Back-End Software Engineer, Manulife Bank in Waterloo, Ontario


We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement


Job Description

Join our Manulife Bank Engineering Team!

Our customer is at the focus of everything we do, and millions of end users rely on our products daily. We believe in the value of empowering engineers with the resources to solve critical problems for the future of the business, which is why we need you.

We are seeking a Back-end Software Engineer who is obsessed with delivering value, are forward-thinking, love to learn from both successes and failures, and are excited to see the successful implementation of the products they deliver while remaining open to change and continuous improvement.

How will you contribute:

  • Applying creative problem solving that bring software designs to life.

  • Designing, coding, unit testing and integrating new features and functionality as defined by the Product Partner and team.

  • Promoting and applying agile (SAFe) principles and methodology.

  • Assisting in the development of automated tests to ensure delivery of high-quality code.

  • Updating progress daily through the tracking tool (Jira) and Kanban board.

  • Performing various investigative “Spikes” to mitigate technical uncertainty and risk.

  • Assisting with required documentation e.g. deployment, maintenance, support, and business needs.

  • Assisting with production support and releases.

You will bring and continuously build upon the following skills:

  • Participating in ideation and brainstorming sessions to devise creative and exciting digital solutions. We need and value fresh ideas.

  • Participating in the weekly meetings to assist the Product Partner to refine the Product Backlog including providing initial estimates.

  • Mentoring other developers on the team.

  • Building interpersonal relationships by working closely with the Engineering Manager, Product Partner, Quality Engineers, and Analysts in a globally distributed environment.

The Technology and Tools you will be working with:

  • Minimum 5+ years Back End Development experience

  • Languages such as Java/J2EE, JavaScript

  • WebSphere products


  • Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Core Spring frameworks

  • Azure/AKS

  • Oracle for databases

  • GitHub for source control

  • Jira and Confluence for task and content management

  • Jenkins, Maven, Snyk, and SonarQube for DevOps pipelines

You are:

A passionate, motivated individual with 5+ years of back end software development experience. You’re a good communicator, meticulous, and a phenomenal teammate! Experience with any or all the tools/technology we use is a huge plus, but don’t let one of those list items deter you.

What can we offer you?

A competitive salary and benefits packages.

A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.

A focus on growing your career path with us.

Learning opportunities through Manulife University

Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.

Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you:

Values-first culture

We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.

Boundless opportunity

We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.

Continuous innovation

We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.

Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

Championing Corporate Citizenship

We build a business that benefits all partners and has a positive social and environmental impact.

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife /John Hancock , we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour , ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process . All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies . To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact .

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Waterloo, Ontario

Salary range is expected to be between

$74,270.00 CAD – $137,930.00 CAD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in Canada includes holidays, vacation, personal, and sick days, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence. If you are applying for this role in the U.S., please contact for more information about U.S.-specific paid time off provisions.

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