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Systems Analyst/Senior Systems Analyst


Winnipeg, MB, CANADA

Technology and Digital Media

Systems Analyst/Senior Systems Analyst

Wawanesa Insurance is a policyholder owned mutual insurance company that offers employees great stability and opportunity for growth.ÿ

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change.

Our Information Services team is delivering truly transformational change to both our business partners, and throughout our technology platforms. These initiatives have led to rapid growth and the need for new talent. If you're interested in joining a team of motivated and skilled IT professionals, who are equipped with, and are actively working with today's latest technology, consider this exciting Winnipeg-based opportunity!

Position Summary

Working alongside a team of analysts and developers, this job contributes to Wawanesa success by designing and supporting system solutions to meet business stakeholder requirements. As part of this transformational change, we are looking for experienced System Analysts to join several teams at Wawanesa:

  • Insurance Suite (Maintenance & Support)
  • Web Services
  • Broker
  • Data Management

In your cover letter, please outline your experience in designing & supporting system solutions and experience in any of the areas listed above. Please note which opportunities are of interest to you.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis, design and documentation of system requirements for application enhancements and projects to deliver business requirements.
  • Lead requirement sessions with business and system teams.
  • Communicate system solutions in business and technical terms.
  • Provide technical leadership for developers and Systems Analysts.
  • Lead the resolution of system issues.
  • Lead changes to process and procedure improvements.
  • Follow established practices, processes and guidelines.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge on current system standards and IS department established methodologies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Completion of post-secondary degree/certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Experience performing systems analysis or equivalent role is considered a strong asset.
  • Experience in programming languages is considered an asset.
  • Experience in any of the following is considered an asset: Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Java, Cognos, SQL, IBM FileNet, Datacap, xPression, and dotCMS.
  • Experience with task and project assignment tools including Sharepoint, Confluence and JIRA, and tools such as Microsoft Visio and Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle.
  • Knowledge and experience in insurance industry is considered an
  • Effective analysis and problem solving skills for collecting data to analyze options.
  • Effective attention to detail skills to produce deliverables that consider the areas involved.
  • Effective communication skills to share information with others.
  • Effective planning and organizing skills to develop plans and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company's goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, profit sharing, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan). The benefit package is comprehensive and far ranging. Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today's challenging markets.ÿ Apply today to join our team!ÿ

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa,please submit your r,sum, and cover letter at by Monday, July 3rd, 2017.


Wawanesa Insurance is a policyholder-owned mutual insurance company that provides quality products and services at the lowest price. First established in the village of Wawanesa, Manitoba, in 1896, we have grown to be one of the largest property and casualty insurers in the industry, with offices located in Canada, Oregon and California.  

We take pride in our stability and plan to continue growing in the future just as we have in the past.  We are always in search of new talent and offer a highly competitive compensation package. If you are looking to develop your career, consider Wawanesa Insurance. We’d love to hear from you! 

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What it's like to work at WAWANESA INSURANCE

Respectful. Challenging. Rewarding.

Our mutual ownership structure offers great stability for employees and plenty of opportunity for growth. Most importantly, we provide an environment that is respectful, challenging and rewarding.

We are committed to earning the trust of not only our customers, but also our staff. For all these efforts, we are proud to have consistently been awarded an A+ (Superior) rating from A.M. Best Co, the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating agency.

Solid Corporate Citizenship

As our company has grown, so has our commitment to giving back. Today, Wawanesa is proud to deliver funding support to over 400 charitable organizations each year. We consistently give well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

Our charitable support reaches worthwhile groups in every region we do business. We direct our funding to organizations that do truly meaningful work to make our communities brighter, healthier, more vibrant places to live.


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Benefits & Perks

Benefits and Compensation

We know that offering stability for our employees includes highly competitive compensation. 

Our employees are provided with comprehensive and far ranging compensation packages that include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Disability plans
  • Premium-free dental and extended health benefits
  • Defined benefit pension plan

Life Insurance

Achieving Your Goals

At Wawanesa, we provide our employees with an environment conducive to achieving their goals for personal performance and career development.

Some of the perks to help our staff are:

  • Annual Bonus plan
  • Education assistance
  • Personal days
  • Generous vacation allowance
Canadian Success Story

Our story is about the people who have helped to build Wawanesa into one of the largest and most trusted mutual companies on the continent. Our past is not typical of a large corporation. We believe that, if people are the focus, the bottom line looks after itself.

Systems Analyst/Senior Systems Analyst, WAWANESA INSURANCE, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA