IT @ GEICO: Meet two mobile team pros

By on March 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Posted in: IT @ GEICO, Working at GEICO

Welcome to our newest blog series! Here, we’ll introduce you to some of our information technology associates so that you can learn what it’s like working in IT @ GEICO. In the first of this series, you’ll meet Carolyn and Dave … bright, driven members of GEICO’s cutting-edge mobile team.

Carolyn T., lead application systems analyst
GEICO associate since 2010, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alum

Carolyn came to GEICO through the IT track of our Emerging Leaders Program, after graduating with a double major in information technology and finance. Today, she’s leading a team of analysts, working on challenging projects, discussing concepts and designs, mentoring other associates … and having fun along the way!

What is the most exciting project that you are working on?

My team is constantly striving to provide our customers with the best mobile and tablet experience when interacting with their policies. Our projects stem from our research conducted on emerging technologies and methodologies.

What do you like most about GEICO?

I love working with the people on my team and providing them with career growth opportunities. Technology is constantly changing and our management team can utilize that to provide our team with fun, exciting projects while enhancing our customer’s experience at the same time. In addition, GEICO’s culture is to promote from within, and there are development programs for those who would like to one day be in IT management.

What other activities are you involved in?

I attend college career fairs and give classroom presentations to students in order share my experiences and advice for transitioning from college to work.

What is your favorite GEICO moment?

Seeing our CEO, Tony Nicely, dance with the Gecko at our annual meeting!

What is your favorite GEICO commercial?

In the current rotation of GEICO commercials, my favorite one is “Happier than Dikembe Mutombo.”

Dave K., senior programmer analyst
GEICO associate since 2009, Penn State alum

After graduating with a degree in management information systems, Dave began his GEICO career. Today, he’s an iOS Developer on our mobile team, working to ensure our customers have the best possible mobile experience.

What is a typical day like for you in IT?

I spend much of my time coding and then testing with different iOS devices. When we have enough new features, we begin the update process. I then work with Apple to submit and update our apps on the AppStore.

What is the most exciting project that you are working on?

Every project I work on is exciting and interesting! Recently I helped implement a fully automated architecture to build and deploy our apps to our developers and analysts. This drastically cut down on the time it takes to fully test code and allows us to deliver more functionality at a faster pace.

What do you like most about working at GEICO?

The people I work with are some of the greatest people I have ever met, along with being the biggest influences in my career. GEICO is a family and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their support.

Are you involved in any GEICO volunteer events?

I volunteered for a Habitat for Humanity project and helped rebuild houses in southeast D.C. It was a very rewarding experience, and it was very interesting to work with my colleagues in a much different setting than we usually do.

What is your favorite GEICO moment?

A few years ago, we had a lot of snow and were outside on our breaks helping the Gecko sled with the neighborhood children on a nearby hill. The kids loved it and it was quite comical to see the Gecko sledding!

Working in IT @ GEICO offers analyst and developer career paths, the ability to utilize the latest technologies, and the chance to work with an industry-leading team. You will learn a lot, be challenged on a daily basis, and have the opportunity to build a lasting IT career. Learn more and apply today at