Senior Developer

Information Technology
Information Technology
July 27, 2020
Updated on
July 26, 2020
Valid until

The successful candidate will help to develop critical products for our clients and understand IT operations.

Company Overview

iA Financial Group is the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada and offers a wide range of products for all stages of life and to meet the needs of clients across its vast sales network. Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group’s stability and solidity make it an employer of choice that invests in its employees and their development over the long term.

With operations across Canada and in the United States, iA Financial Group and its over 5,000 employees work hard every day to offer the best service to over four million clients.


We are currently in search of an experienced Software Developer to create and maintain custom in-house software and assist us in our digital IT transformation. The successful candidate will help to develop critical products for our clients and understand IT operations. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in a positive and creative work environment that offers excellent benefits and flexible schedules. The candidate for this position must be able to work in a varied, fast paced environment.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement new software applications and services
  • Maintain and improve the performance of existing software
  • Clearly and regularly communicate with management and technical colleagues
  • Test and maintain software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization
  • Recommend improvements to existing software programs as necessary
  • Design, execute, document and make corrections to complex programs in accordance with analysis specifications and prescribed norms
  • Create, perform and document unit tests
  • Participate in the execution of functional tests
  • Diagnose and resolve highly complex technical problems related to applications
  • Recommend appropriate programming techniques
  • Support analysts in performing integration tests
  • Provide estimates and evaluations of the efforts needed to complete the work
  • Participate and contribute to defining development standards

DevOps Responsibilities

  • Deploy and maintain critical applications on cloud-native microservices architecture
  • Implement automation and effective monitoring
  • Deploy and maintain CI/CD pipelines across multiple environments
  • Support and work alongside a cross-functional team
  • Iterate on best practices to increase quality and velocity of deployments
  • Sustain and improve the process of knowledge sharing throughout the team

Job Requirements

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field
  • 5 + Years experience in the IT field as full stack developer
  • ASP.NET (Web Forms and/or MVC), C# or VB, T-SQL (SQL Server), HTML, CSS, Agile
  • SQL development (to create stored procedures, view, functions)
  • Strong MVC and/or MVVM experience
  • Strong WCF and/or Rest Services development experience
  • Test Frameworks and test oriented development experience
  • Azure Cloud Services – is an asset
  • Opensource automation tools (Git, Chef, Puppet, Kubernetes, Docker) – is an asset
  • Apache Kafka and Confluent – is an asset
  • PowerShell Scripting – is an asset
  • WPF development experience - is an asset
  • Enterprise Library experience - is an asset

Personal Attributes

  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work on a cross-functional team

What We Can Offer You:

  • Brand new state of the art, transit accessible building with access to fully equipped gym
  • Employer subsidized meals
  • Transit Subsidy program
  • 35 hour work week
  • Casual work environment including a casual dress code
  • Fun social activities
  • Comprehensive health and dental plan including a health spending account and wellness account
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • An annual bonus
  • Generous vacation entitlement including personal leave days
  • Support for learning and development and career growth