Senior Software Developer – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Senior Software Developer

Job Summary

Job Description

What is the opportunity?

*** This position is based in Bedford, Nova Scotia***

Global Functions Technology (GFT) helps RBC functions & businesses achieve business objectives through app development & technology support. We’re also the center of excellence for employee social collaboration & mobile apps, and also build apps that support managing the risk of the bank. We’re building a team that embraces innovation and enthusiasm to bring a fresh perspective. We’ve been on journeys to build out high performing, highly resilient technology platforms that can grow with the continuous demands from Group Risk, Human Resources, Chief Administrative Office & Audit, Capital Markets, P&CB and Wealth.
We’re looking for talented and passionate technologists to join our team.  With a developer mind-set you will work as part of an agile team to deliver high performing applications built on cloud platforms with streaming technologies. We believe in continuous growth and expanding your capabilities. Join our team today and have a big impact influencing the strength of our advanced insight and analytics. This team is involved in several project scopes, so there are a variety of projects to get involved in!

What will you do?

  • Develop and support highly scalable, high performance components within an Agile development team
  • Ensure high code quality through automated unit and functional testing
  • Automate processes within the development pipeline; identify opportunities for efficiency gains and reducing time-to-market, and enabling continuous delivery
  • Contribute in application design and develop code structures to promote reusability across many applications
  • Be open-minded and look beyond your stack to solve complex problems
  • Proactively seek out knowledge about new technologies and how they can be used to solve current and foreseeable challenges
  • Communicate effectively with peers and distil technical details into human terms

What do you need to succeed?
Must Have:

  • Professional software development experience ( 8+ years) with Java, J2EE, Spring / REST / Microservices, Linux and NoSQL/SQL databases.
  • Experience developing secure server side services leveraging the following APIs: Spring, Spring Batch/Boot, RESTful Webservices, Apache Data Utilities (JSON, Avro, CSV/PSV, Parquet), NoSQL/SQL databases and Struts 2.0
  • Experience with building Cloud-ready services following microservice architecture principles.
  • Good knowledge on messaging/streaming technologies (MQ, Kafka etc)
  • Hands-on experience in writing clean, readable/reusable java code with unit tests
  • Experience using Git and Maven while collaborating with the software development team
  • Ability to independently handle module deliveries, multi-task effectively and provide timely updates
  • Experience in handling and delivering highly scalable, high performance applications

Nice To Have:

  • Experience with Big Data (Hadoop / Spark)
  • Experience in containerizing applications (Azure/Openshift/AWS)
  • Experience with Agile software development
  • Experience with DevOps , CD/CI tools- Jenkins, GitHub, Automated Testing tools, or similar tools

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work

Job Skills

Active Learning, Agile Methodology, Apache Hadoop, Application Integrations, Big Data, Debugging, Detail-Oriented, Enterprise Application Delivery, GitHub, Group Problem Solving, Java, Java Enterprise Edition, Maven, Microservices Architecture, NoSQL, Programming Languages, Software Code Quality, Software Development, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Teamwork, Unit Testing