Data Platform Engineer - (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Jul 21, 2021

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

 

 

Location

 

Belfast / Derry / Londonderry / Strabane / Remote, GB

 

 

Your role in the team

As a Data Platform Engineer, you will leverage data intensive technologies to store and process large volumes of data in support of research analytics and real-time analytic platforms.  You will also advise clients on best practice and correct use of technology, and drive proof of concept initiatives to continually improve our platforms and capabilities.  

 

 

Responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Responsible for performance tuning and scalability improvements of distributed applications
  • Researching and evaluation of new tools and technologies to solve business problems
  • Responsible for designing and building platforms for analyzing data into actionable insights
  • Translate business concepts into technical implementations
  • Work on a geographically dispersed team embracing Agile and DevOps
  • Participate in strategic planning discussions with technical and non-technical partners
  • Effective and efficient utilization of Data Engineering tools and techniques
  • Provide expert advice to our clients.
  • Production support.
  • Mentors others and continually develops themselves.

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Must have 2+ years’ Industry experience in a data related platform technology role (databases, Kafka, Hadoop, etc.)
  • 1+ Year of experience in a Data Engineering role

 

 

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

  • Database or Platform Administration.
  • Successful completion of the ANI Data Engineer training program
  • NoSQL databases (E.g. Mongo, HBase, Cassandra).
  • Hadoop and associated technologies (e.g. Sqoop, Hive / Impala, Spark).
  • Kafka and streaming technologies (E.g. Kafka Streams, Kafka Connect, Apache Flink).
  • Ability to develop REST services.
  • PCF / Kubernetes / Docker.
  • 1+ Year of experience in a role leveraging SQL
  • DevOps Techniques and associated technologies (e.g. Ansible, Python, Shell, Powershell).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Open to new ideas and technologies with a strong desire to learn.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems in a creative and innovative fashion.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, goals and objectives

 

 

 

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 10th August 2021