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Title:  Infrastructure and DevOps Specialist - Toronto, ON


Requisition ID: 38244

Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.

Job Purpose:

The Platform Strategy and Alignment Team within LATAM Systems provides technology governance and support to several countries within the International Banking community, as well as tooling that enables continuous integration and delivery methodologies. As the bank shift towards Agile and Continuous Delivery, we need people who have a deep understanding of application infrastructure and modern delivery methodologies that can help empower rapid delivery of quality solutions to our customers.


Reporting to the Director of Platform Strategy and Alignment, this role is responsible for the build and configuration of our environments, and the build and configuration of our DevOps tool chains. You are a technical expert and will help manage and coordinate the movement of software between non-production and production environments by working closely with application delivery teams and developing automation. This will involve working through technical details and solving challenges with configuration, automation, integration, and infrastructure to enable continuous delivery for a variety of applications using various technical platforms.


On any given day you might find yourself doing server configuration and environment builds, configuring or creating automation for deployments or test, reviewing system logs to understand why something isn’t working, or updating servers for currency. You may also be working with local infrastructure teams in various countries to help them configure their servers or work through configuration issues, leveraging your in-depth knowledge of JBoss and Pega application server configuration.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Create, support and maintain LATAM Systems non-production application environments (Application servers, database servers)
  • Create, support and maintain LATAM Systems DevOps pipelines. Continuously improve pipeline quality by adding additional automated functionality, and advocate for their adoption
  • Track and maintain server currency – ensure that projects incorporate platform updates as required. Evaluate merits and risks of upgrades, coordinating with appropriate teams to schedule as required
  • Establish deployment procedures and release management process, generate detailed release notes with complete detailed instructions. Instruct teams on the correct usage of pipelines
  • Generate appropriate system level documentation and knowledge base training documentation, deployment guides, system monitoring build guide, smoke test guide, etc.
  • Ensure all applications developed have a high degree of integrity, reliability and availability to meet the requirements of the online transaction processing environment
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance, advice and knowledge transfer to all support staff on all aspects of systems operation
  • Provide recommendations on departmental standards surrounding systems architecture, application development, systems integration, data modeling, testing, as well as performing reviews and walkthroughs of all major project deliverables to ensure the quality and completeness of functionality
  • Keep current with rapidly changing technological trends (internal and external to the bank) and provide recommendations on the future technological directions



Functional Competenices:

  • Extensive technical working experience with various software development processes and methodologies; with a focus on Agile and Scrum, as well as a deep understanding of continuous delivery
  • Must have technical working knowledge of all aspects of the DevOps lifecycle; industry practices; as well as a detailed understanding of systems architecture
  • Competent in strategic planning and visioning to identify new and emerging technologies that can be used to drive Continuous Delivery and Integration
  • Must possess excellent analytical, problem solving and trouble shooting skills to quickly and effectively resolve problems
  • Must be highly creative in identifying and researching technical solutions to resolve business problems



  • Completion of a post-secondary education in Computer Science or a technology-related field.
  • 5+ years of hands-on technical working experience in managing a high availability Unix or Linux based environment
  • Experience building and configuring enterprise application environments: RHEL, JBoss application servers, Oracle database servers. Installing and configuring enterprise Java applications in virtual or cloud environments
  • Experience delivering and supporting multiple products under RHEL and JBOSS in a virtual/cloud environment
  • Experience leading minor and major system upgrades as well as scheduling and coordinating maintenance for systems
  • Experience with automation and orchestration tools like Jenkins, Selenium, Artifactory, Bitbucket, JIRA, etc.
  • 2 years of technical working experience supporting current versions of IBM AIX, WAS and MQ, or a willingness to learn these technologies while we migrate towards open-sourced alternatives
  • Experience in the installation & configuration of Pega PRPC 6.x/7/x systems, according to PRPC System Admin Guide, is highly desired.
  • Experience with database installation and management (DB2, Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL)

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. 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 as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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