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Title:  Business Architect, Digital Factory




Requisition ID: 91850


At Scotiabank Digital Factory, the reach and opportunity of a global organization meets the passion and drive of a startup. Reinvention starts here—and it starts with you.

We believe that the pathway to success is paved with user feedback, so we’re constantly asking our customers how they want to bank. When we find an opportunity to make things people will love, we assemble teams of specialists to collaborate in Digital Factories in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia. We work fast, and we work smart. Join us to create meaningful experiences and build the bank of tomorrow for our customers around the world.

If you’d like to learn more about our Digital Banking career opportunities, explore our Communities of Practice, or hear from our leaders, check out our Technology at Scotia career page.



 Job Purpose
The Business Architect is a key role in Digital Canadian Banking Services leadership team. This role is accountable for developing and maintaining healthy engineering backlogs while working with various digital teams on upcoming features. This role will work closely with senior development managers as well as software architects in service engineering teams to clarify requirements, analyze banking system capabilities, design micro-services, assist shaping requirements as well as collaborate on service deliveries. This role will contribute to the overall success of the Canadian Digital Banking Engineering unit by ensuring the delivery of high-quality technology solutions through effective collaboration with key stakeholders within Digital Banking and across Scotiabank. 



Is this role right for you?

  • Works closely with Digital Banking stakeholders (e.g. Product, Design, Engineering) in the requirement gathering, estimation, backlog grooming and designs of technology solutions.
  • Responsible for high-level E2E solutioning by working closely with software architects of service engineering teams, client application teams (Mobile, Web, etc.) as well as backend teams (CBT teams, External vendors, etc.).
  • Responsible for providing the high-level estimation of service engineering work given a feature request.
  • Responsible for managing the service engineering backlogs and evolving them in a timely manner by working closely with various digital product leaders.
  • Utilize existing capabilities within the architecture and introduce new functionalities to support changing business requirements.
  • Responsible for designing the services along with software architects of service engineering teams
  • Manage communication with all key stakeholders and bank groups that impact the scope, risk, and capacity health of service engineering teams.
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring the business system analysts in the teams on growing their technical and analytical skills. 
  • Promote accountability and collaboration in the team, from requirement gathering to development, and champion a high-performance environment.
  • Establish and improve processes to increase efficiency of the team.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed?

  • University degree in technology, computer science, engineering OR equivalent experience
  • 5 or more years in business analyst leadership/ functional architect roles within Engineering/Technology, with technical working experience developing and/or supporting multi-platform-based applications.
  • Preferably 2 or more years’ experience in business
  • Previous working experience in Agile/Scrum software delivery model.
  • Familiar with the micro-service design patterns and principles.
  • Familiar with software development concepts and technologies.
  • Demonstrate innovative approach to technology-based solutions.
  • Deep knowledge of banking systems and how systems are connected together.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to explain complex information for non-technical users and to influence decision making across stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and mentor team members with differing opinions and levels of experience.
  • Proven ability to be flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment with changing priorities.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to make quick, data-driven decisions under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to be reliable, proactive, results-oriented, and customer-focused.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking to map and execute short- and long-term engineering roadmap for the team.
  • Effective organization, planning, and time management skills.
  • Strong capacity and planning skills; able to forecast and schedule activities to a degree of accuracy based on past experiences and current known information.


What's in it for you?

  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity and curiosity and celebrates success!
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create meaningful customer experiences
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • We hire you for your talent — not just a job — so you can grow with us. We’ll equip you for success not only in your role, but also in your career as a whole
  • Dress codes don't apply here: being comfortable does
  • Our work from home social channel offers weekly virtual yoga, social events, learning opportunities, and contests to share current experiences & promote wellbeing in our new remote environment
  • Access to thousands of online and in-person courses so you can hone your current skills, or learn new ones
  • A competitive rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs on pension and profit sharing, paid vacation, personal & sick days, medical, vision, and dental benefits that start from day one and much more!
  • Free shuttle service to and from Union Station, onsite subsidized cafeteria with a chef, and an onsite fitness center *

*Some of our perks & onsite offerings will be offline as we continue to monitor federal and provincial regulations around COVID-19. 


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

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. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


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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