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Solution Analyst II

Date: Jun 1, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1

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 general supervision, this Solution Analyst job opportunity will have primary responsibility as a Business and Quality Analyst and contributes to Wawanesa success by designing, documenting, testing and supporting our core Policy Administration System solutions to meet business stakeholder requirements.


This position is with the Life IS Core team. The focus of this team is to deliver IS solutions that enable the business to effectively and efficiently manage and administer Wawanesa Life Insurance products.


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. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the analysis, design and documentation of both system and business requirements for application enhancements and projects.
  • Participate in requirement sessions with business and system teams.
  • Collaborate with multiple functions to ensure quality software
  • Create test cases based on requirements documentation and defect resolutions
  • Writing of SQL queries for system configurations, analysis and ad-hoc reports.
  • Contribute to the communication of system solutions in business and technical terms.
  • Contribute to the resolution of both business requirements and system issues.
  • Follow established practices, processes and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of system standards and IS department established methodologies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of post-secondary degree/certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Up to 3 years of experience performing systems and business analysis or equivalent role. Working knowledge on an insurance Policy Administration system, preferably with Life Insurance related system(s) is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience with SQL.  Experience in other programming languages is considered an asset.
  • Effective analysis and problem solving skills for collecting data to analyze options.
  • Effective attention to detail skills to produce deliverables that consider the areas involved.
  • Effective communication skills to share information with others.
  • Effective planning and organizing skills to develop plans and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Understanding of agile practices, scrum, kanban and continuous delivery.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Life 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.