Information Analyst Expert (hybrid)

Date Opened: Jun 23, 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. 

 

 

Location

 

Belfast/ Derry-Londonderry/ Strabane

 

 

Your role in the team

 

The Information Analyst Expert provides expertise across multiple business areas through analysis and understanding of business needs; Applies an advanced knowledge of programs, policies, and procedures in a business area or technical field gained through extensive experience and training. Drives programs and projects to conclusion; exhibits and displays leadership abilities through inspiration and decision making; mentors, provides guidance assistance to team members and employees across the enterprise.

 

 

Role Requirements

 

 

  • Collaborate with key partners on the Allstate Business Insurance (ABI) data and analytic team to understand their reporting and analytic needs and collaboratively align the outcomes the analytic team needs to achieve with the technical capabilities available at ABI and at Allstate in general, including capabilities of the SAAS platforms ABI leverages.  Maintains a prioritized backlog of data needs that is developed and groomed in concert with the data and analytics team at ABI as if they are in a role of product owner for this data team.  Aligns the prioritized backlog with the overall goals ABI needs to achieve to create and track outcome-based objectives for ABI's data needs in alignment with the data and analytics team

 

  • Partners with business to develop complex business rules for data completeness and fit for use status across multiple Areas of Responsibility; lead, plan and consult on information gathering sessions; guides and directs information analysts and acts as subject matter expert to create the technical design for the most complex projects and difficult maintenance.

 

 

  • Across multiple business areas of responsibility, oversees the creation and maintenance of complex logical (conceptual, relational, subject-level, dimensional) data models and other metadata deliverables at multiple levels of detail and functionality; recognized internally and externally as subject matter expert (SME) for data modeling concepts and data modeling tool capabilities, audits the accuracy and currency between physical and logical data models as reflected in the metadata repository across all business areas of responsibility.

 

  • Consults and acts as subject matter expert on the development, review and final approval of project estimates and statements of work for large and complex efforts or those which have a significant business impact regardless of size; Facilitates discussion with business and technology partners on measurement requirements – helps identify and oversees execution of Key Performance Indicators and reporting needs; works and coordinates with leaders on ideation, project initiation or planning for projects of high complexity; Guide and direct the design deliverables of other systems analysts and developers. Participate in enterprise driven roadmap activities around database, data visualization and reporting; create and execute on strategic roadmap after understanding business requirements at large and enterprise roadmaps

 

 

  • Provides business knowledge and support for resolving technology issues across one or more areas of the business and across multiple projects; ensures problems and incidents are worked and resolved in a timely manner, provides guidance to other employees for issue resolution.

 

  • Recognized leader in understanding software industry as it pertains to business intelligence and analytics and provides direction for future solutions; Facilitates and oversees discussions to establish common definitions for data across all business functions in their areas of responsibility; Leads and oversees the development of an approach to data management across all areas of the business; and effectively state the impact and help drive appropriate solution design of pending projects on existing structures across multiple business areas

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK 5 or more years of related experience in database modeling classes, MIS or EIS, system support, analytics, statistics
  • Advanced SQL Skills
  • Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS
  • Object storage technologies (Scality or analogous experience)
  • Analytics technologies (Dremio or analogous experience)

 

 

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Duck Creek Data Insights experience
  • Extensive business knowledge for a specific business area; data visualization and reporting products; and model building skills and products.
  • Oral and written communication skills to partner with employees both internal and external as well as interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment; Inspire trust and confidence in clients through strategic and diplomatic handling of relationships
  • Effective time management and organization skills with a proven ability to multi-task
  • Advanced skills Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Construct and execute complex SQL queries to verify business data rules and fit-for-use status of data under analysis. Serves as a resource for other employees for query development and review

 

 

What we offer

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 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.

 

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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 Monday 4th July 2022

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