Data Engineering Co-op

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Job ID : 5723
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.

Definity offers 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. Leaders partner with their teams to find the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their teams, colleagues, brokers and customers, while ensuring collaboration, teamwork and accountability for goals.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • 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 

Required Skills: 

  • Working towards a university degree/college diploma in computer science/ technology or a related business discipline with a graduation date of no earlier than January 2023 

  • 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  

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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