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Title:  Splunk Technical Specialist




Requisition ID: 147876

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


The team:

Scotiabank’s Global Technology Services’ (GTS) Performance & Capacity Management (PCM) team’s mandate is to help minimize production outage.  The team leverages industry’s best monitoring tools and practices and offers full stack end-to-end monitoring services in the Bank, including Canadian Banking, International Banking, and Wealth Management.


The team offers consulting services, deploys monitoring tools, investigates performance bottlenecks, and supports production incidents.


When required, you can expect to provide rotational 24x7 on-call support.


The role:

Reporting to Senior Architect - PCM Engineering, you will be a Splunk subject matter expert, involved in the day-to-day operation in the PCM in Information Technology & Solutions (IT&S) department.


Is this role right for you?

  • You get to manage and maintain end-to-end performance for all applications, workloads and environments.
  • You will be deploying and providing support to Application Performance Management tools, as well as firefighting production problems that are performance related.
  • You analyze performance data and act on negative performance trends to identify root cause.
  • You get to support and enhance the PCM system as required to support the implementation of new business applications and technology.
  • You will utilize your ability to implement and exploit performance tools from 3rd party vendors; plus participate in the technical assessments of 3rd party tools and vendors.
  • You will consult with the development teams on large projects to provide PCM services, ensuring:
    • There are no monitoring gaps
    • The design has been optimized from a cost perspective
    • The accuracy of the capacity plan
    • The completeness of the stress testing process
  • You will maintain current functional and technical knowledge of the Splunk platform and future products.


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

  • Support large-scale deployments with data feeds from multiple data centers
  • Assist & provide expert best practices in adoption, expansion, use cases and setting up Splunk.
  • Configure, monitor and trouble-shoot Splunk performance, availability, and capacity
  • Develop reliable, efficient queries that will feed custom alerts and dashboards
  • You have at least 2+ years of hands-on technical working experience in managing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure hosted infrastructure & systems.
  • You have at least 2+ years of hands-on technical working experience in deploying and managing applications with containers technology, such as Docker, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), and Kubernetes.
  • You have at least 2+ years of hands-on technical working experience in CI/CD development via the use of BitBucket and/or Jenkins and/or Artifactory and/or Ansible.
  • You can demonstrate a well-rounded technical understanding of various operating system environments (e.g., Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris), Application Servers (e.g., WebSphere, Tomcat) & Databases (e.g., DB2, Oracle, MS SQL, noSQL)
  • You can demonstrate a well-rounded technical knowledge of how DNS + network devices & protocols can impact web performance.
  • Ideally, you are a Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect.
  • A post-secondary education in Computer Science or Math or Engineering disciplines is an asset.


What's in it for you?

  • You will stay on the leading edge of cloud technology and adoption as Scotiabank continues its aggressive digital transformation.  The Bank will provide a dynamic, fast-paced, flexible and very progressive working environment that will allow your creativity and energy to prosper and thrive.
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world.
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success! We also foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning.
  • We care about our people, allowing them to design how they work to deliver amazing results.
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (pension & Employee Share Ownership), generous vacation; health/medical/wellness benefits; employee banking privileges.
  • Renovated with a design focus on enabling collaboration through both environment and technology.
  • Furnished with an onsite cafeteria that serves hot foods, salads, sandwiches & snacks.
  • Equipped for breaks with table tennis, table soccer, pool table & TV’s. Our lounges have fridges, microwaves, complimentary hot beverage stations & water dispensers.
  • Minutes by TTC bus from Warden subway station on Line 2.  Free employee shuttle service connecting the IT campus with nearby GO stations.  2023 opening of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit with the Birchmount stop that’s steps away.
  • Minutes from the 401 & DVP. Free onsite & offsite employee parking with charging stations for electric vehicles onsite.



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough 

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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