Working under minimal supervision, the selected Senior Application Developer will be part of our Core Application Delivery team and will contribute to the success of Wawanesa by maintaining, supporting and enhancing business systems, applications and integrations.
The Core Applications team provides foundational functionality, typically "systems of record", that are used directly by internal Wawanesa employees and as the reliable data sources for our external applications.
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 client / server applications design and development and have relevant technical proficiency with software technologies / tools such as Java and GuideWire.
This opportunity can be performed remotely and based out of any Canadian Province, preferably near a Wawanesa Regional Office in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, or Toronto.
Design, develop, and test software.
Prepare technical specifications from requirements.
Ensure successful completion of developer assignments by estimating and tracking progress of assigned work.
Maintain the operation of business systems and applications.
Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve application incidents.
Participate in planning activities.
Create and update relevant documentation.
Improve upon and ensure the adherence to the established practices, processes, and guidelines.
Keep current with relevant technologies.
Mentor other Application Developers
Promote the use of TDD and testing automation
Perform other duties as assigned.
Completion of Post-secondary degree or diploma in software development or equivalent experience.
4 years practical experience performing an application development role building software using current programming languages and working with relational database systems and structure query languages.
Development experience with Guidewire Insurance suite
Detail oriented with analytical and problem-solving skills to recognize and identify issues and take proper action to resolve them.
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with style fitting for the audience and message.
Strong planning and organizing skills, with the ability to develop and implement plans by prioritizing and multi-tasking.
Good leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate high team morale by encouraging and coaching team members.
Effective decision making skills, with the ability to direct team members to achieve goals through clear instruction.
Experience using software development tools, such as JIRA, Confluence, GIT and Jenkins is considered an asset.
Experience with Unix; Windows; Oracle; Microsoft SQL Server; Java is considered an asset.
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.