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Closing Date

2022-06-26 23:00:00


Kubernetes DevOps 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’s Automation & Orchestration Organization is looking for motivated Kubernetes DevOps Engineers to help us build Kubernetes-centric solutions and automation.  We’re quickly developing a new cloud environment and the associated systems and controls to enable other business areas at Allstate to achieve their goals in an efficient and secure manner.  Kubernetes DevOps Engineers will join a highly collaborative team that works on cutting edge, industry relevant technology.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join an organization where your innovative thinking and technology skills can make an impact on the future of the way Allstate develops and delivers software in the future.   



    As a part of the team within Allstate’s Automation & Orchestration Organization, the successful candidates will have a strong understanding of Kubernetes systems/architecture and can leverage other tools to build secure solutions on top of Kubernetes.  These solutions may focus on platform onboarding, CI/CD, security, or user self-service.  Kubernetes DevOps Engineers are working with cutting edge technology like Kubernetes, Docker, GitOps, Flux, and many more container specific solutions.   We collaborate with the Platform Engineering team and the application teams that leverage the platform to build products that enable easy onboarding and utilization of the platform. 


    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):


    • Systems administration scripting of deployments, installations, and proof of concept efforts
    • Assessing use case, security concerns, and infrastructure support required for new applications onboarding to Kubernetes
    • Troubleshooting applications running on Kubernetes, educating application teams, and improving process
    • Actively learn different technologies as needed for delivery of stories and share that knowledge with the team.
    • Embrace an organization model that is self-directed / self-managed as a team and as individuals
    • Serve as a leader in all dimensions of the work:  people, process, technology
    • Daily interactions and open communication channels
    • Active participation in regular meetings (stand-up, planning and retrospective)
    • Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries
    • Embrace approach of making collaborative, fast, local decisions; then course correct as/if needed (test/learn/iterate)
    • Provide meaningful/thoughtful feedback on others as requested
    • Receive constructive criticism and take necessary steps to improve where/when needed
    • Maintain positive outlook in handling continuous change and bring a sense of urgency in driving positive change at Allstate (innovation, faster time to market, improved quality)
    • Satisfy all administrative-type requirements such as timesheets, performance management process, annual compliance, security training, etc.



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
    • 4+ years of technology development and implementation experience
    • Excellent DevOps background including familiarity with Kubernetes and Docker





    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Undergraduate degree in software engineering or computer science
    • Knowledge of Agile methodologies (especially Agile XP)
    • Experience with the following:
      • Kubernetes Networking (Network Policies, Firewalls, etc)
      • Kubernetes RBAC
      • GitOps using Flux
      • Object Oriented Programming
      • Platform / System Administration
      • Jenkins
      • Helm
      • OPA
      • Artifactory



    What we offer


    As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 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 Monday 27th June 2022

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