After working in various countries, Boroumand found a new home at Allstate and is now working for Allstate Information Security (AIS).
Tell us about your Allstate story:
I joined Allstate as a Key Management Engineer in January of 2019 and currently work with high end cryptographic technology for storing, servicing and encrypting all the data for various Allstate platforms. Prior to Allstate I worked overseas (Malaysia and other Middle Eastern countries) with cryptography and Key Management systems, primarily in cybersecurity. I’ve made numerous friends in this short tenure who understand how critical it is to protect customer data.
What made you decide to join the company?
What really stood out to me was the new technology and high-end devices utilized in the role. I don’t like routine work and this role provides me endless possibilities of doing what I love because I’m able to challenge myself to come up with new designs and help protect Allstate data and customer information.
What’s different about Allstate?
This company is very vibrant and diverse with people of different cultural backgrounds working under the same roof. The environment is always friendly, especially with me coming from a different background and geographical location.
What work are you most proud of?
The everyday work I complete in our Key Management Systems (KMS). We help encrypt all our critical and customer related data to protect them from potential breaches. I think every day is just as important as the next since everything is connected.
I put together KMS industry best practices, standards and supporting documentation for our Enterprise. The proud and exciting part is that I get to develop this critical practice for a Fortune 100 company like Allstate.
What values are important to you at a job?
Freedom to do my own work and having a platform to showcase my talents and designs, while also being heard.
How do you experience those values here?
Ever since my first day, my manager (Ganapathy) and team have helped me understand the culture and life at Allstate. With English not being my native language, it was hard to catch on at first, but they have really helped me along the way. Everyone within the organization has given me an opportunity to share my ideas & designs.
My manager is also extremely understanding and flexible with my work. I can work on my own, at my own pace, giving me the opportunity to accomplish my work in a reasonable amount of time.
What are your favorite parts about your team?
Our team has a sense of trust where we are always willing to help each other when needed and can confidently express ideas to create new and creative solutions. The ability to work from home is also great!
What qualities do people need to be successful here?
In a world where technology is constantly changing, you must have the ability to communicate well, be hungry and curious to learn, foster new ideas, and take constructive feedback.
Outside of work you can be found doing?
I spend a lot of time with my (Japanese Akita) dog-son named Leo and setting up my new house.
Fun fact: I love travelling and exploring new places.
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