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Title:  Director, Data Architecture, Analytics and Database Services




Requisition ID: 76220


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


The role:

The Director, Data Architecture, Analytics and Database Services is responsible for developing shared guidance on data management and maintaining up-to-date documentation on data persistence platform for Canadian Banking Technology. This individual must therefore be able to listen and guide the extended team during planning sessions; and be able to immerse into complex data analysis triggered by unknown data quality defects. We are looking for a competent data expert that can define and execute our Canadian Banking technology Data Strategy in alignment with Enterprise Data Strategy and Standards.

Is this role right for you?

  •  Lead data architecture decisions to ensure a highly scalable, extensible, and performant solutions.
  • Provide strategic solutions for our continual needs for scalability and resiliency.
  • Translate resulting architecture or resulting design into both logical and physical data models that comply with existing (and evolving) standards and best practices.
  • Key contributor to the overall success of the organization ensuring specific goals, plans, and initiatives are executed / delivered in alignment with the business strategies and objectives.
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities to leverage platform capabilities effectively, deliver future proof technology solutions and take a leading role in initiatives to drive innovation and digital transformation throughout the Bank. This will be achieved through defining a business technology roadmap focused on customer information and intelligent interaction, API integration, Analytics and Cloud based solutions.
  • Define solution architecture, system and solution designs, and lead cross functional implementation of IT solutions to enable business value
  • Lead the implementation of transformative technology initiatives to enable Canadian Banking Technology’s success through increased efficiency, reduced cost, faster time to market
  • Champion the Canadian Banking Technology data governance program and policies including data security, scalability, integrity, accessibility and data driven decision making by buying/building/adopting the right tools, culture and processes in alignment with the Enterprise directions.
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Creates an environment in which his/her team pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk.
  • Uses multiple strategies to attract, retain and motivate the highest caliber of Technology talent; building a cohesive team with a shared vision.  Provides strong leadership in setting the groups priorities, strategy and performance objectives.  Motivates individual and team performance, knowledge sharing, interprets organizational direction, measures performance and diagnoses training and development needs.


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

  • Canada, Canada Bank & Enterprise Technology
  • Experience managing operating budgets and project budgets
  • Strong project management skills, able to multi-task and manage concurrent projects
  • Experience with vendor product assessment & selection, vendor management & negotiating contractual terms
  • Proven ability to design processes for managing data throughout the lifecycle
  • Significant experience leading complex data management engagements and team sizes ranging from 5 to 20 resources
  • Experience with enterprise data warehouse/data lake technologies.
  • Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure technologies, business drivers, emerging data management trends – e.g. Google Analytics, and leading transformational change incorporating self-serve & AI Technologies.
  • Subject area experience with Financial Industry products and services preferred: Retail Banking/Lending, Commercial Banking/Lending, Credit Card Processing
  • Subject area experience with anti-money laundering compliance, (such as AML, CASL, OSFI)  is an asset
  • Tools skills/experience in Google Cloud, PCF, Java based platforms and frameworks, APIs, Micro service architectures & cloud components.
  • Considerable experience transforming a delivery team to adopt Agile principles and operate in an DevOps environment enabling CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery).
  • 10 years of experience in a leadership role with data architecture, technical architecture, development or delivery focus


What's in it for you?

  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create beautiful customer experiences
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • Dress codes don't apply here, being comfortable does
  • Onsite cafeteria
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs (on pension & profit sharing), generous vacation, personal & sick days, personal development funding, maternity leave top-up, parental leave and much more.

Canadian Banking Technology supports the end-to-end technology needs of Scotiabank’s Canadian banking business, including a broad range of banking products and services from savings and chequing accounts to credit cards and commercial loans. Joining our team gives you access to great opportunities with a wide range of traditional and emerging technologies while delivering innovative solutions for our business applications and platforms


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


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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