Co-Op Software Developer

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto | CA-ON-London | CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/25/2023 11:11 AM)
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Canada Life Assurance Company
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Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
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Job Description

Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with great teams and inspiring leaders? You’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for ambitious people who share our values and want to make every day better for people around the world. If this sounds like you, and the career below sounds exciting, we’d like to hear from you.


We are looking for Software Developers who are interested in working and enhancing their skills in one or more of Front End, Back End, and Full Stack disciplines.


What you will do 


  • Join us in a fun, friendly, team-oriented virtual (work from home) environment, working closely with a coach/mentor
  • Work on a variety of application systems that are used by the Group Customer organization within Canada Life; assist with software maintenance and make small enhancements to existing applications (design, development, testing and implementation of application changes)
  • Conduct functional application testing of our end user applications to ensure compatibility with planned OS and MS Office upgrades.
  • Learn how we use collaboration tools - work with our team to design and develop collaboration solutions to be used by IS team.
  • Contribute learning from education experience to practical process improvement opportunities.

What you will bring 

  • Are in the process of completing relevant post secondary education within a Computer Science/Engineering discipline
  • Are a team player, and have solid teamwork / collaboration skills
  • Have strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Are self motivated to learn new technologies and applications
  • Have the ability to manage and report on the status of individual tasks
  • Can communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Have experience working within a formally organized group or team (considered an asset)
  • Have relevant work, school, and/or volunteering experience (considered an asset)

What will you be using


You will be digging into several of the following, so experience in any of these areas is a huge plus:

  • js, React, GraphQL, Node, Angular 2+, HTML, CSS3, Typescript and Modern JavaScript
  • Java/Spring, JUNIT, C#/.Net/.Net Core, Python, Ruby
  • Bash, PowerShell
  • Web Services & APIs
  • Oracle, MS SQL, MongoDB, DB2
  • Git and branching strategies like GitFlow, Jenkins,
  • VS Code, VB6, C++
  • Some squad assignments may also involve data analysis using Python, DataBricks on Azure, and writing complex queries & stored procedures
  • Kafka, Nifi

Nice to Have

  • Open source! Any experience with open source is very attractive to us!
  • Containerization of applications into a cloud environment: AWS, Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), Kubernetes
  • Atlassian Jira & Confluence, Splunk
  • Concourse/Fly, Docker, SonarQube, Artifactory, BlackDuck
  • Configuration Management tools (Chef, Ansible, etc.)
  • Administering and configuring web server technologies (Apache, WebLogic, nginx, etc.)


Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, London, Winnipeg. 


Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!


Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 



We are one of Canada's top 100 employers!

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Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 



Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 




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