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Job ID : 5774
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Kitchener, 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.

Starting in September, Definity employees move to a hybrid work model so we can collaborate, build mentoring relationships, and solve complex or cross-functional business opportunities together. Our teams work in whichever environment best supports what they're working on and who they're working with. We're actively reinventing our offices as welcoming workspaces that optimize collaboration and empower leaders to use our space to strengthen team dynamics. Our tools and processes seamlessly connect employees from multiple locations, and our culture encourages respectful engagement and flexibility. Leaders work with their teams to determine the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their team, cross-functional engagement, responsibilities and timelines, plus those of our customers, our broker partners, and the company culture.

Our Technology Stack:

  • Mobile: Swift (IOS), Kotlin (Android)
  • Web: JavaScript, React, Stencil
  • Backend: JavaScript, NodeJS, Express, GraphQL
  • Database: PostgreSQL
  • DevOps: GitHub, 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.
  • Collaborates with the Designer to automate unit tests, applying development practices like TDD
  • Take on the responsibility 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
  • Collaborates with the Scrum Master and the dev team to backlog and maintain the project Kanban board
  • Assists in the translation of requirements into a story map in collaboration with the Discovery Team
  • Design solutions according to the specific needs of requirements being specified during the current iteration

What do you bring to the role?

  • University Degree or college diploma in computer science, information systems or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of Node.js and supporting frameworks
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as HTML5 and CSS3
  • 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
  • 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
  • Practical understanding of enterprise and web architecture and REST

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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