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Sr. Cloud Platform Engineer

Company: Allstate
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.
Job DescriptionAllstate is looking for experienced Cloud Platform Engineers within Allstates Infrastructure Services(IS). Within IS, the Cloud Platform Engineers are responsible and accountable for the engineering and operation of the Allstate platforms which is comprised of multiple cloud environments, application continuous delivery tools and pipelines, and numerous applications consuming those.

The Cloud Platform Engineer is a full stack engineer who builds opinionated cloud environments and platforms for Allstate. This role will have the primary accountability of owning, developing, implementing and operating Allstates 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 on those cloud platforms.Responsibilities


  • Oversees and develops the various opinionated cloud environments and platforms while aligning them with business and security strategies and requirements
  • Hands-on experience with cloud solutions at massive scale and resiliency
  • Deep experience in design, development and deployment of business software in cloud environments
  • Designing architecture with various cloud providers that meets technical, security, and business needs for applications and workloads.
  • Champions the engineering practices and helping teams define and setup frameworks for infrastructure as code and immutable infrastructure concepts
  • Establishes the strategy and manages complex technical designs in engineering and operating cloud platform infrastructure
  • Oversees and develops the strategy and manages complex designs for the continuous integration and continuous delivery frameworks and tools
  • Contribute to technology strategy and engineering roadmaps around cloud platforms; executes strategic engineering proof of concepts around cloud platforms
  • Defines and develops new products and services that provides functions- as-a-service
  • Champions for the appropriate use of open source and commercial technology based upon industry trends and innovative concepts
    Job Qualifications


    • Four year degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related area, or equivalent work experience
    • 8+ years of application development and infrastructure engineering experience
    • Able to mentor different teams across the various engineering practices including extreme programming, product mindset, cloud/as-a-service approach, and infrastructure as code
    • Hands-on style - willingness and competence 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
    • Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries
    • Identify creative solutions for technical challenges
    • Able to communicate effectively across groups of diverse backgrounds
    • Ability to communicate and present ideas and solutions

      Technical Skills

      • Demonstrable experience designing and implementing complex applications and distributed systems into public cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc)
      • Experience and solid understanding of complex, multi-region, highly available state-less and state-full deployments
      • Solid understanding of security and compliance frameworks, standards and implementation in public cloud environments
      • Experience and solid understanding of infrastructure technologies such as network, compute, and storage
      • Experience in using DSLs/frameworks for managing infrastructure as code like (or similar to) CloudFormation, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, BOSH, etc
      • Experience in infrastructure programming using languages like Python, Ruby, Go
      • Hands on experience using continuous integration/delivery tools like (or similar to) git, Jenkins, Concourse
        The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.Good Work. Good Life. Good HandsĀ®.

        As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats 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, youll 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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        Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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