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Title:  Delivery Lead, Development (Technical Scrum Master, API)




Requisition ID: 181529

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


The Global Wealth Engineering client technology team is transforming the digital experience for its clients. The team partners and works closely with the Scotia Digital team to bring world-class digital experiences for all Scotia Wealth Management channels.  The team plays a key role to help investor manage their investments and reach their financial goals.

Global Wealth Engineering Technology Team is looking for an energetic and results-oriented Delivery Lead, Development to join our team to help build our API platform for our wealth customers. The Delivery Lead works with one or multiple teams who are delivering business value to customers.  As a Delivery Lead, Development with a strong technical background in software development, you are passionate about Agile methodologies, communication, technical alignments, continuous improvement and coaching to deliver the digital production for customers.


Is this role right for you?


  • Your role involves leading a team of microservices API developers. You should possess strong leadership skills to inspire, motivate and guide team members to achieving their project goals.
  • You should have a strong technical background in API, Spring boot, Java development, currently or previously. Your background in API development will help to guide the team, solve technical challenges and make informed decisions.
  • Bring in technical expertise or productive discussions with the already acquired technical skills in the area of software development with Architects and Technical lead.
  • Guide and participate with team to get to educated estimates with the technical background and solution design experience.
  • Work with a team to identify roadmap/feature dependencies and impediments. Being accountable for tracking the dependencies and impediments and removing them to enable the team: surface, track, escalate.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolved.
  • Assists in the identification and mitigation of project risks.
  • Identifies and acts on coaching opportunities at the individual and team level.
  • Conducts regular assessments of a team Agile Maturity and uses the results to guide them to improved performance.
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies (Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Retrospective) and longer-term planning exercises (Release Planning, Release Train Planning).
  • Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to story grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Pro-actively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project deliverables
  • Needs to forecast the numbers of deliverables, which is based on evidence and reliable source.
  • Needs to be expert in estimating and planning.  Knows how to create useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects
  • Provide regular, standardized reporting for team performance: velocity, stories completed and project status. 
  • Coordinate operation readiness activities with associated teams (security, infrastructure, network, etc)
  • Oversee and coordinate software release activities. 
  • Active participation and help assist in timely decision making in defining product backlog (working with Product Owner, Business Analyst); alignment to overall product architecture and technical design (working with Architect and Tech Leads)
  • Regularly communicate with other scrum teams to ensure tactical story alignment and identifies/tracks dependencies between the team.
  • Provide regular, standardized reporting for team performance: velocity, stories completed and project status. 


Do you have the skills?


  • 8+ years of technical project management experience and/or leading large cross-functional/cross-regional teams on major organizational projects primarly dealing with software development releases.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand the team needs
  • Working experience in Digital solutions team in Banking industry is an asset.
  • Strong understanding of Wealth / Brokerage business is an asset.
  • Previous experiences as software developer, technical lead is desirable.
  • Knows about Lean, eliminating waste, focusing on value delivery, small batch production, frequent delivery of working software, adapting to change
  • Understands backlog tracking, Scrum and Kanban based metrics, task definition, story splitting.
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile techniques – Automated Testing, User Stories, Continuous Integration, Testing, etc.
  • Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Working experience in JIRA/Confluence
  • Hands-on experience leading release management activities for successful delivery of product launches

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Experience with Continuous Development or Continuous Integration is a plus
  • Understanding of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), including RESTful APIs, SOAP APIs, and related technologies. Familiarity with API design principles, standards, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with the wealth domain is a nice to have.


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.  
  • 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.
  • 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!



Working location condition: Hybrid





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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