• Director of Engineering

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
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  • Summary

    Esurance is looking for a Director of Engineering to join a dynamic and award-winning team of individuals who are committed to making insurance smarter, easier, and dare we say- cooler. As part of a growing company that is focused on providing an outstanding customer experience, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your skills and discover your potential.


    If you’re looking for a career at a socially conscious company that offers great benefits — including matching 401k and tuition reimbursement — then you may have just found your new home. 


    Esurance combines the spunk of a startup company with the backing of Allstate (the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the U.S.) to create a unique, energized, and exciting place to work. 


    Directs the activities of the software applications development function for software application enhancements and integration of new applications. Develops and communicates strategy and vision for Development department.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Oversees the analysis, design, programming, debugging, and modification of computer programs for end user applications in various business departments
    • Analyzes and investigates applications engineering tasks and prepares design specifications, analysis, and recommendations.
    • Collaborates with other IT departments, project managers and business leaders to define application requirements and/or necessary modifications; supports the implementation of key IT projects.
    • Develops Development departmental vision, strategy and procedures; ensures procedures are in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and other internal IT requirements.
    • Defines and assists in establishing metrics by which to measure the performance of the Development department.
    • Provides regular reports and analysis of departmental metrics; develops process improvement tasks and projects to improve metrics based on analyses.
    • Manages assigned departmental budget and spending at or below plan.
    • Directs the day-to-day operations of the Development department; establishes department goals and implements procedures and performance standards to achieve these goals.
    • Responsible for the employment, promotion, associate performance evaluation, training, motivation, counseling, and discipline of assigned associates.

    • Excellent leadership, project management and coaching skills.
    • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, able to work well under deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently.
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure, independently, and within a collaborative team oriented environment using sound judgment in decision-making.
    • Excellent communication skills both oral and written with strong analytical and problem solving skills; able to interface with all functions at all levels within the organization.

      Experience / Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent education required.
    • 10 or more years of experience in applications development which includes 5 or years of experience with the direct supervision of employees required.



    At Esurance, being committed to our employees is not just something we say, it’s something we do. Our benefits package is designed to help our associates stay healthy, meet their long-term financial goals, and balance the demands of work and personal life. Esurance rewards hard work, dedication, and creativity with competitive salaries and a generous bonus system. We are committed to our employees and we are dedicated to creating a diverse, positive, innovative and team-oriented work environment.

    Health & wellness

    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
    • Life insurance (company-paid and supplemental)
    • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage
    • Wellness coaching and incentives
    • Group critical illness coverage
    • Accident indemnity and hospital indemnity plans
    • Group legal


    • 401(k) plan with annual matching contribution
    • Referral bonuses
    • Performance-rewarding bonus system
    • Tuition assistance program (up to $5,250 per year)
    • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
    • Commuter benefits

    Family & Community

    • Adoption assistance
    • Maternity leave
    • Buckle Up Baby program
    • Pet insurance discount
    • Charitable gift matching
    • Give Time, Get Time volunteer program
    • Employee Assistance Program

    Time off

    • Short-term disability
    • Long-term disability (employee-paid option)
    • Paid time off (holidays, vacation, personal choice days)


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