Senior Software Developer - iSeries

Canada Life Limited
Douglas, Isle of Man
07 May 2022
06 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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.
What we are building
We now need Developers to support the transformation and the future growth of the business, simplifying our IT architecture by removing our legacy systems and delivering new solutions providing market-leading services for our colleagues, customers and advisers.

Job Summary
The Developer is responsible for the design and development of strategic software solutions, ensuring that requirements are met, best practices are followed and that all software developed is of a high quality and robust nature.
Working with Project Managers, Product Owners, Architects, Business Analysts and Testers the successful Developer will share responsibility for project feasibility, requirements, design, development, quality and delivery. They will need to work positively and effectively within teams of mixed abilities and experience and be adaptable within changing environments.

Desired Knowledge / Experience / Skills
Required Skills :
You will need to be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities:
• Good analysis, problem solving & decision making ability
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Attention to detail and a proven track record of successful delivery
• Initiative and self motivation along with the ability to multitask are essential
• Ability to work positively and effectively within a team
• Flexibility & adaptability in a changing environment
• Good time management through effective planning & prioritisation of tasks

In addition, you should meet the following technical requirements:
• Comprehensive commercial experience of Cobol, CL, and SQL
• Extensive knowledge of running Batch and On-Line systems
• Knowledge of the Software Delivery Life Cycle process and working within an application delivery methodology
• Experience in all phases of design, estimation, development, implementation and ongoing support of quality, software solutions

Desirable Requirements
• Experience of working in the Life Assurance industry
• Experience of working with Policy Administration Systems
• Experience of ALDON Change Management Software
• Working knowledge of the IBM i (iSeries) including APIs, application development, operations, communications, authorities, security system settings, object work management, object creation, dependency relationships, file management and database relationships.

Optional Requirements
• Any experience of XML, XSLT and/or PHP and HTML

What you'll like about working here

As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Diversity and inclusion

Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences