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Programmer Analyst

Sun Life Financial

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 30, 2017.

About the Business:
The Individual Sales Systems & Reporting Analytics team in Individual Finance is responsible for all Individual sales systems and end user computing solutions for various business partners, including sales reporting, distribution compensation, sales force recognition and wholesale distribution.
About the Role:
The Programmer Analyst as a member of the Individual Sales Systems team is accountable for working with business partners and providing consulting, data analytics and responsible for the programming life cycle including analysis, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the computer applications.

  • Consult with business partners as data experts to build the bridge between systems and define business requirements, providing them with an agile and dynamic consumable analytics of data
  • Design, construct, test, document, and implement new or existing applications
  • Work closely with the Senior Programmer through the conversion of existing applications on non-supported technology
  • Provide ongoing support of production applications and systems including problem analysis, resolution, escalation, and reporting as necessary
  • Support IT protocols for the AY system including on-call and disaster recovery
  • Accountable for completing or directing the work flow through the sales systems & reporting analytics team inbox


  • University degree in Computer Science or College Computer Science diploma
  • Strong knowledge of SAS, JCL, ZEKE, VBA, SQL, MS Query, Microsoft Office
  • Mainframe application knowledge with DB2, IMS, SPF
  • Knowledge of insurance and wealth products is an asset

Preferred skills:

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build and maintain successful relationships with business partners
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills by providing systematic solutions in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently as well as being a strong team player
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to handle several tasks efficiently
  • Ability to manage large volumes of data and offer creative solutions

Individual Insurance and Wealth business unit represents close to 30 per cent
of all Sun Life Financial global revenue and more than 50 per cent of Canadian
earnings. We’re a top provider of life,
health and wealth products in the Canadian marketplace.

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We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only
those selected for an interview will be contacted.