Application Developer (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Aug 22, 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

 

This role is in the Data & Intelligent Systems Enterprise Data Management area specifically in the Enterprise Reference Data Platform team.  This is a key area that supports application and product development across the Enterprise and is an enabler for the realization of the Allstate Enterprise Data Strategy and Transformative Growth.

 

The role primarily involves enhancing, supporting and maintaining a set of Tier 0 Services, as well as the related data lifecycle management tools and applications which are used to promote and manage the Enterprise Reference data in an Oracle database. Allstaters in the Development community would recognize these services as the CodeDecode web services (Simple & Complex Codes) and associated services accessible through the Allstate Data Guide.

 

Primary CodeDecode services have been refactored on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) but we also support the legacy SOAP service in .NET, for residual usage.  All other supported applications and services are currently on .NE T and under review for reengineering in line with Target State Architecture.

The development/support function is based in ANI.  We primarily support a team of Codes Analysts, split between US and ANI, as well as products/projects managed out of all shores.

 

  • Perform maintenance and support for the existing applications and services
  • Refactor/enhance existing tools to a more modern infrastructure inline with Target State Architecture
  • Identify, design and drive the modernization, automation, remediation and total cost of ownership reduction of existing applications and services
  • Build, manage and operate the infrastructure and configuration of various components and tools to continuously improve the CI/CD pipeline
  • Participates in knowledge sharing and contributes to the overall growth of the collective knowledge of the team
  • There is a secondary role to support and maintain a set of varied .Net/C# applications that are also outside the primary function role of the Team.

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • 4+ years of IT experience working with windows servers and/or software development
  • Experience using or supporting the following tools – GitHub, Git, Jenkins, Octopus Deploy & Artifactory Pro
  • Background in object-oriented development techniques

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Experience of maintaining system entries in ChangePoint EAM
  • Experience of refactoring application code from .NET to Java
  • Passion for technology and knowledge
  • Takes ownership and accepts responsibility for decisions which impacts own work area
  • Comfortable working in an environment where priorities change rapidly
  • Driven to deliver high-quality results without direct supervision

 

 

 

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