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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2021-03-12 00:00:00


Emerging Technology DBA

  • 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.



    Your role in the team


    As a seasoned DBA you’ll collaborate in the evaluation, selection and platform design of emerging database technologies with concentration in the NoSQL and cloud spaces. At Allstate, we’re focused on developing out platform and that’s where you will come in. You will liaise, educate and advise business areas on platform selection, data design, enterprise strategy and data enablement, as well as lead internal project efforts to determine technical scope and execution plan in partnership with sister organizations like security, architecture and infrastructure.


    You will have the opportunity to analyze database workloads, identify problem spots and design solutions to address these problems using monitoring and alerting tools for cloud based and on-premise deployments. No two days are the same and we encourage you to streamline redundant operations and automate recurring tasks through scripting and use of modern technologies. Working closely with other business areas you will be given free reign when it comes to support initiatives in Agile frameworks across multiple business units and as our Senior DBA in this emerging technologies space we will want you to drive your career by educating and mentoring our more junior DBA’s.



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a data professional
    • 3+ years in database management, testing, scripting and / or configuration
    • Knowledge across multiple data store platforms
    • Familiarity with Cloud providers (particularly AWS) and open source automation software.
    • Some programming experience (Shell, Python, Java, etc.)
    • Experience working on cross functional teams
    • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Experience evaluating, documenting, researching and implementing new technology  
    • Experience with one or more of the following NoSQL databases: MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4j, Redis or Snowflake
    • Experience with a programming or scripting using one or more Unix Shell, PowerShell, Python, Java
    • Experience with 20+ TB databases
    • Experience of Agile or other project methodologies
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following technologies: GitHub, Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, Cloud Formation, Python, Kafka, Spark, Kubernetes, Docker.
    • Knowledge of AWS solutions involving database platforms.
    • Knowledge of CI/CD



    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.




    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 12th March 2021

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