Microservice / Java Designer
Economical Insurance
Kitchener, ON, CA
16d ago


Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, company-

matched RRSPs, and paid volunteer days all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions.

With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.

In this role, you will :

Lead the creation of a comprehensive end-to-end detailed solution with overall accountability for the technical design (including documentation and communication) and focus on large-

scale, complex and enterprise projects. The Designer may also be accountable for programming deliverables and for providing solution options, understanding impact to costs and future business needs.

Your Responsibilities

Responsible for advancing development and design practices through processes and tools, setting development and design standards for a specific business unit or at the enterprise level

Accountable for complex application development and support, including programming and integration code

Provide deep subject matter expertise and define future direction in one or more technical areas or lead strategic development efforts

Provide technical leadership and coaching to Technology Solutions (TS) team members and guidance to senior management on complex projects representing the business needs

Apply industry standards and technical expertise to provide sound solutions that increase business results and / or minimize business and technical risk

Consult with business partners and project teams on all aspects of software development and integration ensuring solutions adhere to design principles and standards

Contribute to the development of project plans by providing input and manage project estimates, communicating project status to business and management and providing timely escalation of issues

Act as an expert resource providing insight and recommendations based on industry and technology trends, technology strategy and experience and share direction and learnings with team members

Consult and coordinate with the Architecture team to ensure design and solution alignment to Technology Strategy, Standards and Reference Architectures

Subject matter expert in several areas of discipline and consults with business partners and project teams on all aspects of research, analysis, design, hardware / software support and development of technical solutions and overall project delivery

Perform code reviews

Undergraduate degree in computer science, information systems, or a related discipline

8+ years experience in software development

5+ years of Java / J2EE development experience including frameworks like Struts, Spring and Hibernate in a Technical Lead capacity

Experience developing Webservice function using JAX-RS Sprint Rest or other Webservice technology

Understanding of MicroService Architectures

Sound knowledge of project delivery practices, standards and SDLC management

Experience working in large-scale Agile programs within the P&C Insurance industry experience

Experience developing MicroServices solutions; experience on MicroService tech stack like Sprint Boot

At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together.

If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.

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