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Title:  Director Development - Business Banking Technology




Requisition ID: 73058


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


Reporting to the VP, Product Systems, the Director Development Business Banking Technology, as the technology owner, will be responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and oversight of the Business Banking team ensuring business and technology strategies, plans and initiatives are executed and delivered in compliance with governing regulations, and internal policies and procedures.


The Director Development, Business Banking Deposit & Lending Technology has responsibility for the Small Business, Commercial portfolios. The Director will build and manage foundational components for the portfolio using modern technology that leverages current processes and increases velocity while reducing cost/effort. The Director’s role includes developing and implementing the appropriate technology strategy, which mitigates operational risk and delivers value, in collaboration with business stakeholders.



  • Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Lead the implementation of transformative technology initiatives to enable Canadian Banking Technology’s success through increased efficiency, reduced cost, faster time to market
  • 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.
  • Builds a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment and using a coaching mindset and behaviors; communicating vison/values/business strategy; and, managing succession and development planning for the team.
  • Delivery and management of highly complex technology programs which consist of multiple Technology projects for multiple business partners and stakeholders, across multiple business units. Serve as a sponsor for driving down operational costs using Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation. Pass solutions developed back to Product Systems and the wider enterprise.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for managing resources, technology direction, and alignment of business technology roadmaps across their portfolio.
  • Vendor management and engagement for key systems ensuring synergistic utilization of vendor partnerships while simultaneously containing costs. Holding vendors accountable for quality of deliverables and service provision.


Responsible for monthly financials:


  • Reporting, tracking, measuring and monitoring for the supporting Finance Office, and 
  • Monitoring and integration of contractor pool, and IT&S Operational Budget tracking and monitoring


Education and Experience


  • 7-10 years of IT and business/industry work experience.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, OR equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge and experience with existing systems and new technologies.
  • Be a “big picture” visionary.
  • Process knowledge and experience in scheduling, resource allocation, risk management and systems design.
  • Critical thinking, continuous improvement and transformation in leading the group delivering high performance while aligning to group and Bank’s strategic direction.
  • Experience in the project management of highly complex technology projects.
  • Experience in vendor management, including contract negotiations and managing outsourcers.
  • Experience in managing offshore resources.
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning, managing and implementing software projects and programs.


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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