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Title:  Lead Host Mainframe Programmer (Cobol on z/OS, JCL, IBM IMS DB/DC & SAS)



Requisition ID: 46090


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



Customer Master Data Management (MDM) is a development area within Information Technology & Solutions (IT&S) which supports the domestic bank by providing information about customers and their relationships to both products and services, and also to other customers.  We support functional areas such as Digital Channels - Online Banking, Customer Insights & Analytics, Marketing, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) Onboarding and Data Lake(s).


Reporting to the Senior Manager Development, the Lead Host Mainframe Programmer is required to provide the expertise necessary to perform system analysis, design, programming, documentation, implementation and program maintenance in a diverse user environment.


The Lead Host Mainframe Programmerwill work within a broad framework of standards, policies and procedures utilizing current technologies and methodologies.  Is expected to maintain, support, and enhance existing mainframe applications.


Due to renovations to convert the space into a modern eco-system, the team is temporarily based at 780 Birchmount Road, and when the work is done, the team is expected to move back to the Scarborough IT campus at 2201 Eglinton Avenue East.




• Contribute and maintain system design documentation outlining overview, diagrams and designs specific to users, application system and technical requirements.

• Participate in meetings regarding user requirements and design throughout the project development phase.

• Perform coding, unit testing, debugging, documenting and implementing of applications and scripts in collaboration with quality assurance.

• Analyze existing or proposed enhancement requests to determine their feasibility and time estimates required.

• Evaluate existing and new applications and upcoming technologies to meet user requirements.

• Maintain, support and enhance existing applications.

• Keeps up-to-date on new technology, applications, scripts and development practice.

• Perform data modeling for database design.

• Analyze, maintain and implement security features for application development, services, authentication and procedures.




• You have at least 5+ years of technical working experience with host mainframe programming.

• Your host mainframe technical working experience/knowledge includes developing complex programs using Cobol on z/OS, JCL, IBM IMS DB/DC & SAS.

• You possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain pleasant working relationships.

• You have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and employees of the organization.

• You possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

• You’re able to demonstrate strategic thinking during the development phase.

• Working experience in Banking/Financial Services industry is an asset.

• Technical working experience/ knowledge of CICS & CA7 are an asset.

• Good knowledge of Java EE, JSP/Servlets, Java Frameworks, Java Performance Tuning, SQL, XSL, XML, HTML, JavaScript, CSS & Unix/Linux operating environment is an asset.




Post-secondary education in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics or in a related discipline.


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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