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IT Consultancy


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-11-27 00:00:00


Senior Manager

  • Title: Senior Manager

    Ref: 20/11/SME


    About Us

    At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.

    Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join.


    We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions.


    Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.



    Belfast / Derry, Londonderry


    Your role in the team

    This part of the organization is accountable for delivering technology products and solutions that drive world class customer experience and grow Allstate market share.  The organization is doing so through a portfolio of technology products consisting of new, intelligent capabilities leveraging the latest approaches in software engineering, user experience design, and cloud technologies. 

    This position will be accountable for a global Software Engineering organization of employee and vended resources in North America, Northern Ireland, and India.  This team builds, deploys, and manages a suite of technology products that support content management and delivery for, Agency Based Consumer Facing Sites, and other microsites (Purple Purse, etc.).  It also is responsible for Customer Facing communications and documents that support other brands within the enterprise. 


    • Deploy and build an Enterprise Content Management platform for Web Content Management.  Create a center of excellence for the platform which includes best practices, reusable components & capabilities, and governance.
    • Continue to deliver and support enterprise document generation and customer communications platform.  Seek opportunities to optimize delivery and reduce costs.
    • Create and leverage meaningful stakeholder relationships in order to identify and optimize business opportunities via partnerships in other departments.
    • Engage with application development teams, vendors and product managers to develop and launch solutions that are structured for stability, reuse and with customer experience top of mind.
    • Provide technical thought leadership and vision through strategic & critical thinking.
    • Provide coaching and guidance to managers in the development of themselves and their teams.
    • Identify opportunities to improve the approaches/processes in the delivery of technology initiatives.
    • Provide leadership in areas such as financial management, Human Resource management, vendor contract negotiations, engineering best practices, and other duties as required.
    • Drive collaboration to effectively partner in a matrixed organization with Product Management, Enterprise Architecture, and User Experience teams to create comprehensive and coordinated strategies.
    • Effectively lead estimation and costing of technology deliverables


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

    • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
    • Minimum of 5 years management experience in a software development environment, including accountability for all aspects of leading an organization including people management & development across multiple global organisations, finance/budgetary management, client/partner relationships, strategy planning and implementation, work processes and delivery of work products; and
    • Strong technical leadership abilities which should include a minimum of 2 years managing several first line managers
    • Proven ability in strategy planning and implementation which has had an impact on the technology direction for the division, business segment and/or enterprise
    • Proven ability to manage talent and skills transition within a global organization/team including development of skills succession planning and human capital planning
    • Previous experience of building and sustaining global relationships with business partners, stakeholders and vendors. 


    We also have some desirable criteria

    • 3rd level qualification (ideally within an IT related discipline)
    • Previous experience in an insurance environment – ideally at a leadership level
    • Strong experience in Agile delivery and DevOps concepts. Familiarity with current software development tools, technologies & techniques is a plus.



    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.


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    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 27th November 2020


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