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Job Title :
Technical Lead
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Information Technology
Location :
Toronto, ON CA
Job Type :
Full Time
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Job Description :

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference and a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.


What Tools/Technology Would I be Using?
Here are some of the tools that we currently use and the stack we are implementing:
  • Java, JEE, Spring MVC
  • SOA WebServices
  • IBM DB2/SQL for databases
  • IBM Websphere as Application Server/Containers
  • TeamCity for Continuous Integration, IBM UCD for Continuous Deployment
  • SonarQube, Contrast Security, JUnits, for a DevOps chain
  • JBoss BRMS for Rules Management
  • IBM MQ, Informatica for Integration and ETL
  • SVN for source control
  • Integration using API with third party applications like Salesforce, DocuSign e.t.c

We are building new API’s, modernizing our apps/services using OpenSource frameworks and looking at Docker Containerization, TDD approach, Refactoring patterns to build Spring based Microservices on cloud platform.


What Work Would I be Doing?
We're looking for someone to complete our team. We are in the process of transforming, and we’re looking for someone to learn and grow with us! Your responsibilities would include:
  • Design scalable and maintainable web applications and enhance existing ones
  • Work with Architect and team to drive innovative solutions to meet business needs
  • Contribute to application and technical architecture plans as they relate to the tools and systems in place within our organization
  • Provide expertise and support in the process of choosing systems and software solutions
  • Identify and support or lead initiatives within Business Unit to develop and improve standards, best practices and methodologies
  • Champion and participate in developing and advancing standards related to newer and emerging technologies
  • Manage our inventory of technical solutions to map new business needs to a divisionally consistent, reusable platform
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards
  • Mentor Junior members of the team
  • We are bringing in new technology – you get to learn it



Am I Right for the Job?
We're looking for a passionate, motivated individual to join our team's exciting journey as we grow, pioneer, and innovate. You are an ideal candidate if
  • You have worked in IT for at least 10 years with 3 or more years in a similar position
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field,  from an accredited college/university
  • You are Highly-motivated, driven and results-oriented with demonstrated leadership skills
  • You have prior experience collaborating across a large Business Unit or Department to identify opportunities by utilizing technology to satisfy business needs
  • You have demonstrated ability to translate technical solutions into non-technical details
  • You have cloud based development experience with Angular 2, Node.js, REST services, MVC 5, JSON e.t.c
  • Familiarity with ASP.Net Core, C# , SQL Server, Big Data and Data Lake is a plus
  • You have excellent communication skills (both written and oral), presentation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Financial/Retirement industry experience is a plus
  • You love learning, can easily adapt to different toolsets and champion change
  • You are fun to be around and we can count on you
Experience with any or all of the tools/technology we use is a huge plus, but don't let one of those list items deter you! If you're excited by the notion of joining a team that is going places and, make a name for itself, and have fun doing it, we want to hear from you!


Why is this job Important?
Our team deals with companies and their employees to help reach their financial goals and help build and manage their wealth. We are leaders in the small to Mid-market segment providing retirement and wealth management solutions. We make this a reality by providing our customers with a record keeping solutions and customized experience allowing companies to offer what THEIR employees want.
What Will I Learn on this Job?
You will learn about working in a large organization, all the tools and technologies mentioned above (including DevOps!) and thanks to a supportive company with a culture of continuous learning and improvement, whatever else you want! Tell us what you want to learn and we'll help you get there. 
What about Perks?


Manulife has lots of perks including, but not limited to:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Retirement Savings Accounts including a RPP (Pension Plan), RRSP (Retirement Savings Plan), and TFSA (Tax Free Savings account)
  • Manulife Share Ownership Program with employer matching
  • Customizable Benefits Package including Health, Dental, Vision, and 100% of Mental Health expenses
  • Financial support for ongoing training, learning, and education
  • Monthly Innovation Days (Hackathons)
  • Wearing jeans to work every day
  • An abundance of career paths and opportunities to advance
  • A flexible work environment with flex hours, work from home arrangements, distributed teams, and condensed work week arrangements
About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of December 31, 2017, we had over $1.04 trillion (US$829.4 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $26.7 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.
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