Sr. Java Software Engineer

Standard, The Portland, OR

About the Job


If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll 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.


IT at The Standard:


When you work at The Standard, you are part of a company that provides customers financial well-being and peace of mind. As a member of our IT team, you work side by side with the business, pursuing strategic opportunities for our company. It’s an exciting time with new products, new distribution channels and new customer needs that are driving big investments in technology. At The Standard, we are large enough for big opportunities and small enough for big impact.


What We Are Looking For:


We are looking for a mature and experienced full-stack software engineer/developer to join our thriving application engineering community.  At the Standard we pride ourselves on delivering a great customer experience.  Whether it is developing cutting edge applications on the cloud or modernizing our legacy technology your engineering skills will be used to develop best in class solutions.  We are looking for individuals who can bring new ideas, new engineering methods to deliver agile solutions to our customers.   Could this be you?  If so apply today!


The Role:


This software engineer 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 IT solutions, which meet Standard Insurance’s business needs.



The Sr. Java Software Engineer will lead 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. User Interface or User Experience design is the responsibility of the Software Engineer and should use a responsive design framework. 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.


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.

Sr. 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, off shore model is now the norm in the industry and Software Engineers need to know how to be successful in this model.


The Preferred Candidate Will Have:

  • 7 years experience developing in Java
  • 5 years experience with enterprise integration service development
  • 5 years experience working in Agile process
  • 3 years experience with Spring Boot
  • 3 years experience with microservice development
  • Experience with Jira
  • Experience with IntelliJ or Eclipse
  • Experience with Git

The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have

  • A history of successfully bringing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Experience with Message Broker a plus
  • Experience with Data Power a plus
  • Experience with Scala a plus
  • Experience with Azure a plus

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc. and StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, 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 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.