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Closing Date

2021-08-02 23:00:00


Information Architects (hybrid)

  • 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

    As part of the Customer Master Architecture team, qualified candidates will blend Information Architecture with Solution Architecture, and be accountable for driving the thinking and solutioning to manage and leverage Customer data as an asset (integrated data sourcing, development, usage, and availability).  In this highly-collaborative, fast-paced environment, you will design innovative product solutions for real business problems, integrate with and evolve architectures in existing products and systems, and contribute to business-driven technology roadmaps. This role is in support of the Customer Data Strategy.



    • Create and Champion Strategic Vision as relates to Customer and Prospect data management and its integration to the overall Enterprise Data Strategy and Enterprise Target State Architecture.
    • Partner across business and technology disciplines to present and deliver the needed architectures. Assist with drafting the business case including identification of potential business/customer benefits and identify opportunities to enhance existing architecture.
    • Develop, document, utilize, and drive adoption of reusable patterns, practices, and enterprise reference architectures that fit within the overall Allstate architectural blueprint.
    • Communicate technology strategy to leaders and knowledge workers via roadmaps, conceptual diagrams, decision statements, and solution documents.
    • Review and contribute to Business Requirements, Non-functional Requirements, and User Stories, develop application architectures, review and contribute to design efforts.
    • Ensure architectural concerns are appropriately addressed by product development teams; communicate, document, escalate architectural impacts and risks.
    • Using independent



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
    • 3+ years in industry practices for master data management. Knowledgeable in MDM integration patterns and how to optimize data and execution environments to enable them.
    • 5+ years technical experience in IT architecture/design, including architecting/designing real-time services integration (Rest, Micro)
    • Ability to analyze and interpret a wide range of loosely defined complex situations, which require application of creativity and originality into meaningful conclusions and recommendations, where guidance and counsel may be unavailable
    • Demonstrated ability to continuously learn and adopt new technologies and drive innovation; proactive approach to staying knowledgeable about industry trends




    We also have some desirable criteria


    • 3rd level qualification (Computer Science related field preferred)
    • Basic knowledge of the insurance industry and business processes
    • Understanding of SOA Architectures, micro-services and cloud-based deployments.
    • Customer Master Data Management experience.
    • Experience with IBM Infosphere MDM Standard Edition (aka Initiate)
    • Oracle, MongoDB, SOLR, Scality
    • Kafka, Tibco
    • Java, Spring; Experience with Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a plus
    • Experience with Cloud technologies, integrations, and design
    • Expert in high-performance MDM environments




    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 August 

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