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Senior Application Developer - 12 Month Term

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6

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, the selected Senior Application Developer 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, C# .Net, and/or C++.  Preferably you will have technical experience with Git, Jenkins, Web Services, multithreading, and high-availability clusters.  

This is a full-time role set to run for a 12-month term.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and test software.
  • Prepare technical specifications from requirements.
  • Ensure successful completion of developer assignments by estimating and tracking progress of assigned work.
  • 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.
  • Mentor other Application Developers
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Completion of Post-secondary degree or diploma in software development or equivalent experience.
  • 4 years practical experience performing an application development role building software using current programming languages and working with relational database systems and structure query languages.
  • 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 the following software development technologies is considered an asset:
    • Proficiency in modern development languages, such as Java, C# .Net, and/or C++;
    • Using a formal integrated development environment (IDE) such as IntelliJ or Eclipse;
    • Development of unit tests using JUnit, Nunit or equivalent;
    • Application lifecycle tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, and Maven;
    • Source code management tools such as Git, Bitbucket and Sourcetree;
    • Web services such as SOAP, JSON and REST;
    • Mulesoft or other enterprise integrations platforms;
    • Enterprise monitoring tools such as Splunk or AppDynamics;
    • Unix, Windows, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server; and
    • Guidewire Insurance Suite and/or Guidewire Digital Portals.
  • Certifications in relevant technology or processes is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in Insurance industry 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.