Senior Solution Architect - Big Data
Toronto, ON CA
12h ago

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description

Does rapid iteration, experimentation and curiosity fuel your purpose? Do you want to be part of our mission to make decisions easier and lives better for our customers and employees?

Manulife is on a journey to become a customer obsessed, digital leader. We’re transforming and we need you. Manulife has a clear vision for a Global Data Strategy.

By liberating and strengthening Manulife’s data capabilities we will enable deeper insights, better product and service design, and more effective business processes.

The result will be exceptional experiences for our customers

A Senior Solution Architect is required to assist technical oversight, vision and road-mapping of the IDDL application, for immediate and future technical demands being demanded.

As the business steers its business vision for the IDDL a technical product owner must provide the vision of IDDL in order to support the business.

Individual Accountabilities :

  • Responsible for driving strategy of key platforms; support internal developers and build roadmaps to meet platform requirement needs
  • Owns the product backlog and feature prioritization process of a Squad
  • Leads agile teams to ensure value creation for business & users
  • Drives the strategy, planning, and delivery of key capabilities for platform products
  • Acts as the voice of the customer in the definition of product; incorporates feedback from customer interviews and user research
  • Collaborates with platform and software engineers, platform and site reliability engineers, and engineering leadership to uncover pain points and opportunities to accelerate the delivery of new value through software
  • Coordinates across technical stakeholders to drive moderately complex platform development decisions
  • Executes on backlog priorities; monitors platform use and prepare reports to justify platform changes
  • Greater positive impact to specific organizational entities
  • Contributes to the success of a team
  • Job Requirements for this role include :

  • Deep understanding of business strategy and ability to craft software / platform / infrastructure architecture plans to support business outcomes
  • Evaluates and builds a network of third-party suppliers
  • Strong expertise in relevant technologies
  • Adopts strategic view about evolution of engineer needs
  • Team player and team energizer
  • Needs class room training for new disciplines
  • Finds his / her own way in tutorials and documentation
  • All interpersonal skills meet requirements for role
  • Strong working knowledge of key aspects of role
  • Staying abreast of developments in own technical discipline and able to recognize
  • Sees actions as a series of linked steps
  • Understands informal structure, company culture, cooperation & information sharing within the company
  • Collaborative attitude, willingness to work with team members; able to coach, participate in code reviews, share skills and methods
  • Constantly learns from both success and failure
  • Good organizational and problem-solving abilities that enable you to manage through creative abrasion
  • Good verbal and written communication; able to effectively articulate technical vision, possibilities, and outcomes
  • Experiments with emerging technologies and understanding how they will impact what comes next
  • Manulife has lots of perks including, but not limited to :

  • Competitive compensation
  • Retirement Savings Accounts including a RPP (Pension Plan), RRSP (Retirement Savings Plan), and TFSA (Tax Free Savings account)
  • Manulife Share Ownership Program with employer matching
  • Customizable Benefits Package including Health, Dental, Vision, and 100% of Mental Health expenses
  • Financial support for ongoing training, learning, and education
  • Monthly Innovation Days (Hackathons)
  • Wearing jeans to work every day
  • An abundance of career paths and opportunities to advance
  • This is a full-time permanent role located in Toronto, Ontario.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife / John Hancock.

    About Manulife

    Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better.

    We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.

    At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers.

    As of June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.

    4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years.

    With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

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