Application Development Analyst

Sun Life Financial   •  

Kansas City, MO

5 - 7 years

Posted 208 days ago

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Job Description:

Sun Life Financial is a leading provider of group insurance benefits in the U.S., helping people protect what they love about their lives. More than just a name, Sun Life symbolizes our brand promise of making life brighter -for our customers, partners, and communities. Join our talented, diverse workforce and launch a rewarding career. Visit us at to learn more. 

As an Application Development Analyst you are a key contributor to our success by providing technical expertise within an assigned business unit/area in the analysis, design, and development of business applications.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for major development responsibilities of large/complex projects or across multiple, nearly simultaneous smaller projects
  • Provide technical consulting support on projects or system issues
  • Evaluate application software packages and make recommendations to management
  • Identify conflicting business practices and integration issues, suggesting alternative solutions
  • Participate in business and IT project estimation activities, from the position of being a subject matter expert
  • Ability to act as a liaison between IT and the other departments
  • Ability to be mentor new developers
  • Must be an independent, innovative, creative thinker with little to no supervision and prioritize all tasks
  • Ability to deliver effective and compelling communication to all areas of the business
  • Monitors and stays abreast of technological and operational changes that affect the activities and work processes of the organization
  • Requires strong leadership, mentoring, organizational and communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment and be a self starter


  • Strong technical knowledge, with hands-on experience managing systems development in new computing architectures and environments; knowledge or relevant technology, tools, and middleware is critical
  • Strong in both breadth and depth of experience with multiple programming languages and development techniques
  • Capable of complex project work while balancing application supportresponsibilities
  • Strong ability to accurately estimate project development activities
  • Ability to stay current in technologies / best practices and ability to apply that knowledge toward day-to-day activities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business application design, development, installation and modification in an IT environment
  • Conceptual knowledge of information technologies and methodologies in mainframe, midrange, and PC computing environments desirable; in-depth experience in one or more areas is critical
  • Experience with design, development, and implementation of new computing architectures
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent work experience

The development skills include:
* Java 8
* JPA and Spring framework or Java EE CDI
* JAX RS / Rest Webservices
* Angular , JSF, GWT
* Git, jenkins
* IntelliJ
* Jenkins and Maven