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Closing Date

2021-09-27 23:00:00


Data Platform Engineer (hybrid or remote)

  • 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). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.


    Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 





    Belfast / Derry / Londonderry / Strabane / Remote, GB



    Your role in the team

    As a Data Platform Engineer, you will leverage data intensive technologies to store and process large volumes of data in support of research analytics and real-time analytic platforms.  You will also advise clients on best practice and correct use of technology, and drive proof of concept initiatives to continually improve our platforms and capabilities.  


    • Responsible for performance tuning and scalability improvements of distributed applications
    • Researching and evaluation of new tools and technologies to solve business problems
    • Responsible for designing and building platforms for analyzing data into actionable insights
    • Translate business concepts into technical implementations
    • Work on a geographically dispersed team embracing Agile and DevOps
    • Participate in strategic planning discussions with technical and non-technical partners
    • Effective and efficient utilization of Data Engineering tools and techniques
    • Provide expert advice to our clients.
    • Production support.
    • Mentors others and continually develops themselves.


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
    • Must have 2+ years’ Industry experience in a data related platform technology role (databases, Kafka, Hadoop, etc.)
    • 1+ Year of experience in a Data Engineering role





    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Database or Platform Administration.
    • Successful completion of the ANI Data Engineer training program
    • NoSQL databases (E.g. Mongo, HBase, Cassandra).
    • Hadoop and associated technologies (e.g. Sqoop, Hive / Impala, Spark).
    • Kafka and streaming technologies (E.g. Kafka Streams, Kafka Connect, Apache Flink).
    • Ability to develop REST services.
    • PCF / Kubernetes / Docker.
    • 1+ Year of experience in a role leveraging SQL
    • DevOps Techniques and associated technologies (e.g. Ansible, Python, Shell, Powershell).
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Open to new ideas and technologies with a strong desire to learn.
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems in a creative and innovative fashion.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, goals and objectives



    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.


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    The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 28th September 2021

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