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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Commensurate with Experience


API Developer

  • Team Context

    At Aflac Northern Ireland we’re all about the customer experience and one of the new teams we’re establishing will be responsible for building solutions that re-imagine the customer experience at Aflac.  Using web & mobile technologies such as Angular, Ionic and Node to deliver core capabilities to our policyholders and focusing on a mobile-first strategy making it easy for our customers to interact with us, change policy information, submit claims – all from the smartphone in their pocket.  At the same time, we’re building desktop website technology that will help deliver an omni-channel experience to our policyholders, ensuring that their interactions with Aflac are as frictionless as possible.   

    The intention is for our teams to continually adapt and reinvent their skills and capabilities over time as technologies change and evolve. We provide the right challenges and opportunities to enable your success, you to bring your enthusiasm, the ability to learn quickly, and to take minimum-viable-product technology to produce industrialised solutions for the enterprise.  Once you have successfully delivered robust and scalable solutions for Aflac, there will be a new technology waiting to be explored and built to scale within our organisation.  We’ll be keeping things pretty fresh.

    Role Context

    We want API Developers who understand how to deliver exceptional customer experiences with the latest technology, and are motivated to develop and learn new skills.  We are building intelligent apps using a multi-layer API integration architecture that will enable faster delivery of data and feature-rich capabilities to our applications.  We will be building modern, scalable applications that will put the policyholder in control of their lives, improve the services they receive from Aflac, and add value and simplicity to the customer experience.  As part of our Agile teams, we will provide you with the opportunity to use the latest technology to serve our policyholders and sales agents, and apply your skills as part of an exciting new team.   

    What you’ll be doing

    • Delivering high-quality, tested, secure customer-centric solutions for mobile platforms 
    • Participating in daily stand-ups and contributing to an Agile development team that values the opinion of everyone in the team
    • Developing and integrating application programming interfaces (APIs) leveraging RESTful techniques, typically using Java as the main programming language   
    • Responsible for unit testing and maximizing test automation as part of the SDLC using a Test Driven Develop approach.  
    • Implementing automation through a CI/CD delivery process
    • Listening to the inputs of others and working towards the best solution design that maximises the value to the policyholder, without ego or prejudice
    • Solving complex problems alongside fellow team members

    What you should have

    Below is an overview of the skills and experience we are looking for, but remember, don’t rule yourself out if you don’t have everything on the list – it’s your intellect and your attitude we are really after.


    • Passionate about building fast, scalable APIs that sit at the heart of quality customer-focused apps 
    • 3+ years as a developer/engineer in Java or similar OO programming language 
    • 3+ years of IT experience with n-tier, database and client server design/development 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Collaborative team player who works well within a team environment, maximising the different strengths across the team
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Computer Science, Engineering, or STEM subject. Comparable commercial experience may also be considered
    • Key technology experience required for the role: Java, Azure DevOps, GitHub, Containers, RESTful APIs, JSON, XML, Web Services, IntelliJ 


    • Commercial experience building APIs for mobile app products
    • Knowledge and experience of DevOps as part of Agile software development
    • Experience of delivering Agile solutions for customers/clients located in different time zones
    • Other valuable technologies: Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Docker, SQL & Relational Databases, NoSQL Databases, iOS / Android, JavaScript, eclipse, C# .NET 

    So that’s us. Thanks for taking the time to read this far (pretty impressive in the era of the 280-character tweet). We look forward to hearing from you if you fancy joining a new tech innovation company with the agility of a start-up and the stability of a Fortune 500 U.S. company. 

    Aflac is an equal opportunities employer

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