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Director, Mobile Platform Engineering

Financière Sun Life

C'est un Contrat job à Montreal, QC publiée le novembre 15, 2022.

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues – experts in their fields – who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients – who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description:


The Sun Life Mobile platform includes the reusable mobile components across the Sun Life mobile apps and the foundations on which our multiple business specific apps are built. These platforms foundations include CyberSecurity, Infrastructure, DevOps, Code Management Practices / Repositories, and Test frameworks.

As an individual contributor, the Mobile Platform Engineering Director will drive the platform technology roadmap in collaboration with Enterprise Architecture, InfoSec, DevSecOps, Software Engineering / Delivery, Product Owners and Technology Heads in our global regions. You will also be responsible for the strategy, talent planning, technical deliverables, release planning, operations and health for the Sun Life Mobile technology platform.

This is not a Software Engineering/Delivery Director role. This role would be well suited to a Mobile Platform Architect  

About the Role:

The Mobile Platform Engineering Director will report to the Assistant Vice-President, Software Engineering.

As a key member of the Mobile technology leadership team, you will have the opportunity to influence and collaborate in creating an innovative and future-ready Mobile platform foundation.

The Mobile Platform Engineering Director will be passionate about Agile, motivating change and making it happen, championing a culture of continuous improvement to provide the most effective platform technology, for now and the future. Your mobile technology platform and roadmap will enable our software engineering/delivery teams to build their best apps on it! Within this role you will be supporting the recruiting, coaching and mentoring of staff to develop a high performing, highly motivated and engaged team of professionals that are assigned to the Mobile platform. 

The Mobile Platform Engineering Director will expand the Mobile platform best practices and tools for the broader Sun Life organization globally. 

The role also encompasses leading an Innovation team focused on finding new and innovative platform ideas in the support of mobile applications on both the Android and iOS platforms, keeping ahead of new technology capabilities by both technology vendors, or even new emerging ones

Critical to the success of this role, the Mobile Platform Engineering Director will be measured by stability and security of the Mobile platform, stakeholder engagement, alignment with the organizational DevOps and DevSecOps programs, financials for the Mobile platform and successful business feature releases. 

What you will do: 

  • Establish the strategy (including the multi-year Mobile strategy and roadmap), create the objectives and key results, identify the staffing needs and develop the execution plan for the Mobile platform.
  • Developing and executing on the strategy to globalize the Mobile platform and establishing an enterprise Mobile Community of Practice.   Lead and/or support global Mobile initiatives.
  • Accountability for the security of the Mobile platform, driving the remediation of identified security risks.
  • Accountable for the planning and achieving the Mobile platform financials.
  • Establish and evolve Mobile platform practices.
  • Lead the Innovation program for the Mobile platform.
  • Contributing and/or adopting global Mobile re-usable assets.
  • Work effectively with third party vendors to manage the software and services related to the Mobile platform.
  • Engage Technical Delivery leaders and Mobile leadership to collaborate on the strategy and plans for the Mobile platform.
  • Promote and enforce the use of DevOps and DevSecOps technical practices and tools.
  • Implement strong Release Management practices aligning to the Sun Life change management processes.
  • Champion an agile mindset, being transparent and adaptive to create a high-performing team culture.
  • Coach and mentor staff to develop a highly motivated and engaged team of professionals.
  • Support the talent hiring and retention for the Mobile platform.
  • Contribute to the performance plans and objectives that recognizes talent and provides honest, direct employee feedback in a timely manner. 
  • Promote a learning environment to develop team member skills that align with industry developments and organization goals.
  • Build team agility by assessing and anticipating knowledge/skill gaps and driving knowledge transfer and/or skill development.

What you need to succeed: 

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a relevant field.
  • More than 5 years of experience providing direct leadership in a software engineering organization for mobile platforms or products.
  • Proven ability to strategize a platform roadmap and continuous forward direction for an organization’s mobile technology platform
  • Proven financial management for the technology platform that supports a large range software applications or products.
  • Prior experience leading the architecture of applications and technologies.
  • Exceptionally collaborative with cross-functional teams from technology, design, business and operations.
  • Effective change management leadership.
  • An effective communicator at all levels within the organization, in both structured and non-hierarchical, informal structures.
  • Have a mindset of a test and learn attitude, a bias for action and a passion to innovate.
  • A multi-tasker that has positive energy and attitude to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • A self-starter – able to contribute while influencing the technical direction. 
  • Conflict and issue resolution and escalation experience.
  • Passion to challenge the status quo and drive out-of-the-box ideas.
  • Strong leadership skills – comfortable managing cross functional technical teams, staff and project issues in multiple locations.
  • Belief in a culture of interaction, transparency and trust in teams.  Able to build a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, safety and trust.
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to assess alternatives, risks and benefits while focusing on the attention to detail.

What’s in it for you?

  • Great Place to Work® Certified in Canada and the US – 2022
  • Great Place to Work® list for Best Workplaces for #HybridWork – 2022
  • Great Place to Work® list for Best Workplaces in Canada – 2022
  • Named “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor – 2021
  • Canada Award for Excellence for Mental Health at Work – 2021
  • Flexible hybrid work model including in-country (Canada) work-from-home if you prefer. #LI-Hybrid. #LI-Remote.
  • Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
  • Work and professional development that is united by our Purpose: to help Clients and Employees achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives
  • A friendly, collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Be part of our continuous improvement journey in developing the next greatest digital enterprise experience.
  • Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range data
  • A common sense dress code, where you decide how you dress based on your day
  • The opportunity to move along a variety of career paths with amazing networking potential

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 thebrightside@sunlife.com.

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:

111,100/111 100 – 177,800/177 800

Job Category:

Project Management – Systems

Posting End Date: