Full Stack Software Engineer, Manulife Bank (manulife)

manulife    Waterloo, Ontario    2024-06-09

Job posting number: #119717 (Ref:JR24060113)

Job Description

We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today. 

Working Arrangement


Job Description

Join our Manulife Bank Engineering team!

Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with phenomenal teams and inspiring leaders? You’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for people who share our values and want to make every day better for people around the world.


Our team helps to drive out and complete a great banking experience for our customers.  It’s banking, the way it should be! At Manulife Bank, we believe banking products are an integral part of every Canadians financial plan. We are growing at an unprecedented rate and need people with the skills, energy, and drive to maintain our leadership position as an "advisors bank." If this sounds like you, and the career below sounds exciting, we’d like to hear from you to join our team as we grow, pioneer, and innovate.


We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Full Stack Software Engineer to design, develop, and maintain robust software solutions. You will collaborate with multi-functional teams to deliver high-quality software products that meet our customer’s needs. You will work on new features and have an active voice in our digital solutions. Your positive approach, ability to be flexible to shifting priorities and creativity rooted in technology will help you navigate this exciting and growing business. We are looking for passionate, motivated individuals to join our team’s exciting journey as we grow, pioneer, and innovate.



  • Participate in ideation, and brainstorming sessions to devise creative and innovative digital solutions. We need and value fresh ideas!
  • Design, code, unit test and integrate features and functionality
  • Collaborate with product partners, software engineers, quality engineers and IT business analysts to uncover opportunities to deliver new business value through software
  • Maintain and ensure high quality software by writing clean, maintainable, and well-documented code that adheres to industry practices and coding standards, with accountability for production reliability and usage
  • Build best in class applications, APIs, and data solutions to drive business and technical outcomes
  • Review current software framework to identify defects and opportunities to improve performance and stability
  • Research technical strategies, third party tools, and current and new technologies to deal with emerging technical issues and improve development efficiency
  • Apply disciplined coding practices to enable agility and delivery of high-quality code
  • Promote agile principles and methodology
  • Perform various investigative "Spikes" to mitigate technical uncertainty and risk
  • Assist in the development of automated test harnesses as necessary to ensure delivery of high-quality code
  • Update progress daily through the tracking tool (Jira) or Scrum/Kanban board
  • Complete documentation as part of definition of done. e.g., deployment, maintenance, support and for business needs.


Technical skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience) preferred
  • Experienced developer with at least 5 years of professional experience in software development
  • Good verbal and written communication; effectively articulates technical vision, possibilities, and outcomes
  • Key technologies include:
    • React, Node.js, Javascript, SOA and Web Services, Java Springboot
    • UI and API Test automation frameworks
    • SQL for database
    • CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins
    • Git source control
    • Jira for task management
  • Familiarity with Scaled Agile and DevOps principles, test-driven development, continuous integration, and other approaches to accelerate the delivery of new features  
  • View Orignal JOB on: italents.net
    You have hands on experience with progressive architectural styles such as microservices
  • Hands-on RDBMS experience (data modeling, analysis, programming, stored procedures)
  • Good foundation in data structures, algorithms, and OO Design with rock-solid programming skills
  • Collaborative demeanor to work with team members; able to coach, participate in code reviews, share skills and methods. Also efficiently communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical collaborators
  • Constantly learns from both success and failure and is keen on experimenting with emerging technologies
  • Good organizational and problem-solving abilities that enable you to manage through creative abrasion


Additional attributes:

  • Agile team experience where responsibilities include the planning and delivery of user stories in an Agile Scrum environment preferred
  • Banking Industry knowledge/experience preferred


What can we offer?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.


Our commitment to you:

Values-first culture 

We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together. 

Boundless opportunity 

We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career. 

Continuous innovation 

We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services. 

Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives. 

Championing Corporate Citizenship 

We build a business that benefits all collaborators and has a positive social and environmental impact.

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law. 

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application processAll information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact recruitment@manulife.com.

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Waterloo, Ontario

Salary range is expected to be between

$74,270.00 CAD - $137,930.00 CAD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact recruitment@manulife.com for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in Canada includes holidays, vacation, personal, and sick days, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence. If you are applying for this role in the U.S., please contact recruitment@manulife.com for more information about U.S.-specific paid time off provisions.

Employer Info

Job posting number:#119717 (Ref:JR24060113)
Application Deadline:2024-07-09
Employer Location:manulife
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