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Technical Specialist Advisory (Dev/QAT)

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Scarborough, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank






Requisition ID: 63659


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



In this role you will be part of Code Control & Automation Technology Operations team, managing DEV/QAT Environment and coordinating multiple UAT activities




  • Ensure the DEV/QAT environment infrastructure and processing requirements are evaluated regularly. 
  • Ensure all required upgrades are performed in a timely manner to avoid unplanned negative impacts. 
  • Keep current of available hardware and software technology, as well as all the IBS applications. 
  • Stay in tune to the industry's technical direction, and taps into IB business directions. 
  • Maintain a clear comprehension of the planned projects to anticipate environmental changes that maybe needed.
  • Review planned activities for future initiatives, participate in forward-planning sessions and identify/ resolve conflicts between initiatives.
  • Approve code implementation strategies to avoid risks during Production delivery, and code changes during testing for implications on environmental needs. 
  • Appraise outstanding issues impacting the promotion of code to the Production environment and provide updates and options to minimize associated risks.
  • Utilizes project management skills to ensure projects are on track and schedule.  Provide technical directions and consultations. 
  • Ensure human and technical resources are available to the projects as required.
  • Work closely with QAT and Value Stream teams to understand testing requirements and provide options and recommendations for addressing testing needs.
  • Provide feedback to QAT in test strategies from an environment and deployment perspective.
  • Continuously review and identify improvement opportunities for team efficiency and effectiveness.




  • Excellent leadership skills to direct large groups at varying levels (may include managers, senior technical analyst, intermediate technical analyst, etc.) towards common objectives
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and forward thinking skills to coordinate the environment and staff resources to meet the demands of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Expert understanding of UAT/DEV standards and methodology
  • Solid understanding of change process and related systems/ technology to deliver code to UAT/DEV servers, controllers and PC's and the ability to assess the risk and impact of the changes
  • Expert understanding of code library management 
  • Expert understanding of multiple UAT environments and their relationship to code delivery and business functions
  • Solid understanding of technical implications of code changes
  • Complete understanding of the relationship between complex banking systems, their interfacing applications, environmental resources and code layering; this seasoned and specialized knowledge is acquired through hands-on experience with the business and technical dimensions of multifaceted projects
  • Full awareness of current and future projects planned for IB to provide strategic recommendations and direction
  • Strong decision making skills to resolve conflicts arising over a wide range of DEV/UAT activities
  • Conceptual thinking skills to achieve department objectives
  • Effective communication skills to address issues with QAT test teams and other department staff who have varying degrees of experience and technological knowledge
  • Exercising judgment and initiative in the research and development of recommendations for code management

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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