Lead Pivotal Cloud Foundry Engineer (hybrid)

Date Opened: May 5, 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. 








Your role in the team


We are excited to announce a Lead PCF Engineer role opening within Allstate Business Insurance (ABI) at Allstate Northern Ireland to join our rapidly expanding team.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead our Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) team in the migration of our existing book of business onto a new platform.


You will be involved from the beginning of the project, working with the Platform leads to help shape the direction of the engineering work taking place in this exciting new project.



  • Accountable for overall code quality for this product.  Does it deliver the functions it needs to deliver, is it of high quality, is it of high performance, is it usable.  ATSV quality and availability KPI's, product KPI's.
  • Ensures that other engineers on the team are working on the highest priority items in any given sprint as defined in sprint planning, or as a result of the triage of any production issues
  • Collaborates with the Product Owner to refine the backlog and apply appropriate priority to technical debt resolution
  • Understands the details of any Custom Integrations supporting this product.
  • Understands the details of how those Custom Integrations connect back into any Allstate or other vended components.
  • Guides other engineers on the product team to ensure that there is a cohesive and efficient approach to how the product functions.
  • Develops code to deliver functionality that align with Allstate's security and compliance standards
  • Collaborates with Product Owner, SCRUM master, and lead QC engineer to constantly improve quality, availability, KPI's, and velocity of the product team.
  • Develops goals and understands the overall goals from the Engineers and QC engineers’ managers for the engineers and QC engineers on the product team.
  • Provides quarterly feedback on the engineers on the team to their manager


So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a dev role
  • Experience in one or more of the following – Java / Spring Boot
  • Experience developing/consuming Restful APIs
  • Cloud Technology: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, or similar
  • Experience with Source Code Management Tools (e.g. Git)
  • Testing frameworks e.g. JUnit, Mockito



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.



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 Wednesday 18th May 2022