Senior Software Developer, API & Integration

Job ID : 7329
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, 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.

Join our team as an API & Integration Platform Senior Developer, you will be a part of the team, who enables enterprise integration capabilities through API Management & Kafka Stream Platforms. Reporting directly to API and Integration Platform Manager, you will design, develop and execute API Integration Solutions. In addition, we are continuously vowing through the innovation to foster seamless secure and efficient integration within API Management Platform to support our business objectives and deliver value to our customers. 


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define technical requirements, use cases and develop prototypes, or proof of concepts.
  • Independently design the components that they are responsible for a given deliverable with minimal guidance.
  • Actively seeks and incorporates design review feedback, also actively reviews design of peers and SWEs.
  • Conduct code reviews, promote code quality, and ensure adherence to coding standards.
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks and optimize architecture & code.
  • Provide recommendations and best practices for Software Development
  • Actively stay abreast of industry best practices, share learnings, and experiment and apply cutting edge technologies.
  • Act in a technical leadership capacity: Mentoring junior engineers, new team members, and applying technical expertise to challenging programming and design problems.
  • Roughly 90% hands-on coding and code reviews.
  • Resolve defects/bugs during testing, pre-production, production, and post-release patches.
  • Work cross-functionally with various Definity teams: product management, QA/QE, various product lines, or business units to drive forward results
  • Experience with Agile Development, SCRUM, or Extreme Programming methodologies


  • Bachelor or master’s in computer science or related area or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of professional experience delivering enterprise class applications with 5+ years of experience in building Highly Scalable Distributed Solutions using Java, Python, NodeJS.
  • Strong hands-on experience of design and development of highly scalable could microservices aligning with industry standards using Main Cloud Providers Services such as GCP and AWS
  • Strong hands-on experience with API Management Platforms such as Apigee.
  • Profound experience in developing scalable enterprise streaming platform capabilities using Kafka.
  • Team player possessing strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Deep understanding of Kubernetes & Docker
  • Expertise with unit testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD).
  • Expertise in building CI/CD pipelines and using DevOps Tools
  • A passion for well written code and engineering best practices.
  • A win-together mindset. You cherish opportunities to help your customers and teammates to be successful.
  • Ability to articulate complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Proficient in programming, design patterns, data structures, algorithms, troubleshooting.
  • Strong hands-on experience of operating and supporting applications/Services in Production
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, complex technical environment with high adaptability and flexibility.
  • "Self-starter" attitude and the ability to make decisions independently.
  • Develops talent and skills on the team through reviews, documenting and sharing standards, industry best practices and knowledge of Definity capabilities.
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior engineers, fostering their growth and development.

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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