Sun Life Financial

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Hack The North - Waterloo - September 14-16 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Across Canada
Internship, Entry Level, Co-op

Our student and new graduate programs offer a chance to explore Sun Life from the inside. You'll make a difference in the lives of our customers and communities, while building the skills and experience that allow you to grow in a meaningful and rewarding way.

Job Description:

We are happy to have met you at the hackathon September 14-16. Thanks for showing interest in Sun Life. We are always looking for talented new graduates to join Sun Life Financial for a fulfilling career or for coop students interested in their next work term.

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.

To get the ball rolling, drop off your resume by applying to this role and let us know when you are available (eg. Fall coop, Jan 2019 new grad), what type of position interests you most. We'll review your experience and qualifications and, if we feel there's a close enough match to what we're looking for, we'll reach out to you to move things along.


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!

Here is a glimpse of possible opportunities within our IT shop.

Areas of focus for Sun Life IT:

Data & Business Intelligence

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

Looking to be a difference maker; are you 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, Voice, Innovation) 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, and Enterprise Infrastructure Project Management Office, three functions that are critical in large, global facing organizations.

What we're looking for from you

  • - Have 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

What makes you stand out if you're considering an opportunity in Digital Technology

  • - Object Oriented Design & Development, with an emphasis on maximizing usability
  • - Utilizes storyboarding and graphic pre-designs where appropriate
  • - Application development using JAVA technologies - JAVA, JDBC, J2EE frameworks
  • - Front-end skills utilizing HTML5, CSS4, JavaScript and jQuery, JSP, 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

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

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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