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Big Data & Analytics Cloud Platform Engineer (Remote/Home-Based)

Information Technologist


3 years



Chicago, Illinois, United States

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

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

Allstate is looking for Big Data & Analytics Cloud Platform Engineers within the ATSV Data & Intelligent Systems Group; at D&IS we are responsible and accountable for the engineering and operation of the Allstate big data and real time analytics platforms. In this role you will work with AWS using Agile/Infrastructure as Code (IaC) methodologies to plan, test, and deploy cloud infrastructure using a variety of tools to support the enterprise analytics environment.


  • Work with Big Data and Analytical teams to engineer and develop capabilities in the cloud that align with transformative growth business strategies and requirements.
  • Develop scalable, resilient and pragmatic solutions which meet technical, security, and business needs for applications and workloads.
  • Assist other teams across Allstate’s Data Management (D&IS) and Data Science (D3) with cloud’s fit for purpose analysis and migration of their on-premise workloads from a conceptual and technology standpoint.
  • Test and deploy cloud-based services to support real-time analytics workloads.
  • Develop and support multi-step CI/CD Infrastructure as Code pipelines for cloud environment.
  • Automate repeatable tasks to create efficiencies in our workflows and enable freedom for innovation.
  • Champion good engineering practices and help teams to define and set up frameworks for cloud adoption and consumption.
  • Contribute to technology strategy, engineering roadmaps, and proof of concept use cases.

Job Qualifications

Essential Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related area, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of relevant level experience in infrastructure, analytics or solution design / architecture.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Amazon Web Services or similar cloud computing platform.
  • Experience in automating and creating automations in a cloud environment.
  • Hands-on style - willingness and competence in producing necessary changes in our infrastructure and processes Technical leadership and solution design.
  • Collaborative and customer-oriented track record, able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and solutions.
  • Demonstrable ability to learn new technologies quickly.

Desired Certifications

  • AWS or Azure Certified Solutions Architect
  • AWS or Azure Certified SysOps Administrator

Desired Experience

  • Experienced in utilizing “infrastructure as code” approach to provisioning highly desirable.
  • Automation, Configuration Management (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Puppet), Dev-ops practices, CI/CD pipelines (e.g Jenkins).
  • Elementary networking skills, switching, routing, firewalls, load balancing.
  • Storage – NAS, SAN, JBOD, Object Storage.
  • Good understanding of Linux, preferably RHEL.
  • Development skills – Java, Scala, Python, PERL, Shell Script.
  • Big Data Technologies such as Hadoop, EMR, Spark, Impala, Kafka, etc.
  • Integration, Dataflow management, ETL.
  • Data Warehousing, SQL, Relational Databases.
  • NoSQL Databases.
  • Linux Containers / Docker.
  • Workflow scheduling and management.
  • DR and business continuity planning.

Minimum base salary $95K. Target bonus eligible. Offer will be commensurate with experience and could be significantly higher than the minimum.

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

For immediate consideration, please click here to apply now!!

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

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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