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Software Developer

The Canada Life Assurance Company

This is a Contract position in London, ON posted September 1, 2020.

Job Description



Job Description:

Our Software Developers are responsible for the design and development of software solutions.  This role also involves these additional activities:


Application Development and Support:

  • Provide operations support and remediation of applications within a line of business
  • Provide first on call and back up support on a rotating basis
  • Provide incident management through troubleshooting and resolving production incidents
  • Provide scheduled maintenance, legislative changes and changes required to optimize and streamline the existing application inventory (both purchased and internal)
  • Update and maintain an inventory of expertise for identified problems
  • Maintain comprehensive application designs and technical documentation
  • Contribute to the elimination of problems through permanent fixes including the identification of solutions, scoping the work, and executing the changes
  • Participate in peer code review sessions
  • Ensure services, components and applications are reused by yourself and others
  • Liaise and provide consulting support for applications to project teams



  • Degree/diploma in related discipline (computer science) or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience with configuration, deployment and testing of enterprise software applications
  • Experience with Oracle and or Microsoft SQL Server databases
  • Experience with incident tracking and collaboration software: JIRA, Confluence, Remedy
  • Experience with Visual Studio and or relevant Software Development Environment
  • Strong understanding of one or more of the following application development languages:


  • Experience working in financial industry is a definite asset
  • Self-starter who can tackle a problem and drive it through to resolution
  • Strong oral and written communication skills



Our Story 


Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.  


As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast. 



Discover your opportunity….Apply today! 


Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities. If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself. 


Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 



Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted