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Title:  Lead Software Engineer, Payment & Core Banking Engineering




Requisition ID: 190171

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


Lead Software Engineer, Payment & Core Banking Engineering


The role:

Contributes to the overall success of the Payments & Core Banking Engineering globally ensuring specific individual goals, plans, initiatives are executed / delivered in support of the team’s business strategies and objectives.  Ensures all activities conducted are in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

What will you do?


  • Champion a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Champion a high-performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment. 
  • Proactively provide guidance and recommendation on the software design. 
  • Collaborate with SMEs to understand Business Banking and Cash Management trends.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team on the components to meet the performance requirements.
  • Collaborate to provide estimation and break down of work to enable small and frequent releases to production.
  • Actively participate in customer discovery and solution discovery sessions.
  • Build software solutions that meet the needs of stakeholders while focusing on continually reducing technical debt 
  • Set up development environments necessary to build the entire solution. 
  • Participate in merging, integrating, versioning, promoting, code through environments and version control. 
  • Triage and problem-solving incidents to restore services in production and with follow up on root cause / permanent fixes.
  • Create, socialize, and implement on technical roadmaps. 
  • Coach and mentors junior Engineers to support their career development and personal growth.  
  • Provide expertise in the technologies and frameworks used to deliver on business objectives. 
  • Stay ahead of latest technologies, tools, patterns, best practices and brings them to the team for consideration. 
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Actively pursue effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct, and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk. 

What do you need to succeed?


  • A recognized degree in engineering, computer science, math or related discipline
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 3 years+ experience developing microservices and micro frontends in Java
  • 3 years+ of experience with Google Cloud Platform and/or Microsoft Azure.
  • Have experience in systems design and a solid understanding of development, quality assurance and integration methodologies. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a software development team on tight deadlines
  • Extensive experience in JAVA related technologies and frameworks (React JS, Next JS, Spring Framework, J2EE, JSP, JSF 2, JUnit, ANGULAR JS)
  • Familiar with open-source DevOps tools (Bitbucket/GIT, Jenkins, Artifactory, Gradle, Docker)
  • Solid understanding of Test Automation framework and tools

What's in it for you?


  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity and curiosity and celebrates success
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create meaningful customer experiences
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • We hire you for your talent — not just a job — so you can grow with us. We’ll equip you for success not only in your role, but also in your career as a whole
  • Dress codes don't apply here: being comfortable does
  • Access to thousands of online and in-person courses so you can hone your current skills, or learn new ones
  • A competitive rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs on pension and profit sharing, paid vacation, personal & sick days, medical, vision, and dental and much more


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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