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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2019-12-20 23:50:00


XP Lab Software Engineer

  • Title: XP Lab Software Engineer

    Ref: 25/10/XSE

    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

    We are looking to expand our current XP (eXtreme Programming) engineer capacity to meet increasing demand for software solutions built to the highest quality and with a mix of both front-end and/or back-end capabilities. Our XP teams can and do engineer all layers of the software solution. If you have ReactJS skills, or perhaps NodeJS, Java or Spring skills then we can help you develop into a full stack software engineer.

    If you currently have a preference for either UI development, or API/Services development then we have demand to fit that particular skillset, but which will also offer opportunities to broaden those skills to encompass every layer of a software solution.

    All our XP engineers are passionate about technology, work in a highly collaborative environment, and deploy onto the latest cloud platforms. We share our knowledge and experience across all of our XP labs and strive to continually learn and develop our own skills to maintain the highest standards, best practices and our understanding of evolving technology direction.

    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):

    • Analyze, design and develop enterprise level applications to the highest standards.
    • Participate in product development in an agile environment.
    • Participate in agile ceremonies at team and lab levels.
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with co-located product designers, product managers and other engineers to achieve best-in-class solutions.
    • Work alongside other engineers on the team and the lab to elevate technologies selected and to consistently apply best practices.
    • Identify new technologies to continuously enhance the existing products

    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.
    • 2+ Years of solid, hands-on experience in Java development or
    • 2+ Years of solid, hands-on experience in NodeJS development or
    • 2+ Years of solid, hands-on experience in ReactJS development
    • 1+ Year experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies, capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision.

    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience of 1 or more of the other above stated technologies
    • Experience using application development frameworks, specifically Spring
    • Experience with Cloud Technologies: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, AWS, Docker, and Kubernetes
    • Good understanding of building APIs and services using?REST.
    • Experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience using build automation technologies like Gradle,?Maven, Jenkins.

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    Closing Date: Friday 20th December 2019

    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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