You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.
As we continue to evolve how we attract and engage with our clients, they are also evolving how and when they want to interact with us. As the demand for immediate and convenient information increases, our systems, data, and digital properties are that much more important in creating meaningful experiences that inspire and energize our clients and sales professionals to believe that “Life’s brighter under the Sun”.
For a journey this exciting and complex, we are looking for an experienced Technical Lead who can lead and shape the development of technical solutions for our Individual Insurance & Investments business, clearly communicate technical risks/issues, provide options and ensure the exceptional solutions delivered to our business partners align with our strategic roadmaps. We operate in a world where time-to-market and evolving business priorities drive our plans. The awesome person who fills this role will need to be resilient and equally effective in communicating and adapting to change as they champion good design and alignment with technical strategies.
What You Get:
Opportunity to help evolve our brand through projects and initiatives that contribute to helping our Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives.
To be part of a dynamic team of professionals in a highly collaborative environment.
Grow strength and feel comfortable with managing ambiguity, flexibility and nimbleness.
Recognition; everyone is a contributor.
Opportunities to grow your skills through on the job coaching and formal training.
To be part of an innovative culture where continuous improvement is valued, rewarded and embedded in what we do.
Opportunities to socialize and team build through fun activities with coworkers
What will you do?
Coach and provide leadership for the overall design of portfolio projects to ensure good design and development practice is applied
Be cognizant of the future direction of systems, impact to the business and how future and current systems can be exploited for the benefit of the portfolio by staying current on assessments of technology for the business
Build strong relationships/credibility within business and IT ultimately influencing positive outcomes.
Lead/co-ordinate technical concept work e.g. RFI, RFP as well as successfully transition to project designers with an eye to ensuring delivery is aligned with initial vision
Collaborate with architects to determine future vision/roadmap (tech stack) for the portfolio.
Demonstrate strong ownership of the vision/roadmap ensuring project alignment.
Perform health checks of existing systems to identify if technology changes are required to remain current; partner with Account Delivery to incorporate changes in future projects.
Create/update living documentation for current architecture and design.
Key participant in providing estimates and identifying key stakeholders
What are we looking for?
An expert in technology solution design with the ability to see the big picture across the portfolio; providing guidance and governance for the analysis, solution design, development and implementation of portfolio projects
A strategic thinker who will be responsible for the technical strategy within the portfolio; ensuring it aligns with the overall architecture roadmap and business strategy.
An effective communicator who will utilize their technical/business knowledge to lead technical discussions with project development teams, business sponsors, and external technical partners in a manner that ensures understanding of risks, options, and overall solutions.
An individual with the ability to effectively consult/support technical discussions with Account Delivery and Business Sponsors ensuring alignment to both technology and business visions.
A collaborative team member who continuously strives to improve the client experience, our team, and our processes.
Ideally, we’ll also get somebody with one or more of the following:
7+ years’ experience in designing and delivering solutions across platforms using Java, IBM Mainframe, Microsoft and other modern technologies
Keen appetite for learning relevant technologies and for continuous self-improvement
Experience with application vendors and building solutions involving vendor applications e.g. Pega, Underwriting Systems
Knowledge of Insurance and Wealth Investments Financial Service industries.
The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.
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We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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