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Software Developer (Mainframe)

by Canada Life

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 02, 2023
Positions: 2
Canada Life

Job Description

Software Developer (Mainframe)

This is an exciting time to join the Group Customer Technology Operations organization as we continue to build, enhance, and support the technologies and systems that deliver functional value to our Group Customer business partners.  As a Software Developer on our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing sustainment of these systems through support and maintenance activities in addition to the building of new application systems through the modernization and integration of existing legacy systems.


We are looking for a Software Developer who can be described as a self-starter and quick learner who is versatile and can easily adapt to multiple technologies. The successful candidate will thrive on a high-performance team and be an excellent communicator.


What you will do:

  • Provide ongoing support for processes in production by identifying the appropriate fix or temporary work around to successfully restore business service in an expedient manner.
  • Deliver high-quality services to our Group Customer business partners.
  • Innovatively contribute to application defect resolution through the analysis and evaluation of information to render effective decisions. This includes the ability to gather relevant information, utilize various problem-solving tools and methods, draw accurate implications, and demonstrate creativity when reaching decisions or solving problems.
  • Participate in collaborative engagements with our Group Customer partners to make recommendations for the design, development, and implementation of critical maintenance enhancements of application solutions to address system defects.
  • Keep current on development technologies and processes, to potentially contribute to the identification of continuous improvement opportunities.

What you will bring:

  • Degree or diploma in a related discipline (Computer Science), or a combination of training, and minimum 5 years of experience in a software developer role.
  • Experience in developing and delivering application solutions from initial design to implementation and support.
  • Experience in providing 24/7 oncall support.
  • Strong communication skills with technology and business teams.
  • The ability to work cooperatively and constructively with others to achieve valued outcomes. 
  • 5+ years practical experience working as a Software Developer.
  • Proven expertise in the following technologies:
    • OS mainframe environment: DB2, IMS DB, IMS/TM or CICS, PLI, COBOL, JCL
  • Experience in the following tools would be an asset:
    • Changeman, Compuware tools, CA tools, File-Aid tools
    • ServiceNow, Office 365, IBM Data Studio
  • Knowledge of IT industry trends and technologies 

What will set you apart?

  • The strong desire and willingness to learn and apply new Software Developer technologies and development languages.  This may include legacy systems as well as the support and integration of vendor supplied application solutions.
  • The ability to contribute to the success of Group Customer Technology Operations through influence without reliance on authority or position. This includes modeling expected behaviors, demonstrating integrity, building and extending trust, being accountable, and accepting the responsibilities of being a team player.

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, London, Winnipeg. 


Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!

Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 


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