Sun Life Financial: Salesforce Application Development Manager

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    sun life financial
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    negotiable / month
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    1 week ago
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the Business:Sun Life Financial is a leader and innovator in engaging Canadians through digital channels, putting our clients at the center of everything we do. The Sun Life Salesforce Centre of Excellence (CoE) Team is a dynamic group of people, building and supporting exciting mission critical solutions for business areas across Sun Life Canada.Salesforce.Com is a key anchor platform enabling modern digital experiences. If you are looking to influence the organization in a critical role in the forefront of an enterprise wide digital transformation, this role is for you! the :As a leader in the Salesforce Centre of Excellence team at Sun Life, you will manage a team of highly skilled Salesforce Application Developers and Designers in Canada. You will provide coaching and technical leadership to team members (both Canada and India) and you will play a key role helping to mature the Salesforce development practice at Sun Life.You will also work with your team and other application development teams to develop and promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. This position will report to the Director, Salesforce.Com Engineering. The role will have roughly around 12-15 direct reports. What will you do? Effectively hire and retain talent while leading and growing the Salesforce Design & Development teamManage progression and professional development of Salesforce Application Developers and DesignersOnboard new team members and ensure they are aware of resources available and standardsCoach and mentor staff to develop a high performing, highly motivated and engaged team of professionalsPromote a learning environment to develop team member skills that align with industry developments and organization goalsSet performance plans and objectives that recognize talent and provides honest, direct feedback in a timely mannerBuild team agility by assessing and anticipating knowledge/skill gaps and driving knowledge transfer and/or skill developmentStrategic resource planning – ensuring that a long-term resourcing plan exists to meet the future needs of the organization, which includes in-house staff, offshore resources and third-party capabilitiesKey contributor in defining Salesforce application development best practices for Sun Life Financial.Ensures compliance to systems development life cycle standards and application development best practicesWorks with delivery partners within Digital Business and Technology Solutions, external vendors, and partners to ensure delivery and support of all projects on time, on budget, and meeting business and IT expectationsEnsure financial management, tracking and measurement of all key IT activitiesActive participant in various forums across Digital Business and Technology Solutions at Sun Life worldwideRegular travel between our Toronto (Downtown and North York) offices and our Waterloo offices will be required. What do you need to succeed? University degree. Post graduate studies in management or IT would be an assetMinimum of 10 years experience in ITGreater than 5 years of experience providing direct and/or indirect leadershipSoftware design knowledge and practice with application, system integration, security and infrastructure experience is desirableExperience Integrating complex and unique program/projects with numerous technologies and platformsSalesforce development experience, including integrating Salesforce with other Enterprise scale applicationsExperience in DevOps and Agile is highly desirableStrong understanding of Agile methodologiesExperience as a practitioner on an Agile team preferredSalesforce Certifications:Must Have: Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Platform Developer 1Nice to Have: Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Community Cloud Consultant CompetenciesStrong technical and business acumenA thought leader, inquisitive and comfortable in challenging the status quoAbility to work in a matrixed or shared services organizational modelPolitical savvy, seasoned, a natural diplomat who can navigate the organization globallyResults oriented, drives others to meet their objectivesAbility to lead through influence in a complex and evolving environment to meet challenging timelines and organizational goalsInterpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levelsDemonstrated leadership in managing geographically diverse teams What-s in it for you:Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range dataPension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial securityA common sense dress code, where you dictate how you dress based on your dayAn environment of continuous learning and improvementThe opportunity to move along a variety of career paths with amazing networking potentialLI SJ The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results. Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs. We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Salary Range:73,800/73 800 124,100/124 100 Job Category:IT Application Development Posting End Date:19/07/2021