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Student, API Developer (Fall 2024)

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Sun Life


11d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship

Software Engineering•Toronto


  • You are as unique as your background, your experience and your point of view. At Sun Life, you will be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best. You will work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you will have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.
  • We’re in the need of an eager, self-motivated developer who is ready to use their education as a foundation to grow their skills into something more special.  This role sits at the forefront of innovation at Sun Life and is focused in delivering APIs to market in a way no other insurer in Canada is doing it.  You will be a developer and a key member of the team defining the next generation of delivery for the insurance industry.
  • The position can be located at the Sun Life office in Downtown Toronto, North York or Waterloo, depending on where a suitable candidate is found.


  • Must Have:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related area.
  • Previous experience with programming in Java is required
  • Understanding of APIs, Event Driven Solutions, DevOps, containers, Kubernetes and cloud
  • Self starter with tenacious inquisitiveness and a desire to learn who will proactively find and explore solutions and provide recommendations.
  • Nice to Have:
  • Previous experience with programming in C#, Python and/or JavaScript are nice to have
  • Experience with scripting languages to automate operations tasks is a nice to have
  • Knowledge of API development in AWS Serverless environment working with AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway etc.
  • Awareness of how to deploy components on Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of CI/CD solutions (like Jenkins, Ansible, CDD Continuous Delivery Director)
  • Proficiency in building and deploying solutions with frameworks like Spring Boot, including secure coding practices, load-testing and performance optimization
  • Awareness of modern event-based architectures and patterns (event sourcing, choreography-based SAGA Pattern)
  • Exposure to building solutions using Apache Kafka, Confluent Platform
  • Awareness of Kafka technologies, Kafka Connect, Schema Registry, Kafka Broker, Zookeeper, KSQL, KStream
  • Awareness of Financial Services and Insurance
  • Competencies:
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good team environment, develop a culture of innovation, collaboration within the team.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, communication and organizational skills, a positive attitude coupled with the self-awareness to seek help when needed
  • Ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally.
  • Mature, confident, and performance-oriented
  • Capable of developing strong relationships with peers
  • An excellent communicator, team player and someone who is intellectually honest.
  • Ability to adapt thinking and response to the geographic differences across our global operations.

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Reporting to the Director, API Platform Engineering, the Student, API Developer is responsible for design, development, deployment and implementation of the API Platform and Enterprise Event Hub Components.
  • The individual in this role will grow their own skill set by working very closely with a team of cutting-edge software engineers to introduce new innovations to Sun Life.
  • The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Participate in the design, development, deployment and rollout of components involved in API Platforms both in the cloud and on premise.
  • Participate in the construction, maintenance and continuous improvement of core infrastructure that underlies API development including a gateway/service-mesh, runtimes, security, logging, exception handling, etc. in partnership with rest of ES.
  • Participate in the design and development of the CI/CD Pipeline for API lifecycle
  • Participate in the design and implementation of an Enterprise Event Hub with Kafka
  • Identifying defects in the platform modules, debugging issues being faced and provide effective solutions to resolve the same
  • Develop an understanding of project best practices around continuous integration and delivery


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

May 23, 2024