Application Security Developer
Sun Life Financial
North York, ON
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Job Description:
About the role:
The Application Security Team within Application Operations Services is looking for an Application Developer with at least 5 years of Java application support and development experience. The successful incumbent will have strong technical and problem solving skills, experience with java web technologies & mobile, and the ability to work independently.

As a member of the team that supports Application Security, responsibilities include application support, responding to service requests, debugging and problem solving, maintaining stability, requirements analysis, performance and tuning, application development and unit testing, writing technical specifications, as well as participation in design reviews. The desirable candidate will show initiative, be accepting of responsibility and be accountable for results.

What will you do?

Provide ongoing support of mobile and web application systems in production including responding to service requests, problem analysis, resolution, escalation and reporting as necessary
Identify and participate in improvement, system renewal, stability, and upgrade projects
Interface with developers, infrastructure teams, system designers, business system analysts, application analysts and testing specialists to deliver high quality solutions and maintain a stable environment.
Create and maintain supporting documentation
Participate in various review processes - e.g Business Requirements, Test plans, Design reviews, etc to gain a solid understanding of the application and provide input into the various deliverables from a security perspective
Support existing Java web applications and frameworks and mobile
Design, develop, code, test, and debug programs on small projects
Design and implement a self-development plan
Design security solutions to web/mobile infrastructure

What you need to succeed:
University degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Minimum 5 years of information technology experience in web application and mobile development
Strong working knowledge of Java, J2EE, web services and application integration technologies
Experience with Unix, Oracle and relational database technologies
Experience with C# and ASP.Net is an asset

Preferred skills:
Excellent understanding of distributed application problem solving and debugging
Solid understanding of distributed application packaging, deployment, and performance management
Strong planning, organizational and consulting skills
Ability to communicate effectively to technical and nontechnical audiences and work with business partners as well as infrastructure teams
Self-initiator, fast and independent learner and ability to multitask
Good communication skills
RCMP Clearance required for this role

What’s in it for you:
Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range data
Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
A common sense dress code, where you dictate how you dress based on your day
An environment of continuous learning and improvement
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.

Salary Range:
73,800/73 800 - 124,100/124 100

Job Category:
IT - Application Development

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