Software Engineer, Waterloo

Published 2022-05-26
Expires 2022-06-26
ID #1014658662
Software Engineer, Waterloo
Canada, Ontario, Waterloo,
Published May 26, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Software engineer

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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:

At Data & Analytics Engineering our team is focused on enabling analytics at Sun Life through delivering robust, scalable, secure and reusable platforms and services that operate within our Enterprise Cloud, API and DevOps environments.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our fast paced and high performing Data Engineering team to provide data and analytics capabilities to our business. You will use your engineering prowess and experience building out data platforms to help us deliver core data and application pipelines, frameworks and infrastructure that enable our business to provide insights and respond to the needs of our clients in real-time.

Sun Life values diversity and does not discriminate based on background or personal experience. We encourage everyone with a passion for developing great software to apply.

What will you do?
Work within an Agile pod to build core data and analytics platforms, applications and self-service capabilities
Build robust data pipelines that integrate data from various sources to enable analytics in our Cloud environment.
Build and deploy APIs and highly available services that adhere to internal governance controls and deployment platforms
Work closely with our data science and analytics partners to deliver useful integration and delivery pipelines to facilitate various analytics use-cases like recommendation systems
Operate in a Shift-Left testing environment and prioritize writing efficient, tested and clear code
Participate in improving the supportability and transparency of the applications and services we build by creating clear and comprehensive documentation, monitoring/alert systems and centralized logging

What you need to succeed?
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Technology
Scala, Java 8+ and Python3 programming languages
Docker and container-orchestration tools like Kubernetes
Jenkins, Artifactory, and Ansible
traditional Big Data suite ( HDFS, MapReduce/Spark/etc.)
streaming technologies, such as Kafka
SQL databases, such as Postgres
a Cloud Service Provider ( Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, etc.)
Familiarity with the Microservice Architectures

Familiarity with various NoSQL database designs ( Key-Value, Document, Wide-Column, Graph, etc.).
Knowledge of basic Machine Learning concepts ( classification versus regression, bias-variance tradeoff, etc.)

Preferred Skills
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), combined with strong interpersonal skills
Experience with either Kanban or Scrum working methodologies
Canadian Enhanced Reliability Clearance is required

What’s in it for you?

A flexible work schedule, provided it includes core working hours

Competitive salary

Being part of our journey in developing the next greatest digital experience

Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family

Wellness programs that support the three pillars of your health – mental, physical, and financial

Membership to a highly collaborative, supportive, and productive team

An extensive support system for continual learning including company-run courses, access to online learning platforms

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.

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.

Sun Life is committed to the health and safety of all those in our workplaces and our communities.  In accordance with Sun Life’s Vaccination Policy (Canada):

Employees permitted to work remotely are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend a Sun Life office, Financial Centre or offsite location where activity related to Sun Life business occurs.

Employees whose job duties require them to attend a Sun Life office, Financial Centre or offsite location for Sun Life business must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 effective May 1st.

Employees whose regular workplace is a Financial Centre and SLFD field leaders must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in Sun Life’s Rapid Screening Program to attend a Financial Centre or an offsite event.

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

Salary Range:
56,300/56 300 - 92,900/92 900
Job Category:
IT - Technology Services
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    Sun Life
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    1) Researches, designs, and develops computer software systems, in conjunction with hardware product development, for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, and scientific applications, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis: Analyzes software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. 2) Consults with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system. 3) Formulates and designs software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design. 4) Develops and directs software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation. 5) Consults with customer concerning maintenance of software system. 6) May coordinate installation of software system.

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