AWS Engineer

Posted on May 13 Northbrook, IL 189 views

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 AWS Analytics Engineers within our Data & Intelligent Systems Group (D&IS).  At D&IS we are responsible for the engineering and operation of the Allstate big data and real time analytics platforms. In this higly visible role you will influence design and implemenation of solutions to ingest, transform and deliver data in AWS for Analytics and Machine Learning, leveraging tools like EMR, Glue, Kinesis, and SageMaker.  You will participate in enablement of a hybrid cloud to accelerate our ongoing transformation from an insurance company to an expanded circle of protection products.

  • Work with Big Data and Analytical teams to engineer and develop capabilities in the cloud that align with transformative growth business strategies and requirements.
  • Design scalable, resilient and pragmatic solutions using AWS Analytics Services 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.
  • 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 analytics or solution design / architecture in the cloud using AWS Analytics Services.
  • Experience in two or more of the following AWS Analytics Services; Athena, EMR, Kinesis, Glue, SageMaker, Lake Formation
  • Experience in automating analytics solutions 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 Certified Solutions Architect
  • AWS Certified Data Analytics Speciality


Desired Experience


  • Automation, Configuration Management (e.g. Terraform, Ansible), Dev-ops practices, CI/CD pipelines (e.g Jenkins).
  • Elementary infrastructure knowledge.  (Compute, Storage, and Networking)
  • Intermediate understanding of Linux and Containers.
  • Development skills – Python, Java, or code management tools like Github.
  • Big Data Technologies such as Hadoop, EMR, Spark, Impala, Kafka, etc.
  • Integration, Dataflow management, ETL.
  • Data Warehousing, NoSQL, Relational Databases.


Compensation Data

Salary $95K-$150K. Target bonus eligible. Offer will be commensurate with experience.

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 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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