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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-02-11 23:50:00


Systems Engineering Team Anchor Engineer (CompoZed)

  • Title: Systems Engineering Team Anchor Engineer (CompoZed)

    Ref: 10/22/AE 

    Think Technology- Think Allstate

    We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.

    You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

    You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.

    You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them. 



    Job Description

    The Systems Engineering team has an opening for a Team Anchor (Lead Engineer) on one of its XP teams based in the CompoZed Lab in Belfast. Systems Engineering will leverage contemporary software engineering practices to simplify the developer experience. It will enable our developers to seamlessly conceptualize, design and deliver cutting-edge technology using powerful tools and resources.

    The successful candidate will work as part of a Full Stack development team leveraging a focused product mindset and XP development practices, they will provide solutions in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (Node.js, React), Java / Spring Framework and Kafka.

    Systems Engineering teams are focused on identifying, designing and delivering innovative solutions for product teams to realize their ideas in production as fast as they can code them.  As the team anchor experience in providing technical leadership in their current or in a previous role is essential as the successful candidate will be responsible for the following on each product they undertake:

    • Technical strategy and design to fulfil the product goals
    • Apply best practice design principles including SOLID and 12-factor to all deliverables
    • Safeguarding XP engineering disciplines, specifically TDD and pairing
    • Support the product manager in stakeholder discussions, story definition and backlog prioritization
    • Coaching other engineering team members in line with industry and methodology best practices
    • Ensuring ongoing alignment to Target State Architecture guidelines as they evolve

    Essential Criteria

    • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment. EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.
    • Have at least 5 years I.T. experience
    • Have at least 18 months’ experience in Java/Spring and/or ReactJS
    • Be able to demonstrate a passion for learning and learning agility; and
    • Excellent communications skills.

    Desirable Criteria

    • Java Spring Framework
    • React
    • Node.js
    • Kafka

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    Closing Date:  Tuesday 11th February 2020

    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.

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