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Solutions Architect

Date: Jun 19, 2019

Location: Scarborough, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank






Requisition ID: 62610


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




The Secure Integrated Authentication Lab (SIA) is looking for individuals who have development and exposure to software architecture to build the best authentication capabilities products possible. If you are excited about building a bank of the future by leveraging state of the art security protocols and helping build a robust set of security frameworks to support end users and API enabled applications, then join us in making the modernization revolution ubiquitous. 




We are looking for someone who will interact with numerous dynamic teams across the Bank (from mobile developers in the Digital Factory to cloud infrastructure teams and external vendors that need a secure way into and out of the bank.)  All this in an effort to ensure we are building a cohesive, future forward bank that leverages enterprise technology assets and best practices surrounding the use of modern security. Clear, professional communication with peers and supporting team representatives is an important part of this job.  As we build new and improve existing features for the future you will get to feel first-hand the impact of your work across the bank.

  • Primarily focused on development, problem solving and challenge yourself and the team to build robust authentication capabilities for the global bank.
  • Ensuring products are well maintained by identifying and eliminating technical debt.
  • Ability to showcase progress in projects/initiatives/programs, holding people accountable to their commitments and making sure we are on track for successful delivery.
  • Participating in design discussions focused on building the best customer experience
  • Design and implementation of best practices/processes.
  • Assisting in architectural solution designs, roadmaps and related strategies that are aligned to Enterprise Security Standards.
  • Present and leverage technical information and solutions in a way that establishes trust relationships, persuade stakeholders and achieve understanding and consensus at all levels.
  • Assess and analyze business strategy & requirements, the current technical environment and technology options to evaluate solution alternatives that meet business needs and bank strategy.
  • Participating in planning and review sessions.
  • Partner with multiple teams across the bank to collaborate on strategy and direction.
  • Assisting senior management to enforce standards and methodology; ensuring solutions are in line with the technology roadmap and mentoring the technical team members on a project to project basis.



You Have;


  • 4+ years of software engineering industry experience.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Experience in the following areas would be a considered a strong asset: Forgerock OpenAM, OpenDJ, OAuth 2.0, OIDC, Windows Desktop SSO, LDAP Authentication, Radius, TOTP, MFA, Cross Domain SSO, SAML 2.0, SAE Authentication.
  • Experience in onboarding new systems and vendors in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience in collaborating with other teams and stakeholders (business and security) to enable new capabilities.
  • Experience in building automated self-serve solutions for end users and adopters would be a strong asset.
  • Having the ability to learn, analyze and adapt to constantly changing technologies and strategic direction would be considered essential.
  • Having the ability to create and implement software architectural designs that evaluate different approaches techniques with a security perspective and evaluating risk for integrating new systems, applications and vendors.
  • Experience in defining current and future state for products and the associated roadmaps.
  • Attention to details, high standards for quality, ability to balance risk with technological advancements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills with ability to build and foster relationships with business users, project stakeholders, strategic technology partners and external vendors and clients.
  • Commitment to maintaining a diversified set of skills through continued education and mentoring peers, team members, and clients.
  • Must be able to design internal training material and documents.
  • Must be flexible and ready to adapt to a dynamic environment.
  • Spring Boot/NodeJS/React/Cloud Development experience would be considered a plus.




  • 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 diverse and global team. We speak 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. 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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