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Title:  Director, GIAM, IAM Engineering




Requisition ID: 195961

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


We are looking for an experienced IAM Solution Architecture and Engineering Director to join our organization. As the Director, you will be responsible for providing direction, oversight and strategic management of Scotiabank's portfolio of global IAM solutions. The director is accountable for delivering complex solutions against IAM roadmap covering solution architecture & design, development & integration to ensure the utmost security and efficiency in access control. The director is also accountable for ensuring resiliency and software currency of these IAM systems.


Is this role right for you?

  • You possess a visionary and strategic leadership while inspiring team of IAM solution architects and engineers to embrace your vision and be best in class team responsible for implementing and maintaining IAM solutions.
  • You thrive in providing strong leadership and driving employee empowerment and a high degree of engagement.
  • You excel in overseeing the architecture and design of identity solutions for the enterprise in a large and distributed environment.
  • You have experience delivering complex projects providing global, innovative solutions that improve IAM.
  • You excel in managing IT design, development and support teams to support the enablement of IAM capabilities.
  • You excel in the assessment and selection of IAM technologies and integration partners.
  • You excel in relationship, stakeholder management and influencing and negotiation skills, effective at all levels up to senior executives.
  • You can efficiently perform management tasks including incident response and escalations; vendor & contract management; infrastructure management and service resiliency; and service ownership.
  • You enjoy challenges of working on different types of projects (from large complex to simple).
  • You collaborate with various business lines, IT support functions and Cyber Security functions to ensure IAM meets business needs.


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

  • You have 10+ years of experience architecting, developing, integrating, implementing and managing complex solutions and large IT teams.
  • You have proven experience of the IAM industry and expert understanding of IAM technologies including Virtual Directory Services, Single Sign-On (SSO), Entra ID, Active Directory Federated Services and Active Directory platforms, Identity and Access Governance, Identity Providers, Identity Provisioning, Adaptive / Biometric Authentication, Multi-Factor Authentication, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Privileged Access Management and Cloud IAM.
  • You demonstrate strong knowledge of modern IAM protocols (such as SAML 2.0, OIDC, OAuth 2.0, SCIM), and frameworks (such as FIDO 2.0).
  • You have working experience with DevOps pipelines and tools, and strong knowledge of SDLC (define, design, build, test and deploy) practices.
  • You have experience with program delivery including planning and estimation.
  • You possess excellent people leadership managing 20+ team members and advanced communication (verbal/written/presentation) skills to deliver strong business-focused presentations. Spanish is an asset.
  • You have Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or related field (Master’s preferred).
  • You have expertise in cybersecurity best practices and understanding of compliance standards (e.g., NIST, ISO/IEC 27001 and 17799)
  • Experience with Agile Delivery would be an asset.
  • Certification(s) (CISSP, CISM, CCSP) would be an asset.

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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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