Technology Senior Manager - Private Markets and Data Services

Allstate Insurance Company


Chicago, IL

Why you should apply for a job to Allstate Insurance Company:

  • 76% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 56% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    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. 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 more than 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.

    Business Overview

    Allstate Investments, LLC manages over $60 Billion of Allstate’s assets.  Our goal is to provide sustainable, competitive, risk-adjusted investment returns and investment-related services for the benefit of the Allstate Corporation.  The Investments technology team is a highly skilled group of individuals within Investments who provide technology solutions to business problems.  The team builds analytic and data driven tools that enable better decision making and integrate leading front-office trading systems with back-office accounting, settlement and reporting systems.  The team supports all aspects of the Investments business and is also responsible for infrastructure, solution architecture, business analysis, application development and application support.  It is a global organization with employees in the United States, Northern Ireland and India.

    Job Summary

    For this leadership opportunity, you will have a workspace in Allstate’s River Point office at 444 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60606.  The expectation will be for you to work from the office as often as needed.  IT leaders typically come in 1 day / week.  Occasionally, there will be weeks where you come into the office a bit more frequently. 

    The Senior Manager will be a member of the Investment technology leadership team with primary responsibilities for the Private Markets and Data Services technology team.  This team has dual mandates: 1) support front-office applications used by the Private markets team; 2) develop data services (including API layer) that provide data to front-office applications and analytic tools.  This role offers opportunity to add value to the investment process through innovative technology solutions. 

    The Private Markets technology team supports some vended applications like eFront (Front Invest) for Limited Partnerships / Real Estate and Precision LM for Commercial Mortgages and Equilend Spire / NGT for Securities lending.  The team also supports home grown operational applications.  We are moving to a React JS / Java / Spring Boot microservices based architecture for our homegrown applications.  The team is also responsible for building the data services layer for Front Office decision support and analytic platform. 

    The Senior Manager will be the product manager for all the vended / homegrown applications supported by the team.  This individual will also manage data initiatives for front-office reporting and will help drive the implementation of these initiatives through the data services layer.  The Senior Manager will have an exciting opportunity to be a key voice in defining the data architecture of the organization, as we look to modernize the reporting environment and replace our accounting system.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Initiate and monitor work necessary to implement organizational goals and ensuring reliability and stability of applications
    • Drive and deliver large complex projects with a clear focus on outcomes
    • Develop ideas and strategies that have long-term, strategic impact on area of responsibility and the broader organization
    • Partner with business stakeholders to understand business processes and develop technology solutions to solve business problems
    • Weigh alternatives and consider service and business implications of decisions
    • Lead data initiatives for the organization while utilizing a solid understanding of the data landscape and tools (Java, Spring Boot, SQL server, Microservice architecture, Data Mesh)
    • Ensure prioritization of work and communication of status with stakeholders
    • Provide technical and professional leadership over a spectrum of support responsibilities
    • Leverage analytics to drive efficiency and improvement
    • Lead people in a global model, across multiple locations and multiple time-zones
    • Model and create an environment of accountability for the team, peer groups, and leaders by setting clear performance objectives in support of business outcomes
    • Foster an environment of innovation and encourage risk-based experimentation
    • Coach and mentor members of the team as well as members of the cross-functional organization
    • Monitor budget and operational effectiveness; develop strategies for adjusted courses of action

    Key Job Qualifications

    • 10+ years relevant product management or product development experience working in a fast-paced technology environment
    • Proven leadership / management experience (5+ years)
    • Ability to lead and deliver large projects
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate complex and innovative concepts to stakeholders to drive decision making and buy-in
    • Relationship building and management within and across organizations
    • Ability to influence outside of your direct line of authority
    • Strong executive presence and strong communication skills
    • Experience working in the Capital markets industry (desired)
    • Experience in working with SaaS applications (desired) 
    • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science or related business degree, MBA/MIS/MS (desired)

    Compensation offered for this role is $122,000.00 - 180,000.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.

    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. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit

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    What are Allstate Insurance Company perks and benefits

    Child care subsidies

    Remote work policy

    Short term disability

    Paid adoptive

    Paid maternity

    About the company

    Industry: Insurance: Property & Casualty

    More than just an insurance company, Allstate is a consumer-focused, data-driven company that’s constantly redefining what it means to be protected. Through its commitment to growth and innovation over the last 90 years, Allstate is establishing itself as a leader of new technology in the industry. The company places a strong emphasis on professional development and ...

    Why you should apply for a job to Allstate Insurance Company:

  • 76% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 56% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.