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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-06-15 23:00:00


Lead Apigee Platform Engineer

  • Title: Lead Apigee Platform Engineer

    Ref: 5/05/LAP

    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 Service Gateway team are a technical engineering team building and maintaining the Allstate Apigee API Gateway solutions.

    Do you want to make a difference and work in a high performing team?  If the answer is yes, then this is the opportunity for you.  Allstate Infrastructure Services, (AIS), are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Lead Systems Engineer to guide initiatives on the Enterprise API Service Gateway team.  

    They will be responsible for the implementation of new Apigee API Gateway solutions on the Allstate internal/on premise cloud and help maintain and support the existing CA API Gateway platform.

    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):

    • Design, build, maintain and support the Apigee infrastructure.
    • Maintain and support the existing CA API Gateway infrastructure.
    • Help troubleshoot and resolve Production issues related to the Apigee platform and the CA API Gateway.
    • Lead root cause analysis investigations to prevent Production issues from reoccurring.
    • Help establish the Platform as a Service, (PAAS), model.
    • Automate manual tasks to achieve the goal of establishing a Platform as a Service.
    • Lead client consultation sessions to resolve any issues they may encounter during onboarding to Apigee or the CA API Gateway.
    • Plan and co-ordinate DR, (Disaster Recovery), exercises to ensure that the team are fully prepared in the event of a catastrophe.
    • Lead capacity planning and management activities to ensure that the Apigee platform is well positioned to handle future growth.
    • Ensure documentation is created and maintained for Apigee and/or CA Gateway related work.
    • Build relationships with the client application teams to understand their business needs and requirements.  Coach them on platform efficiency.
    • Mentor junior colleagues to further their Apigee skills and knowledge.

    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.
    • 5+ years of experience supporting Apigee as a platform
    • 4+ Years of experience with Ansible

    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience of implementing Platform as a Service (PAAS)
    • Knowledge of systems and networking – TCP and IP, Switching, Routing, Firewalls, Load Balancing
    • Development experience using Apigee Edge
    • 1-2 Years of experience with Groovy scripts
    • 3 Years of experience with JavaScript
    • Basic knowledge of Amazon Web Services
    • Basic understanding of Cassandra and Zookeeper
    • Basic understanding of Python scripts
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience working with offshore teams

    On-call Requirements

    • On Call rotation is a requirement of this role, (approx 1 week in every 6)

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    Closing Date:  Tuesday 16th June 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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