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Closing Date

2022-09-29 23:00:00


Data Information Architect (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


    As part of the Customer Master Architecture team, qualified candidates will blend Information Architecture with Solution Architecture, and be accountable for driving the thinking and solutioning to manage and leverage Customer data as an asset (integrated data sourcing, development, usage, and availability).


    In this highly-collaborative, fast-paced environment, you will design innovative product solutions for real business problems, integrate with and evolve architectures in existing products and systems, and contribute to business-driven technology roadmaps. This role is in support of the Customer Data Strategy.


    • Act as primary Solution Architect supporting vended and in-house data management solutions, including:
      • Cloud technologies and concepts, Real-time analytics, Streaming data platform, and machine learning tools
      • Provide direction for optimal analytic data structure selection and design
      • Design analytic platform for the enablement of Predictive Analytics Models, inclusive of model training, creation, and operational deployment
      • Advanced analytics strategy, ranging from architecting open source based Big Data-analytic tools and building integrated solutions that meet enterprise needs
    • Ensure that implementations align to enterprise data strategy principles
    • Communicate technology strategy via roadmaps, conceptual diagrams, and solution
    • Using independent research and analysis of industry and technology trends, provide actionable ideas for innovation and business capability development
    • Ensure that implementations align to enterprise data strategy principles
    • Partner with developers and solution architects to deliver effective integrations of in-house and vended solutions to provide seamless data management solutions across all businesses
    • Provide consultation to teams on the tactical application of reference architectures and the strategic direction of enterprise technology
    • Collaborate with technologists and business personal to identify opportunities for innovation and automation


    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
    • 5+ years of experience within a Data management practice and/or Data management architecture that was accountable for the establishment and process related to this discipline
    • Ability to lead or mentor a group of employees (directly or indirectly)
    • Well versed in industry data management trends, practices, and standards



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • 3rd level qualification (Computer Science related field preferred)
    • Basic knowledge of the insurance industry and business processes
    • 2+ years’ experience in industry tools managing Governance, Metadata, Data Quality, Reference Data Management and Data Structure Design (preferably Informatica suite of tools) 
    • Customer Master Data Management experience.
    • Experience with IBM Infosphere MDM Standard Edition (aka Initiate)
    • Oracle, MongoDB, SOLR, Scality
    • Kafka, Tibco
    • Java, Spring; Experience with Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a plus
    • Experience with Cloud technologies, integrations, and design
    • Expert in high-performance MDM environments




    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 Friday 30th September 2022

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