Sun Life Financial

Across Canada

Information Technology Rotational Program

Sep 30, 2016
Various Locations, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

Opportunities for upcoming Engineering, Computer Science and Business Graduates – 2017 

Embark on a bright future! 

We are looking for talented new graduates to join Sun Life Financial for a fulfilling career. Our ideal candidate has a desire to learn, embrace challenge and change, and is eager to explore different roles and business areas. Natural leadership skills and an ability to work independently while thriving in a team setting are key attributes for success.

 What’s it like to work at Sun Life Financial? 

We strive to hire only the best, so you will be working with bright people in a dynamic and highly-professional work environment. You will find a collaborative and supportive environment in which career mobility is encouraged!

Program details

The Sun Life Information Technology Rotational Program, under the Rotational Leadership Development Program (RLDP) umbrella, provides a unique opportunity to gain specialized experience in an accelerated development manner. Through three eight-month rotations within one of the four practice areas outlined below, you will gain critical technical and business skills, use the latest technology and practices in growing fields, gain knowledge of the financial services industry and a broad understanding of Sun Life’s products, clients and business strategy. 

Data & Business Intelligence

You will gain exposure to our Big Data Centre of Excellence by working with large and complex data sets of both structured and unstructured data, using technologies such as HIVE, PIG, Lumaria, SAS Visual Analyzer, SAP Mobile BI.Building on this practical foundation, you will work with our Data Architects to develop your capacity to design, create, deploy and manage our corporate Data Architecture.

Digital Technology

We are looking for a difference maker; someone who is ready to help us achieve new heights, with a passion for creating, designing, and developing cutting edge digital solutions, while working with a dynamic team that is talented and collaborative. This team, comprised of highly skilled individuals, innovates and leads the design and development of digital solutions (Web, Mobile, Contact Centre) across various lines of business and strives to be the industry leader in digital.

Information Security

Cyber-security is the number one risk that all companies, governments and individuals face on a daily basis. We need intelligent, ambitious, risk-conscious and collaborative employees, with different skills and abilities to fulfill security roles such as advisory and consulting, forensic investigations, incident and vulnerability management and the development of global awareness campaigns. Our environment is fast paced and challenging, requiring you to learn quickly.

Governance, Risk and Compliance

Governance, risk management and compliance are gaining increasing importance across all organizations and industries. Specializing in this area will introduce you to Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management, Service Management Excellence, andEnterprise Infrastructure Project Management Office, three functions that are critical in large, global facing organizations.

Career Development

The accelerated nature of this program provides individuals with early leadership opportunities and interaction with the IT Executive Team and other senior leaders in the company. Upon completion of the two-year program, we expect your next role in the organization to be in your area of specialization, however, this will depend on your career aspirations, the needs of the organization and your standing over the duration of the program.


  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science or business undergraduate program
  • A passion for learning, taking initiative and working collaboratively across various cultures to achieve results
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with a drive to succeed
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Analytical, problem solving and conceptual thinking skills
  • Balanced experiences in academics and extra-curricular activities
  • Strong work ethic and professionalism

Additional Competencies for the Opportunity in Digital Technology

  • Understanding of the difference between UX and UI design and development with an emphasis on maximizing usability
  • Solid UI interface development (Typography, Photography)
  • Utilizes storyboarding and graphic pre-designs where appropriate
  • Front-end skills utilizing HTML5, CSS4, JavaScript and jQuery, Parsley, Mustache, LESS, Ajax, with some basic understanding of how back-end development works
  • Experience with the ADOBE Suite, especially Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Exposure or understanding of Weblogic or equivalent application server, and Eclipse IDE
  • Experience with application software testing tools & techniques
  • Application development using JAVA technologies - JAVA, JDBC, J2EE frameworks
  • Object Oriented Design & Development
  • JavaServer Pages (JSP)

For more information about the Information Technology Rotational Leadership Development Program, please visit us at

If you are interested in a position, please submit a resume, record of marks, and cover letter.

Sun Life is a socially responsible employer, supporting the communities in which we live and work, with a globally recognized commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Sun Life Financial promotes equal opportunity employment.

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

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