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Lab Leader - Toronto, ON

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Scarborough, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 49767


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



ScotiaBank is embarking on a major initiative to modernize end to end Payments technology and processes.  The end result of the modernization program will enable the bank to offer enrich information and transparencies to support the rapidly evolving payments community. We are looking for a proven leader to manage development resources, technical deliverables and stakeholder relationships.  If you are technologically wellrounded with experiences operating strategy to modernize legacy environment, then this is the role for you. You will also be responsible for project financials management, career development, performance evaluation and capacity management


Lab Responsibilities:

  • Be at the forefront of technology and enable the Lab to be a highly functioning technology power house that enables transformation.
  • Provides thought leadership, innovative ideas, and drives toward partnership at the table. Serves as a steward of Lab culture / environment and engineering practices.
  • Drives partnerships with key stakeholders (business partners, payments team, PMO, Product Owners, etc.)
  • Actively partners with other Lab Leaders and Scrum Masters to ensure resources, scope, lessons learned, etc. are shared and appropriately integrated.
  • Provides leadership over large or complex initiatives.
  • Manage the overall Payments Modernization Portfolio intake process, roadmap and vision.
  • Defines Lab metrics at the portfolio, application, and team levels by leveraging agile metrics and practices.
  • Identifies and manages risks, opportunities, compliance issues or other lab concerns.



  • Creates structures and processes that promote an environment of innovation and experimentation for direct reports, peer groups and leaders.
  • Is a technology thought leader. Responsible for implementation of strategy including high level planning of work and resources across multi-year timeframe.
  • Defines and communicates strategy to the organization so they understand their roles, are motivated to achieve established goals and have line of the sight.
  • Applies knowledge and efforts to diverse and complex situations, to drive business solutions.
  • Change agent and foster a culture of embrasing and initiating changes for continous improvement.


People Management

  • Creates and leads change across multiple organizations; catalyst for employees and peers in implementing change.
  • Models and creates an environment of accountability for peer groups and senior leaders by setting clear performance objectives in support of business outcomes.
  • Coaches and continually motivates the teams actively; drives high levels of performance
  • Accountable for creation of environment of open communication and innovation within the Lab.


What we are looking for?


  • Proven record of transformation leadership
  • Prior knowledge of agile methodology an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 year’s financial development experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a technical leadership role
  • Minimum of 3 year’s people leadership
  • University degree in an IT related discipline – a technical background is required to understand the many facets of application management and integration complexities:  
  • Computer Engineering or Computer Science Degree preferred.
  • University or college or equivalent work experience.
  • Scrum Master Certification an asset


What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to join a forward-thinking company surrounded by a collaborative team of innovative thinkers.
  • A great opportunity to leave your “stamp” as we are undergoing multiple exciting and forward thinking initiatives.
  • A rewarding career path with diverse opportunities for professional development.
  • Internal development to support your growth and enhance your skills.
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • An organization committed to making a difference in our communities– for you and our customers.
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. 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. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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