Data Analyst - Winter 2024 Co-op/Intern

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Job ID : 6897
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada
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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.


Work term: Winter (January 8, 2024 Start Date)

Work term length: 8-month

From classroom to co-op to career, every step of your journey has an impact on your future. That’s why it makes sense to choose a co-op placement with a company that offers truly rewarding work and real-life experience. At Definity®, your contributions, creativity, and energy will be put to good use, and you’ll get to be involved with initiatives that support our strategic goals and use your skills in a supportive team environment.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — full time, part time, and co-ops alike — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What can you expect in this role?

We are looking for a Data Engineering Co-op to write and test java code. Through this work you will be utilizing both system analysis and technical skills.  You will gain significant exposure to JAVA development, exposure to distributed computing systems, and visibility into the business allowing you to understand policy lifecycle management and how distributed modern architectures are used to communicate to legacy-based environments.

This is an ideal opportunity for third and fourth year students. This position reports to the Big Data Team Lead and receives day-to-day supervision from the Project Manager and/or Technical Lead/Specialist.

What you’ll be doing

  • Analyzing customer, system and performance requirements
  • Contributing to solution developing and designing
  • Modelling (i.e. functional, data, business etc.)
  • Testing the executable components
  • Programming / coding
  • Testing (Unit, Integration & Load)
  • Documenting solutions, systems
  • Co-ordinating production implementation and releases
  • Providing day-to-day support / on-call
  • Tuning performance

What you bring

  • Currently enrolled in a University or College Program; preferred field of study is Computer Science, Technology or related Business discipline   
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a wide array of tools and techniques including, but not limited to: 
    • Web-based applications (Java / J2EE, XML)
    • Object-oriented programming and design and web technologies (i.e. STRUTS, JDO, JBDC)
    • Platform knowledge (UNIX, Windows)
    • Hadoop and distributed systems knowledge
    • JavaScript
    • Scripting
    • GIT
    • SQL

Did you know?

  • We care about our co-ops: Definity’s co-op students are considered the best pipeline of talent for our full-time, permanent positions. 
  • We care about students: Definity distributes $85,000 in scholarships to students across Canada each year. 
  • We care about our community: Definity donates more than $1 million every year to causes that drive true change in the neighbourhoods in which we live and work. 

What can Definity offer you?

  • Meaningful work forwarding our purpose of building a better world by helping our clients and communities adapt and thrive in their hardest times of need.
  • Culture of accountability, empowerment, and collaboration.
  • Opportunities to support personal and professional growth through real-life experience and unique learning opportunities. Our Leadership Essentials program builds knowledge and skills to Team Leaders to Directors
  • Opportunity to join our employee groups - focused on women's empowerment, LGBTQ+, anti-racism and cultural equity, and environmental activism 
  • Determined to create positive change for our environment, our people, and our communities, now and in the future. Check our ESG work!

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.

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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