Application Developer II

December 18 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Programming, Development
Winnipeg, MB

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 Application Developer II will be part of our Edge Canadian Digital team and contributes to Wawanesa success by maintaining, supporting and enhancing our web-based application used by our broker network.


The Edge applications team focuses on applications that provide functionality externally. In addition to externally focused application delivery, the team also provides support for Wawanesa's digital strategy.


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 front end / client-side applications design and web development and have relevant technical proficiency with software technologies/tools such as JavaScript, Angular JS, and Java. Preferably you will have technical proficiency with ReactJS and/or integration/API development. Experience with Guidewire applications such as ProducerEngage and InsuranceSuite is also an advantage.


Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and test software.
  • Prepare technical specifications from requirements.
  • Maintain the operation of business systems and applications.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve application incidents.
  • Participate in planning activities.
  • Estimate and track progress of assigned work.
  • Create and update relevant documentation.
  • Follow established practices, processes, and guidelines.
  • Keep current with relevant technologies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Completion of Post-secondary degree or diploma in software development or equivalent experience.
  • Two 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.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with style fitting for the audience and message.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a team environment by making quality contributions and supporting fellow team members.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to self-manage a fluctuating workload, with various situations and changing priorities.
  • Possesses a willingness to learn while keeping abreast of developments in field and have the ability to apply learning to new situations.
  • Experience using software development tools, such as JIRA, Confluence, Source Code Management and TeamCity is considered an asset.
  • Experience with any of the following technologies is considered an asset:
    • software development tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Git, Bitbucket, and Jenkins
    • web services / APIs such as SOAP, JSON, REST
    • monitoring tools such as Splunk and AppDynamics
    • MuleSoft or enterprise integration software
    • Unix; Windows; Oracle; Microsoft SQL Server
    • 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.

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