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Application Developer

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Ottawa, ON, CA, K2E-7W5 Regina, SK, CA, S4S-6X3 Remote - Canada, CA Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H-0W5 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 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 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 live in and work in 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 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 general supervision, we are seeking an intermediate to Senior Application Developer (II or Senior) who will contribute to Wawanesa success by building, maintaining, and supporting business systems and applications. This role will primarily be responsible for supporting the operations and vitality of our Business Intelligence environment (primarily MicroStrategy Reporting) offered by the Data Management team, encompassing both software maintenance, development assignments, and more.


Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and test software and processes in our BI Reporting environment.
  • Prepare technical specifications from business requirements
  • Maintain the operation of business systems and applications.
  • Collaborating with multiple departments, diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve incidents supporting Data Management applications.
  • Provide support for monthly server/application patches, application, and infrastructure upgrades
  • Deployment of MicroStrategy Code packages to Production environments.
  • Participate in code reviews and release 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.


  • Completion of Post-secondary degree or diploma in software development or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years practical experience performing a Business Intelligence, data warehouse and/or reporting development role building software using current programming languages/techniques, working with Linux, relational database systems and structured query languages (Intermediate SQL query skills required).
  • 2+ years of experience working with MicroStrategy as a report developer or administrator.
  • Knowledge of Data Warehousing concepts (with a focus on Kimball Based Data Models), relational database concepts
  • 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 with the ability to apply learning to new situations.
  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity, deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience using software development tools, such as JIRA, Confluence and Source Code Management is considered an asset.
  • Experience with Power BI Reporting tool would be considered a strong asset.
  • Experience with other Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, Cognos, Amazon QuickSight, or related would be considered an asset. 
  • Certifications in relevant technology is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Insurance industry and Guidewire Insurance Suite is considered an asset.
  • Linux scripting skills and Tomcat administration considered an asset
  • AWS experience and familiarity with Redshift and/or PostgreSQL databases considered a strong asset.
  • Previous experience working within a BI Production Support environment would be considered a strong 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 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,

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

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