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State Farm

Lead Software Engineer


Software Engineer


Tempe, Arizona, United States


State Farm plans to modernize the Claim System and all supporting claims systems to Public Cloud. The Modernization team, in partnership with several department areas, created a multistep approach to convert the Claim System and deploy it to AWS. Specifically, The Modernization approach will include a plan for Mainframe Modernization.

The Mainframe Modernization team is accountable for the analysis, rearchitecture, and conversion of all mainframe jobs/applications/programs within the scope of the Claim System modernization effort. To accelerate the modernization, we are partnering with Blu Age (recently purchased by AWS) who is a vendor who specializes in Mainframe code conversion. This vendor will partner with our Mainframe Modernization team to act as an accelerator to convert existing mainframe apps to AWS Java-based applications.

Grow Your Skills, Grow Your Potential


The Mainframe Modernization team is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to partner with AWS to convert existing mainframe apps to AWS Java based applications. In addition, this resource will be accountable to guide Product Teams in converting their mainframe assets through the AWS Blu Age mainframe modernization process and assisting in deploying the modernized code. This resource will also develop reusable software, CI/CD pipeline components that will be used by product teams, and software architecture best practices which will be utilized across Claims as we scale our Mainframe Modernization effort.


  • Experience building and deploying Spring Boot apps
  • Experience building and deploying solutions to AWS (ECS Fargate, S3, Lambda, etc...)
  • Languages - Java, Terraform, JavaScript/NodeJs, Bash script
  • Experience with GitLab and CI/CD
  • Customer-focused and data-driven mindset
  • Emotional intelligence and the ability to thrive with diverse and demanding stakeholders
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills (verbal, written, illustration)
  • Ability to articulate technical and non-technical concepts in a simple and consumable approach, connecting team goals to higher level goals of the organization
  • A growth mindset with particular interest in workforce skill and experience challenges associated with moving to the cloud

  • Experience with Blu Age tooling (External only)
  • Mainframe experience with COBOL, JCL, and dev tools
  • Experience with relational DBMS (PostgreSQL and DB2)
  • Experience with graph databases (Neo4j)
  • Active participation and contribution within a community of practice
  • Demonstrated experience navigating the organization and delivering results in a cross-functional environment
  • AWS and other technical certifications
  • Experience developing training content and training/coaching/mentoring others
  • Learning agility and a track record of continuous learning

* Qualified candidates may be considered for other positions.

SPONSORSHIP: Applicants for this position are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (e.g. H-1B visa) for this opportunity.

Join State Farm! - Check out our Enterprise Technology department!

As a Fortune 50 company, we hire the best employees to serve our customers, making us a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. State Farm embraces diversity and inclusion to ensure a workforce that is engaged, builds on the strengths and talents of all associates, and creates a Good Neighbor culture.

We offer competitive benefits and pay with the potential for an annual financial award based on both individual and enterprise performance. Our employees have an opportunity to participate in volunteer events within the community and engage in a learning culture. We offer programs to assist with tuition reimbursement, professional designations, employee development, wellness initiatives, and more!

Visit our Careers page for more information on our benefits , locations and the process of joining the State Farm team!

REMOTE: Qualified candidates may be considered for remote work arrangements based on where a candidate currently resides or is currently located.

HYBRID: Qualified candidates (in or near hub locations listed below) should plan to spend time working from home and some time working in the office as part of our hybrid work environment.
HUB LOCATIONS: Dunwoody, GA; Richardson, TX; Tempe, AZ; or Bloomington, IL

For Los Angeles candidates: Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Change Initiative for Hiring, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

For San Francisco candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For Colorado and Washington State candidates:

Compensation Range: $85,500-$201,300

For California, New York, and Connecticut candidates:

Potential salary range: $85,500 - $228,750

Potential yearly inventive pay: up to 15% of base salary

Competitive Benefits, including:
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental/Vision plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Annual Merit Increases
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Initiatives