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Closing Date

2021-10-04 23:00:00


Linux System Administrator - AWS (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. 








    Your role in the team



    Linux System Administrator position plays critical part in execution of Allstate’s EDDP (Enterprise Data Decision Platform) strategy. Data & Intelligence Systems team maintains several platforms in order to provide computational and storage services to Allstate’s Data Scientists.

    Linux System Administrator will be mainly responsible for providing a healthy computational platform where Domino Lab Platform is predominantly employed.

    This position requires individuals with demonstratable experience in developing scalable, distributed and highly available enterprise level applications. The candidate must have strong, first-hand technical expertise in a variety of configuration and computational environment management systems.


    Candidate should be able to work in an agile environment with little supervision.



    Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to)

    • Maintain cluster computation platforms where applicable, On-premises physical, VM, Cloud.
    • Manage, monitor, assist to develop and configure Docker Images,
    • Utilize containerized application management systems such as Kubernetes, OpenShift, New Relic,
    • Action platform upgrades, updates, migrations,
    • Monitor overall resource usage, keep track of platform stability at cluster, node, server level,
    • Take necessary actions upon detection of service affecting failure,
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, business users, project managers and other engineers to achieve viable platform solutions.
    • Identify new technologies to continuously enhance the existing products.




    Hours of work

    • Standard hours Mon – Fri;
    • Flexibility to meet business needs as required;
    • Full time only.



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?



    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
    • 4+ years of experience in Linux or Unix system administration.
    • Linux Admin: Maintain/upgrade Linux packages, security, networking, performance tuning, system resource management, capacity planning, user process monitoring.
    • Linux Scripting: Fluent on Linux scripting e.g. Bash/Shell, Ruby, Perl, Python, or similar.
    • Kubernetes: K8S Application development lifecycle, software installation, maintenance, upgrade.
    • Docker: Docker image creation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, dealing with user requests and issues, image compatibility.
    • CICD tools: Jenkins, Artifactory, GitHub





    We also have some desirable criteria



    • Experience of Domino Data Lab or similar data model development environment platform
    • Knowledge of Spark Batch or Streaming, performance tuning.
    • Understanding BigData, Hadoop, Scality S3 storage management or any similar back-end data management platform.
    • Ability to code in Python: Monitor, assist, debug user python codes.
    • Managing software packages in R and/or Python
    • Awareness of Machine Learning principles,
    • Experience using software build technologies like Gradle, Maven.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.






    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 October 2021

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