Share this Job

Application Developer

Date: May 2, 2022

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Nepean, ON, CA, K2E-7W5 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6 Regina, SK, CA, S4S-6X3 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H-0W5 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live and work anywhere that Wawanesa operates in Canada. 
 

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 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 Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders 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 and advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

This opportunity either as an Application Developer II or Senior, will be part of our Core Application Delivery team and will contribute to the success of Wawanesa by maintaining, supporting and enhancing business systems, applications and integrations.


The Core Applications team provides foundational functionality, typically "systems of record", that are used directly by internal Wawanesa employees and as the reliable data sources for our external applications.

 

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 client/server applications design and development and have relevant technical proficiency with software technologies/tools such as Java, and preferably with Guidewire (Gosu). 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and test software.
  • Prepare technical specifications from requirements.
  • Maintain the operation of business systems and applications.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve application incidents.
  • Estimate and track progress of assigned work.
  • Create and update relevant documentation.
  • Follow established practices, processes, and guidelines.
  • Keep current with relevant technologies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Completion of Post-secondary degree or diploma in software development or equivalent experience.
  • 2 to 4 years experience performing an application development role building software using current programming languages and working with relational database systems and structure query languages such as Java.  Guidewire development experience is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Detail oriented and problem-solving skills to recognize and identify issues and take proper action to resolve them.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment by making quality contributions and support fellow team members.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to self-manage a fluctuating workload, with various situations and changing priorities.
  • Possesses a willingness to learn while keeping abreast of developments in the field and have the ability to apply learning to new situations.
  • Experience using software development tools, such as JIRA, Confluence, Source Code Management and TeamCity is considered an asset.
  • Experience with Unix; Windows; Oracle; Microsoft SQL Server; Java is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Insurance Industry is considered an asset.

#LI-REMOTE #LI-WAWA

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, jobs@wawanesa.com.


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


All Wawanesa job applicants are subject to Wawanesa's Privacy Policy.