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Title:  Director of Development, Digital Banking


Requisition ID: 12518


The Digital Factory is an innovation hub with a clear and well-supported mandate to transform the way banking technology is delivered, by re-imaging the customer experience, to deliver new digital value propositions. We have the support and experience of one of the world’s largest banks behind us and a talented, and growing, team of industry leaders driving us forward.
Do you want to help us reinvent how people bank? At the Scotiabank Digital Factory, we are passionate about transforming the customer experience.

We’re looking to fill our team with influencers, makers, creators and leaders who are flexible, curious, adventurous, versatile and responsive; and who are ready to roll up their sleeves in a collaborative and productive environment to get things done.

By joining our team, you will make an impact on our customers, the banking industry, and ultimately, the world.

As the Director of Software Development, you are responsible for the full development life cycle of our Scotia Online business, managing programs and the direction of technical and business resources within the IT business line. You will be managing a set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among various stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend technical and business solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. To achieve this, you will direct a team of IT Managers and professionals responsible for the design, development, delivery and support of IT business solutions for Scotia Online.

A closer look at what you’ll do

  • Work closely with the team(s) on continuous improvement of Scotia Online, which includes working closely with a team that is modernizing our systems.
  • Plan and direct application and technology projects, ensuring objectives and timelines are met and providing ongoing support.
  • Manage and supervise direct reports and technical teams in the areas of scheduling, technical direction, future planning and standard development practices. This also includes the recruitment of qualified development staff.
  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship with peers and management within the business lines
  • Manage the budgeting processes and quality improvement activities for his/her department and/or projects.
  • Participate in long-range strategy planning and manage policy development to address complex business issues.


What you need to succeed

  • 7-10 years of IT and business/industry work experience, which includes experience working with large and complex systems; existing systems and new technologies.
  • Business knowledge and experience; understanding of vision, financial objectives/how business functions and core processes interact/the strategic importance of projects, how they relate to Scotiabank's goals, how projects interact and impact change and/or delays in projects.
  • Process knowledge and experience in scheduling, resource allocation, risk management and systems design.
  • Project management of highly complex technology projects.
  • Vendor management experience, including contract negotiations and managing outsourcers.
  • Managing offshore resources.
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning, managing and implementing software projects and programs.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, OR equivalent work experience.

Location: this role is based out of Scarborough 4 days per week, with 1 day per week at the Digital Factory downtown. 

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada’s international bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. Scotiabankers hail from over 120 countries, speak more than 100 languages and serve over 23 million customers globally. As a highly diverse company, we know that an inclusive environment for employees and customers helps everyone achieve their best. 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. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide a positive recruitment experience.

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