Software Engineer (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Aug 24, 2021

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

 

 

 

Your role in the team 

 

 

 We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing External Data Hub (XDH) team.

 

This role makes global impact on the XDH platform and Allstate External Data Strategy in general. The ideal candidate is a hands-on Java developer.

 

We’re looking for this Engineer to have a strong, first-hand technical expertise in modern technology stacks and the proven ability to fashion robust scalable solutions that can manage large data sets. We’re focused on developing our platform, so we hope you have a passion for learning the cutting-edge technologies and coaching other team members.

 

You will have the opportunity to analyze, design and develop enterprise level applications while collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, business users, project managers and other engineers to achieve elegant solutions.

 

As well as that you will develop your career by leading other engineers on the team to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices and Identify new technologies to continuously enhance the existing products.

 

 

 

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’ experience as a Software Engineer or similar
  • Solid hands-on experience in Java and Spring frameworks

  

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

 

  • Capable of delivering multiple product development projects
  • Solid understanding of modern cloud platforms e.g. AWS or Pivitol Cloud Foundry
  • Exposure to big data and streaming technologies i.e. Hadoop, Spark or Kafka
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of software engineering best practices
  • Experience in designing and building API’s
  • Experience using build technologies e.g. Gradle, Maven, Jenkins
  • Scrum/Agile methodologies
  • Coaching/mentoring team members

 

 

 

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