PaaS Platform Engineer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1422177

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Platform Engineer - Northern Ireland based in Belfast

Title: PaaS Platform Engineer

Ref: 1/25/PE  

Think Technology- Think Allstate

We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.

You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.

You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.



Job Description

As a platform engineer in the CompoZed lab at Allstate you will be managing and growing our cloud development environment (currently four environments balanced across two global availability zones). In addition, you will be focused on building and deploying self-service tools that enable the CompoZed development teams to build, deploy and operate cloud native applications faster and more efficiently pushing code into production with ever increasing velocity.

This unique role is ideal for someone with an interest in building out and maintaining cloud native platforms while also using programming or scripting skills to simplify the interface to the platform for developers to reduce the time to get code into production use.

About CompoZed

CompoZed is an innovative group setup within Allstate to focus on transforming the business by moving from traditional solutions to cloud native solutions that accelerate business growth by leveraging a DevOps environment to deliver solutions rapidly.

The foundation of the CompoZed lab is rapid deployment via continuous delivery of software solutions into production using an Agile XP methodology with a drive to script and automate manual process to continuously reduce process variances and drive down delivery times. In addition, continuous learning is part of a normal day in the lab with regular time set aside for individual or group development.

The ideal candidate will be able to display the following competencies:

  • You have a passion to learn.
  • You love to innovate and you’re willing to fail fast and iterate to success.
  • You’re ready to judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of your customers.
  • You play well with others and have well developed communications skills.
  • You have the ability to self-manage.
  • Work effectively across organizational boundaries.
  • You should be able to influence formally and informally
  • Passion for learning and working with new technology
  • You can Identify creative solutions for technical support issues – flexibility is key here.

Essential Criteria

  • Knowledge of Linux ideally ubuntu
  • Experience with virtualized infrastructure (VMWare, AWS, Azure or GCP)
  • Clear evidence of troubleshooting and resolving issues in an application or PaaS environment
  • Strong experience of service restoration activities covering web front end, Systems, Databases and Networks (at least one of these areas is required)
  • Ability to code or script automation in at least one language (Java, Go, Python, Ruby, Perl, bash, etc.) on Linux-based platforms
  • Experience with Systems, Application and Network performance/availability monitoring and analysis
  • Solid written and verbal communications skills
  • Expertise in problem solving and analysing global scale distributed systems
  • Degree preferably in an IT related discipline or 2 years relevant working experience
  • Proven experience working with infrastructure components (operating systems, compute, storage, networking, distributed systems, big data, cloud, containers, etc.) and solid understanding of the rest and how they impact services
  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment

Hours of Work

  • This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) role based in the Belfast office

Travel requirements

  • Onsite transition (if required; maximum of 4 weeks)
  • Flexibility required

To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to the company website

Closing Date:  Friday 21st June 2019

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.

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.