DevOps Analytics Engineer Intern

Date Opened: Nov 30, 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.







Research at Allstate


Allstate is one of the largest car and home insurers in the US, serving more than 16 million households and earning over $35 billion in revenue annually. We’re also widely recognised as one of the best places to work in Northern Ireland. At Allstate we’re on a mission to use data, math and machine learning to directly shape every aspect of how we operate. Of course, when working with hundreds of millions of data points, computer science and programming also play an essential role. The D3: Data, Discovery & Decision Science group has over 250 exceptional data scientists, data engineers and business analysts based in Belfast, Charlotte, Chicago, Seattle and Silicon Valley. It’s a great place to be if you’re interested in researching and solving business problems using the concepts developed in your degree. 


Example Projects


The D3 group is a central team that supports all areas of the enterprise. At any given time, there will be tens of R&D projects in progress. Here are just a few examples:

  • Gradient boosted trees and logistic regression for predicting probability of customer defection
  • Supervised and unsupervised graph mining for fraud detection
  • IoT: Unlocking the value in data generated from connected vehicles
  • Deep neural networks for classification of photographic claim evidence 
  • Natural language processing for customer sentiment analysis 
  • Generalised linear models for predicting claim frequency and severity 


The Internship


Each year we invite a small group of individuals to work with us for a few months. We look for those with a passion for finding great solutions to complex problems, and enthusiasm for quickly learning whatever techniques and technology are right for the job. Successful candidates will work from our Belfast office, for 12 weeks, among more than 30 experienced data scientists and engineers, and will work with a team that spans multiple locations.  They'll learn about how data science techniques are used to solve business problems, then apply this knowledge on a challenging research project which will be of real value to Allstate. We offer:


  • A competitive salary
  • Extensive and thorough in-house training 
  • A globally collaborative working environment
  • Invaluable work experience


Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):


  • Solve difficult problems
  • Use mathematics
  • Write code
  • Work with lots of data



Essential Criteria


  • 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
  • First class degree (attained or expected) in a highly quantitative field such as mathematics, physics or computer science
  • In final year of a Bachelor’s degree OR
  • In final or penultimate year of a Master’s degree



Desirable Criteria


  • Completed or working towards a Master's degree or PhD in a highly quantitative field
  • Final year student
  • Proven experience in general purpose programming such as Python, Scala, Java or C/C++
  • Experience in any of the following:


  • Machine learning or statistics to solve real-world problems
  • Statistical software and libraries such as R, scikit-learn or MLlib
  • Distributed computing or big data frameworks such as Spark, Mesos or Hadoop
  • High performance and parallel computing such as openmp, MPI or GPU programming
  • High dimension discrete or continuous numerical optimisation



Closing Date:  Sunday 6th 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.