Software Engineer (Java/JavaScript) (hybrid)

Date Opened: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Strabane, 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/ Strabane

 

 

Your role in the team

 

Allstate’s Automation & Orchestration Organization is looking for motivated and highly skilled Software Engineers to help us deliver innovative solutions for the rest of the company.  We’re quickly developing a new cloud environment and the associated systems and controls to enable other business areas at Allstate to achieve their goals in an efficient and secure manner.

 

Software Engineers will join a highly collaborative team that works on cutting edge, industry relevant technology.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join an organization where your innovative thinking and technology skills can make an impact on the future of the way Allstate develops and delivers software in the future.

 

We are the Containerization Automation team within the Automation & Orchestration Organization. We collaborate with the Platform Engineering team and the application teams that leverage the platform to build products that enable easy onboarding and utilization of the platform.  We do this leveraging Agile XP methodology.

 

The Software Engineer has competencies in all aspects of engineering, including testing/QA, front end JavaScript, back-end and SQL. Software Engineers are skilled in DevOps, including systems administration-style work such as scripting deploys and setting up continuous integration. Software Engineers are working with cutting edge technology like Kubernetes, Docker, GitOps tools and many more container specific solutions.  This role drives quality delivery through:

 

  • Utilizing Paired programming
  • Leveraging Test-Driven Development
  • Daily interactions and open communication channels
  • Participation in Iteration Planning, Stand-up and Retrospective meetings
  • Able to facilitate diverse teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets
  • Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries

 

 

Expectations for a Software Engineer include:

 

 

  • Demonstrate technical skills and aptitude needed to meet/exceed delivery velocity expectations as a full stack developer
  • Actively learn different technologies as needed for delivery of stories and share that knowledge with the team
  • Deliver on all phases of development work from initial kick-off, technical setup, application development, and support
  • Serve as a leader in all dimensions of the work:  people, process, technology
  • Embrace approach of making collaborative, fast, local decisions; then course correct as/if needed (test/learn/iterate)
  • Active participation in regular meetings (e.g., product team standup, iteration planning meeting, retrospective)
  • Actively work to transfer knowledge of software engineering practices and technical skills to other team members
  • Provide meaningful/thoughtful feedback on others as requested
  • Receive constructive criticism and take necessary steps to improve where/when needed
  • Developed code should promote principles of 12 factor apps, availability, scalability, maintainability and security
  • Maintain positive outlook in handling continuous change and bring a sense of urgency in driving positive change at Allstate (innovation, faster time to market, improved quality)
  • Embrace an organization model that is self-directed / self-managed as a team and as individuals
  • Satisfy all administrative-type requirements such as timesheets, performance management process, annual compliance, security training, etc.

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Solid technology development and implementation experience 
  • Proven Java and/or JavaScript coding experience including familiarity with the following tools: Kubernetes, Docker and/or Spring Framework

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Undergraduate degree in software engineering or computer science
  • Experience with the following
    • Jenkins
    • AngularJS or ReactJS 
    • GitHub
    • Intellij IDE
    • Microsoft SQL Server or MongoDB
    • Infrastructure as code
    • Spark, Ververica, ModelOp, Verta

 

 

 

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 November 5th 2021