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Senior Software Engineer



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

Senior Software Engineer

Position Summary

GEICO is seeking an experienced senior software engineer with a passion for building high performance, low-latency platforms, and applications. You will help drive our insurance business transformation and platform engineering domain modernization as we redefine experience for our customers.

Position Description
Our Senior Software Engineer works with our Distinguished Engineer and Staff Engineers to innovate and build new systems, improve, and enhance existing systems as well as identify new opportunities to apply your knowledge to solve critical problems. You will lead the strategy and execution of a technical roadmap that will increase the velocity of delivering products and unlock new engineering capabilities. The ideal candidate has deep technical expertise in the Open-Source platform domain.

Position Responsibilities
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Collaborate with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems

  • Develop and execute technical software development strategy for the organization including self-service, business continuity, backup/restores, incident response and paging platforms

  • Accountable for the quality, usability, and performance of the solutions

  • Lead projects from the front and interact with clients and sponsors on a regular basis

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

  • Take on-call and operational support


  • Advance knowledge of at least one modern OOP language such as Python or Go (preferred)

  • Deep hands-on experience in complex system design and data pipeline and architectures, scale and performance, tuning, with good knowledge on Docker and Kubernetes

  • Strong Test-Driven Development practices (e.g., unit, functional, integration, load, etc.)

  • In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms

  • Understanding of security best practices (e.g., certificates, encryption)

  • Understand open-source databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.

  • Familiar with No-SQL databases like Cassandra, MongoDB, etc.

  • Experience in architecting, designing, building automation, workflows, and distributed applications

  • Strong understanding of service integrations / communication standards (e.g., GRPC / REST)

  • Experience partnering with engineering teams and transferring research to production

  • Experience with continuous delivery (CI/CD) and Infrastructure as Code

  • Experience solving analytical problems with quantitative approaches

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

  • Knowledge of Kubernetes, containers, and best practices on a K8s environment (including K8s operators)

  • Experience in open-source tools like GIT/Jenkin/CircleCI, and knowledge in Pulumi/Terraform/Ansible is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills

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


  • 4+ years of professional experience in software development, platform architecture, administration and maintenance of software, and its ecosystem

  • 3+ years of experience with architecture and design

  • 3+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or hybrid data center

  • 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 - $236,500.00

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.