Java Developer - (remote working available)

Date Opened: Jun 4, 2021

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

 

 

Location

 

Belfast / Derry / Londonderry / Strabane / Remote, UK

 

 

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.

 

Your role in the team

 

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?

 

  • At least 4 years’ experience in Java and 
  • 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.
  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK

 

 

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.

 

 

Closing Date:  Friday 18th June 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.