all actions and conversations with or regarding credit union members and their accounts; complies with Privacy Act directives
What makes you a great fit?
You'll be a great fit if in addition to the completion of a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field, preferred or an equivalent combination of education, training and 10+ years' experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field, and you have:
  • Minimum 10+ years' experience in application development using .NET Framework and cloud technologies like Azure or AWS
  • Certified Azure or AWS Developer and/or Solutions Architect is a plus
  • Demonstrable expertise and understanding of development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance required
  • Technical knowledge in software development methodologies, design and implementation required.
  • Knowledgeable in the following:
  • Application Layer Technologies: .NET and .NET Core Frameworks, .Net 5.0/6.0 Framework, MVC Framework, NUnit, mocking techniques using MOQ, MSMQ, NET, ADO.NET, C#, ASP.NET Custom Resource provider, Entity Framework, WCF, ASMX, SOAP, XSLT, XML, WSDL, REST based APIs
  • Database Layer Technologies: SSIS, SSRS, MS SQL, Stored Procedures, DTS, Triggers, Views
  • Application Security: Security using SSL, Client Certificate Authentication, Windows Authentication using Active Directory programming
  • User Interface Technologies: WinForms, WebForms, MVC, Custom .net UI Controls for WebForms, Custom helpers in MVC framework, AJAX, JSON, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Angular JS
  • Software Development Methodology: Agile development methodology, SOA Technical Designs, Business requirement gathering, Multi-tier applications with thorough knowledge and experience in each layer, RESTFul Microservices Design and Development, Web Farm environment, Production and Incident Support
  • API Gateway/Management Platform: MuleSoft or equivalent
  • Mobile Development Technologies: HTML5/CSS3 and related technologies, Apple X Toolkit, Android SDK, mCommerce Application Development, Objective C, Swift, Cross platform development tools (Xamarin), Mobile Device testing, Adaptive/Responsive Front-End Design Patterns
  • Content Management and Source Control: SharePoint and Team Foundation Services
  • Testing Technologies: Automated Testing using QTP, Web Application security testing using OWASP, Testing APIs using Postman, SoapUI, Microservice e2e testing using RestAssured or equivalent framework
  • Content Distribution Network Technologies: Akamai or other competitors
  • Microservices frameworks: Any of the major Microservices development frameworks being using in the industry today
  • API Gateway/Management Platform: MuleSoft or Equivalent
  • Must have excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Solid diagnostic, testing, and problem-solving skills
  • Highly effective organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to adapt and lead in a fast-paced and high visibility projects with changing environment

When you're happy, we're happy!
As a thank you for joining our team, you'll benefit from:
  • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Contributions towards gym memberships
  • Generous PTO and banking holidays off

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What are Alliant Credit Union Perks + Benefits

Alliant Credit Union Benefits Overview

Alliant constantly works on improving its Employee Value Proposition. Our Human Capital Group team seeks ongoing employee feedback to continue to raise the bar on employee-focused benefits, making updates to the existing and adding new benefits every year.

Volunteer in local community
Alliant offers 8 hours of paid volunteer time benefit for all employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
To execute on our mission of Bridging the Digital Divide, Alliant has partnered with PCs for People, Connected Nation, DiGiTunity and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Alliant has an Employee Events & Community Engagement team, the ACU Foundation, Brand Journalism/Alliant Reporters team, an on-site Toastmasters club & Employee Resource Groups.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Alliant provides our leaders and employees with unconscious bias, psychological safety and inclusive mindset training.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Alliant supports employee resource groups. At this time, employees created INCLUDE, a women's resource group and ALL, an LGBTQ+ employee resource group, and EMPOWER black employees' resource group.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
At Alliant, we ensure that we have a diverse candidate slate for every role for which we hire and that our interview panels are also diverse.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Alliant employees can contribute up to $2,750 annually to their Health Care FSA and $5,000 to their dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Company provides Short Term Disability benefit payable for up to 13 weeks as well as Long Term Disability insurance that covers 66.67% of your monthly earnings up to $10,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Preventive services covered at 100%, Basic services covered at 80%; Major restorative services covered at 50%; Orthodontics covered at 50%
Vision Benefits
Alliant offers free vision benefits to its employees and their dependents. The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams after a $10 copay and $150 for glasses and contacts.
Health Insurance Benefits
Alliant provides a choice of two medical plans. If you elect a medical plan, you are automatically enrolled in an HSA where Alliant contributes funds to help you pay for your out-of-pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Basic Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary. Employees can also purchase Voluntary Life insurance for themselves and their dependents.
Pet Insurance
Our pet insurance policy covers up to %90 of out of pocket expenses.
Wellness Programs
With Alliant's wellness reimbursement program, each employee receives up to $35 per month (non-cumulative) to spend on wellness activities and discounted wellness services through ThrivePass.
Mental Health Benefits
Alliant employees get free access to ComPsych, Calm and myStrength apps and services.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Alliant offers a 401(k) plan administered through Fidelity where employees can contribute up to 60% of eligible compensation to the annual IRS limit.
401(K) Matching
We match 100% of contributions up to the first 5% of an employee's annual gross pay. eligible salary. You will be 100% vested in these contributions right away.
Performance Bonus
In the last years, Alliant’s bonus payouts were above 100%.
Match charitable contributions
The Alliant Credit Union Foundation also matches employee donations made to non-religious, non-political 501(c)(3) organizations up to a total of $1,000 per person per calendar year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary and secondary caretakers.
Flexible Work Schedule
Alliant provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Since the pandemic began, all non-essential job functions have been remote 100%.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for up to 26 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our employees receive between 21 and 31 days per year of paid time off based on years of service. Alliant also offers a Flexible Time Off (unlimited time off) policy for Sr. Managers and above.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Employees can withhold up to $280 per month pre-tax for transit expenses and up to $280 per month pre-tax for parking expenses.
Company Outings
Alliant hosts between 4 and 6 major employee events in a year, including the Annual Volleyball Tournament, annual summer party and employee appreciation day celebration.
Stocked Kitchen
Currently, Alliant offers free snacks, free hot beverages and bottled water during the day, free lunch/food events on occasion and bi-weekly free fruit.
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Alliant reimburses its employees up to $35 per month for gym, health and fitness services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Alliant offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer up to $5,250 annually for continuing education through our tuition reimbursement benefit.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Alliant hosts lunch and learn and hour with the leader meetings once per quarter, giving our employees to hear from our executive and senior leadership teams.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer up to $5,250 annually for continuing education through our tuition reimbursement benefit.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Alliant constantly works on improving its Employee Value Proposition. Currently, Alliant offers free snacks, free hot beverages and bottled water, free lunch/food events on occasion, personal concierge service, on-site package/mailing service, massage therapy, discounted ticket sales, car wash, dry cleaning, convenience store, vehicle maintenance, banking and a gym at our headquarters location.

Our company works hard to create a work environment that allows our employees to maintain a healthy work/life balance. We encourage our employees to take advantage of flexible hours and offer an option to work remotely. Alliant also offers a very generous PTO package, which starts new employees with 21 PTO days annualized in their first year of employment.

The well-being of our employees and their families translates to productivity and commitment to their jobs. That is why we constantly work on launching new benefits that will help them find the best medical care at the lowest cost and get the help they need with convenience and without unnecessary stress.

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