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Software Architect

Posting Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: New Brunswick, CA Nova Scotia, CA CA Prince Edward Island, CA Quebec, CA ON, CA NL, CA

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

What makes us a different kind of employer?


As a national health solutions partner, Medavie is committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians — and in our digital-first culture, technology is key to providing the products, services and solutions that increase access to care and improve health outcomes.


Our technology team is the backbone of our organization with over 500 employees and growing. We are constantly creating, testing, and learning to enable personalized, digital experiences in all we do.


When you join us, you’ll be part of an in-house, innovation led team focused on cutting edge digital health solutions that help provide the best care possible, when and where it’s needed.


Job Title: Software Architect
Department: External Facing Applications
Competition: 81231
Internal/External: Internal/ External
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario - Remote
Salary: Competitive Compensation and Benefits 
Reports To: Manager

What's in it for you?


What makes us a different kind of employer? In this role, we develop cutting edge Digital Health solutions for our members, partners, advisors, health care providers and group administrators.  We are an in-house, innovation led, IT shop that is 500+ strong and growing!


Common goals and collaboration to deliver outstanding service is what our team is all about, we offer:


  • A diverse team of colleagues with multiple fields of expertise
  • A stimulating and flexible working environment
  • Comprehensive health and dental plan that is 100% employer paid effective on your first day
  • Emphasis on work life balance, providing wellness benefits, health resources and fitness center discounts
  • An organization where we encourage personal learning, growth and giving back to our communities


Your every day with us


We believe that our technology should truly connect with people. To that end, we adapt systems and technology to human behaviour, with our clients at the center of all we do. 


There is never an “every day” here and that is what keeps life here exciting.  You will need to use strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication to have successful outcomes in your every day. You will also be using a balance of highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas to software design & development activities.  We have a team who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative development environment where business and technical experts collaborate to deliver the best digital health solutions that our clients have come to expect.  Some of our solutions include:


  • MAAX – The most advanced health benefit management solution in Canada – we are definitely proud
  • Mobile – Leading edge cloud integrated mobile solutions for all our client needs
  • Enterprise Analytics and Reporting – Always-on decision support and awareness
  • Broad integration services and API’s serving our clients, partners and providers


What’s in it for you?

What makes us a different kind of employer? Our award-winning culture, a team who really cares, unmatched training and support are all dedicated to ensuring you are set up for success.


What we offer:

•    Permanent full-time position with opportunity to grow in a well-established organization 
•    Flexible work arrangements and emphasis on work-life balance 
•    Remote and hybrid work options
•    Comprehensive health, vision and dental plan that is 100% employer paid effective on your first day
•    100% employer-matched Defined Contribution Pension Plan
•    Annual Incentive Bonus which recognizes your contribution to our success.
•    In addition to paid vacation, we offer a gifted week of vacation in your first year and an optional Vacation Purchase Program.     
•    An organization where we encourage personal learning and growth with opportunities for career development and advancement
•    Emphasis on work life balance, providing wellness benefits, health resources and fitness center discounts


What you need to succeed:


  • 5 or more years experience building enterprise grade or web-scale software using Java and Open Source technologies
  • You have earned a post-secondary diploma or degree and/or relevant working experience in business, technology or engineering
  • Strong conceptualization ability, excellent ability to translate abstract ideas into working, high quality code
  • Highly collaborative and capable of working in a fast paced and dynamic team environment
  • Develop and maintain applications using Java (Spring Framework), Oracle, XML, JSON, Junit and numerous JavaScript libraries such as Node.js, Vue.js, Angular.js
  • Participating in design and code reviews with a focus on ensuring your solutions are high quality, secure, reliable and performant
  • Strong collaboration skills demonstrated through the ability to work effectively with stakeholders, quality control analysts and security experts, as examples
  • Support continuous improvement and adoption of best practices including Lean Agile, DevOps, Continuous Delivery Pipeline, and ITIL.  
  • Staying up to date with new technologies and suggesting feasible ways to make use of them through your advanced mentorship and knowledge sharing skills


You thrive in and environment that advances fast and continuously:


  • Enterprise integration patterns using REST
  • Containerization and Orchestration (Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Public/Private cloud
  • Continuous integration and delivery
  • Build automation & deployment
  • Agile practices and tools 

Bonus Experience:


  • Quality control
  • Operational excellence
  • Feature driven development
  • Cybersecurity and threat assessment 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Medavie Blue Cross strives to foster a culture where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential — a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) where we live our values every day in the way we treat each other, our members and the communities we serve.

Accessibility is a top priority. For applicants with disabilities, we provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Medavie Blue Cross Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


We have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our employees, partners, plan members and the communities where we live and work. For employees who must work in our offices, we have taken every precaution to ensure health and safety by providing strict protocols and practices to meet legislated client and company needs, as well as modifications to the worksites.


Proof of full vaccination is required for all employees at Medavie Blue Cross.


We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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