Java Spring Developer- Northern Ireland

Date Opened: Jan 20, 2019

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

Think Technology- Think Allstate


We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.


You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.


You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.



Job Description


The Policy Admin area within AllstateNI has been established for many of years now. As the teams have developed so too has the complexity of the work we deliver and the roles we perform. As a result, we have an opening for an experienced Java Developer within the Product Service Integration area.


You will work as part of the Java\Web Application development community with over 700 technologists working on an extremely large & complex platform using the most modern tools & techniques.  You will also gain experience of Building Web Services, Support & build highly available database solutions and work on leading Edge User Interfaces.


The role will allow you to specialize in building responsive web applications that scale to millions of customers, while working with a team of like-minded high-calibre developers to translate user requirements into a working application.  You will be routinely building complex solutions to business needs.




Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):


  • Create and implement technical solutions to business needs
  • Liaise with stakeholders to resolve technical challenges and build solutions
  • Prepare and execute all phases of the SDLC (Agile Scrum) to agreed standards and specifications.
  • Participate in quality reviews and Demos.
  • Drive improvement and innovation across your team
  • Mentor, coach and provide on-the–job training for other team members in relevant technologies and/or processes including the creation and improvement of training materials




Essential Criteria


  • 3-4 years development experience with minimum 2-3 years as a Java Developer
  • Java/J2EE experience in development and implementation of web based transactional applications using EJB, Servlets, Java Beans, JSP, HTML, DHTML, Struts, XML and Java Script on Web Sphere and Web Logic, Oracle SQL
  • Good Knowledge of Spring Batch
  • Object Oriented Programming and Design, UML, experience with Java design patterns
  • IBM/Rational toolset - RAD (Rational Application Developer) or ECLIPSE
  • Working knowledge of WAS
  • SOAP/HTTP/Web Services
  • DB2 and Oracle
  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment



Desirable Criteria


  • Experience in working in an Agile environment
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) (E.g. JUNITs)
  • Knowledge of systems that support Continuous Integration (CI systems) - GitHub, Maven, Jenkins, REACT, Angular
  • Acceptance testing tools for UI scripting (E.g. Robot Framework, Selenium Scripts etc.)
  • PEN Testing (E.g. AppScan)
  • Static Code Analysis Tools (E.g. PMD)



Closing Date:  Friday 22nd Febuary 2019



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.


Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.