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Senior Staff Engineer – Finance Systems


United States
Base Salary
110k-262k USD

Job Description

GEICO is seeking an experienced Finance Systems Engineer with a passion for building high-performance, low maintenance, zero-downtime platforms, and applications. You will help drive our insurance business transformation as we transition from a traditional IT model to a tech organization with engineering excellence as its mission, while co-creating the culture of psychological safety and continuous improvement.

Our Senior Staff Engineer works with other Engineers to innovate and build new systems, improve and enhance existing systems as well as identify new opportunities to apply your knowledge to solve critical problems. You will lead the strategy and execution of a technical roadmap that will increase the velocity of delivering products and unlock new engineering capabilities. The ideal candidate has deep technical and functional expertise in Finance Systems and has experience across multiple companies to introduce best practices leveraging their broad and deep knowledge of various ERPs (e.g. PeopleSoft; Oracle EBS; Oracle Cloud; Hyperion; Workday; or SAP).

Position Responsibilities

As a Senior Staff Engineer, you will:

  • Focus initially on the Finance domain and provide technical and thought leadership before helping the enterprise drive technology solutioning

  • Leverage your deep Technical and Functional Finance systems expertise to drive towards the right solution to support the department and GEICO’s current and future needs

  • Engage in cross-functional collaboration throughout the entire software lifecycle.

  • Provide support for Workday inbound and outbound integration issues, changes to existing integrations and develop new integrations

  • Lead design sessions with peers to ensure systems are well designed, efficient, and meet Business expectations

  • Leverage experience with various ERPs (e.g. PeopleSoft; Oracle EBS; Oracle Cloud; Hyperion; Workday; or SAP) to enhance existing applications or build new ones to support GEICO’s Finance organization

  • Leverage your deep understanding of Finance, Accounting, and Management Reporting to drive solutions to meet business requirements

  • Collaborate with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems

  • Develop and execute technical software development strategy across the Finance Systems domain

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

  • Utilize programming languages like Java or other object-oriented languages, SQL, and NoSQL databases, Container Orchestration services including Docker and Kubernetes, and a variety of Azure tools and services

  • Be a role model and mentor, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community. Influence and educate executives

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

  • Analyze cost and forecast, incorporating them into business plans

  • Determine and support resource requirements, evaluate operational processes, measure outcomes to ensure desired results, and demonstrate adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning


  • 20+ years of Finance Systems experience with industry leading ERP solutions (e.g. implementing and supporting PeopleSoft; Oracle EBS; Oracle Cloud; Hyperion; Workday; or SAP)

  • Deep Finance domain expertise to be able to interpret Finance requirements into system solutions

  • Experience with designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining solutions for complex integrations

  • Strong understanding of Accounting process; Management reporting philosophies; and cross-finance practices to ensure data, integrations, and solutions are well designed

  • Experience with developing systems that are scalable, resilient, and highly available

  • 8+ years of experience with architecture and design

  • Experience in working with data mart/repository/lake to support enterprise functions

  • Experience architecting and designing new systems

  • Understanding of monitoring concepts and tooling

  • Ability to communicate and work directly with business leaders across Technology and Finance

  • Exemplary ability to design, perform experiments, and influence engineering direction and product roadmap

  • Experience partnering with engineering teams and transferring research to production

  • Experience with continuous delivery

  • Experience solving analytical problems with quantitative approaches

  • 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)

  • Fluency and Specialization with at least two modern languages such as Java, C++, Python or C# including object-oriented design is a plus

  • Experience with Micro-services oriented architecture and extensible REST APIs is beneficial

  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented collaborative environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent education or work experience

Annual Salary

$110,000.00 - $261,500.00

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.

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


As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

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

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

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for 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 hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

Advice from our career coach

As a Senior Staff Engineer at GEICO, the successful applicant should possess deep technical and functional expertise in Finance Systems and experience with various ERPs such as PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS, Oracle Cloud, Hyperion, Workday, or SAP. To stand out as an applicant, here are some key tips:

  • Focus on showcasing your 20+ years of Finance Systems experience with leading ERP solutions
  • Demonstrate your ability to interpret Finance requirements into system solutions and design, develop, and maintain solutions for complex integrations
  • Showcase your deep understanding of Accounting processes and management reporting philosophies
  • Highlight your experience with architecting scalable and highly available systems, and collaborating across teams to solve complex problems
  • Emphasize your proficiency with programming languages like Java, SQL, and NoSQL databases, as well as experience with container orchestration services and modern development tools

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About the job

Jun 9, 2024


110k-262k USD

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