Lead Database Developer (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Sep 3, 2021

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. 

 

 

Location

 

 

Belfast/ Derry, Londonderry/ Strabane

 

 

 

Your role in the team

 

 

This is a Database Development Tech Lead role within the Data & Intelligent Systems (D&IS) area. It requires project and automation background with good leadership and communication skills.  An understanding of multiple DBMS is preferred. 

 

The DBA Tech Lead role leads medium to large projects, provides support in the day to day operational management of Database Technologies and aids in software maintenance lifecycle management. They analyze, consult and recommend different options for database performance tuning, database configuration implementation, creates and maintains scripts and test plan execution. They facilitate and drive Enterprise incident, change and problem management activities

 

The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate a high degree of competence in:

 

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Planning & Organization
  • Managing risks & issues
  • Ability to learn new technologies
  • Customer centric oriented
  • Perform as a lead in a collaborative environment

 

 

  • Develop and implement the technical strategy for emerging database technologies with a concentration in the NoSQL on-prem and cloud solutions.
  • Lead the evaluation and adoption of new capabilities in data storage technology.
  • Coordinate, educate and advise on database strategy, data enablement and best practices.
  • Lead complex project efforts to determine technical scope and develop execution plans in partnership with other organizations including security and infrastructure.
  • Lead incident, security and performance reviews.
  • Perform ongoing performance analysis, tuning and optimization.
  • Automate redundant / recurring database tasks.
  • Provide mentoring to other database administrators and perform as subject matter expert.
  • Support initiatives in Agile frameworks across multiple business units.

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
  • Have a minimum of 5+ years’ experience as a data professional
  • 5+ years in database management, testing, scripting and / or configuration
  • High degree of knowledge across multiple data store platforms
  • Proficiency with Cloud providers (particularly AWS) and open source software

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Experience with the following NoSQL databases: MongoDB, Redis, etc.
  • Experience with the following technologies: GitHub, Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, Cloud Formation, python, kafka, spark, kubernetes, Docker.
  • Experience or certification with AWS solutions leveraging database platforms.
  • Experience with Agile, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and continuous delivery environments
  • Experience with 20+ TB databases
  • Experience leading adoption of new technologies
  • Experience with security standards and procedures like encryption, redaction and tokenization
  • Master’s degree in a technology related discipline
  • Experience with the P&C insurance industry.
  • Public speaking 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 21st September 2021