System Developer II

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Date Posted: 7/8/2021

Reference No.: 2021-0224

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Scope Statement

The System Developer I assists in the development of new and updates to existing applications for new business capabilities with various business units in support of organizational goals and objectives. The incumbent is guided by defined goals and objectives and works under the general supervision of the Lead, System Developer.


Impact Statement

  • Provide assistance into the development of new and updates to existing applications to support the success of business unit capabilities
  • Assist in the update of technical specifications accurately to support the development process


Responsibilities include

  • Work closely with Designer to understand and analyze the objective and design of the proposed solution and provide assistance into the optimum coding and implementation approach
  • Provide assistance into evaluation of interrelationships between programs and impact of code changes in one part of a system, on logic and results from other parts and write detailed technical (programming) specifications
  • Provide assistance into estimates for schedules, technical scope and project resources based on detailed specifications
  • Assist in processing of approved changes to application logic
  • Assist in technical reviews of requirements, systems design and application logic with peers
  • Assist in the documentation and perform thorough unit, interface and performance testing on assigned application logic changes
  • Assist with testing strategy: unit, interface, performance
  • Assist with investigation of incidents and solutions to resolve or mitigate issues; assist with required system changes to correct incident; assist with update of supporting documentation


Knowledge / Experience / Certification

  • 3+ years experience in application development
  • Experience with application analysis & design, technical documentation and application coding  
  • Knowledge of systems development life cycle (SDLC); application analysis, design, documentation and coding methodologies and standards; one or more applications and programming languages


Education / Professional Courses

  • Completion of a University degree or equivalent experience
  • Completion of courses in application logic analysis and design, programming languages 


Key Skills

  • Ability to work independently and/or as a team member
  • Tact, diplomacy and the ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks or projects
  • Ability to think logically, analyze and/or solve problems
  • Well-developed evaluation, decision-making, and system integration skills
  • Ability to learn new technology


Key Competencies

  • Collaboration
  • Customer-Centricity
  • Driving for Results
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Leadership


Working Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Prolonged periods of concentration and attention to detail
  • Prolonged periods of sitting while using a computer and/or telephone
  • May be required to work extended hours and/or hours may vary
  • May be required to provide after hours support



  • Employees and management on a local and national basis
  • Vendors
  • Industry Associations
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For regular full-time positions, Empire Life offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including a bonus plan and opportunities for career development.

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