Data Engineer

Date: Jun 8, 2023

Location: Remote - Canada, CA

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

Job ID: 6006 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you can decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may work from any of the following locations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and/or the Yukon. 


The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is one of Canada’s largest mutual insurers, with over $4 billion in annual revenue and assets of $12 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Canada. Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million members in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Learn more at

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

The Data Engineer is responsible for building, maintaining, and expanding data pipelines and products for key analytics consumers like Actuarial, Data Analysts and ML Engineers to support advanced analytics use cases across the enterprise.


Job Responsibilities

  • Creating, and maintaining data pipelines
  • Discovering new data acquisition opportunities
  • Automation of the most-common, repeatable, and tedious data preparation and integration tasks
  • Collaboration with business partners, Analytics Exploration and Operations teams in refining their data requirements for various analytics initiatives and their data consumption requirements
  • Promoting the available data and analytics capabilities and expertise to business leaders and educate them in leveraging these capabilities in achieving their business goals
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • More than six years of experience in data modeling, data management and data engineering. Strong experience with various Data Management architectures like Data Warehouse, Data Lake, Data Hub and the supporting processes like Data Integration, Governance, Metadata Management.
  • A bachelor's degree in data management, information systems, software engineering, computer science or a related quantitative field [or equivalent work experience] is required.
  • Strong ability to design, build and manage data pipelines for data structures encompassing data transformation, data models, schemas, metadata, and workload management
  • Proficiency in SQL and NoSQL
  • Proficiency in Python, Linux, Bash
  • Proficiency with AWS technologies or equivalent cloud services including data tooling (data warehouse and database technologies)
  • Proficiency with AWS CloudFormation or equivalent infrastructure as code
  • Proficiency with Git, CI/CD 
  • Strong ability to support and work with cross-functional teams in a dynamic business environment
  • Required to be highly creative and collaborative
  • Demonstrate good judgment, a sense of urgency 
  • Commitment to high standards of ethics, regulatory compliance, customer service and business integrity



Wawanesa is proud to be one of Manitoba's Top Employers for 2023 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work!

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,

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