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Title:  Global Equity Trading Developer (12 to 16 Month Co-op)




Requisition ID: 125493

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



Global Equity Trading Developer – 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.


Your Work Term At-A-Glance:


Modern stock trading is increasingly a technology problem, as firms compete to build the fastest and smartest trading algorithms and systems. Scotiabank's Electronic Execution Services group develops customized algorithmic trading and smart order routing strategies with execute billions of dollars of equity trades each month. We work directly with the equity trading groups to give them the tools needed to compete in an evolving marketplace.

Students are key members of our team. During your term, you will develop, manage, and run systems which are integral to our business, while also gaining a unique view into the workings of trading at one of Canada's largest investment banks. This internship is a great opportunity for anyone looking to launch their career in the FinTech space! Many of the full-time team members come from this program.




During your internship, you will:

  • Develop trading applications and algorithmic trading toold leveraging new technologies including AI and Deep Learning 
  • Assist traders in day to day desk functions
  • Work on projects for a variety of internal trading desks
  • Create automated reports on trading activity for clients and internal use
  • Design and manage databases containing market data and trade information




 This role is for you if you are/have: 

  • Strong programming and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Prior experience in one or more of C++, Java, SQL, Python, JS, Angular, and C#
  • Knowledge of or a passion for the financial markets is helpful but not required
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • High professional standards
  • A high level of energy and a keen desire to learn new concepts


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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