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Software Developer, Senior - Full Time - Remote - BC

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Date: Jul 1, 2022

Location: Burnaby, BC, CA

Company: LifeLabs

LifeLabs is the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada, serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for over 50 years. Our team members are truly centred around our customers, and we know that behind every lab requisition, sample being tested, or investment in technology is an individual and their family counting on us.


Consistently named one of Canada's Best Employers by Forbes, LifeLabs has also been recognized for having an award-winning Mental Health Program from Benefits Canada. The passion and commitment of over 6,000 diverse and innovative team members unites and motivates us to ensure our customers receive high quality tests and results that they can trust. Agile, customer-centred, caring and teamwork: we live these values every day in what we do to support our customers and healthcare providers, driving forward our vision of empowering a healthier you.


Make a difference – join the LifeLabs team today!

Reports To: Manager, Development

Purpose of the Role: A Senior Developer is concerned with all facets of the software development process. He/She has technical leadership responsibility for design, maintain and deploy software applications to meet user and business needs. He/She conducts system-wide tests, provides customer and user technical support, and monitors system performance to ensure that software programs are operating optimally. In addition, Senior Developers work with Business Analysts, Project Managers, and other developers to coordinate the development of processes to meet delivery deadlines.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Works closely with the Manager of Applications, Architect, Application Tester, Business Analyst and Product Owner/Stakeholder for the understanding of the functional and system requirements.
  • Designs, develops and modifies application modules based on functional and systems requirements.
  • Participates in unit testing, system testing and other system release tasks as required.
  • Participate, or oversee certain aspects of project life cycle as assigned by managers or project managers, from initial kickoff through requirements analysis, design and implementation phases for projects within solution area.
  • Provides on-going daily support to a portfolio of Applications that are mission critical to LifeLabs Operations to ensure their stability, availability, integrity and scalability. Delivers professional, customer focused and high performing support services in line with agree service scope and service levels.
  • Provides process championship by upholding SDLC standards, and supporting Change Management, Release Management, and Project Management disciplines.
  • Mentors, trains and develops other team members on system development within the application suites.

Minimum Qualification and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer science, Business Administration ore equivalent preferred
  • 5-8 years of previous programming experience, including (but limited to) Java, SQL Server, Oracle, .Net and C#, C++, DSM, Cache, and Ensemble
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to make independent judgements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a high level of teamwork skills and ability to share ideas and solution to meet software solution and business process challenges
  • Foundational understanding of networking, VMWare, servers and other infrastructure requirements
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, take initiative, and be flexible
  • Must be able to work independently with little oversight
  • Must be able to handle confidential information discreetly
  • Willing to work on a legacy system



At LifeLabs, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace where our team members and the communities we serve feel accepted, valued, and respected.

In accordance with LifeLabs’ Accessibility Policy, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email


LifeLabs is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We have been a leader throughout the COVID-19 pandemic regarding health and safety measures and have always put our employees and customers at the center of every decision that we make. As an organization in the health care sector, we believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. With this in mind, we currently require all LifeLabs employees, contractors, students and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.

LifeLabs operates under a distributed workforce model, where employee flexibility is a key priority. Further information will be provided during the interview process on what this means for employees.

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