Software Engineer

Date Opened: Feb 21, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

Title: Software Engineer

Ref: 22/1/SE


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.


Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.





Belfast or Derry/Londonderry



Your role in the team


We are delighted to be offering this exciting opportunity to join a team helping envisage and deliver a greatly enhanced developer experience to software engineers right across our company. The goal of the program is to truly modernize the developer experience bringing together multiple capabilities and placing them at the engineer’s fingertips by providing a single fully integrated developer environment.


Targeted benefits include:

  • Automated workspace set up
  • Easily discoverable events, smart components and APIs
  • Low code / less code configurations / deployments
  • Simulated environments for functional and non-functional tests
  • Collaboration among diverse communities working together for common good
  • Contextual based trainings and learnings
  • Gateway for other Allstate products (discovery, hosting, etc.)


This vision will be achieved by leveraging state of art technologies (AI, ML, etc.) in automating/integrating work processes, smart systems, enterprise standards, health checks and legal compliances. The result will be totally secure, highly scalable and administered, monitored and deployed onto Allstate’s managed hosting platform.


Successful candidates will have responsibility for devising and building custom plug-in components for Allstate’s preferred IDEs. Software Development will focus on XP practices with paired programming and Test-Driven development a core part of daily activities. Responsibilities will be across the full-stack including the creation of micro front-end components communicating with multiple back end APIs built to 12-factor design principle standards. This is a truly unique opportunity for a driven individual to help create a cutting-edge modern experience to the entire engineering community within the company.



So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
  • Have at least 3 years I.T experience
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience building software solutions in Java, Spring or another modern Object Orientated language; or
  • Have at least 1 years’ experience building software products using JavaScript/Typescript
  • Be able to demonstrate a passion for learning and learning agility; and
  • Have excellent communications skills



We also have some desirable criteria


  • ReactJS experience and/or Typescript experience; or
  • Experience in writing automated tests for Front-End and/or Back-End components
  • Experience in Test-driven Development



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  9th March 2021