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Engineer

Employer
Canada Life Limited
Location
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.

Job Purpose
As an Engineer you will have a strong background in full lifecycle software development.

The This role is pivotal in driving business outcomes through proficient software engineering practices. Key responsibilities include.
  • Designing, building, testing, deploying, and supporting software using the Agile framework.
  • Configuring and maintaining automated CI/CD pipelines to facilitate seamless route to production.
  • Developing and supporting environments up to and including production to ensure reliability and quality of software solutions.

Duties/Responsibilities

1) Solution Development
Engage fully in the development lifecycle of applications and tools, contributing hands-on to all development tasks, from coding to reviewing and releasing to production. Collaborate closely with team members, product owners, and stakeholders under the technical guidance of a Lead/Principal Engineer.

2) Continuous Learning
Take ownership of personal learning paths, continually acquiring new skills to enhance team solutions and individual performance.

3) DevOps Delivery
Implement and refine DevOps practices, balancing responsibilities between development and operations, while actively reducing technical debt and enhancing automation and reliability of applications.

4) Standards Adherence
Ensure all deliverables meet engineering standards and best practices set by the Engineering Best Practice Lead, as measured by KRIs/OKRs.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
  • Proficiency in a variety of development technologies, languages, design patterns, and tooling, including but not limited to C#, Microsoft .NET, Azure, SQL, APIs, CI/CD, and Unit Testing.
  • Demonstrable engineering capability with strong skills in software design and requirements analysis.
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and problem-solving abilities, enabling effective collaboration across cross-functional teams.
  • Awareness of security principles and best practices to ensure secure software delivery and infrastructure management.
  • Commitment to continuous learning, staying abreast of evolving industry technologies and trends.
  • Proficiency in setting up monitoring and logging solutions and effectively troubleshooting issues.
  • Extensive experience working within an agile development methodology.
  • Effective time and self-management skills, demonstrated through efficient planning and task prioritization.
  • Business domain knowledge and understanding of software development best practices.
Benefits of working at Canada Life

We believe in recognising and rewarding our people, so we offer a competitive salary and benefits package that's regularly reviewed. As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including a generous pension and bonus scheme, along with, income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance. We have a fantastic number of other benefits and support services as well as regular personal and professional development.

How we work at Canada Life

Our culture is unique and incredibly important to us. We care about doing the right thing for our people, customers and community and helping others to build better futures. Our blueprint behaviours shape and influence how we work, and are central to the relationships we have with others. Every day we are encouraged to be more curious, own the outcome, face into things together and find a way forward.

We want colleagues to have rewarding careers with us so we invest in the development of our people, technology and workplaces. That's why we offer a range of training, flexible working and opportunities to grow and develop.

Diversity and inclusion

Building an inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce where everyone can feel they belong and achieve their potential regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other characteristic is a key commitment for us. We are proud of the progress we're making in DEI, and we continue for it to be a significant focus.

"At Canada Life we believe in the power of great people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives coming together to build better futures. Emerging talent is crucial to our growth and creating an environment that continues to inspire us all." Nick Harding, Chief People Officer, Canada Life UK

We appreciate that everyone has different work and life responsibilities. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part time, for any of our roles should this be a requirement for.

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