Full Stack Web Developer - Java

Date Opened: Apr 7, 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.


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.


Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.





Belfast / Derry / Londonderry / Strabane



Your role in the team


This role sits within our Security Operations Center (SOC) and the team are experts in developing, deploying, scaling, and diagnosing the behaviours of applications that supports the security operations at Allstate.


As a Full Stack Developer, you will play a key role in application development from the ground up.  As part of development activities, our Application Developers partner with our expert analysis, operations, and response teams to develop and integrate applications into SOC operations and monitoring regimes in order to fulfil security compliance and assurance objectives.



  • Partner with product owners and customers to identify user stories (requirements)
  • Design applications to accomplish the desired goals
  • Write tests that ensure the desired functionality
  • Develop high quality code that makes all the tests pass and provides all desired capabilities to customers/stakeholders
  • Deliver software solutions to customers, following SOC release management process
  • Perform regular technology demonstrations with customers, peers, and product owners to exhibit progress and capture calibration and feedback on product quality and fitness for purpose
  • Build strong partnerships with upstream and downstream technical teams as well as aligned functions in aligned technology delivery areas
  • Perform intermediate-level (mostly web) development involving various languages and platforms
  • Create and use CI/CD integrations including code management system, build/deploy pipelines to on-prem and cloud hosting platforms
  • Preparing and continuously maintaining documentation, including technical processes and procedures necessary to operationally support developed applications
  • Partnering with security operations teams to analyse and validate threat cases and design controls
  • Tracking and driving to completion all deliverables assigned
  • Other duties as assigned



So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK.  Please note, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship
  • Minimum of 4 years’ software development experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Information Security, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience developing applications in Java, Spring, SQL /NoSQL and JavaScript frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, Redux)
  •  Awareness of secure coding principles
  • Significant knowledge of Windows and/or Linux server environments
  • Experience with virtualization (e.g. VMWare) and containerization (e.g. Docker or Podman)
  • Experience writing and working with build tools e.g. Gradle, Maven
  • Experience with one or more DevOps platforms or technologies such as Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform
  • Experience with software Version Control technologies such as GitHub or Gitlab
  • Passion for constant self-improvement and learning
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to participate in cross functional teams, including offsite, remote and offshore resources



We also have some desirable criteria


  • Familiar with industry standard security best practices for information security and cyber security operations is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience in software design patterns, dependency supply chain concerns
  • Working knowledge to leverage available cryptography libs
  • Working knowledge to leverage Single-Sign-On technologies, Oauth2 (OIDC), SAML, JWT, etc.
  • Experience in a security related discipline: administration, threat intel, vulnerability management, penetration testing, incident handling, etc. is a plus
  • Experience creating single-page applications (SPA) with Angular or React/Redux, Bootstrap and other popular style libs, REST services, microservices and other software solutions
  • Oracle OCA Java certification is a plus
  • Security related certifications are a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud platforms (AWS or Azure) in a development capacity
  • Knowledge and experience with container orchestration platforms (ie. Kubernetes) is a plus



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.



Closing Date:  Tuesday 20th April 2021



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.