Java Developer - Northern Ireland

Date Opened: Dec 9, 2018

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

Think Technology- Think Allstate


We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.


You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.


You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.






Job Description


We are seeking Java programmers to be part of our dynamic global team in one of our most critical customer facing applications.  Supporting these global applications may also give you the opportunity to travel.


The role will allow you to specialize in building responsive web applications that scale to millions of customers, while working with a team of like-minded high-calibre developers to translate user requirements into a working application.  You will be routinely designing complex solutions to business needs and also be responsible for supporting the development of your team. 


 You will work as part of a very large Java Application development community with over 700 technologists working on an extremely large & complex platform using the most modern tools & techniques.  


Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):


  • Mentor, coach and provide on-the–job training for other team members in relevant technologies and/or processes including the creation and improvement of training materials
  • Create and improve technical processes in consultation with a technical leadership group
  • Formulate technical responses and strategies to meet business requirements
  • Liaise with stakeholders to resolve technical challenges and build solutions
  • Prepare and execute all phases of the SDLC to agreed standards and specifications
  • Perform a pivotal role in quality reviews and code walkthroughs
  • Drive improvement and innovation across the business area
  • Provide out-of-hours support for critical applications as and when required



Essential Criteria


  • 2 years+ development experience
  • Commercial Java/J2EE experience in development and implementation of web based transactional applications using EJB, Servlets, or Web services
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) using JUnits or equivalent
  • Experience of using JSP, HTML or Java Script to build a UI
  • Experience of using relational databases
  • Object Oriented Programming and Design patterns
  • SOAP/Restful Web Services
  • Knowledge of XML and JSON
  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment


Desirable Criteria


  • Spring framework
  • Jersey framework (JAX-RS & JAXB)
  • Working knowledge of Websphere, WebSphere liberty or other Java EE servers
  • PL-SQL (Oracle)
  • Experience in working in an Agile environment
  • Knowledge of systems that support Continuous Integration (CI systems) - GitHub, Maven, Jenkins
  • REACT or Angular Javascript frameworks
  • Static Code Analysis Tools (E.g. PMD)
  • Degree (IT preferable) or where no degree held 5 years relevant experience
  • ITIL Experience or similar production support experience


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Closing Date: Friday 4th January 2019


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.


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