Software Engineering Manager

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1446164

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Software Engineering Manager based in Belfast.


Title: Software Engineering Manager

Ref: 20/8/SEM

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 is one of the largest car and home insurers in the US, serving more than 16 million households and earning over $35 billion in revenue annually. We’re also widely recognized as one of the best places to work in Northern Ireland.

At Allstate we’re on a mission to use data, math and machine learning to directly shape every aspect of how we operate. Of course, when working with hundreds of millions of data points, computer science and programming also play an essential role.

The research group has over 100 exceptional data engineers and scientists based in Belfast, Chicago, Charlotte and Silicon Valley. It’s a great place to be if you’re interested in solving business problems, working with big data, and having a huge impact.

We are looking for an engaged and enthusiastic Software Engineering Manager to join our growing Analytics Engineering team and build out the next generation of our platform. The ideal candidate is a hands-on Java developer with significant experience in backend applications.

We’re looking for someone with experience in developing scalable, distributed and highly available enterprise-level applications. The candidate must have strong, first-hand technical expertise in a variety of configuration management and web technologies and the proven ability to fashion robust scalable and distributed solutions that can manage large data sets.

They must be at ease managing an agile environment with little supervision. This person should embody a passion for continuous improvement and test-driven development.

Responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Manage the design and development of enterprise level applications.
  • Lead product development in an agile environment.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, business users, project managers and other engineers to achieve elegant solutions.
  • Manage engineers on the team to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices.
  • Identify new technologies to continuously enhance the existing products

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.
  • 5+ Years of hands-on experience in Java development.
  • 1+ Year experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • 1+ Year experience managing people

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working with Python, R,
  • Experience with Big Data and Streaming technologies such as: Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, AWS, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Machine Learning knowledge and exposure.
  • Good understanding of building APIs and services using REST.
  • Experience using application development frameworks, e.g. – Spring
  • Experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience using build automation technologies like Gradle, Maven, Jenkins.

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.