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Closing Date

2022-08-16 23:00:00


Cloud Design Engineer - Analytics (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 experienced Cloud Engineers within the ATSV (Allstate Technology, Services & Ventures) Data & Intelligent Systems (D&IS) group; at D&IS we are responsible and accountable for the engineering and operation of the Allstate Big Data and analytics platforms. In this role you will have the opportunity to dive into the enterprise-wide digital transformation and collaborate to engineer the hybrid cloud patterns and solutions using Agile/Infrastructure as Code (IaC) methodologies to support the modernized enterprise analytics environment.



    Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)


    • Develop scalable, resilient, and pragmatic solutions leveraging cloud providers capabilities while meeting technical, security, and business needs for applications and workloads
    • Champion good engineering practices and help teams to define and set up frameworks for cloud adoption and consumption
    • Assist other teams across Allstate’s Data Management (D&IS) and Data Science (D3) in the engineering and development of cloud compatible solutions, cloud’s fit for purpose analysis and migration of their on-premises processes
    • Champion the appropriate use of open source and commercial technology for innovative solutions.
    • Execute strategic engineering proof of concepts
    • Contribute to technology strategy and engineering roadmaps




    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
    • At minimum 2-5 years in Public Cloud experience
    • Previous experience in at least 2 of the following:
      • AWS Cloud Analytics Services ( e.g. Athena, EMR, Kinesis, Glue, Sagemaker)
      • AI / ML services (Computer Vision, Voice Transcription, NLU/NLP)
      • Integrated solutions (AWS Lake Formation, SnowFlake, Databricks)
    • Experienced in utilizing “infrastructure as code” and pipeline automation in a cloud environment



    The successful candidate must also demonstrate a high competency in:


    • Hands-on style - willingness and competence in advancing modernization in infrastructure and processes
    • Collaborative and customer-oriented track record, able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries
    • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and solutions. Demonstrable ability to learn new technologies quickly
    • Demonstrable ability to learn new technologies quickly



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    • AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty
    • Containers experience (Kubernetes / Docker)
    • Data Processing Platforms experience (Hadoop, Spark, AWS EMR, Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics)
    • IT Security experience
    • Experience of CI/CD pipelines


    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.



    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 Wednesday 17th August 2022

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