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Principal Engineer I - .NET

vision insurance, parental leave, tuition assistance, 401(k)
United States, Maryland, Chevy Chase
September 06, 2023

GEICO is seeking an experienced Engineer with a passion for building high-performance, low-latency platforms, and applications. You will help drive our insurance business transformation as we redefine experiences for our customers.

Position Description

Our Principal Engineer I 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 a Principal Engineer, you will:

* Focus on multiple areas and provide leadership to the engineering teams

* Own complete solution across its entire life cycle

* Influence and build vision with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve complex problems for building enterprise-class business applications

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

* Lead in design sessions and code reviews 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

* Mentor more junior team members professionally to help them realize their full potential

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


* Fluency and specialization with at least two modern languages such as Java, Python or C# including object-oriented design

* Experience in building products using micro-services oriented architecture and extensible REST APIs

* Experience building the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and current systems

* Experience with continuous delivery and infrastructure as code

* Fluency in DevOps Concepts, Cloud Architecture, and Azure DevOps Operational Framework

* Experience in leveraging PowerShell scripting

* Experience in existing Operational Portals such as Azure Portal

* Experience in application monitoring tools and performance assessments: Splunk or Application Insights

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

* Experience in security protocols and products: Understanding of Active Directory, Windows Authentication, SAML, OAuth

* Experience in Azure Network (Subscription, Security zoning, etc)

* Experience in Genesis

* In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms

* Strong problem-solving ability

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

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

* Enterprise level design documentation

* Risk assessment


* 6+ years of professional software development experience within the .NET framework (C# including object-oriented design)

* 4+ years of experience in open-source frameworks

* 3+ years of experience with architecture and design

* 3+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service

* 1+ years of people management experience


* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience


At GEICO, we make sure you have the support and resources to leverage and develop your skills, secure your financial future, and take care of your health and well-being. GEICO continually seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self. To help achieve this goal, we support associate-led Employee Resource Groups that foster a true sense of community. Through GEICO's competitive benefits offerings and various training and development opportunities, we have you covered with our* that includes:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Assistance including Direct Billing and Reimbursement payment plan options
  • Paid Training, Licensures, and Certificates

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

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

GEICO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to 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 celebrates diversity and believes it is critical to our success. As such, we are committed to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals to join our team


GEICO will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Annual Salary

$100,000.00 - $204,500.00

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.

Full time