DevOps Engineer -Python/Java/Node.JS (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Jan 14, 2022

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. 





Belfast/ Derry – Londonderry/ Strabane/ Remote, GB


Your role in the team


The Enterprise Integration and Middleware DevOps team is responsible for the development and support of tools that provide detailed analytics and automation of the platforms we support. This is a diverse, collaborative, global team where differing viewpoints are welcomed.


We are looking for positive, passionate people who thrive in fast-paced, Agile environments.  This role would contribute to the development of analytics and automation tools for a variety of middleware platforms such as WebSphere, Apigee, Kafka, and TIBCO.


Exceling in this role requires the ability to provide technical solutions while communicating and collaborating with many other teams in the organization. Key technical skills include development with Java, Python, Node.JS, and Angular.


  • Develop robust analytics and automation solutions for all middleware platforms
  • Refactor existing tools to a more modern infrastructure
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to identify new opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure all code adheres to established industry and company standards
  • Resolve incidents and perform root causes analysis on issues related to our tools
  • Communicate with leaders, stakeholders, and users on process changes
  • Measure and report on the impact of all improvement efforts



So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
  • Proven IT experience working with middleware platforms and/or software development including experience with Python (preferable) or Java, or Node.JS development



The successful candidate must also demonstrate competency in:


  • Comfortable working in an environment where priorities change rapidly
  • Able to effectively collaborate with a diverse team using tools such as MS Teams and Zoom
  • Driven to deliver high-quality results without direct supervision




We also have some desirable criteria


  • Experience with tools such as ServiceNow, VersionOne, Ansible, Jenkins, and GitHub
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • History of developing automation and/or analytics for enterprise platforms
  • Knowledge of MySQL and MongoDB is preferred



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 Wednesday 26th January 2022