You will be responsible for the ongoing development of new product features, technical improvement and remediation work in a pan-Asia, fast paced, exciting team.
Based in HK will work with other functions across Asia and markets of Manulife.
Application Architecture, Development and Support
Technical leadership of Backend Development and enhancements of digital applications, including but not limited to the Manulife MOVE platform.
Assist in the gathering and analysis of user requirements and provide consultation on estimates, sprint planning and validating / qualifying estimates provided by development teams and third parties.
Assess application architecture impact and follow sound systems design principles, ensuring reuse of components and flexibility in configuration of design to support multiple : product, country and channel requirements.
Maintain the quality standards of the application platform, ensuring robust QA and code review processes are in place.
Establish and adhere to devOps practices to maximize automation and continuous delivery practices including comprehensive unit testing automation.
Maintain systems development standards, patterns and ensure compliance.
Prepare and maintain full technical documentation of development tasks and deliverables
Troubleshoot system errors reported by users
Apply change management principles where appropriate in the IT process to effectively deliver solutions
Ensure IT operational SLA compliance and operational efficiency of IT processes in support of business goals
Manulife Center of Excellence (COE)
Anticipate and monitor programming developments that may impact design and recommend alternatives or points for adapting.
Collaborate with the Manulife IT and Operations team to build an exciting and innovative’ culture within the teams across Asia that strives to be best in market and customer focused;
Ensuring compliance to set ADM practices are in place, and where absent define, including : incident management, enhancements, work request and project throughput and quality assurance processes
Contribute to the reuse of Digital technology, solutions & skills to achieve cost efficiencies utilizing Agile, DevOps, repeatable technical playbooks and collaborative IT process automation practices.
People Development / Leadership
Functional leadership of one or more Node JS development teams or pods
Collaborate with the Manulife IT and Operations team to build an exciting and innovative’ culture within the teams across Asia that strives to be best in market and customer focused
Participate / lead in cross training and up skilling activities in the team
Help onboard, train, and mentor new members in the team
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Computing Science or Engineering
A minimum of 5 years of experience in designing and developing simple to complex Node JS applications
Extensive experience in delivering integrated digital solutions, particularly complex backend Node JS based functionality and integration.
Experience in delivering projects from inception through to post-implementation warranty using Agile devOps project delivery methodologies
Experience in delivering projects involving stakeholders from multiple locations
Insurance industry knowledge, is seen as advantageous
Technical Leadership in Node JS development
Must be actively programming in Node JS based technology stack with strong analytical skills. Expert knowledge in core Node JS based technology stack (Unix or Windows).
Expert knowledge in Object Oriented Analysis, Design & Programming (OOADP)
Ability to design solutions, resolve technical issues using Node JS based technology stack.
Ensure programming best practices & quality gates are followed
Ability to drive new technology analysis & discussion
Ability to deliver under high pressure
Ensure application integrity as product roadmap & business requirements.
Committed team player
Proven track record of developing applications using Agile methodology.
Expert knowledge in core Node VM v8+
Expert knowledge in Unit Testing using Mocha, Jasmine, etc
Expert knowledge in JS data structures
Expert knowledge of one or more REST / SOAP, Web interface, data integration using JPA / JTA in distributed environment
Knowledge of IoT & wearables technologies
Working knowledge of Sonarqube, Jenkins, Static code analysis
Delivery methodology Agile, TDD / BDD / DDD within DevOps environment
Knowledge of Salesforce and SDK APIs
Experience in the design, development and testing of micro services
Knowledge of PCF (Pivotal Cloud Foundry) and Azure platforms