Job Posting Details

Software Developer 3 with a business-minded focus (Temporary, Full time up to 8 months, Central 1 Credit Union

Location:Vancouver, British Columbia
Posting Date:April 5, 2018
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

Company Description

When you’re passionate about what you do and where you work, the rest comes easy. That’s the culture at Central 1 Credit Union, and that’s precisely what we’re looking for from you. Supporting over 100 member credit unions across British Columbia and Ontario, we’re the backbone of the credit union system in both provinces – taking care of everything from online services and product development, to payment processing, trade association services and more.

Our team of over 600 employees represent some of the most innovative, passionate individuals you’ll ever meet; people who honestly care about the organization, its members and each other. In other words, people who love what they do.


Job Description

The Software Developer 3 designs technical solutions and performs complex programming and troubleshooting activities.

Your primary accountabilities will include:

-Designing, writing code, and performing testing on a diverse range of complex software programs proficiently with a high level of quality. Thorough understanding of design patterns and can conceive appropriate designs quickly.

-Following established guidelines, standards, and processes.

-Applying a structured approach and coordinating collaboratively with stakeholders to isolate and resolve system-level problems. Resolving most problems quickly and efficiently.

-Working with business and technical people, and conducting business analysis activities to determine most appropriate short, mid and long-term approaches / solutions.

-Conducting detailed analysis of business improvement ideas to define systems specifications. Developing and documenting designs that meet applicable standards, and identifies, analyzes and resolves diverse software inadequacies.

-Participating in product design meetings, reviews and writing functional and non-functional requirements and design specifications.

-Providing detailed estimates for larger projects, assisting in establishing project schedules, ensuring assigned projects follow schedule, and informing management of any unplanned slippages. Planning projects that may take six months to a year.

-Providing input, reviews and validating documentation.

-Assisting with evaluation and testing of software products.

-Providing technical guidance to more junior staff, and reviewing and overseeing their work.

-Participating in code and design reviews.

-Giving technical presentations.

-Working in an Agile fashion to develop and ensure development and rollout of high quality improvements to existing products and / or new features or products.

-Full ownership of technical products over time, including performing testing, performance tuning and enhancements.

-Developing and executing plans to improve technical knowledge. Applying previously learned facts to new domains to speed up learning. Integrating new theories, trends, and methods into appropriate business operations.

-Performing other duties as required to deliver exceptional service and to support Central’s business goals



As the ideal candidate for this role, you possess:

-A post-secondary degree in computer science or software engineering (or equivalent) and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in software engineering. Experience must include the analysis and development of several moderately complex applications using an object oriented methodology.

-Thorough knowledge and understanding of methods, standards and best practices with respect to software development, and security principles. Ability to document software designs using an established modeling language such as UML, write statements of work for software solutions, break down a task into a set of simpler ones, and provide accurate estimates.

-Strong analytical, problem solving, organizational and time management skills. Ability to work with a medium code base and perform exploratory research. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with technical teams, other co-workers and business clients.

-Ability to plan tasks, work to schedules, and adapt to changing priorities and business needs.

-Ability to work under minimal supervision on multiple projects with conflicting deadlines in a team environment. Be innovative and eager to learn from mistakes.

-Financial markets / investment banking acumen and interest is preferred as the products built and maintained are mostly for the Treasury line of business.

-Technical requirements including: Java, JavaScript, Web Services, JUnit, SQL, Angular, Mockito, Git, Design patterns, one or more of Spring, Hibernate, Camel, MQ, JMS, JSF, Wicket


Additional Information

As much as we believe in working hard, we also believe in personal growth and taking time for ourselves. Accordingly, our total rewards philosophy amounts to one of the best compensation and benefits packages in the industry – from performance-based incentives and extended benefits, to training and education reimbursements and ample vacation time.

Central 1 is committed to diversity and inclusion. If you have a request for a disability-related accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Reporting to: Director, Treasury IT Support

Grade:  E

Date Posted: April 4, 2018

Internal applicants must apply by April 11, 2018

*Unsolicited resumes from vendors will not be accepted for this or any position at Central 1*