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Title:  Senior Information Security Advisor




Requisition ID: 140803  

We are committed to investing in our employees and helping you continue your career at Scotiabank. 


The Team
Scotiabank’s Security Advisory Services is responsible for providing advisory services to business lines, subsidiaries and affiliates enabling the achievement of the Bank's Information Security plan.


The role
In Technology at Scotia, we’re questioning everything about how we bank today to come up with the right solutions for our customers tomorrow. Reinvention starts here — and it starts with you.
The Senior Information Security Advisor provides guidance to business lines to ensure design, development and implementation of projects and initiatives are in accordance with the Bank's Information Security Standards and in compliance with industry regulations. The role will assist in the classification of data and assess information security risk in order for business functions to make informed decisions to protect information assets.


Is this role right for you?

  • You want to be leading complex projects providing security advise to ensure information security risk are mitigated.
  • You thrive in solutioning for multiple security domains (Security Management, Security Engineering, Identity and Access Management, etc.).
  • You excel in reviewing documents (Security Design) and creating assessment documents (Threat Risk Assessment).
  • You are passionate in new technologies and enjoy the challenges of implementing security controls to protect them.
  • Working on different types of projects (from large complex to simple) is a part of your DNA.
  • You love to collaborate with various business lines, IT support functions and IS&C Control functions.


Where could you work? Both at home and in the office.
We’re focused on being an employer of choice for the communities we serve and offering a hybrid work environment for top Tech talent in Canada’s capital city. 
We’re creating a local ScotiaTech Hub in Ottawa. You’ll have the opportunity both to work remotely and head to the Ottawa office for in-person moments that foster team cohesiveness and collaboration.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role?

  • You possess advanced communication (verbal/written/presentation) skills in English. The same in Spanish is a strong asset.
  • You have at least 5 years of hands-on technical working experience in performing threat risk assessments on complex applications and network environments.
  • You have at least 5 years of hands-on technical working experience with security controls/mechanisms.
  • You have used industry leading productivity tools to produce quantitative/qualitative reports; data flow diagrams & visual presentations.
  • Post-secondary education in Computer Science or in a related field.
  • Certifications (CISSP, CISM, CCSP, CRISC) are nice to have.


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
  • Our work from home social channel offers weekly virtual yoga, social events, learning opportunities, and lots more.
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (on pension & profit sharing), and generous vacation.




Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Ottawa || Canada : Ontario : Scarborough || 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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