Senior Monitoring Data Analyst

Date Opened: Jun 8, 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.





Belfast / Derry / Londonderry / Strabane / Remote, UK



Your role in the team


The Allstate Canada Group (ACG) production health monitoring team is looking for a Senior Monitoring Data Analyst who has the knowledge on monitoring tools and data analysis to help improve the monitoring landscape in ACG.


You will be part of ACG Production Health Monitoring team working on analysing the data collected through the various monitoring tools such as Datadog, Splunk, IRIS and SolarWinds. Will be mainly responsible to help monitoring team achieve the desired goal of availability and usability by enabling the provision of required data. Should have working knowledge of monitoring tools. Primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction metrics to be used to enhance the Application and Infra availability within ACG.



The Senior Monitoring Data Analyst will need to collaborate primarily with development teams, production support teams and Infrastructure teams across ACG to design and build data solutions which can be leveraged in activities corresponding to troubleshooting and resolving any degradation of performance and/or application availability


  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems for Monitoring
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance
  • Meet and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to establish project scope, system goals, and requirement
  • Provide proactive solutions to address potential issues
  • Support to develop Splunk and/or Datadog dashboards for various applications
  • Build relationships with members of multiple Engineering, Development, Operations, and Architecture organizations
  • Create and maintain technology and application documentation for use by peers
  • Provides detailed metrics to Team lead/Manager in a timely manner



So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Minimum 4 years’ overall experience in Information Technology (IT)
  • Strong working knowledge of Application and Infrastructure monitoring tool such as Splunk, SolarWinds and Datadog with minimum 1 year of hands on any one
  • Experience in Multiple OS platforms with strong emphasis on Linux and or Windows systems
  • Evidence of utilizing data science or data visualization toolkits, ideally within monitoring



We also have some desirable criteria


  • Good scripting and programming skills – Python or R
  • Exposure in using query languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig
  • Experience with data visualisation tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, etc.



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:  Tuesday 22nd 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.