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Title:  Director Business Architecture




Requisition ID: 112705

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



Contributes to the overall success of FCRM business ensuring specific individual goals, plans, initiatives are executed / delivered in support of the team’s business strategies and objectives.   Establishes and leads the development of end to end business architecture with target state business capabilities, operating models and business strategy across FCRM business line.  

Ensures all conducted activities are in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


Key Accountabilities 


  • Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Business Architecture Artefacts & Processes
  • Developing, updating, maintaining business architecture artefacts (e.g., business capability maps, business architecture modelling) following Enterprise Business Architecture Standards
  • Leading the effort to identify & document capabilities & initiative needs & strategic prioritization into business architecture deliverables (roadmaps, etc.)
  • Understand business objectives for assigned domains and enable the design of future state capabilities (people, process, technology, data), while ensuring alignment with the strategic vision
  • Identifying impacts to Business Capabilities by participating in transformation programs & initiatives
  • Mapping processes to business capabilities as per enterprise standards and collaborating with appropriate SMEs
  • Modelling & approving updates to business architecture models for the business domain
  • Engaging in all phases of ongoing critical initiatives including target state definition, design & execution, as well as having deep knowledge of all systems and processes in the business domain
  • Supporting various initiatives across teams, by identifying relevant opportunities for rationalization, transformation & simplification
  • Analyzing the industry & market trends to determine new & potential business capabilities
  • Participating in agile squads/sprints to support the delivery of enhancements to existing capabilities or new capabilities and functions
  • Governance & Standards Alignment
  • Participating in Architecture Governance Forums to prepare and present materials for necessary approvals
  • Ensure solutions developed across organization are aligned to enterprise architecture standards/principles and leverage common solutions & services
  • Business Artefacts Consolidation
  • Creating appropriate process documentation and storing in central business architecture repository
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk. 
  • Champions a high-performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment. 
  • Update mapping of business & technology capabilities to the target state processes, technology capabilities & applications, customer/employee experiences (technology components to be completed by Technology Architect)

Experience / Education:


  • Excellent relationship management resulting in a proven ability to quickly earn the trust of executives; set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, execute with limited information and ambiguity 
  • Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills, capable of balancing multiple perspectives, effective at all levels up to senior executive 
  • Sound business and technical acumen, with demonstrated agility in learning and ability to quickly become comfortable with unfamiliar businesses areas or of technologies. Ability to connect programs/projects to broader organizational goals and grasp the key performance drivers of business partners 
  • Expert presentation, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Relevant business line background/experience to ensure consistent view of evolving business needs
  • Strong understanding of architecture, systems & integration 
  • Ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions
  • Knowledge in Project Management & Training/ Experience in Agile Methodology
  • Experience using model-based representations & ability to visualize & create high level models
  • Education (Computer Engineering degree or similar)/Work Experience (10+ years of practical experience)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving
  • MBA is a strong asset


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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