Software Developer - Web Development (Digital Accessibility)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Possesses an understanding of how technology solutions meet the business outcomes and offers a range of solutions for business partners
Participates in sprint planning; provides work estimates to deliver product stories; owns development stories
Develops solutions on variety of platforms according to business requirements
Completes required coding to satisfy the defined acceptance criteria and deliver desired outcome
Leads solution design, considering risks, mitigations, performance, user experience, and testability
Assists in development of automated testing and supporting code as necessary
Completes required documentation to communicate information to deployment, maintenance, and business teams
Utilizes agile software development practices, coding, data and testing standards, secure coding practices, code reviews, source code management, continuous delivery and software architecture
Participates in the full software development cycle including coding, testing, implementation, support and sunset
Designs, develops, tests and supports software in support of big data objectives
Possesses an understanding of User Experience practices to improve usability and interaction between the customer and product
Adopts Service Design, where appropriate, through architecture modularity to enable continuous delivery
Considers applying emerging technology solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness; expectation of continuous innovation
Resolves problems that result in a decreased time to market; improves quality, enhances flexibility, and embraces the solution provider mindset
Provides input into overall testing plan; contributes to test approach and scenarios for requirements
Provides product and/or process expertise necessary to support design, development, testing and execution of solutions
Exhibits DevOps mindset where team is accountable for product from inception to sunset
We are looking for a forward thinking developers to join our small cross functional product teams leveraging Agile principles. Join a team that is in the process of modernizing our solutions using the latest design patterns and technologies. Fast paced and outcome focused approach allows product teams autonomy to own the work centered on critical business and technical capabilities.
Ideally the candidate has a base understanding of Digital Accessibility. The role would consist of analyzing and testing applications being developed or modified for accessibility issues. For example, making sure the application is coded appropriately for interaction with assistive technologies like a screen reader for a visually impaired user. The ability to assist development teams with code options, develop prototype examples and instruct others on the skill of accessibility testing and coding. Additionally, the role helps to develop and maintain internal tools used by the team for accessibility testing and documentation.
About Bloomington, IL:
All positions will be located in Bloomington, IL. Bloomington is the location of State Farm's Corporate Headquarters and is 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. Bloomington is a mid-size community; an average 15 minute rush hour commute is a welcome change for those who have fought rush hour traffic in the city. The community is very active and is home to multiple universities including Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan.
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This position will have an 18-month incumbency period, beginning on the effective date of the position, which must be met before the employee can post for any other lateral State Farm position. Employees may be considered for leadership or Technology Engineer openings at any time, and a promotional position within the same job structure (i.e. Professional/Technical or Para-professional/Support) after 6 months from the effective date of the position. In these cases, the remaining incumbency would be waived. The incumbency period does not affect the at-will relationship between State Farm and the employee and does not create an employment contract, nor contractual rights.