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Lead Developer, Microservices

Economical Insurance

This is a Full-time position in Biggar, SK posted July 16, 2021.

Lead Developer, Microservices 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.

We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

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.

What can you expect in this role?

The Senior Developer, Microservices is a core member of the API Integration team who is responsible for delivering integration solutions and architecture enhancements.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining source codes, unit and system testing their code, building high quality application solutions to design specifications, standards, and user requirements by developing and testing components in an iterative manner through an agile process.

Solutions Design & Code Development Design and Develop microservices/API using either Java/Springboot or node.js.

Collaborate with both internal and external clients, and architecture to understand the operational objective and purpose of the future system integration.

Collaborates with the QE to automate functional and contract testing of any integration solution and applying development practices such as TDD and Pair Programming Understand the points of integration between the different systems and highlight the potential risk associated with the delivery of the solution.

Lead code reviews with development teams, ensuring proper development practices are followed Establish software development center of excellence for the Microservices team.

Work with Architecture and BSA’s on the design of Microservices and Integration Provide technical guidance to junior resources on software development and design best practices Produce detailed functional and technical specifications.

Proactively identifies technical debt and seeks ways to improve via refactoring of code Deployment, Maintenance & Support of Technology Solutions Develops technical designs that support maintenance and support requirements Applies and leverages code and build management frameworks and tooling provided by the Build Master 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) Collaborates with the Scrum Master and the team to develop and maintain the project Kanban System, and develop the Iteration Plan and Release plan Provide technical guidance in sprint planning and story grooming.

Assists in the translation of requirements into a story map in collaboration with the Discovery Team Designs solutions according to the specific needs of requirements being specified during the current iteration only What do you bring to the role?

University Degree or college diploma in computer science, information systems or a related discipline 7 years of hands on experience designing and developing microservices using either Java/Spring Boot or node.js 7 years of experience with system integration Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with API concepts and technologies such as REST, JSON, XML, SOAP, YAML, GraphQL, Swagger/OpenAPI Spec Minimum of 5 years of experience with an API Management tool, ETL and ESB Experience working with AWS or Azure cloud Experience with AWS Lambdas Experience working with docker and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes 5 years of software / application design and development experience in a true Agile / Scrum / XP environment with proven skill and effectiveness in the use of Agile SDLC methodologies Experience with Data modeling would be an asset.

You have expert understanding of the fundamental design principles behind a scalable application Proficient understanding of code versing tools such as Git Practical understanding of enterprise and web architecture and REST You have a strong knowledge and experience with applying design patterns, object-oriented analysis and design, service-oriented architecture, n-tier architecture, and leading edge coding practices such as clean code and refactoring 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:

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