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Senior Application Developer

Date: Apr 29, 2022

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

Working under minimal supervision, this Senior Application Developer job opportunity will be part of our Life Core Application Delivery team and contributes to Wawanesa success by maintaining, supporting and enhancing our core Policy Administration business systems and applications.


The Life Core team focuses to deliver IS solutions that enable the business to effectively and efficiently manage and administer Wawanesa Life Insurance products.


Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and test software.
  • Prepare technical specifications from requirements.
  • Create solution documents for technical initiatives or projects
  • 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.
  • Four years practical experience performing an application development role building software using current programming languages and working with relational database systems and structure query languages such as Microsoft SQL Server, C# .NET.
  • 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 using software development tools, such as JIRA, Confluence, Source Code Management (Git) and Jenkins is considered an asset.
  •  Experience with WinForms, WPF, REST API, and automated testing is considered an asset.
  • Certifications in relevant technology or processes is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in Life Insurance industry is considered an asset.

 

#LI-WAWA #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.


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

 

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