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Systems Administrator (Integration ESB/Middleware)

Date: May 15, 2021

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

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, this job supports Wawanesa’s success by ensuring systems availability and accessibility for business applications. 


Job Responsibilities 

  • Installing, configuring, managing and maintaining multiple ESB/Middleware Integration platform environments 
  • Implementing monitoring and alerting utilities for ESB platform performance and capacity 
  • Collaborating with multiple IS teams to triage production defects  
  • Maintain and demonstrate 100% compliance with all security policies and change management controls 
  • Follow pre-defined processes to resolve service requests with a customer friendly focus 
  • Innovating new approaches to meet business needs, lower costs, and improve agility 
  • Develop and support CI/CD DevOps automation pipelines 
  • Participate in after-hours on-call rotation 
  • Creates and maintains documentation to share information and ensure repeatability 
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 2+ years of experience of ESB/middleware platform administration, preferably MuleSoft (On-Prem V3.x, v4.x and CloudHub) and/or Sonic ESB 
  • 2+ years of experience using Unix/Linux OS environments 
  • Good working experience implementing and configuring messaging broker platforms, preferably Apache ActiveMQ 
  • Good working experience implementing and configuring load balancing technologies, preferably NGINX and/or F5 
  • Experience investigating and troubleshooting platform issues using infrastructure and event monitoring tools such as Splunk and AppDynamics 
  • Knowledge of application building and deployment technologies, preferably Jenkins 
  • Knowledge of scripting technologies for server configuration management, such as Ansible  
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Service technologies including EC2, S3, AmazonMQ, CodeBuild, CodeCommit, CodePipeline, CloudWatch, CloudTrail 
  • Experience working with ITIL based processes 
  • Previous experience of working in an Agile Development Methodology. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as of a team and build strong working relationships.  
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and initiative and willingness to learn new technologies  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, capable of communicating in a clear and concise manner 
  • Must be willing and able to work a rotational on-call shift, including afterhours and weekends.  On-call premium is provided. 


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.