Abinitio Developer (remote working)

Date Opened: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB Strabane, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company


About Us


At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.


Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join.


We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions.


Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.


Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working model with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees.  Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.





Belfast/ Derry – Londonderry /Strabane



Your role in the team


You as the Ab Initio Developer designs, reviews and develops code for high complexity modules, participating in every stage of the software development life cycle. This position is for the support and enhancement of Ab Initio applications, including new code development and enhancements. It includes designing changes to applications, coding and testing those changes and supporting the quality control testing of the applications. It also includes incident/problem management and pro-actively identifying, addressing and monitoring any issues that occur in production environments.


You will have the opportunity to evaluate technical designs and data mapping documents, in partnership with architects, analysts and developers, based on user requirements. You will also utilize designs to develop accurate defect-free code as well as create, update and understand technical documentation. You will participate in code reviews, and test plan reviews and own testing for product quality all the way through the life cycle of the code.


You will provide input in creating detailed ETL development estimates or change requests and provide technical expertise on execution of applications, and support QC processes. Other responsibilities include enhancement, performance tuning and support of existing applications. Flexibility to collaborate with global teams across different time zones.




So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • A minimum of 2 years’ IT experience in a similar role
  • Hands on development experience with Ab Initio (not concepts)
  • Experience in UNIX
  • Experience in Oracle PL/SQL
  • Experience with agile product development




We also have some desirable criteria


  • Additional relational database platforms (MS-SQL, PostGres)
  • Big Data platforms (Hadoop, Scality)
  • Core Java programming experience.




What we offer


As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.




Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.




The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 13th April 2021