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Title:  Principal Cloud Engineer



Requisition ID: 83064


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

As Scotiabank’s engine of modernization, the PLATO platform enables technology teams to build software quickly and securely using modern practices. PLATO is an integrated set of technical capabilities, services and processes that encapsulate critical enterprise functions through standardization, re-use and automation.

The PLATO team is comprised of engineers, problem solvers, agilists and creatives in roles such as Enterprise Platform Engineering and Architecture, Enterprise Data Services, Cloud Infrastructure and Architecture, Product Engineering, and Product Management. Together, the team provides the platform that enables the Bank to deliver transformative experiences that help our 24 million customers become better off.

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Job Purpose:

Scotiabank has embarked on the journey to modernize both development practices and tools. One of the main areas of transformation is the public cloud and the various platform technologies that support both development and operations on the cloud. The aim is to provide a streamlined process and framework which will allow the development teams to focus on building business logic.  We are looking to build our development team with influencer, makers, creators and industry leaders who will drive us forward.


The role of the Principal Cloud Engineer operates within the Cloud Engineering team. This valuable member of the team will be responsible for creating platform components and services for the broad enterprise use. 

We are looking for someone who will work closely with other Cloud Engineers, many different security teams in the bank, network teams, infrastructure teams and other development/engineering teams in the bank to design and develop the technical solutions for enterprise cloud platforms.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Design, manage, and maintain cloud services and components to enable safe enterprise-wide use of public cloud offerings.
  • Design, implement, and re-factor pipeline and infrastructure code.
  • Participate in design discussions focused on scalability and design and implementation best practices.
  • Work with other lead engineers and architects on breaking-down, scoping, and estimating tasks.
  • Participate in planning and retrospective sessions, attend stand-ups, etc.
  • Be able to build and operate the highly available and scalable software and infrastructure.
  • Provide mentorship, peer review, and code review.
  • Lead a product/service and define functions or features for cloud platforms.
  • Provide level 3 production support.


Functional Competencies:

  • Proven experience in cloud development (Google GCP and/or Microsoft Azure).
  • Strong development and infrastructure experience, delivery history and breadth of language experience (Java, Python, Ruby, .NET, other)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Cloud Native Platforms and container and micro-services technologies (PCF, Kubernetes, GKE); domain expertise in cloud platform features and capabilities.
  • Experience working with relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Understanding of CI/CD.
  • Full understanding of software development life.
  • Extensive experience in Agile/Product/Architecture.
  • Ability to solve ambiguous and typically novel problems that require the effort of several engineers and organizational alignment; experience in delivering scalable, enterprise-level software system solutions.
  • Full stack experience in product development.
  • Experience in technical leadership of medium to large sized technical teams in delivering production solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken; of specific importance the strong communication to a technical audience.
  • Knowledge of software design patterns, and security considerations.
  • Attention to details, high standards for quality.
  • Desire to learn, grow yourself and your team.
  • Passion for driving teams towards high performance and a deep pride in quality craftsmanship that delights users.
  • Writing and maintaining related documentation.
  • Agile/Product/ Architecture •Ability to be an effective influencer on technology direction / an effective evangelist.
  • Helps recruit + groom technology leaders and future leaders. 



Bachelor (equivalent or higher) degree in computer science or engineering/mathematics discipline



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


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.