Manulife/John Hancock is an innovative global financial services company on the move. In order to accelerate our capacity for change and explore new ideas, we have launched LOFT, the Lab of Forward Thinking, an organization focused on innovation to deliver new, valuable services and products to our customers and internal business stakeholders. Check us out on LinkedIn or Twitter (@innovateforward). We have an opening for a full stack engineer to come explore blockchain with us! We have begun experimenting with blockchain technology and have entered in to collaborative agreements with industry leaders in order to build blockchain proof of concept products. We need a hands-on developer to take on a lead role in these endeavors.
You will play a key role in:Rapid prototyping and development to validate initiatives in the marketplaceDriving forward our blockchain technology initiative and integrationAs our lead blockchain engineer, you will be an integral part of our blockchain team, collaborating with another fantastic developer and a business strategist on our blockchain product builds, from proofs of concept to smart contract deployment.Exposure to some or all of the following experiences is desired:Exposure to and mastery of the MEAN stack. (Mongo, ExpressJS, Angular and NodeJS)Understanding of database fundamentals such as replicationFamiliarity with non-relational database systems as well as strong front end development skills.Understanding customer needs and opportunities in order to prototype and deliver solutions in an agile manner.Understanding of public-key cryptographyUnderstanding of Test Driven Development, paired programming.Designing solutions leveraging complex datasets and guided by user experience.A passion for new and emerging technologies. If you have not built any blockchain apps you should have a keen interest in this game changing technology.You will be successful in this role if you are:An entrepreneurial spirit comfortable working within a lab environment that is rapidly changingInsatiably curious and comfortable with ambiguityEnthusiastic about the future of blockchain and the role the technology will play in financial servicesEager for constant learning from both success and failure, remaining open to change and continuous improvementUnderstanding of current web standards and upcoming technologiesCommunicative with your team and comfortable in both taking initiative and acting as copilotHappy to break down complex technical concepts to company stakeholders in an easy to understand manner geared towards the non-engineerThe customer is at the focus of everything we do, and millions of end users rely on our products daily.
In Technology at Manulife:Your work will make a difference.You’ll have the opportunity to make to shape the future of the insurance and investments industries with innovative technologies.You’ll partner with the best talent in the industry to help our clients achieve their dreams and aspirationsWith offices in Canada, the United States and Asia, your opportunities are unlimited.Through our Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT) we’re working across the stack and exploring strategies and prototypes in artificial intelligence, NLP, deep learning and blockchain. We are also working on IoT applications for Amazon Echo, the Apple Watch, and other voice platforms. Most recently, we launched Alexa Skills for group benefits in Canada in partnership with RED Lab.So … if change and transformation excites you and you want to be part of the team that is redefining how we build technology in the insurance and investment industries – join us!Visa AssistanceOpen to assisting the right candidate with the following Visa(s) / Work Permit(s)1) United States - H1B Visa Jobs