Technology

Out-think. Out-create. Out-perform.

If you're looking for the vibe and work-life balance of an exciting start-up, but the stability and flexibility of an established company, this is your chance.

Your chance to create new technology. To work hard and be challenged. To have your ideas impact millions of people.

Whether we're testing out chatbots in our innovation garage, participating in company events like Code Jam, or problem-solving for cutting-edge apps like Snapshot® we never stop pushing ourselves and challenging the status quo.

We also enjoy flexibility, on-site fitness classes, healthcare and dining options, outdoor recreation, and a contemporary artwork collection.

With a robust organization that includes more than 30 technology families, the career path possibilities are vast—you'll be able to take advantage of opportunities to move around the company and challenge yourself in new and exciting roles.

Nearly everything we accomplish at Progressive is made possible by the work of our Technology team. To us, tech is more than just a department—it's our foundation, our future, and a great place to kick-start or advance your career. Technology careers are available in our Cleveland headquarters, as well as our Colorado Springs, Colorado, location.

Technology careers

  • Architects
  • Developers
  • IT managers
  • Process/data/business systems/
    quality assurance analysts
  • Project managers
  • Systems engineers (including test)
  • Vendor management

Meet Domonic: He’s designing software and hunting bugs to make sure our customers have the best possible experiences with our applications.

Systems Test Engineer at Progressive – Meet Domonic

Develop software and implement quality assurance strategies to help ensure our rates are accurate and our customers have great experiences with our applications. Want to come work with Domonic?

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So, we kind of have this unofficial slogan for the systems test engineer, "We write code to break code" We write this software, this automation because to manually go out to our quoting applications, it would take forever. We need a wide net of test combinations and automation to figure out what's going on with our systems. So, I think the main objective of my role as the systems test engineer is making sure that our rates are accurate, and you know, we have a good customer experience with our applications. If a customer's maybe buying a new vehicle and they're quoting and then all of a sudden you enter in a value and then the application crashes. We are really trying to prevent those types of bugs because those are the ones that really impact the customers.
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You know, my day to day varies day to-- I mean, it literally varies day to day. I can, in one day, be a software developer developing automation. And then on another day, I can be a quality assurance analyst as a bug hunter. So, I really think the versatility of the role is what makes it unique. We have to speak the developer lingo because we're talking with the developers, but at the same point in time, we also are writing automation for our quality assurance analysts to run. And so, we kind of have to have softer skills as well that's not all the technical jargon that we might be speaking with the developers.
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One of the things that really surprised me about Progressive is how open they are to new ideas. I'm able to come up with an idea and then Progressive helps me implement it. The culture is very laid back. You know, even though we're a bigger company, it definitely doesn't feel like we are. They're great about letting me build up my skills. And I took a bunch of courses that Progressive offered to the IT University learning web APIs and all sorts of other awesome technologies.
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There's no real end to our quest. You know, as technology changes, as Progressive changes, our automation is always changing. We're always doing something new and exciting. I love designing software, developing software, and I equally love hunting for bugs and I think the system test engineer is the perfect mix for me.

Meet Tony: He's using the latest techniques in mobile development while working alongside collaborative people who love learning new things.

Mobile App Development at Progressive - Meet Tony

Create, innovate, and continually develop in a technology job at Progressive. Want to come work with Tony?

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To me, learning a new programming language is not much at all about learning the syntax of that language.
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It's about learning the libraries that are available in that language.
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It's more about the organization than what I'm typing.
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I've been kind of a phone geek, I guess for about as long as they've existed.
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As long as cell phones have been around I've found ways to work around the limitations that are put on them to make them more useful to me.
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I joined IT in 2005, the IT Grant was introduced maybe a year or two prior.
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I decided to pursue my Master's Degree with the IT Grant because it was just a great opportunity offered by Progressive.
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It was during that time that I started getting those opportunities to work on more interesting applications in our department.
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Our mobile area is definitely using some of the latest techniques in mobile development like Functional Reactive Programming.
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All our developers code for both Android and for IOS.
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The company culture overall is really friendly.
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When you have the right sort of people that are able to adapt and learn new things and not simply follow a checklist then it really comes down to having the support to do it and absolutely we have the support to get the things that we need to do things and to do them right.
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The work/life balance at Progressive is really good.
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For the most part, work is able to stay at work and when I go home, work doesn't become my life, which is something that is really a big thing for me.
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It's cool to know that I work on something that many people interact with and that people understand, right?
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Some of the work I've done I couldn't explain to somebody and say what I do.
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You know, it's fun to tell people that I work on Progressive's mobile apps for Android and iPhone.