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Title:  Director, Solution Architecture and Consulting Services




Requisition ID: 104183

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Director of Security Solution Architecture and Consulting leads a team of subject matter experts within the Information Security and Control (IS&C) function. The Director is accountable for delivering cyber security architectural solutions and consulting in line with the bank’s security architecture roadmaps as well as broader enterprise architectural roadmaps. 


Primary Accountabilities 

  • Lead Solution Architecture practices for core security capabilities
    • Lead a team of core security domains (e.g. Cryptography, Cloud Security, Identity, Data Security) in the design of enterprise solutions to meet short term and long-term strategic direction.
    • Lead solution designs for new security solutions (e.g. Cloud Workload Protection) that meet bank security needs and regulatory requirements.     
  • In partnership with the Chief Information Security Architect (CISA)
    • Support the development of the security vision and strategy for security architectures of applications, programs and initiatives. 
    • Support critical Bank initiatives relevant to and consistent with the objectives of the Technology Blueprint by promoting the Bank’s security/technology architectures.
  • Partner with Engineering and Operational teams to deliver end to end secure solutions 
  • Partner with Enterprise and Security Architecture 
    • Contribute to the build of Technology and more specifically, Security strategies and roadmaps 
    • Maintain alignment between roadmaps and solutions
  • Support Major Bank Initiatives by contributions Security Consulting Services to support technical design 
    • Operate a resourcing model to provide consulting services in support of building security into the design and implementation of bank initiatives. 
    • Provide input into Enterprise Architectural review boards to ensure that enterprise decisions incorporate security.  
    • Participate in major initiatives as the security subject matter expert (e.g. Cloud, Security Tools decisions). 
    • Interface routinely with technology peers in financial services and other industry sectors to share best practices and gain insight into industry trends and experiences. Serve as an expert spokesperson, as appropriate and approved, for BNS technology direction.
  • Build a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vison/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team. 


  • University degree, preferably in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field, and a minimum of 7 years’ experience in Information Security leadership roles in a complex, global organization.  Financial services and, specifically, banking experience is highly desired.   
  • Detailed knowledge of, and experience working with, one or more formal Enterprise Architecture frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead global architecture teams in a highly complex and matrixed organization.   Ability to lead through influence, excellence and example is essential to success.
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills.  Excellent oral and written communication, ability to present confidently to senior executives, attention to detail and strong planning and management ability.
  • Deep knowledge of enterprise and security technologies is expected.  Specific strong knowledge and experience with common hosting, storage and networking technologies, as well as cloud, are required.   
  • The incumbent should have experience delivering excellent results in a large, complex and global environment with a mix of emerging, current and legacy technology.  
  • Experience with and knowledge of formal project management methodologies 
  • English fluency required, Spanish ability a plus.




Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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