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Closing Date

2021-10-14 23:00:00


Product Owner (hybrid)

  • About Us


    The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate.  We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs.  That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team.  You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


    You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount.  We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live.  Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


    Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight).  


    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


    We are excited to announce a new Product Owner role opening within Allstate Business Insurance (ABI) at Allstate Northern Ireland to join our rapidly expanding team.


    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on the new ABI Transformative Growth product Project Midway.


    ABI has created a new auto product to focus on small businesses with less than five vehicles by creating a new and modern user experience for customers and agents on a new platform using Duck Creek Technologies to allow customers and agents to quote, bind and service in a simple yet engaging way.


    You will be provided in-depth training in the new platform courtesy of the Duck Creek University Virtual training program.


    • Maximize product value by defining product goals, product roadmaps, determining priorities, writing stories, ordering the product backlog, and managing scope.
    • Translates business challenges into development stories by decomposing complex problems into smaller deliverables. Translates technical challenges into business and customer impact terms to ensure proper backlog prioritization.
    • Ordering, creating, and communicating product backlog items, driving transparency and working with the Product Engineering Manager to resolve any concerns with the business customer. Creates stories that meet both business and technical needs.
    • Creating and clearly communicating Product Backlog items; Establishing, ordering and prioritizing those Product Backlog items; and ensuring that the Product Backlog is transparent, visible and understood by the scrum team and relevant stakeholders
    • Play a key role establishing, constantly improving, and executing on product development and delivery (with quality, stability, and customer focus) while maintaining a highly engaged, energized, and efficient team.
    • Coordinate cross-functional business and technical teams, along with relevant 3rd party vendors, required for the successful delivery of the product
    • Translates business priorities and development tasks into an execution flow using Agile methodologies (Scrum/XP). Ensures epics, features and stories are connected for team and leadership reporting.
    • Identify and remove barriers that may impede successful completion of product features. Facilitates tight feedback loops to ensure close alignment and escalates concerns in a timely and professional manner.
    • Plays active role in Scrum and ART ceremonies



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
    • 4+ years’ industry experience with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Product Owner/Product Manager role
    • Candidates must have previous experience with writing stories and managing a backlog for an application development team, at least 1 years.
    • Solid understanding of Agile Principles, Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. VersionOne, Azure DevOps) and Scrum Methodology
    • Ability to tailor communication to the audience – from technical detail to high level overviews



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Experience with system integrations, data management and data migration
    • Solid understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)



    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.



    Closing Date:  Friday 15th October


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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.



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