Who we are Canada Life looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.
Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.
Canada Life is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.
What we are building We now need Developers to support the transformation and the future growth of the business, simplifying our IT architecture by removing our legacy systems and delivering new solutions providing market-leading services for our colleagues, customers and advisers.
Job summary The Developer is responsible for the design and development of strategic software solutions, ensuring that requirements are met, best practices are followed and that all software developed is of a high quality and robust nature.
Working with Project Managers, Product Owners, Architects, Business Analysts and Testers the successful .Net Developer will share responsibility for project feasibility, requirements, design, development, quality and delivery. They will need to work positively and effectively within teams of mixed abilities and experience and be adaptable within changing environments.
Commercial experience building bespoke applications using C#, ASP.Net, Web APIs/REST.
Knowledge of Object Oriented (OO) Programing, SOLID Principles and Design Patterns
Good analysis, problem solving and decision making skills.
Excellent time and self-management through effective planning & prioritisation of tasks
Experience with distributed systems (SOA, Microservices)
Develop software that meets requirements following best practices.
Build reusable, well-documented, extensible code including unit tests.
Ensure non-functional requirements (performance, auditing, security and on-going support) are considered during development.
Participate in technical design and review
Build components to integrate with existing applications
Develop black box services/libraries (reusable pieces)
Design and build Prototypes/Proofs of Concept
Facilitate automated testing, integration and deployment (TDD, CI and CD)
Support acceptance testing
Participate in problem analysis and help resolve technical problems
Provide regular information on progress to project management and team leaders to allow regulation and reviewing of tasks.
Participate in mentoring, code reviews and pair programming
Participate in Agile ceremonies: Sprint Planning, Regular Scrum, Show and Tell, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives. Estimate task complexity.
Contribute to the Scrum Artifacts by keeping the Product and Sprint backlog up to date.
Complete or contribute to company standard documentation.
Take part in continuous learning and professional development
What you will like about working here As a Canada Life colleague, you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You will also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.
Our focus is to have an engaged, committed and motivated work force, operating in a high performing and collaborative culture. We want to create an organisation that offers opportunities for all our people to develop their skills and talent, and build rewarding careers with us.
Diversity and inclusion Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.