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Title:  Programmer Analyst Advisory (COBOL)




Requisition ID: 183928

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Team

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.

Our team contributes to the overall success of the Day to Day Savings products in Canada, supporting the Business, Canadian Banking Regulatory and Compliance initiatives, performing development, design and deployment. 


Is this role right for you?

Reporting to the Senior Manager Development, the Mainframe COBOL Developer will lead multiple development projects and be responsible for supporting application solutions for Canadian business line. The successful candidate will be partnering with multiple teams in delivering requirements for core regulatory and compliance platforms. To join our team you must be proactive, creative, demonstrate initiative, have an eagerness to learn and thrive on challenge.

• Act as an expert technical resource for problem analysis and solution implementation

• Support applications, evaluate problems, identify actions to be taken and recommend/implement solutions. Understand and work in accordance with Bank application architectural guidelines.

• Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.

• Interact with business clients to help resolve and explain system questions and issues.

• Work closely with all team members and deal effectively with external vendors, Business partners, Internal stakeholders and Management    

• Provide analysis and coding support for host applications and infrastructure implementations

• Must be fluent in English, oral and written, with excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills to understand, document and share key system information with their colleagues, support groups, other technical staff, business partners and management.

• Takes accountability for results and exhibits a “can do attitude”.

• Self-starter with a desire to learn and contribute.

• Has an appetite to continuously evolve and improve, to tackle difficult problems and seek/give constant feedback.

• Embraces change and sees it as an essential driver to solve complex issues.

• Demonstrates flexibility and can move forward without having all the answers.

• Consistently seeks to understand, meet, and deliver on customers’ expectations.

• Act as a mentor to junior developers on design, development, delivery, operations, and overall development best practices within the bank and industry.

• Implement new systems or enhancements by reviewing programs written by team members, establishing and executing system test procedures, developing implementation plan, developing the required program and system documentation and ensuring all functionality has been delivered as required. The incumbent is also required to provide ongoing support on the production processing functionality

• Requires to be on pager rotation for 24x7 for application support (overnight batch)

• Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.

• Champions a high-performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment.


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

• 5+ years of experience in mainframe development complex programs using Cobol, JCL, IMS DB/DC, DB2, Netron, VSAM, CICS, CA7, SAS, SDSF.

• Experience with Security and environment control systems (Endevor, ACF2), Problem Analysis (Fault Analyzer), Database Management (e.g. IMS, DB2, VSAM)

• Experience in Utilities and productivity tools (e.g. MVS/TSO, UCANDU, ACR, COMPAREX, SYNCSORT, IDCAMS, CRF, File Manager and etc.) an asset

• Experience working in an agile environment and SDLC methodology

• Understanding of File Transfer protocols and processes ie. FTP, SFTP, PGP Encryption

• Strong knowledge of DB2 database, z/OS Debugger, DFSORT, JCL and COBOL

• Understanding mainframe integration for ETL processing

• Experience and knowledge of DevOps

• Experience and knowledge of Assembly programming language an asset.

• Experience and knowledge of web services and APIs an asset

• Experience and knowledge of web and cloud (Azure) technologies an asset

• Prior experience in production support

• Fluent in English, oral and written

• Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical equivalent

The following skills are desirable:

• An understanding of current IT practices and systems development techniques

• Familiarity with data integration and data streaming, WebSphere MQ and Communication Networks

• Familiarity with event driven programming concepts

• Exposure to Data Modelling and Data Architecture

• 2-3 years of experience support on UNIX RHEL 8.x


What's in it for you?

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Allyship - We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and are embraced through bias-free practices and inclusive values across Scotiabank. We embrace diversity and provide opportunities for all employee to learn, grow & participate through our various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that span across diverse gender identities, ethnicity, race, age, ability & veterans.
  • Accessibility and Workplace Accommodations - 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. Scotiabank continues to locate, remove and prevent barriers so that we can build a diverse and inclusive environment while meeting accessibility requirements.  
  • Remote-friendly work environment will provide you with the flexibility to perform at your best.
  • Upskilling through online courses, cross-functional development opportunities, and tuition assistance. 
  • Competitive Rewards program including bonus, flexible vacation, personal, sick days and benefits will start on day one.
  • Dynamic Office - Fully equipped gym, showers, games room, bowling alley, micro market, free tea & coffee, universal washrooms, wellness rooms, and lots of space for team collaboration.
  • Community Engagement - no matter where you choose to work from; we offer opportunities for community engagement & belonging with our various programs such as hackathons, contests, cooking with friends, Humans of Digital and much more! 




Location(s):  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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