Sun Life of Canada - Corporate

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You’ll work with dynamic colleagues – experts in their fields – who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you’ll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients – who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description:

About the role:

Applications Operations and Services (AOS) is looking for an Application Analyst with strong Java and API experience. You will have a hands-on leadership role in implementing processes, tools and practices to deliver high quality application services more frequently while ensuring stability and reliability of application services and specifically API’s and container-based application images. You will interact with development teams in a dynamic Agile environment to implement monitoring, log analytics, automated DevOps pipelines for Stage and Production deployments, Kubernetes configurations and ensure production readiness. You will help coach others and provide day-to-day support for application services.

Our Application Operations team is dedicated to providing operations and support services to ensure reliability of applications our business partners need to help clients achieve lifetime financial security. Through continuous improvement, innovation and collaboration, we strive to find new and better ways to bring value to Sun Life.

What you will do?

  • Implement, maintain and tune monitoring, continuous validation, and alerting services for applications, application services and container based application images
  • Implement, maintain and use automated DevOps (Ansible CDD) pipelines to deploy applications
  • Deploy applications to and manage Kubernetes pods in Stage and Production environments
  • Review application design to assess alignment to application standards
  • Identify new technologies and designs that require operations readiness validation
  • Lead and execute application operations readiness in collaboration with development and IT infrastructure teams including chaos testing and disaster simulations to identify gaps and confirm restoration processes
  • Help implement services to handle automated recovery from incidents and disasters
  • Create and maintain application operations and support playbooks
  • Participate in our on-call rotation to respond to incidents and resolve problems
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and automation and guide on effective ways to implement
  • Educate and coach others on technologies such as API and container management
  • Always operate in strict compliance of security and change management directives

What do you need to succeed:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • 3-5 years hands-on coding experience in Java, J2EE, Spring Boot, Webservices, and API’s
  • 1-3 years experience in applications operations and support
  • Experience using DevOps tools including Ansible CDD, BitBucket, Artifactory, and Jenkins
  • 1-2 years experience with Docker and Kubernetes including image deployment, Kubernetes pod configuration and management
  • 2-3 years experience implementing monitoring, alerting and logging technologies
  • Exposure to MongoDB database, Universal Message, and AWS Cloud
  • Understanding of enterprise methodologies, such as ITIL, CMMI, and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • 2-3 years experience implementing monitoring, alerting and logging technologies
  • Willing to embrace and learn new technologies

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment in a multi-site organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to express ideas, thoughts and information so that it can be understood by both technical and non-technical audiences and meets customers’ needs
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Willing to embrace and learn new technologies

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range data
  • Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
  • An environment of continuous learning and improvement
  • Flexible hours and periodic work from home options

The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to [email protected]

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:
55,500/55 500 – 91,600/91 600

Job Category:
IT – Application Development

Posting End Date:
22/01/2021

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