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Programmer Analyst Advisory

Date: May 16, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 59185


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

Job Purpose

A Senior Programmer Analyst is responsible for the effective analysis, design, development, implementation and support, Capital Markets Global Risk Technologies (GRT) - Credit Risk team.


Key Accountabilities


As an active member of the development team responsible for building out the technology solution for the enterprise Regulatory Capital System.


  • Provide business and technology support to Global Risk Management, including new and existing products, ad hoc queries and user training. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that management is kept informed and that problems and issues are escalated appropriately.
  • Resolve complex, multi-faceted problems to meet the business needs of Global Risk Management, by applying their financial and technological knowledge to the design of methodologies, models, and/or systems solutions.  This may involve rapid prototyping, with requirements and solutions developed on an iterative basis that provides interim deliverables until a final production solution is created.  This includes conducting research and analysis, accurately and clearly defining user requirements and processes, and liaising with the users.
  •  Participate in the systems implementation process by defining business requirements and processes, assisting with developing test strategies and test cases, performing testing, defining user procedures and workflows, developing conversion and implementation strategies, verifying conversion, providing user documentation, providing user training, and providing post-implementation support


Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge and experience with Capital Market and Risk Management is a definite asset
  • analysis
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Willing to work overtime and to carry production support after office hours
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a customer oriented individual with a track record of initiative, learning and applying new skills quickly and communicating effectively with team members, technical staff and users.
  • The incumbent must also possess an understanding of current IT practices (SDLC), systems development techniques, including requirements specification and testing methodologies, real time analytical and formal modelling tools and keep current with rapidly changing technology


Technical Experience


  • Must have an In-depth knowledge in
  • Core Java, C++ or other functional programming language
  • UNIX/LINUX Shell scripting,
  • Python is a plus to have
  • In-depth experience with Oracle PL/SQL is a must
  • Excellent on object oriented programming and a strong understanding of software design patterns/coding techniques
  • In-depth knowledge with SQL and relational databases, data modeling and data
  • Working knowledge with IBM/Algorithmics software such as RW is an advantage
  • Knowledge in version control systems, such as SVN and GIT is a must have
  • Experience with cloud, Webservices, Development operations is a plus to have


Education/ Experiences

  • A recognized undergraduate and/or Master degree in computer science, computer science & risk management, engineering, mathematics, mathematical finance or related discipline.

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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