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Delivery manager cloud infrastructure and operations

Sun Life Financial

This is a Full-time position in Waterloo, QC posted June 1, 2019.

At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement.

We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills.

Follow a path that lets your talents shine.

Job Description: This is an opportunity for someone that is interested in working with leading edge Big Data, Machine Learning and Analytics technologies.

The successful candidate will have 10 years experience in Information Technology, with at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in Project Management or Delivery Management.

This role will be accountable to initiate, plan, mobilize project teams, and govern them through to execution.

She/he is accountable to remove barriers and facilitate solutions to address business partner’s needs.

The candidate will be a member of a team called Cloud Infrastructure & Operations.

Cloud Infrastructure & Operations is responsible designing, building and supporting Analytics, and middleware software technologies on Cloud platforms.

The successful candidate is expected to have a passion for Information Technologies and will need to be able to pick up, understand and become proficient in a wide range of software products and technologies.

We will be successful by providing Analytics capabilities to our business partners so that they will have access to the right information at the right time, to the right audiences and in the right form to support their reporting, analytics and deep learning needs.

Our strategy for success is based on the following principles: Understanding our business partners needs, pain points and value areasAdhering to the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) processesAlignment with SLFs technology strategy and roadmapContinuous review and improvement of our processes Cloud Infrastructure & Operations supports projects in Canada, the United States and Asia.

The core hours for this position are 9:00 16:00 EST.

Main Accountabilities: Owns end-to-end solution delivery.

Ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and with required quality.Accountable for project intake and estimationWork closely with the Architect and the Delivery Director during the concept phase of project to define project delivery approach, methodologyAccountable for the technical leadership from project initiation to implementation.

Ensures that a sound and future proof architecture is planned and its implementation meets the technical quality standards.Ensures that appropriate organization, governance, decision making, and delivery structures are in place to drive outcomes articulated in the business case, CBA, business requirements, and program/project charterEnsures that standard and best practice for project and program management processes are applied to plan, and execute initiatives with high complexity and riskLead and mentor a team of Project Managers and serve as an escalation point for delivery issuesPerform regular delivery risk reviews and support the project teams with escalations and resolutions as requiredHandles vendor contracting and managementResponsible for governance of project budgetsEnsure IT software delivery meets high quality standardsContribute ideas for best practice improvements, process improvement, and innovative solutions.

Become a member of the Data & Analytics thought leadership team, recommending solutions and products to our business partners aligned to the DBIS strategy and roadmap.Engage with executive level stakeholders to educate on new concepts such as big data, analytics, and data science tools to helping to drive awareness across the organization.Create reusable solutions, process or work productsResource planning to deliver projects on time and within budget.Establish project structure and reporting relationships, ensure that everybody understands the project goals and his/her role and responsibilities, encourage good working relationships among all project team members, motivate and resolve conflicts between individual members of the team,Partner with the PMs and the Program Manager to ensure accurate forecast for delivery resources allocationResponsible for allocating the delivery resources for projects and non-project activitiesWork with the Practice Managers to develop and maintain the required skills and competencies on the delivery team Qualifications: University level degree in Computer Science or related information technology degree/diplomaUnderstand, can describe and can put into action complex concepts.Ability to lead small, medium and large project teamsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work independently and in teamsPassion for data and analytics as a career.Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle several tasks efficientlyAbility to contribute solutions that meet or exceed business requirements.Willingness to share ideas and speak up in small to medium sized groups.Strong understanding of business areas drivers and prioritiesAbility to establish long-term partnerships with the business partners and account teamAbility to facilitate business prioritization and decisionsCan effectively coach/counsel others and provide feedback to improve performanceDemonstrate effectiveness in project delivery by organizing and delivery complex work efforts.

Assets: High academic credentials.Knowledge of Cloud conceptsKnowledge of Big Data, Analytics and Hadoop concepts 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

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:73 100/ 122 900/Job Category:IT Technology ServicesPosting End Date:09/06/2019