Senior Software Engineer - Back End

Sun Life Financial Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine.

Job Description:

We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer that brings an interdisciplinary background to help us solve hard problems. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Create and maintain multiple software services deployed daily.

  • Play an integral part in and lead software design and architecture discussions.

  • Follow best practices around Scrum and Kanban agile software methodologies.

  • Understand and model a complex industry using techniques such as Domain-Driven Design.

  • Pair program with team members.

  • Encourage and model good development practices through PR reviews and mentoring other engineers.

  • Achieve operational excellence using metrics, monitoring, and alerting.

  • Continuously integrate and deploy new software using a CI/CD pipeline.

Our Tech Stack

Maxwell's products are supported by an exciting mix of modern technologies: Our back end stack is made up of services written in JavaScript (TypeScript), Go, Scala, and PHP that communicate with each other using gRPC and REST. We store our product data in MySQL, MongoDB, and Redis databases. Front end applications are written in JavaScript and make heavy use of React, Redux, and Styled Components. Services are deployed to a Kubernetes cluster using a CI/CD pipeline and are hosted on AWS.


  • At least 5 years experience in front end development using JavaScript (Node.js), Go, Scala, or PHP building complex web applications.

  • Ability to architect and diagram complex software systems.

  • Experience with and appreciation for developing web based business applications with complex data structures and workflows.

  • Strong communication skills and great product sense.

  • Expertise with software development processes such as test-driven development and continuous delivery.

  • Bachelor's degree.

Do you not meet all of these requirements? You can still apply and tell us why you still fit.

We welcome all talented engineers, and are committed to a culture that represents diversity in all its forms. If you think you might thrive in this setting, we would love to hear from you.

Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Services Company, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 11246, Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. As such the company is committed to taking positive steps to implement the employment-related aspects of the company's equal employment opportunity policy. It is the company's policy to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities without regard to their race/ethnicity, sex, veteran status, or disability.

Pursuant to 41 CFR 60-300.44(f)(1)(ii) and 741.44(f)(1)(ii), we hereby notify you of our company policy related to our affirmative action efforts and request appropriate action on your part.

Job Category:

IT - Application Development

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