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Title:  Mainframe COBOL Developer




Requisition ID: 178479

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


This role will be within the Scotiabank Global Credit Cards team, working with Credit Cards and Unsecure lending team who provide core banking capabilities, API & Event Enablement, Leadership in Delivery, supporting Canadian Banking Regulatory and Compliance initiatives, performing development, design and deployment.


Reporting to the Senior Manager Development, the Mainframe COBOL Developer will lead multiple development projects and be responsible for supporting application solutions for multiple Canadian business lines. The successful candidate will be partnering with multiple teams in delivering requirements for core regulatory and compliance platforms. To join our team you must be proactive, creative, demonstrate initiative, have an eagerness to learn and thrive on challenge.


What will you do?


  • Act as an expert technical resource for problem analysis and solution implementation
  • Work closely with Delivery and Technical Architecture teams, Product Owners and Technical Platform teams to design and develop high quality solutions supporting enterprise architecture and business process improvements that support our business and technical strategies.
  • Implement new systems or enhancements by reviewing programs written by team members, establishing and executing system test procedures, developing implementation plan, developing the required program and system documentation and ensuring all functionality has been delivered as required. The incumbent is also required to provide post implementation support and training to the Production Support staff on the production processing functionality 
  • Support other development areas providing technical expertise, guidance, advice and knowledge transfer to staff and more junior Developers
  • Must be able to work within tight deadlines, which may result in additional work hours to meet project deliverables
  • Keeps current on new technology
  • Deal effectively with external Vendors, Business Partners, internal Stakeholders and Management

What do you need to succeed?


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively liaise between Business Users, Project Teams, external Vendors and Technical Support Teams working in a geographically dispersed team
  • 10 years of working experience with IBM Mainframe Technologies such as COBOL, CICS, DB2, JCL for software development
  • In-depth knowledge of SDLC methodology
  • Understanding of File Transfer protocols and processes ie. FTP, SFTP, PGP Encryption
  • Understanding mainframe integration for ETL processing
  • Experience with change management and version control
  • Knowledge and understanding of Web Services
  • Experience in writing/creating/updating technical documents
  • Experience in batch job/process scheduling
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required.

The following skills are desirable:

  • An understanding of current IT practices and systems development techniques
  • Familiarity with data integration and data streaming, WebSphere MQ and Communication Networks
  • Familiarity with event driven programming concepts
  • Exposure to Data Modelling and Data Architecture
  • 2-3 years experience support on UNIX RHEL 8.x


What's in it for you?


  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity and curiosity and celebrates success
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create meaningful customer experiences
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • We hire you for your talent — not just a job — so you can grow with us. We’ll equip you for success not only in your role, but also in your career as a whole
  • Access to thousands of online and in-person courses so you can hone your current skills, or learn new ones
  • A competitive rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs on pension and profit sharing, paid vacation, personal & sick days, medical, vision, and dental benefits that start from day one and much more



Work conditions: Hybrid/Remote




Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

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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