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Emerging Database Tech Lead Allstate
Irving, TX

Allstate Insurance Company provides insurance services.

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Job Description

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll 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 Description

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in diverse and creative ways and you'll 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.

Key Responsibility

The successful candidate will operate within the global management model with responsibility to:

* Fathom the technical strategy for emerging database technologies with concentration in the NoSQL and cloud spaces
* Lead the evaluation and adoption of new capabilities in the data store realm.
* Liaise, educate and advise business areas on database strategy, data enablement and best practices.
* Lead complex project efforts to determine technical scope and execution plan in partnership with sister organizations like security and infrastructure.
* Lead incident, security and performance reviews.
* Perform ongoing performance analysis, tuning and optimization
* Automate redundant / recurring database tasks
* Provide mentoring to other DBAs and perform as SME
* Support initiatives in Agile frameworks across multiple business units

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to present technology topics to business and leadership audiences with a proven track record in driving quality, advocacy for process improvement and leading of technical strategic decisions.

Job Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in a computer science, engineering, technology related field or equivalent experience
* Have a minimum of 10 years' experience as a data professional
* 5+ years in database management, testing, scripting, or configuration
* High degree of knowledge across multiple data store platforms
* Proficiency with Cloud providers (particularly AWS) and open source software

The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate a high degree of competence in

* Leadership
* Communication
* Planning & Organization
* Managing risks & issues
* Ability to learn new technologies
* Customer centric oriented
* Perform as a lead in a collaborative environment

Preferred Criteria:

* Experience with the following NoSQL databases: MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis or Snowflake
* Experience with the following technologies: GitHub, Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, Cloud Formation, python, kafka, spark, kubernetes, Docker.
* Experience or certification with AWS solutions leveraging database platforms.
* Experience with Agile, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and continuous delivery environments
* Experience with 20+ TB databases
* Experience leading adoption of new technologies
* Experience with security standards and procedures like encryption, redaction and tokenization
* Masters degree in a technology related discipline
* Experience with the P&C insurance industry.
* Public speaking experience

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

About Allstate

Allstate Insurance Company provides insurance services.

Headquarters
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45140 employees
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2775 Sanders Rd

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