Technical Lead (hybrid)

Date Opened: Sep 9, 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 NI has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Technical Lead to join a great team of technologists within the Alliance API Operations team. Alliance, one of the crown jewels of Allstate insurance, is currently transforming the core development environment, moving towards full API/Service Enablement and cloud readiness. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work on designing and building solutions that will be used in the future platform for Allstate Alliance insurance.

  

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated candidate who relishes the prospect of taking ownership of a critical Allstate Application, acting as a change agent, as well as building their technical and business skillset on a dynamic global team. 

 

The candidate will have significant opportunity to be hands on and will be involved in leading coaching/ mentoring/ training other team members from Alliance in India and Northern Ireland.

  

  • Lead the technical direction across the team, including modernization, migration to PCF and Transformative Growth roll out
  • Be involved in strategic projects with a focus on cementing the service enablement strategy
  • Contribute to POC’s (Proof of Concept) and technical discussions on future direction of API Ops
  • Point of contact for other Alliance teams and consumers of Alliance services
  • Be involved in management level conversations around strategy and road mapping
  • Be an agent for change in line – driven modernization of the development “way of working”
  • Mentor, coach and provide on-the–job training for other team members in relevant technologies and/or processes including the creation and improvement of training materials
  • Create and improve technical processes within a technical leadership group
  • Liaise with stakeholders to resolve technical challenges and build solutions
  • Drive improvement and innovation across the business area

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
  • Minimum of 5 years development experience;
  • Minimum 3 years Java/J2EE experience in development and implementation of web based transactional applications using Core JAVA, SOAP, REST APIs
  • Previous experience of cross team collaboration and ability to work well with people at all levels, globally
  • Experience in gathering requirements from Business Users and Management to decide on the technical solution whilst adhering to internal architecture and infrastructure and develop a design process
  • Proven track record in successful implementation of strategically important initiatives/projects
  • Ability to Coach/mentor other tech resources globally

 

 

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

 

  • Knowledge of Apigee, Spring, Cloud environments, and Apache Camel
  • Knowledge of systems that support Continuous Integration (CI systems) - GitHub, Maven, Jenkins, Octopus, Conveyor
  • Working knowledge of WAS / Liberty Core – great benefit
  • IBM Web Sphere
  • Experience/knowledge in working in an Agile environment
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) (E.g. JUNITs)
  • REACT
  • Security vulnerability analysis (Fortify and Whitesource)
  • Static Code Analysis Tools (e.g SonarCube)
  • Experience of Agile Methodologies

 

 

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, 24th September 2021