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Job ID :
98053
Location :
Chicago, IL US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

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Job Description

Allstate is looking for top Platform Engineers (Cloud Platform Engineering) within ATSV Infrastructure Services. Within IS, the platform engineers are responsible and accounting for the engineering and operation of the Allstate CompoZed Platform which is comprised of cloud environments (Cloud Foundry), distributed systems management systems, and application continuous delivery tools and pipeline.

The Platform Engineer is a full stack engineer who builds the cloud application development and hosting platforms for Allstate.  This role will have the primary accountability of owning, developing, implementing and operating Allstate’s Cloud platforms. This role will also encompass developing, building, administering, and deploying self-service tools that enable Allstate developers to build, deploy and operate cloud native applications.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and develops the platform as a service and application hosting environment aligning them with business strategies and requirements
  • Represents developers and key customers in the product design and lifecycle process
  • Champions the engineering practices and helping teams define and setup frameworks for infrastructure as code and automation
  • Establishes the strategy and manages complex technical designs in engineering and operating platform infrastructure
  • Oversees and develops the strategy and manages complex designs for he continuous delivery framework and tools, and acting as a subject matter expert on CI/CD for developer teams
  • Establishes strategy and executes engineering roadmaps around infrastructure as a service; executes strategic engineering proof of concepts around infrastructure platforms
  • Defines and develops new products and services that provides functions-“as-a-service” to developers and customers; championing a seamless user experience for direct customers
  • Develops a strategy for application and infrastructure monitoring for platforms and applications aligning with enterprise strategy and overall industry trends and direction
  • Owns, manages and maintains the high availability designs and engineering for the different platforms across the company
  • Champions technology and open source technology internal and external to the company
  • Provide support for both infrastructure and cloud platform services; and support for different development teams using the platform

Job Qualifications

  • Two-year degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related area, or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of application development or infrastructure engineering experience
  • Able to mentor different team across the various engineering practices including extreme programming, product mindset, cloud/as-a-service approach, and infrastructure as code
  • Hands-on style - willingness and competent in producing necessary changes in our infrastructure and processes.
  • Will be working primarily in an Extreme Programming environment and must be willing to work in a paired programming/engineering model
  • Able to facilitate diverse teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets
  • Identify creative solutions for technical support issues
  • Able to communicate effectively across groups of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to present ideas and solutions
  • Hands on experience working on any of the following technologies – Cloud Foundry, BOSH, docker, runc, Kubernetes, Openshift,
  • Experience working on public cloud – AWS, Azure, GCP, and/or experience working on virtualization technologies
  • Actual experience doing infrastructure programming using either Golang, Ruby, Python or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience working on infrastructure automation technologies like Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, Packer
  • Experience working on logging, monitoring and alerting for large scale distributed systems or cloud platforms (i.e. Prometheus, Graphite, ELK, Datadog, New Relic, or equivalent)
  • Experience working on continuous integration systems like Concourse or Jenkins particularly in deploying and managing infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure fundamentals including networking, storage, virtualization, linux administration, etc…

 


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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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