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Competition Dates - From: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Java Developer
Employment Type:
Full-Time, Permanent
Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Medavie Blue Cross understands each one of its 1,900 employees plays a key role in building a strong and successful organization. Throughout the six provinces in which we operate, we know our people make a difference in our customers’ lives each day.  We encourage our employees to be involved and to support activities that allow for personal and professional growth and development. As a not-for-profit organization, we also place a high priority on giving back to the communities in which we live. 

If you are looking for an opportunity in a challenging, fast-paced and team-oriented work environment with a leading local organization, the career you’ve been looking for may be waiting for you at Medavie Blue Cross.

Role Summary:

Under general supervision, the Java Developer is responsible to work effectively with peers and business counterparts to assess  assigned situations/projects and define and document appropriate solutions.  May be assigned troubleshooting tasks to be resolved autonomously and/or work with a team to resolve the challenge.  The selected candidate will also be responsible to follow departmental software engineering process, methodology and standards.  

As a Java Developer your key responsibilities will include:
  • Assess business needs and document requirements and needs 
  • Analyze requirements and define and document appropriate solutions 
  • Estimate effort required to produce appropriate solution 
  • Work with a team to understand the solution scope and vision of the assigned project/task
  • Work independently or with a team to design and implement appropriate solutions for assigned work 
  • Communicate and collaborate with team as well as with other IT teams within the organization. Provide mentorship, coaching and guidance to other team members 
  • Investigate defects, troubleshoot and propose appropriate solutions 
  • Create detailed design specifications 
  • Transition the detail design into code and implement appropriate technical solution 
  • Plan and perform appropriate tests to create a high quality solution 

As the ideal candidate, you possess the following qualifications:

Education: University degree or community college diploma in Computer Science or a similar program. 

Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience doing design and development work. 

Computer Skills: Java, JEE, JavaScript, Spring EJB, WebSphere,  Web Services, JSP, JSF,  XML/XSL, Ajax,SOAP, WSDL, UML, Oracle RDBMS, SQL, Ant, Netbeans, Maven, Spring, Oracle databases. 

Other qualifications: Working knowledge of the environment and tools used by the application area. Working knowledge of the Rational Unified Process (RUP).  

Language Skills: Bilingualism is considered an asset

Core Competencies:

Knowledge: Can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge.

Analytical Thinking: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer.

Communication Skills: Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.

Customer Orientation: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with minimum planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

Execution and Organizational Skills: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to broader range of activities.

Team Work: Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative, easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers. 

If you are a self-starter with a keen interest in dynamic and emerging technologies, have excellent communication skills, enjoy a team environment and seek challenge and growth within the Information Technology field please follow the instructions for applying on-line via the Medavie Blue Cross Corporate web site by clicking on the link below.


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We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Please indicate in your application the reason you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Reliability screening will be required.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.