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Digital – Android Developer

Economical Insurance

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 6, 2022.

Digital – Android Developer

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people – and its customers – and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

We are looking for a talented and passionate team-player to join the Digital team as an Android Developer. You’ll be playing a big part in building the next evolution of our platform as we move to provide extensive new digital capabilities to our clients, working alongside a strong team of architects, developers, product managers and designers. Your work will contribute to the delivery, reliability, and optimization of the digital mobile applications, leveraging the latest Android based tooling and best practices. As part of a relatively young and growing team, you will have daily opportunities to build on the skills needed to thrive as a well-rounded contributor and technical leader, uniquely in an enterprise environment.

Our Technology Stack:

  • Mobile: Swift (IOS), Kotlin (Android)
  • Web: JavaScript, React
  • Backend: JavaScript, NodeJS, Express, GraphQL
  • Database: PostgreSQL
  • DevOps: GitHub, CircleCI, FastLane, Terraform
  • Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services

What can you expect in this role?

  • Work with a team of skilled software developers creating a rapidly evolving consumer-facing mobile platform.
  • Is responsible for unit testing and system testing their code
  • Proactively identifies technical debt and seeks ways to improve via refactoring of code
  • Deployment, Maintenance & Support of Android mobile applications
  • Develops technical designs that support maintenance and support requirements
  • Works with the Environment Analyst to create and configure environments to meet the requirements of the solution
  • Verifies that solution documentation is complete, accurate, auditable, and is traceable to business and / or systems requirements
  • Expertise with Economical’s SDLC (i.e., Lean / Agile Expertise)
  • Assists in the translation of requirements into a story map in collaboration with the Discovery Team
  • Design and maintain re-usable mobile assets

What do you bring to the role?

  • University Degree or college diploma in computer science, information systems or a related discipline
  • 2+ years of Android development (conceptualization, design, and development), including experience with Kotlin, Java, Android SDK/NDK
  • Experience in publishing an application to Google Play Store.
  • Familiarity with different software design patterns, with some experience providing hands-on architectural design for native Android apps
  • Experience building applications that consume RESTful APIs and third-party libraries
  • Proficient understanding of code versing tools such as Git
  • Experience and basic understanding of collaboration tools such as: JIRA, Confluence and Slack
  • Good knowledge of Android/Material UI design best practices. Willing and able to provide designers with constructive feedback
  • Practical understanding of PaaS and micro-service architecture
  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle.

This role can be in Toronto or Kitchener

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot – you deserve it.

We offer:

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Pension and savings programs, with company matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns – participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services

HOW TO APPLY

To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.

 

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