Sun Life: Manager, Application Development

The Sun Life Financial Assurance Company is looking for a Manager, Application Development Services:

This is an opportunity for a manager with a good development working background to manage a pool of developers on the Enterprise Application Delivery Services team within Enterprise Application Services (EAS).  The team has responsibility to maintain a variety of applications, including those that support Investments, Enterprise Services, Finance and Corporate Services.

This position is accountable for providing career management to a team of approximately 15 developers.  In addition, this position is accountable for establishing/maintaining development processes and best practices, continued improvement of development service delivery, agile resource management, and building effective partnerships with our Business Partner Account Managers.

The role seems to be a mix of managing the resources and service levels as well as best practices and career management, for about fifteen developers who maintain existing applications for Sun Life.

The Good
The location seems to be King/York, pretty central.  The role is senior and well-detailed.

The Bad
The developers you’d be managing seem to be restricted to support and maintenance.  This can make for cranky developers, or make it difficult to attract and retain good, talented people.

There’s lots about the role, but very little about the work.  The compensation doesn’t rate a mention.  The process is enterprisey, and I guess you won’t be touching the technology, since that doesn’t rate a mention.

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