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Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join our team to design, develop, test, deliver, maintain and improve business applications working across full-stack through entire software development lifecycle.


• Builds, codes, tests, maintain high quality software
• Participates in Agile sprints and ceremonies; supports rapid iteration and development
• Translates user requirements into software requirements
• Designs, develops, tests, delivers, maintains and improves business applications as a member of a team, works across full-stack through entire software development lifecycle
• Builds code to specifications and standards
• Builds and codes moderately complex software
• Minimal time coaching teammates
• Contributes code across BUs
• Has positive impact to specific organizational entities & has some understanding of the nature of the impact
• Usually a top contributor to team's success
• Designs, codes, unit tests and integrates new features and functionality as defined by the PO and team
• Applies creative problem solving that bring software designs to life
• Builds apps, APIs and data solutions to drive projects
• Promotes agile principles and methodology
• Participates in ideation and brainstorming sessions to devise creative and disruptive digital solutions
• Performs various investigative ''Spikes'' in order to mitigate technical uncertainty and risk
• Assists in the development of automated test harnesses as necessary to ensure delivery of high quality code
• Updates progress daily through the tracking tool (Jira) or Kanban board
• Completes and ensures completion of any required documentation required e.g. deployment, maintenance, support and business needs
• Participate in the weekly Look Ahead meetings to assist the Product Owner to refine the Product Backlog including providing initial estimates
• Apply disciplined coding practices to enable agility and delivery of high quality code

Job Requirements:

• Familiarity with agile and DevOps principles, test-driven development, continuous integration, and other approaches to accelerate the delivery of new features
• Understanding of software development lifecycle
• Understanding of how technology supports Manulife business strategy
• Familiar with platform technologies
• Familiar with modern software architectures and API-driven development
• Familiar with scripting languages
• Prioritizes efficient code production by using open-source frameworks
and patterns
• Mentors Associate Engineers
• Seeks coaching from experts
• Attends advanced training sessions and is certified on multiple domains of expertise
• Demonstrates all core skills, and good interpersonal skills for the role
• Good working and background knowledge of area of practice
• Use and combine knowledge of the discipline and the market to formulate the right approach
• Participates in functional demos utilizing new tech; designs own control structures
• Fit for purpose, though may lack refinement
• Sees actions partly in terms of longer-term goals
• Understands the corporate climate & culture
• Strong knowledge of the business
• Writes clear, readable and maintainable code, takes ownership of the quality and usability of code
• Understands how to find and reuse patterns and platforms in the Manulife ecosystem and the broader community
• Experience with technologies such as: React, React Native, Node, Angular, JQuery
• Experience with technologies such as: Javascript, Python, Scala or Java
• Good API skills (technologies such as Express/Node, GraphQL/Relay, Flask, Jersey, Java Spring REST or WebApi2)
• Hands-on RDBMS experience (data modeling, analysis, programming, stored procedures)
• Good foundation in data structures, algorithms, and OO Design with rock-solid programming skills
• Collaborative attitude, willingness to work with team members; able to coach, participate in code reviews, share skills and methods
• Constantly learns from both success and failure
• Good organizational and problem-solving abilities that enable you to manage through creative abrasion
• Good verbal and written communication; effectively articulates technical vision, possibilities, and outcomes
• Experiments with emerging technologies and understanding how they will impact what comes next
• BS or MS in Computer Science preferred or equivalent professional experience
• Experiments with emerging technologies and understanding how they will impact what comes next.

Decision Authorities:

• Able to achieve most tasks using own judgement
• Can lead smaller groups where required
• Drives 50% of the time in paired programming
• Good analytical skills, copes with complex situations through deliberate analysis and planning


If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.8 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.


Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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