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Closing Date

2021-09-27 23:00:00


Software Developer (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). 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




    Allstate Canada’s IT Service Management & Operations team is recruiting a number of Software Developers to help support & develop enhancements within their legacy Policy Administration application.



    This is an exciting role for someone starting out on their development career, or for someone looking a change of their current position. This is a great opportunity to apply everything you have learned at College or University in the real world.



    Whilst this is a legacy system using RTM Language (which is a bit like COBOL and Basic), it’s a great opportunity to be mentored and guided as you mature your Software Application Development career.



    A full training schedule has been put together to teach the successful candidates on how to develop utilizing RTM. It will provide guidance on proper programming practices that is the foundational skillset for any successful developer; and will also educate on Allstate Canada’s insurance process, which itself is learnings that can be taken to any future endeavors within the Canadian Insurance Industry.



    The future is exciting!  Plans are already in place to remediate this application by end 2024, and with that comes opportunity for its replacement application to learn new and exciting technologies. Drawing on the business knowledge you have gained and relationships you have built, will put you in prime position to be at the helm of what’s next to come.





    • Following extensive training, the successful candidate will participate in a resource pool, working on demand in many different areas of the business, like Billing, Policy and Underwriting, Rating, System-Data Integration, Claim, and Document Generation. This will give you a holistic understanding of the insurance business of Allstate Canada.
    • Contribute to determining programming approach, tools and techniques that best meet the business requirements.
    • Following the Change and Release management process, participating in peer reviews, assisting with code checks, testing, and hand-on experience of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
    • Performing root cause analysis of production issues and systematic processes to rectify them.
    • Team bonding and building.






    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?




    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
    • Minimum of 2 years software development experience, ideally in an Enterprise environment
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar field or equivalent related experience, including a solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Passion and energy to perform at best and drive those around you to do the same.
    • Capable of seeing challenges as an opportunity to contribute, making an impact, and continuing to grow.





    We also have some desirable criteria




    • Exposure and knowledge of Agile framework (Scrum, Kanban, XP etc.)
    • Sunsetting experience
    • Ability and interest to learn and adapt quickly.
    • Ability to learn quickly and ramp up in a new subject area- to support our rapid changing business and technology environment.
    • Demonstrated strong team collaboration & ownership in prior work environment.





    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 28th September 2021

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