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Title:  Financial Engineering Analyst (12 to 16 Month Co-op)




Requisition ID: 128501

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



Global Analytics and Financial Engineering – 12- to 16-Month Co-op  (Toronto)



May 2022 to August 2023



Why work for Scotiabank?


Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. We are powered by our 97,000 high-performing teammates who make a real difference across the globe as a leading provider of advice, products, digital experiences, and financial services.

This is a place where you’ll get to learn and develop your skills, while being recognized for your hard work. At Scotiabank, we’re passionate about bringing our whole selves to work, allowing us to create inclusive work environments for everyone to enjoy.

Who we are:


Global Banking & Markets provides a full range of investment banking, credit and risk management products and services relevant to the financing and strategic development needs of our clients. Our products include debt and equity financing, mergers & acquisitions, corporate banking, institutional equity sales, trading and research, fixed income products, derivatives, energy, foreign exchange and precious & metals.  We also cross-sell the full range of wholesale products and services offered by the Scotiabank Group.


Position Description:


As part of the Global Capital Markets group, Global Analytics and Financial Engineering works closely with the trading and marketing groups to provide analytics, to help develop new product capability and are also involved with developing new business lines.  The work is often structured as projects, and usually the projects are analytic, technological or process-related in nature. The Co-op Analyst is required to focus on one or two specific product areas but can also be required to work on other business line initiatives as the priority changes in our dynamic trading environment.


Financial Engineering is a friendly and supportive group working within an exciting environment.  You will gain valuable knowledge of financial markets and instruments, while making substantial contributions to a large-scale trading operation.  Previous co-op students have moved on to various positions within the organization following graduation There are opportunities within GAFE for students to work with the Interest Rate Derivatives, Credit Derivatives, Equity Derivatives and Commodity Derivatives business lines.


Students hired for the semester will have access to numerous learning opportunities: a lecture series on the different business lines and how they work, access to the Global Banking and Markets Wiki where all models are documented, opportunities to talk to traders, marketers and analysts to learn from their experiences.


Responsibilities May Include:


  • Assist the development and testing of cutting edge derivatives pricing models
  • Build quantitative tools for trading and structuring desks
  • Build and maintain infrastructure processes for new business lines;
  • Ad hoc investigations for trading and marketing desks
  • Conduct Mark-to-Market impact and sensitivity analysis for different models
  • Provide support to the trading and sales desks



  • Solid C++ programming skills, knowledge of Java, Python, Shell scripts, or Excel a plus
  • Good math skills, knowledge of numerical methods and derivatives products a plus
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, results oriented and a team player
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Students should be currently enrolled in a Software Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Business/Finance, Actuarial Science or other quantitative disciplines.
  • Will be returning to school after the internship has concluded


This this internship will offer you an excellent opportunity for learning and personal development, especially to those who wish to gain exposure to global capital markets their related technologies.Throughout your term you’ll also have access to skill-building modules, as well as challenging work-integrated learnings - all of which come together to create a stimulating environment where you will have the chance to thrive. We want you to be a sponge and take it all in, bring your great attitude, always be authentic, and own every opportunity that comes your way. This is your time to shine.


How do I Apply?

For students, we believe evaluating you through relationships over resumes, and we are focused on learning about who you are and what you’re interested in to uncover your true potential. In short, we don’t believe resumes will provide us with an accurate depiction of what you’re truly about in order to properly assess your potential.  Instead, we want to get to know YOU and hear about your experiences that have shaped you. We know… this might sound crazy but we do not want you to submit your resume. Instead, we ask that as part of your application, you complete the steps below:


1) Complete your PLUM Profile here


2) Complete a very short one-way video interview by clicking here (if you have already done this, you don't need to do it again)


3) Apply to the role through our career site! When the application asks for your resume, please attach a screenshot of your PLUM and your most recent transcript. We have full access to your entire profile from PLUM, but this is a great reminder to complete it.  



Note: You do not need to complete your PLUM profile or video interview multiple times if you are applying to multiple positions.  Also, we have full access to your entire profile from Plum and won’t use the screenshot but it’s a great reminder for each of you to have completed it.


We thank you all for your interest in Scotiabank!  However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.




**In order to be considered for student opportunities at Scotiabank and/or Tangerine, you must submit your PLUM Assessment and Video Interview. **


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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