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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-12-08 00:00:00


Senior Java Developer

  • Title: Senior Java Developer

    Ref: 24/11/SJD


    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

    We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join Allstate Northern Ireland as we evolve our applications toward transformative growth Our team develops and enhances applications used by agents and contact center representatives to support customers’ life insurance policies. The team is responsible for building web apps and component services. Engineers on the team are experienced in Java, ASP.Net, C#, and SQL.

    We work in a DevOps environment which also includes systems administration-style work such as scripting deploys and setting up CI/CD pipelines.

    You will participate in the full software development lifecycle which will include requirements gathering, planning, development, testing, and deployment. We work in an Agile SCRUM environment with 2-week sprints and we embrace a self-directed/self-managed approach


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

    • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Software Developer
    • Experience coding in Java and using Oracle or SQL Server
    • Experience guiding other team members
    • Experience with design reviews and code reviews
    • Experience in application security, identification and remediation of vulnerabilit


    We also have some desirable criteria

    • Experienced in developing applications using any of the following: AJAX, Apache, ASP.NET, C#, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, REST, SOAP, SEEC, Tibco, Tomcat, WebLogic, WebSphere (WAS)
    • Experience in environments with CI/CD pipelines and tool automation (Artifactory, Git/GitHub, Jenkins, Octopus Deploy, SonarQube)
    • Collaborate and communicate well with others, strong written and verbal communication, comfortable with varying (and reactive) daily responsibilities
    • Break down business problems into solvable components to recommend solutions


    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 Tuesday 8th December 2020


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