Java Developer - (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Aug 30, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Strabane, GB Derry/ Londonderry, 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

 

Data is central to Allstate’s transformation of the customer experience. We are looking for passionate engineers to help build the next generation of data analytics and software solutions within the big data technology stack. We need developers on our Shared Entity System of Record teams who will work collaboratively via Scaled Agile, and who love interacting with different areas to design and deliver the next generation applications which will ultimately transform how our customers view Allstate.

 

Within the Shared Entity SoR space we are passionate about empowering our developers and we work to the principal of ‘if you can do it, go do it”. So, if you believe in the power of Data to transform and would love to join a team at the beginning of this journey, then we would love you to bring your ideas and enthusiasm on this mission.

 

The variety on the job will mean that no two days are the same.

 

You will be actively developing Java Spring Boot applications on PCF. You will also need to develop a deep understanding of the Enterprise Data and Decisions Platform; how we get data and where it goes. We will also be looking for you to be an advocate of Agile practices on the team.

 

Working closely with business clients, technology, architecture, and infrastructure you will be delivering cutting edge data solutions. You will have the opportunity to enhance your technical skills, pioneer new technologies within D&IS and will be part of a global team of like-minded people.

 

 

  • Utilize agile stories and designs to develop accurate, defect-free code Create and update technical documentations using high level technical specification documents 
  • Create Technical Agile stories to facilitate Refactor or reduce technical debt
  • Create unit test plans and conduct unit testing accordingly 
  • Participates in planning sessions, backlog refinement, estimation and works directly with the PO to understand business needs
  • Participates in daily product stand up meetings
  • Participates in sprint/release retrospectives
  • Works closely with test engineers to support testing of the solution
  • Ensures that code reviews are complete to meet quality standards; reviews and confirms that security standards are being maintained and evolving to meet the growing security risks
  • Establishes and maintains continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment pipelines and practices

 

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • At least 4 years’ experience in software development and 
  • 2+ years’ experience with Java
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools to iterate quickly on product changes, developing user stories and working through backlog.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

 

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Spring experience
  • Pivotal-Cloud-Foundry experience
  • Understanding of streaming toolsets such as Kafka, spark streaming
  • Familiarity with source control solutions (e.g. git, GitHub, Jenkins, Artifactory)
  • Hands-on experience developing and integrating with open source software platforms and languages
  • Experience developing large-scale distributed applications
  • Open to new ideas and technologies with a strong desire to learn

 

 

 

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, 28th September 2021