Application Analyst/ Developer

<p>Role Summary:</p> <p>We are looking for a strong application developer to join our Wealth Solutions Application Services (WSAS) team. &nbsp;You are an experienced application developer who will lead and deliver solutions for projects, often involving development teams across locations and involving several technologies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>This role can be located at the Sun Life office in Waterloo or Montreal, depending on where a suitable candidate is found.</p> <p>You will work closely with the project manager, business analysts, testers, and other technical partners in delivering sound, cost-effective solutions. &nbsp;You will design intelligent solutions which address business objectives and integrate well with our existing systems. &nbsp;You will both develop and lead other developers in implementing high quality solutions, and advise the core project group of technical risks and issues to help guide our decision-making.</p> <p>As a champion of good design and development practice, you will help to shape our growing team as we position ourselves for the future.</p> <p>Main Accountabilities:</p> <ul> <li>Accountable for delivery of the technical solution from design through implementation. &nbsp;Works with the senior designers and enterprise architect(s) to ensure the solution fits into our overall architecture</li> <li>Coaching and leadership for the project design/development team to ensure that good design and development practice is being applied throughout the SDLC</li> <li>Ensure resolution of technical issues by the development team</li> <li>Effectively communicate to project management, internal business partners, external technical partners, and other project players in a manner that ensures they understand the risks, options, and the overall solution</li> </ul> <p>Core Qualifications:</p> <ul> <li>Excellent communication, and organizational skills</li> <li>Demonstrated effective leadership skills</li> <li>5+ years experience designing and delivering solutions on the distributed (MS or java) platform</li> <li>Experience working with application vendors and building solutions involving vendor applications</li> <li>Experience working with offshore and third-party development teams.</li> <li>Strong background in working with relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, etc&hellip;)</li> <li>Keen appetite for learning relevant technologies and for continuous self-improvement</li> </ul> <p>Other Relevant Assets (but not required)</p> <ul> <li>Experience with solutions involving integration technologies such as WebMethods, Informatica, and MQ series.</li> <li>Background in delivering solutions on the java platform (or with other OO technologies)</li> <li>Delivering solutions that include mainframe technologies</li> </ul> <p>Enterprise Services, Working better together.</p> <p>Our teams are dedicated to providing the services and technology our business partners need to help customers achieve lifetime financial security. Through innovation and collaboration, we&#39;re striving to continually find new and better ways to bring value to Sun Life. Enterprise Services has employees in Canada, Ireland, the U.S. and Asia.&nbsp;&nbsp; We partner closely with groups and individuals throughout Sun Life Financial to provide products and services that deliver business value.</p> <p>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 thebrightside@sunlife.com</p> <p>We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.</p>