Lead Software Engineer (sunlife)

sunlife    Waterloo, Ontario    2024-07-11

Job posting number: #129714 (Ref:JR00099013)

Job Description

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description:

The Corporate IT team is looking for a Lead Software Engineer with at least 8 years of application support, analysis, and development experience.

What will you do?

  • Provide ongoing support to the operations team, on-call, problem analysis, resolution and escalation;
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  • Lead work on regular maintenance activities required to keep the applications working at expected levels;
  • Work with external software vendors during vendor implementations and issue resolution Configure and install software products, patches, vendor releases in multiple environments
  • Apply analysis skills to understand and assess the impact of infrastructure and technical changes within the environment
  • Provide recommendations and alternatives for system enhancements
  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with other IT team members and external vendors.
  • Maintain effective communication with management, team members and the business
  • Create and maintain technical documentation
  • Provide coaching to other team members on tools, techniques and processes
  • Provide estimates and contribute to defining timelines and project plans
  • Ensure Sun Life Information Security Policies are complied to in any solution
  • Work with Business Systems Analysts to ensure design solutions meet requirement needs
  • Participate in both design reviews and code reviews
  • Provide technical leadership within projects ensuring the appropriate technical solution is being delivered, appropriate governance is applied, risks are mitigated, issues are resolved and projects are successfully implemented.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Minimum 8 years of progressive information technology experience with full application development life cycle and systems integration experience
  • Strong leadership skills, able to lead independently with a bias toward action and results
  • Knowledge of ITIL standards and best practices
  • Working knowledge of Jira and Confluence
  • Experience with creating design documentation and diagrams
  • Relational database experience (SQL Server)
  • Windows server knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of ETL and experience with ETL tools (Informatica or SSIS or AWS Glue)
  • Experience with scheduling tools (Autosys)
  • Experience with PowerShell and/or other scripting tools and techniques
  • Understanding file transfer process and options (FTP/SFTP)

What will be nice to have?

  • Experience In Finance or Banking systems
  • Previous experience with Reconciliation software, specifically, Frontier
  • Understanding of Agile Methodologies
  • Knowledge of cloud-based platforms (AWS Amazon Web Services)
  • Knowledge of API Services
  • Experience with the DevOps tools (Git, Bitbucket, Jenkins, CDD, Ansible)
  • Experience with Informatica PowerCenter or IICS
  • Technical experience in Unix (AIX and/or Linux)

Unique Requirements

  • Occasional weekend and after-hours work
  • On-call support as part of rotation
  • Must be able to obtain Reliability Status through the Government of Canada before a start date can be confirmed (includes a background check with fingerprinting by the RCMP)

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range data
  • Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
  • An environment of continuous learning and improvement
  • Flexible hours and a hybrid work environment

The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted.  It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.  In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.  Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results. 

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to thebrightside@sunlife.com.

At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:

82,000/82 000 - 135,000/135 000

Job Category:

IT - Application Development

Posting End Date:


Employer Info

Job posting number:#129714 (Ref:JR00099013)
Application Deadline:2024-08-10
Employer Location:sunlife
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