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Closing Date

2022-01-21 00:00:00


PaaS 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


     Allstate is looking for Cloud Platform Engineers to join Platform Services & Enablement’s Platform Engineering team.  Platform Engineering is responsible for the engineering and operation of the Allstate Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings comprised of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.


    As a Platform Engineer Sr Consultant, they will be a primarily working in a paired programming environment, collaborating with different team members.  They will actively contribute shared and collective knowledge of the team about the systems they own and manage. They will collaborate in engineering and building out new platform products and services. They will ensure defined SLAs are met in executing operational tasks to maintain the platform and servicing customer requests. They will contribute to the engineering practices to improve the efficiency of the system itself, and the efficiency of the team in running said system.


    • Contribute to the development of various cloud environments and platforms within Allstate
    • Advocate for engineering practices and assist teams in using frameworks for infrastructure as code and immutable infrastructure concepts
    • Advocate the strategy and manage complex designs for the continuous integration and continuous delivery frameworks and tools
    • Participate in an on-call escalation rotation
    • Will be working primarily in an Extreme Programming environment and must be willing to work in a paired programming/engineering model


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
    • At minimum 4 year’s related experience
    • System Administration, Site Reliability Engineering, or DevOps Engineering experience
    • Experience in Infrastructure Engineering, Infrastructure Operations, and Application Knowledge 
    • Experience in testing and programming
    • Base level understanding of network protocols/functions (HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, DNS) and troubleshooting (using tools like tcpdump and wireshark)


    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Experience with Platform as a Service/Container Orchestration software, like CloudFoundry, Heroku, Openshift, Kubernetes, Docker
    • Experience in using DSLs/frameworks for managing infrastructure as code like (or similar to) CloudFormation, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, BOSH, etc.



    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 21st January 2022

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