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Engineer II - Data



Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

GEICO is seeking an experienced Engineer with a passion for building high-performance, low maintenance, zero-downtime platforms, and applications. You will help drive our insurance business transformation as we transition from a traditional IT model to a tech organization with engineering excellence as its mission, while co-creating the culture of psychological safety and continuous improvement.

Our Engineer II is a key member of the engineering staff working across the organization to provide a friction-less experience to our customers and maintain the highest standards of protection and availability. Our team thrives and succeeds in delivering high-quality technology products and services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly. The ideal candidate has broad and deep technical knowledge, typically ranging from front-end UIs through back-end systems and all points in between.

Position Responsibilities

​As an Engineer II, you will:

  • Scope, design, and build scalable, resilient distributed systems

  • ​Engage in cross-functional collaboration throughout the entire software lifecycle

  • ​Participate in design sessions and code reviews with peers to elevate the quality of engineering across the organization

  • ​Utilize programming languages like Python, C# or other object-oriented languages, SQL, and NoSQL databases, Container Orchestration services including Docker and Kubernetes, and a variety of Azure tools and services

  • ​Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams

  • ​Build product definition and leverage your technical skills to drive towards the right solution


  • ​Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

  • Experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and current systems

  • In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms

  • Understanding of existing Operational Portals such as Azure Portal

  • Understanding of HTML-5, JavaScript/TypeScript, XML, and JSON

  • Understanding of micro-services oriented architecture and extensible REST APIs

  • Understanding of Monitoring Tools such as Splunk or Application Insights

  • Intermediate PowerShell scripting skills

  • Intermediate level understanding of Azure Network such as security zones, VNETs, and Public Peered Services

  • Understanding of Azure PaaS and IaaS services

  • Understanding of security protocols and products such as of Active Directory, Windows Authentication, SAML, OAuth

  • Experience in Datacenter structure, capabilities, and offerings, including the Azure platform, and its native services

  • Knowledge of developer tooling across the software development life cycle (task management, source code, building, deployment, operations, real-time communication)

  • Understanding in DevOps Concepts, Cloud Architecture, and Azure DevOps Operational Framework

  • Experience with GIT and the overall GIT lifestyle

  • Experience with GraphDB

  • Experience with Big Data and the tooling on our Big Data Platform (Hadoop, Hive, Kafka)

  • Experience with Load test tooling (Gatling)

  • Experience with troubleshooting tools such as Dynatrace, Thousand Eyes, Influx, Spark GUI, Yarn Logs, ETL Metrics, and Grafana

  • Experience with Containerization using Docker and Kubernetes

  • Understanding of Java programming fundamentals

  • Understanding of Spring Boot Framework

  • Web Service APIs with technologies such as Rest and GraphQL

  • Experience with SQL Queries

  • Experience with CI/CD tooling (Jenkins, Gradle, Artifactory, etc.)

  • Experience with Spark and Scala with a beginning understanding of DSaT MDF

  • Experience with Enterprise Reporting Tool (Qlik or MicroStrategy)

  • Analysis and Estimation skills

  • Strong problem-solving ability

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment


  • ​​2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience in Big Data

  • ​2+ years of experience with architecture and design

  • ​2+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service

  • ​2+ years of experience in open-source frameworks​


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience

Annual Salary

$76,000.00 - $185,000.00

The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.

At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.