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Application Developer I / II / Senior - Direct Market Digital

Date: Apr 19, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA, B3J-1G5 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H-0W5 Nepean, ON, CA, K2E-7W5

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices 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.
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, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

Working under minimal supervision, we have multiple opportunities available for Application Developer's at various job levels, whom will be part of our direct market digital team and contributes to Wawanesa’s success by maintaining, supporting and enhancing our customer facing applications for US region.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a small agile scrum team model that facilitates rapid design, development and implementation of application changes that embodies a passion for continuous improvement and test-driven development.  You will have experience in front end / client-side applications design and web development and have relevant technical proficiency with software technologies/tools such as Java, Javascript, AngularJS, ReactJS, Spring, Hibernate, Struts, dotCMS or any web content management tool.

This opportunity can be performed remotely and based out of any major Canadian city, preferably near one of Wawanesa’s regional office.
Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and test software.
  • Prepare technical specifications from requirements.
  • Ensure successful completion of assigned work by estimating and tracking progress independently.
  • Maintain the operation of business systems and applications.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve application incidents.
  • Participate in planning activities.
  • Create and update relevant documentation.
  • Improve upon and ensure the adherence to the established practices, processes, and guidelines.
  • Keep current with relevant technologies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of Post-secondary degree or diploma in software development or equivalent experience.
  • 1 to 4 years of practical experience performing an application development role building software using programming languages and frameworks such as: 
    • Java, Gosu, Javascript, AngularJS, ReactJS, Spring, Hibernate, Struts, dotCMS or any web content management tool.
  • Practical experience with software development tools such as Jenkins, JIRA, BitBucket, Confluence, SharePoint, Splunk, Alertra, AppDynamics, Google analytics
  • Experience working with AWS and Guidewire insurance suite of products is considered an asset.
  • Detail oriented with analytical and problem-solving skills to recognize and identify issues and take proper action to resolve them.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with style fitting for the audience and message.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills, with the ability to develop and implement plans by prioritizing and multi-tasking.
  • Good leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate high team morale by encouraging and coaching team members.
  • Effective decision-making skills, with the ability to direct team members to achieve goals through clear instruction.
  • Experience with Unix; Windows; Oracle; Microsoft SQL Server; is considered an asset.
  • Experience working in an agile environment with continuous integration/delivery is considered an asset.
  • Certifications in relevant technology or processes is considered an asset.


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 employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.