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Title:  Algorithmic Trading Developer




Requisition ID: 192958

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


The Team

  • The Quantitative Trading Solutions team develops and operates algorithmic trading systems and related software for Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets.  We work closely and are tightly integrated with the front-office trading desks.
  • We are seeking a talented full-stack software developer to work with the Global Equity Derivatives desk.  The successful candidate will develop and enhance applications to capture data-driven insights that will support advanced algorithmic trading strategies.
  • You will play a pivotal role in supporting and managing the portfolio of applications and vendor system(s).  You will work closely with a talented team of quantitative analysts, traders, and developers to create and implement algorithmic strategies that capitalize on market opportunities.
  • We will consider a range of experience levels and adjust role, compensation, and title accordingly. 


Key responsibilities are:

  • Design and implement back-end services to transform real-time or static data.
  • Design and implement front-end for displaying real-time trading and static data.
  • Collaborate with the front office to design interfaces offering creative data visualization.
  • Design customizable solutions to maximize usability across business lines.
  • Develop automated test suite for position tracking, trading, and back-testing.
  • Perform support of production trading systems to troubleshoot and quickly resolve any issues or questions.
  • Manage and co-ordinate with vendor(s) for support and upgrades of systems.


Functional Competencies

  • Strong programming background, including developing high-performance full-stack applications in Angular 2+, Spring Boot, and Python is a must.
  • Programming Languages: Java, Java Script, Type Script, Python, and Shell Script is a must.
  • Databases: MS-SQL and Oracle is an asset
  • Libraries: AG Grid, NumPy, Pandas is an asset
  • Containerization: Kubernetes and Docker is an asset
  • Understanding of data integration using REST, and server sent events.
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills to bridge between technical content and business objectives.
  • Experience working on agile development teams.
  • Motivated to keep up to date with the latest technology and programming techniques.
  • CI/CD experience using tools like Maven, BitBucket, Jenkins and Artifactory is nice to have.


Education Requirements

  • STEM Post-secondary degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
  • Canadian Securities Course or Trader Training Course an asset.
  • Demonstrated capital markets / quantitative experience is an 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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