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Application Developer

Date: Aug 10, 2022

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

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 is thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2022. This certification recognizes us as a leading employer and reinforces that we’re a company that values our people for who they are and the work they do to support our customers, communities, and brokers. Wawanesa is also a Manitoba Top Employer for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work. 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

Working under moderate supervision, this job contributes to Wawanesa success by maintaining, supporting and enhancing business systems and applications.

 

The Edge applications are those that provide external functionality for our brokers and partners by enhancing Wawanesa's digital strategy, through web integrations and APIs.

 

You will work 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, MuleSoft, Groovy, Gosu, SQL, XML, REST, SOAP, GIT Jenkins.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test, deploy software in non-production environments.
  • Development in Mule Anypoint Studio for our Integration Layer for the maintenance of our REST and SOAP Web Services.
  • Utilize tools for Web Services such as: Postman and ReadyAPI.
  • Prepare technical specifications from requirements.
  • Maintain the operation of business systems and applications.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve application incidents.
  • Participate in planning activities.
  • 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 2 years practical experience performing an application development role building software using current programming languages/techniques and working with relational database systems and structured query languages.
  • Exposure to one or more of the following technologies:
    • XML, Java, JavaScript
    • Enterprise Service Bus development such as MuleSoft
    • AJAX frameworks such as jQuery
    • REST and SOAP Web Services
  • Detail oriented with analytical and problem-solving skills to recognize and identify issues and take proper action to resolve them.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with style fitting for the audience and message.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a team environment by making quality contributions and supporting fellow team members.
  • Strong 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 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.
  • Certifications in relevant technology is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Insurance industry is considered an asset.

#LI-REMOTE

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.


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