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Title:  Principal Architect (Enterprise Platforms)




Requisition ID: 124821

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


In Technology at Scotia, we’re questioning everything about how we bank today to come up with the right solutions for our customers tomorrow. Reinvention starts here — and it starts with you.

Global Technology Services (GTS) Architecture ensures that systems and infrastructure patterns, principals, frameworks, and standards are designed and implemented to support Scotiabank’s business requirements. We support short- and medium-term business and technology initiatives, but also focuses on the Bank’s 3- to 5-year technology roadmap, facilitating innovation and adoption of next-generation technologies. We collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, other GTS teams, and business technology stakeholders, connecting subject matter experts with business, information, domain and solution architects.  The team promotes global technology consistency and a set of fully aligned technical strategies, roadmaps, and designs.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of GTS Architecture, you’ll be responsible for leading and managing the Enterprise Platforms Global Technology Services (GTS) Architecture team to ensure stakeholders’ strategies, plans and initiatives are architected with enterprise reusability, executed and delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal standards, best practices, and procedures.

Is this role right for you? In this role, you will:

  • Lead and oversee the development and maintenance of patterns and standards for solutions surrounding Enterprise Platforms in conjunction with the other GTS Architecture teams, including but not limited to; employee mobility (MDM) technologies, IT services, endpoint OS, Domain (AD, GPO) technologies, email systems, Productivity Apps (e.g. office 365), AV (working closely with the networking and UC team), Print Services, Branch Specific Technologies, and Desktop (WIN/MAC).
  • Lead engagement with global constituents to provided architecture direction and input on:
    • Prioritized initiatives;
    • Infrastructure patterns, principals, frameworks, and standards to align globally approved offerings, including when the standard does not exist today (leads to interaction with business and Solutions Integration and Delivery [SI&D]);
    • Participate in specialized Design Councils and the GTS Architectural Review Board; and
    • Act in a consulting role from ideation through design.
  • Lead cross-disciplinary efforts to research, incubate, test, and perform proof of concepts of new and innovative IT infrastructure technologies and solutions for the potential use in the Bank in conjunction with the other GTS Architecture teams.
  • Work with the GTS Architectural Governance team to capture and document standards, infrastructure patterns, principals, and frameworks in a consistent and clear format, while ensuring quality, accuracy, and currency of the standards within the reference library are aligned with Business and GTS needs.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed? We’d love to work with you if you have:


  • 10+ years of progressive technical working experience in the enterprise platforms space; with at least 5 years of technical working experience in an architectural practice.
  • Strong communication (verbal/written/presentation) skills in English to effectively interact with all levels of management & audiences, business and/or technical. The same in Spanish is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrated history as a highly skilled people leader who can maintain a technology domain of expertise in enterprise platforms simultaneously.
  • Ability to lead highly complex initiatives that require an in depth knowledge across multiple technical areas and business segments.
  • Ability to provide focused perspective, input, and decision-making skills in the area of enterprise platforms.
  • Ability to translate highly complex concepts for the team, peers and customers.
  • Experience leading technical reviews in the areas of enterprise platforms.
  • A detailed knowledge of, and experience working with, one or more formal Enterprise Architecture frameworks.
  • Experience as a key technical partner in global technology transformation efforts, demonstrating the ability to inspire and align diverse technologists, drive efficient and effective decision-making, and to deliver and support a robust infrastructure technology governance framework.
  • A post-secondary education in Computer Science or technical equivalence.


What's in it for you?


  • You will stay on the leading edge of enterprise platforms and adoption as Scotiabank continues its aggressive digital transformation.  The Bank will provide a dynamic, fast-paced, flexible and very progressive working environment that will allow your creativity and energy to prosper and thrive.
  • We are technology partners who help the business transform how our employees around the world work.
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world.
  • We foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning.
  • We care about our people, allowing them to design how they work to deliver amazing results.
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (pension & Employee Share Ownership), generous vacation; health/medical/wellness benefits; employee banking privileges.


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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