Senior Digital Developer

Job ID : 7311
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada
Posting Range : $69,800 - $140,400

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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.

We are looking for a talented and passionate team-player to join the Digital team as a full-stack developer. You’ll be playing a big part in building the next evolution of our platform as we move to provide extensive new capabilities to our clients, working alongside a strong team of developers, product managers and designers. Your work will contribute to the delivery, reliability, and optimization of the core digital application, leveraging the latest JavaScript based tooling and best practices. You will also have an opportunity to learn and expand our AWS/GCP infrastructure and DevOps pipelines. 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, NodeJS, Stencil, Express, GraphQL, Database: PostgreSQL, DevOps: BitBucket, CircleCI, FastLane, Terraform Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services

What can you expect in this role?  

  • Work with a team of skilled software engineers creating a rapidly evolving consumer-facing platform. 
  • Collaboratively work with others to design front-end solutions and use the tech stack effectively to solve business problems
  • Bring in ideas to the table to make best use of the evolving technology landscape to make end to end developer experience optimum
  • Collaborates with the Designer to automate unit tests, applying development practices such as TDD and Pair Programming - 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 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 Definity’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 
  • Strong Knowledge of Node.js, supporting frameworks and best practices
  • Strong knowledge of React, supporting frameworks, pattern and best practices
  • Strong understanding of designing code for performance and security
  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies, such as HTML5 and CSS3
  • Strong understanding of PostgreSQL or Redis
  • Basic understanding of dev-ops pipeline design and its working for front-end applications
  • Practical understanding and experience working in a cloud environment for developing and releasing front-end applications
  • Experience Integrating multiple data sources and databases into one system 
  • You understand fundamental design principles behind a scalable application 
  • Proficient understanding of code versing tools such as Git/Bitbucket
  • 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
  • Basic understanding of Angular and Ruby on Rails will be beneficial
  • Sound understanding of security protocols for front-end applications like OAuth and security vulnerabilities will be beneficial 

Salary range: $69,800 - $140,400

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • 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

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

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 background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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