Lead Front End Developer - React (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Aug 25, 2021

Location: Belfast, 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 / Remote, UK

 

 

Your role in the team

We are looking for an experienced Developer with strong React JS skills to play key role within the Allstate Canada Broker Enablement team.  This is a global team which comprises members from Allstate Canada Group (ACG), Allstate Northern Ireland and Allstate India.  The team has responsibility for the development and support of a suite of applications supporting the Allstate Canada Broker body.

 

One key area of development is the Broker Portal Web Application.  Brokers log into a portal where they can view and update policies.  The application has been built using .Net MVC and jQuery, and we are now designing future functionality using the ReactJS framework. 

 

The team aligns to the Agile Scrum methodology.

 

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of technical solutions
  • Maintain code quality by defining and maintaining good development practices within the team
  • Conduct code reviews to ensure consistent adherence to standards and to make recommendations where necessary
  • Delivery of high-quality documentation as required
  • Promote good Agile working practices within the team
  • Work effectively with the Product Owner, Scrum Master, Technical Lead, Business Stakeholders and other technology teams in order to achieve success within agile delivery frameworks
  • Work with 3rd party vendors and external consultants
  • Mentor fellow team members
  • General support of fully integrated, highly available production environments
  • Analysis of information systems processes and monitoring of key performance metrics

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

  • All candidates must have the right to work in the UK
  • A minimum of 5+ years in a software development role with a minimum of 1 year in React
  • Full understanding of the SDLC, including programming and testing
  • Experience working in Agile (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, XP) environments
  • Experience with common development tools and practices (e.g. JUnit, GitHub, Jenkins); and
  • Experience of the following:
    • REACT JS
    • TDD

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

  • Previous technical lead experience
  • Have experience working in a global team
  • Experience of:
  • Java Spring Boot
  • RESTful WebAPI development
  • C# .Net Framework (4.x)
  • MVC .Net
  • SQL skills
  • CI/CD integration using Jenkins and related tools
  • Understanding of micro service architecture
  • Knowledge of security best practices, resolving vulnerabilities as a result of code scanning or penetration testing

 

 

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 Friday 24th September 2021