Solution Engineer- Chaos Engineering, Monitoring & Automation (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Nov 16, 2022

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

 

 

Your role in the team

 

As data and ubiquitous machine learning underpin our digital transformation, reliability and stability are as important as speed and time to market and require innovative new approaches for our scalability and latency needs.

 

Are you driven by building innovative software that enables data engineers to be more productive and identify performance bottlenecks and regressions through cutting-edge simulations or monitoring? Do you frequently use terms like chaos engineering, distributed automation, data fingerprinting, intelligent alerting, and instrumentation? Then Allstate Data & Intelligent Systems (D&IS) Team is the place for you.

 

 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

 

As the Solution Engineer-Expert you will be part of the Chaos engineering, performance, and Automation team for our data ecosystem to move us from a reactive to proactive stance on reliability engineering and better handle system failures. The primary focus of the team will be to safely degrade the state of product applications and infrastructure services and to ensure minimal customer impacts. The team will embark on building tooling, consulting and embedding in partner teams to help with remediations, and evangelizing failure testing.

 

You will work closely with the development teams and will be expected to provide input into the architecture and scalability of various components. You will contribute to benchmarks, methodology, and analysis tools to be adopted Allstate-wide, evangelize and support performance work throughout the engineering team and across the industry.  You will provide technical leadership to D&IS technology teams and upstream product teams.

 

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK.
  • 4+ years’ in a performance engineering role analyzing, troubleshooting, and automating performance workloads on large scale systems
  • 4 + years’ experience in architecture, design, and/or developing performance testing, and monitoring tools for Large scale Enterprise level Data, Decisioning, and AI/ML applications
  • 1+ years’ experience in AWS data and analytics platforms
  • Experience in a lead engineer role including mentoring individuals and teams on design and solutioning

 

The ideal candidate must also demonstrate competency in:

 

  •  Ability to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries, a collaborative and customer-oriented track record

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Experience with CI/pipelines and tools
  • Familiarity with NoSQL data stores and transport systems such as Spark, Storm, Cassandra, and Kafka is a plus

 

What we offer

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 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 13th December 2022

 

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