Mainframe Developer

Date Opened: Oct 12, 2021

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. 

 

 

Location

 

Belfast/ Derry – Londonderry/ Strabane 

 

Your role in the team

 

 

A great opportunity for a passionate developer to become part of an established scrum team focusing on developing and supporting two user facing applications. The candidate will have the opportunity to improve on their skills as part of all phases of the software development lifecycle through the development, including planning, development, requirements management, quality assurance, and release management.

 

  • Participate in daily product stand up meetings
  • Manage, prioritize, and investigate incidents, inquiries.
  • Implement daily production schedule activities across all platforms.
  • Perform routine procedural activities for incidents and situations, which may include recovery support to the rest of Operations.
  • Collect operational data and create/maintain operational, compliance, regulatory, and control documentation.
  • Fulfill standard work requests.

 

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
  • Proven Mainframe Developer experience

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

 

  • Experience with Mainframe Systems, Console & Batch Monitoring, JCL, VSAM, CICS/DB2/IMS, Mainframe IPL, Windows & Unix servers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of IT security best practices including operating systems and network security
  • Experience with Request Management tools such as ServiceNow.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools (e.g. VersionOne, Confluence)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

 

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 26th October 2021