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Dev Ops Co-op

Job ID : 5721
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
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.

What can you expect in this role?  

Reporting to the Manager, Software Development / DevOps, the DevOps Specialist is responsible for enabling and maintaining the continuous build and integration processes and supporting environments including production. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Ensures that the development resources are using consistent design and development procedures, processes, standards, and tools that align to Economical's SDLC methodology (e.g., Agile/Lean) 

  • Documents sound software and infrastructure designs, processes, and coding practices so that projects are completed on time and with quality 

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments 

  • Develop (and automate where possible) standard operating procedures around common failure scenarios (e.g. scripted/automated rollback, failovers, escalation procedures, etc.) 

  • Facilitate, design, and implement continuous integration improvements 

  • Provide and maintain integrations between development/source control/build/deployment tools 

  • Automate and streamline operations and processes 

Required Skills: 

  • Knowledge of Linux OS, virtualization, cloud on-demand computing, all configuration tasks and a wide variety of open source tools and application stacks that need to be automated (Tomcat, Maven, Ant, IIB/MQ, IIS, Oracle database, SQL Server etc.) 

  • Experience configuring and managing all tools required for automated dynamic DevOps environment (Docker, git/Bitbucket Server, Jenkins, ELK, Artifactory, Ansible, New Relic, Atlassian suite of products like JIRA and Confluence) 

  • Understanding of development workflow - software code branching models and promotion workflow from development to staging to production (git/Bitbucket Server) 

  • Experience with scripting tools (e.g., bash, Powershell) 

  • Experience with Configuration Management tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, Chef) 

  • Previous development background is an asset 

  • Ability to work closely with developers to integrate and constantly refine development process into CI/CD pipeline 

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. 

Work Location: The position will either be a hybrid (1-3 days in office) or fully remote. These positions are spread across our different locations including Kitchener/Waterloo and Toronto 

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and 1 letter of reference in one document

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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