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Business Unit SCM Insurance Services
Region Corporate
Location Markham
Province Ontario [ON]
Position Title/Titre du poste Manager, Application Development, Opta
Postion Reports to [Title] VP, Information Technology
Job Titles and number of people that report to this position Systems Analysts and Application Support Technicians
Role Summary Reporting to the VP, Information Technology, the Manager for Application Development will be responsible for managing the application development efforts for Opta Information Intelligence (Opta) in accordance with organizational policies and goals. The incumbent will actively participate in programming initiatives as team technical leader

Due to the sensitive nature of this position, the successful applicant will be required to obtain a criminal background check.

This vacancy will remain posted until a suitable candidate is found.
Competencies required to succeed
  • Innovation
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizational skills
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Work with operational and IT management to triage and prioritize application development requests
  • Manage timelines and statuses via the work order system for both personal and team development initiatives
  • Respond to new programming requests by analyzing needs, designing, programming and testing solutions (both individually and as a member of a development team)
  • Monitor production on direct reports and address issues as required
  • Manage QA and code review of members of the team
  • Coordinate efforts with SCM Infrastructure team to ensure reliable delivery of RMS business systems
Education, knowledge and experience required  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in application development using relevant technologies:


    Programming Concepts:
    Event Based Asynchronous Programming
    Task Based Asynchronous Programming
    Thread Safety

    Reporting Tools:
    Telerik Reporting

    Markup Languages:
    XAML (Silverlight/WPF/WinRT)

    Design Patterns:
    MVVM (Not to be confused with MVC)

    Web Service Architecture:
    SOAP 1.1/1.2

    Web App Design Concepts:
    RIA (Rich Internet Application)
    SPA (Single Page Application)

    .Net 4.0
    Portable Framework

    Experience leading teams as a manager or project manager is required
  • Project life cycle methodologies
  • Planning, Change, and Release management
Date Added 4/18/2013
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