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Software Engineer IV

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StanCorp Financial Group, Inc.

Portland, OR

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If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you\u2019ll fit in at The Standard ( 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.
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\u2019s 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.  Working in a multi vendor, or off shore model is now the norm in the industry and Software Engineers need to know how to be successful in these models.
The languages and/or platforms the Software Engineer should be familiar with are:

Microsoft .Net C# (Azure Data Factory including Logic Apps a plus)
Java \u2013 Including development of Services and/or Micro-Services
Angular, HTML5 with Responsive Design
RESTful Web Service Design
Data Repositories (Oracle, SQL Server with MSBI, Azure with noSQL)
ETL, (SSIS, Azure DMG Integration runtime, data pipelines)
Micrsoft Azure Suite
Git, Jira, Jenkins, Maven, Junit, Jmeter, Selenium, Jprobe and XLDeploy/Release
Experience or comfort operating in a distributed, non-homogeneous technology enviro

KNOWLEDGE: Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Some barriers to entry exist at this level (i.e., dept/peer review).           
JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to company plans and objectives.
SUPERVISION: Determines methods and procedures on new assignments, and may provide guidance to other personnel.
EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.  At this level, graduate coursework may be desirable. B.Sc. Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems preferred, or equivalent experience as a substitute.

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.
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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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StanCorp Financial Group, Inc.
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Company Profile
StanCorp, through its subsidiaries marketed as The Standard — Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, StanCorp Mortgage Investors, StanCorp Investment Advisers, StanCorp Real Estate and StanCorp Equities — is a leading provider of financial products and services. StanCorp’s subsidiaries offer group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and group vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities, origination and servicing of fixed-rate commercial mortgage loans, and investment advice.

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