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Closing Date

2021-09-30 23:00:00


Decision Modelling Glossary Admin (hybrid)

  • Title: Decision Modeling Glossary Administrator (hybrid)

    Ref: 17/9/DMG


    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


    Your role in the team


    The Glossary Administrator is responsible for ensuring the use of data in decision models (business rules) is appropriate, of the correct type, and in alignment with our enterprise data glossary. Typical responsibilities include conducting research to find a requested data element, identifying code domains needed, and reviewing decision models for accuracy in their usage of data.


    A Glossary Administrator will partner with the business rules management, data management, and information architecture teams to establish and manage the Decision Glossary, including:


    • Development and enforcement of the methods and standards of data governance
    • Maintenance and management of the business glossary terms and metadata
    • Mapping of fact types (glossary terms) to data model definitions and data structures
    • Usage of code domains within fact types (glossary terms)
    • Implementation/synchronization of the glossary across metadata and modeling repositories
    • Collaboration within the Glossary Administration Community of Practice


    Build, manage, and maintain the Decision Glossary


    • Set naming standard for concepts and fact types in the glossary
    • Set the glossary defaults for communities across the enterprise
    • Review fact types submitted by the modeling teams for compliance with naming and usage standards and provide approval or guidance on remediation
    • Complete and maintain the metadata of fact types
    • Coordinate with teams on the mapping of fact types to enterprise data models


    Work with Reference Data, Data Structures, and Information Architecture to coordinate and integrate governance and control procedures over the Decision Glossary and other data management systems


    • Facilitate use of code domains, ensuring compliance with standards established by Reference Data
    • Collaborate on the addition of values to existing domains and creation of new code sets by flagging issues and sharing needs
    • Serve as liaison between Decision Modeling and Data Structures to assist with model mapping to the Common Information Model


    Collaborate with the Decision Modeling Teams


    • Support the decision modeling team with review of models, providing guidance on fact type usage patterns and naming conventions
    • Continuously maintain glossary standards and practices with the decision modeling team
    • Participate in the governance and oversight processes of the modeling team
    • Identify and communicate impact of changes to schema and/or codes


    Engage in Training


    • Maintain professional standards by participating in ongoing professional development and contribute to the professional development of team members
    • Provide training to project teams in the use of the glossary and naming /mapping of fact types



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
    • Proven Data Analysis/Data management experience  

    The successful candidate must also demonstrate competency in –   

    • Inquisitive and probing Thorough and detail-oriented
    • Adept at pattern recognition
    • Inclined to organization and categorization Analytical, logical thinker Able to articulate reasoning behind decisions


    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Conceptual understanding of object, relationship, and data modeling XML/JSON file management
    • Conceptual understanding of taxonomy/ontology creation and management
    • Experience in the field of glossary management, metadata management, or librarianship
    • An undergraduate degree in Information Sciences, Library Science, or Data Management
    • Test driven development experience




    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 Friday 1st October

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