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Java Programmer/Analyst - The Sovereign General Insurance Company ​

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Calgary, AB, CANADA
Posted May 24, 2011 1 Position(s)





·      Support and maintain in-house insurance applications

·      Develop insurance applications and handle DBA responsibilities

·      Support and maintain the insurance applications based on the priorities set by the Priority Committee or project team

·      Participate in development projects as assigned.  Ensure all deadlines in agreement with User Support are met in timely manner

·      Communicate concisely and appropriately with User Support, end users and management.

·      Provide technical opinions addressing concerns

·      Assist with support of MS SQL Server

·      Participate in planning, coordination, execution and documentation insurance application Disaster Recovery Exercises

·      Review and improve disaster recovery documents of insurance applications; gather input from disaster recovery team members, modify as needed

·      Maintain knowledge of development tools; Stay abreast of technological development to provide input contributing to I.T. decisions

·      Assist, as needed with server related issues on the servers at which insurance application is housed

·      Participate in planning, preparing and delivering needed training to other employees as assigned


Customer Service

·      Provide responsive service to application users ensuring service quality standards are met

·      Develop and maintain positive constructive relationships with staff

·      Develop and maintain constructive relationships with service providers



·      Undertake projects as required

·      Maintain files, records and other information as required

·      Prepare reports, information and presentations as required

·      Undertake any other related duties



·      A degree or diploma in Computer Science is preferred

·      Minimum of three years experience with Java

·      Experience with PowerBuilder is an asset

·      Experience with JavaScript, JSF and MS SQL

·      Experience with analysis and design

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·      An ability and willingness to learn

The Sovereign is one of the major insurers in Canada, dealing exclusively with independent brokers. It is also a member of The Co-operators Group of Companies, giving it access to resources one would expect from the leading Canadian-owned multi-product insurance company. The company emphasizes an innovative and entrepreneurial approach, endowing its staff with a sufficient level of authority to be responsive regionally to the needs of brokers and customers.

Our Mission
. To be the insurer of choice for our brokers

Our Vision
. We will be sought out for our ability to find solutions for the specialized and complex insurance needs of our brokers and their clients.
. Our people are our most important resource, the knowledge, expertise, creativity and empowerment of our insurance professionals will set us apart in the Canadian insurance industry.
. Our long term relationships with brokers who share our values will be a significant source of competitive advantage for our brokers and for The Sovereign.
. We will act as a catalyst for a sustainable society by providing innovative insurance solutions

This position will be advertised concurrently.

Last updated on May 07, 2011