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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2021-08-02 23:00:00


Enterprise Architect - HR Communications (hybrid)

  • Title: Enterprise Architect - HR Communications

    Ref: 8/6/EA


    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 /Strabane


    Your role in the team


    Allstate Technology Architecture plays a fundamental role in aligning Allstate’s business and technology strategies.  Architects work with their business and technology delivery partners to define and document technology that drives our business will look like in the future and how it fits into the broader vision of Allstate’s technology and capabilities landscape.  Governance of the processes plays a key role in a successful operation, and we are now looking to improve how that works.


    We are pleased to announce that we currently have an opening for a new architect for HR Technology to join the ACG Architecture team.


    The Enterprise Architect for HR Technology will work on conceptual architecture, high-level design strategy and technical design for IT solutions, based on functional and non-functional requirements in the scope of Allstate Canada HR Communications (HRC) IT product, part of Digital Workplace product suite.


    They will participate in selection and configuration of the document generation, distribution and management systems’ components, architect unified communications systems, determine effective integration and data acquisition patterns, reporting and analytical architecture and provide architectural guidance in creating related specifications and formulating testing and deployment approach of the designed business solution


    • Architecture support Allstate Canada HR Communications IT product initiatives
    • Provide architectural expertise and guidance for technology solutions in multiple HCM areas
    • Communication and workshops with Allstate US Enterprise Architecture on alignment with Enterprise TSA in delivering HRIS/HRMS and HCM solutions
    • Supports HR Communications delivery team within Digital Workplace IT product suite
    • Understanding architecture solutions and practices in various areas of Information Technology - in particular, Front-end technology, Mobile technology, Integration technology, Data Architecture, Platform Architecture and Systems Engineering, Solution Delivery
    • Understanding Software Development Lifecycle
    • Understanding capabilities of modern programming languages and software development frameworks
    • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture governance


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
    • At least 5 years’ experience of architecture and/or software design
    • Experience in an Architect role delivering HRIS/HRMS and HCM solutions for a large global organization
    • A willingness to learn new skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
    • Ability to collaborate with and guide partner teams to help them comply with governance standards
    • Ability to prioritize and manage work in a multi-team environment



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Previous experience of application portfolio management in a corporate environment
    • Understanding of Changepoint EAM and ServiceNow CMDB




    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 3rd July


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