API Operations – Technical Lead

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1446168

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for API Operations - Technical Lead based in Belfast.


Title: API Operations – Technical Lead

Ref: 10/1/API

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.

Location: Belfast

Job Description

Allstate NI has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Lead to join a great team of technologists within the Alliance API Operations team. Alliance, one of the crown jewels of Allstate insurance, is currently transforming the core development environment, moving towards full API/Service Enablement and cloud readiness.

The successfully candidate will be given the opportunity to work on designing and building solutions that will be used in the future platform for Allstate Alliance insurance. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated candidate who relishes the prospect of involvement in development of a critical Allstate Application, acting as a change agent, as well as building their technical and business skillset on a dynamic global team.

The candidates will have significant opportunity to be hands-on as an individual contributor and as a technical lead for others on the team by leading, mentoring and coaching as required.

Responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Help lead the technical direction of the team
  • Be involved in strategic projects with a focus on cementing the service enablement strategy
  • Contribute to POC’s (Proof of Concept) and technical discussions on future direction of API Ops
  • Point of contact for other Alliance teams and consumers of Alliance services
  • Be an agent for change in line – driven modernization of the development “way of working”
  • Mentor, coach and provide on-the–job training for other team members in relevant technologies and/or processes including the creation and improvement of training materials
  • Liaise with stakeholders to resolve technical challenges and build solutions
  • Drive improvement and innovation across the business area

Essential Criteria

  • 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. EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.
  • Minimum of 4 years development experience;
  • Minimum 3 years Java/J2EE experience in development and implementation of web based transactional applications using Core JAVA
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) (E.g. JUNITs)
  • Ability to solve problems in a timely, structured manner with strong analytical approach.
  • Experience/knowledge in working in an Agile environment
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels, empowering collaboration globally

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of Spring
  • Alliance experience
  • REACT

To Apply please click the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to our website.

Closing Date:  15th October 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.

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.