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Developer, Microservice

Job ID : 6167
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada

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Definity includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, we’ve grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Starting in September, Definity employees move to a hybrid work model so we can collaborate, build mentoring relationships, and solve complex or cross-functional business opportunities together. Our teams work in whichever environment best supports what they're working on and who they're working with. We're actively reinventing our offices as welcoming workspaces that optimize collaboration and empower leaders to use our space to strengthen team dynamics. Our tools and processes seamlessly connect employees from multiple locations, and our culture encourages respectful engagement and flexibility. Leaders work with their teams to determine the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their team, cross-functional engagement, responsibilities and timelines, plus those of our customers, our broker partners, and the company culture.

What can you expect in this role?

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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3-4 years of hands on experience designing and developing microservices using either Java/Spring Boot or node.js
  • 3-5 years of experience with system integration
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience with API concepts and technologies such as REST, JSON, XML, SOAP, YAML, GraphQL, Swagger/OpenAPI Spec
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with an API Management tool, ETL and ESB
  • Experience working with AWS or Azure cloud would be an asset
  • Experience working with docker and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes
  • 3+ 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 understand 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.



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, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

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: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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