Active Directory Engineer (hybrid)

Date Opened: May 13, 2022

Location: Belfast, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

About Us


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.


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








Your role in the team


 The CSTS Active Directory team safeguards the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information by mitigating security risks and threats to Allstate.  We help protect Allstate’s information assets in order to maintain customer and employee trust, enable the business to achieve its objectives, and contribute to shareholder value.


As an Active Directory Data Security Engineer, you will assess risk and design and build security solutions that will protect Allstate against ongoing and potential security threats.  This role requires the ability to synthesize radical ideas, the aptitude to define new security strategies and the tenacity to get the job done — globally.


  • Architect, deploy and support the corporate Active Directory and Azure Active Directory environments
  • Define and deploy enhanced protection capabilities for Active Directory including segmentation using Firewall and Active Directory hardening configurations
  • Consult and provide Active Directory integration guidance for application and platform teams
  • Mentor and train junior team members with all aspect of Active Directory
  • Lead the Active Directory and Azure Active Directory roadmaps for the organization and incorporate the corresponding capabilities into the Identity and Access Management strategy
  • Provide experienced support, analysis, research, and advice into sophisticated Active Directory problems and integrations
  • Be the Active Directory security ambassador to the partner infrastructure teams
  • Lead Active Directory lifecycle plans, OS upgrades and hardening activities
  • Produce and maintain Active Directory architecture documents establishing the operational, system and technical views of the environment
  • Provide Active Directory critical issue support to L2/L3 resources and vendors/partners as needed
  • Participate in rotational on-call duties to provide after-hours support
  • Act as the single-point-of-contact for Microsoft engagements related to platform reviews, architectural engagements, and critical problem resolution
  • Experience Knowledge of two factor implementation (Duo, VIP Manager and MS Authenticator)
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of MS Active Directory, Organizational Units, and AD Groups
  • Familiarity with two factor authentications; setup and support
  • Adhere to strict rules and regulations when following procedures as per company policies and SOX Government/Compliance guidelines
  • Create and update documentation, policies, and procedures


Hours of work


  • US Hours, Mon-Fri 9-5 CT (Full time only).


So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Active Directory and Windows Server administration
  • Expert level experience with Windows Server 2016 and 2019 with exposure to Windows Server 2022
  • Hands on experience in Active Directory Schema and Directory partitions
  • Experience managing Azure Active Directory including Azure AD Synch services
  • Expert level experience in Active Directory Federation.
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and follow-through skill set



We also have some desirable criteria


  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving skills with ability to apply new technologies, concepts, & functionality to solve problems and implement solutions.
  • Strong fundamentals in networking protocols and troubleshooting
  • Self-starter with proven ability to work independently and within a technical team
  • Exceptional communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Adaptive, responsive with can-do attitude and an eagerness to help others



What we offer


As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 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 Wednesday 25th May 2022