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DevOps Specialist

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 10, 2017.

You believe life is about aiming high and making an impact. At Sun Life Financial, we work together, share common values and help each other grow and achieve goals. With roots tracing back to 1865 in Canada, Sun Life Financial has grown to become an established and trusted name in insurance and financial services, with offices and operations in key markets around the world. We recognize that our growth, success and reputation for excellence are due in large measure to our talented and dedicated employees.
Enterprise Services, Working better together. Our teams are dedicated to providing the services and technology our business partners need to help customers achieve lifetime financial security. Through innovation and collaboration, we’re striving to continually find new and better ways to bring value to Sun Life. Enterprise Services has employees in Canada, Ireland, the U.S. and Asia. We partner closely with groups and individuals throughout Sun Life Financial to provide products and services that deliver business value.
Role Summary:
The Digital Solutions team is looking for a DevOps Engineer with experience designing, developing, implementing, supporting and analyzing large-scale tooling and systems that support the end-to-end development process. The successful candidate will have strong technical and problem solving skills and will show initiative, be accepting of responsibility and be accountable for results.
Main Accountabilities:

  • Collaborate with architects, designers, business system analysts, application analysts, operation teams and testing specialists to deliver fully automated ALM systems
  • Deploys, configures, manages, and performs ongoing maintenance of technical infrastructure including all DevOps tooling used by Digital Solutions
  • Monitors infrastructure performance and backups, and responds to incidents
  • Provides, maintains, and manages the appropriate release policy, processes, standards, and procedures
  • Assists development team with the preparation of releases for production. This may include assisting in the automation of performance tests, validation of infrastructure requirements, and guiding the team with respect to system decisions
  • Creates or improves the automated deployment processes, techniques, and tools
  • Troubleshoots and resolves technical operational issues related to IT Infrastructure
  • Review and analyze organizational needs and goals to determine future impacts to applications and systems
  • Ensure information security standards and requirements are incorporated into all solutions
  • Contribute to the ongoing support, stability and performance of application systems in production including problem analysis, resolution, escalation and reporting as necessary
  • Stay current with trends in emerging technologies and how they could apply to Sun Life

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders and adapt approach when dealing with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a strong, collaborative multi-site team
  • Excellent organizing, planning and time management skills
  • Self-directed and proactive; thinking beyond the immediate problem with ability to analyze situations/problems systematically and deliver effective right-sized solutions in a timely manner
  • Possess an inherent passion for continuous improvement and innovation
  • Customer and results focused
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to align to changing priorities

Qualifications / Skills:

  • University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive information technology experience with full application development life cycle and systems integration experience
  • A strong DevOps background with a security and automation mindset
  • Experience owning infrastructure in production, as well as designing and creating deployment pipelines, infrastructure tooling and monitoring
  • Experience with Scripting languages
  • Working knowledge of some of Java, J2EE, WebLogic, WebSphere, Eclipse, Microsoft .Net, Unix, Windows Server, IIS
  • Experience with source code management tools such as TFS, Bitbucket, Git
  • Experience in using and configuring build tools and orchestration such as TFS, Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, Artifactory
  • Knowledge of deployment (i.e. Ansible, Chef) and containerization (Docker) tooling IAAS/PAAS/SAAS deployment and operations experience
  • Strong scripting skills
  • Solid hardware and application virtualization platform experience
  • Working knowledge of relational databases
  • Knowledge of Active Directory

Assets:

  • Knowledge of the financial and insurance industries
  • Development experience in C#, .NET, .ASP, or Java
  • System Administrator experience
  • Agile experience
  • Jira, Confluence, Hipchat experience
  • Exposure to Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) integration architectures and technologies
  • Knowledge of web technologies (e.g. JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5 and CSS), related protocols and standards (e.g. HTTP, SSL, SQL, XML)

Unique / Additional Requirements:

  • We know there are endless tools in the DevOps tool box and we don’t expect you to come in as an expert on everything, but you are looking forward to experimenting and learning
  • Periodic weekend / after-hours work may be required to support project implementations and system upgrades
  • Occasional travel between SLF locations may be required depending on work assignment

To learn more about Digital Innovation and career opportunities at Sun Life, visit www.sunlife.ca/digitaljobs

Our teams are dedicated to providing the services and technology our business partners need to help customers achieve lifetime financial security. Through innovation and collaboration, we’re striving to continually find new and better ways to bring value to Sun Life. Enterprise Services has employees in Canada, Ireland, the U.S. and Asia. We partner closely with groups and individuals throughout Sun Life Financial to provide products and services that deliver business value.

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 thebrightside@sunlife.com