Lead Software Engineer

  • Company: Prudential
  • Location: Roseland, New Jersey
  • Posted: December 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: NEW0004Y
Prudential Individual Life Insurance (ILI) is looking for a Lead Software Engineer who has a passion for new technologies, to direct and coordinate the activities and strategic direction of the Engine X team, understand modern technologies, frameworks and service oriented architectures (SOA) and bring concepts to life using a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

In this role you will participate in the creation of innovative ideas, technical recommendations and business planning to help develop and implement these ideas in collaboration with the all of the other Engine X scrum teams. We are looking for someone who is outcome focused, loves challenges and can work collaboratively.

We are transforming the life insurance business by building a startup culture in a company that is touching 20 Million lives, yet thinks agile. A company where talent drives success and your work touches everyone from a 25 year old to folks over 90 years old living in retirement. We care about web accessibility. We care how we treat our customers. Our employees are passionate about what they do and make it happen.

As a team member, you will explore new technical solutions to implement innovative ideas, have a passion to learn emerging technologies and are ready to adapt to changing design frameworks and design principles. We are looking for someone who brings high energy, talent and expertise, is hungry to keep learning and wants to have some fun at work.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the innovation, marketing, technology and architecture teams to drive outcomes with a focus on Digital Customer engagement
  • Work in an iterative/Agile environment as a good team player
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Driven, self-motivated, able to work under pressure using sound judgment & professionalism
  • Ability to deliver low to high fidelity prototypes and end to end solution using innovative approaches to complex design problems
  • Leads technical design activities, and ensures all technical hurdles are resolved to deliver a high quality product roadmap
  • Conducts code reviews for new ideas implementation
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed to accommodate offshore team needs
  • Travel up to 20% of the time for Planning Increments and Showcases

  • BS degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical work experience required
  • Must have experience with service implementation using service oriented architecture (SOA) patterns
  • Must have working experience with Web service technologies such as REST, JSON, SOAP, JAXB, JAX-WS
  • Strong integration background required - integrating multiple systems together including mapping and transformation of data
  • Must have familiarity with front-end technologies like XHTML / HTML5, CSS3, XML, XSD, Sass, Scss, Bootstrap frameworks, OO JavaScript, Ajax, and modern JavaScript libraries (e.g., AngularJS, jQuery, Node.js)
  • Familiarity with security concepts (authentication, authorization, encryption, digital signature), SSL, web service proxies, firewalls, multi protocol gateways
  • Understanding of Agile SDLC methodologies is preferred
  • Driven, self-motivated, able to work under pressure using sound judgment & professionalism
  • Demonstrates a craving for continuous improvement, through understanding of new technology innovation and its application
  • Champions employee engagement within SCRUM team and is the primary change agent for the team
  • Remains positive, direct, data-driven, constructive and vocally self-critical

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