Senior Software Engineer (remote working GB)

Date Opened: Apr 23, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Strabane, GB Derry/ Londonderry, 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.


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.





Belfast / Londonderry / Derry



Your role in the team


We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing External Data Hub team.


We’re looking for this Engineer to have a strong interest in modern technology stacks and the proven ability to fashion robust scalable solutions that can manage large data sets. We’re focused on developing our platform, so we hope you have a passion for learning the cutting-edge technologies.


You will have the opportunity to analyze, design and develop enterprise level applications while collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, business users, project managers and other engineers to achieve elegant solutions.The ideal candidate is a hands-on Java developer with Spring experience. The candidate must have first-hand technical expertise in a variety of technologies and the proven ability to deliver an enterprise grade software. This person should embody a passion for continuous improvement and learning the cutting-edge technologies especially in the world of Big Data.


As well as that you will develop your career by elevating technology and consistently apply best practices and Identify new technologies to continuously enhance the existing products.



So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Software Engineer; and
  • Solid hands-on experience in Java Development .
  • Working knowledge of Spring Framework and REST API.
  • Experience in using build automation technologies like Gradle or Maven, Jenkins or similar tools.




We also have some desirable criteria


  • Capable of delivering multiple product development projects
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of modern cloud platforms e.g. AWS or Pivitol Cloud Foundry
  • Exposure to big data and streaming technologies i.e. Hadoop, Spark or Kafka
  • Deep knowledge of software engineering best practices
  • Experience in designing and building API’s
  • Experience using build technologies e.g. Gradle, Maven, Jenkins
  • Scrum/Agile methodologies
  • Coaching/mentoring team members




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 21st  May 2021