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Title:  Project Lead, Cloud Engineering, Scotia Digital




Requisition ID: 120881

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


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 expand our development team with influencer, makers, creators and industry leaders who will drive us forward.

The Cloud Engineering team is looking for an energetic and results-oriented Project Lead, passionate about technology and eager to lead the team to deliver cloud platform components and services for the broad enterprise use all while acting with respect and integrity and maintaining a strong customer focus.


This is a 1-year full-time contract with extension possibility.


Is this role right for you?

  • Pro-actively manage the development and delivery of cloud platforms, services and components to enable safe enterprise-wide use of cloud common functionality.
  • Motivate the team and maintain the momentum of the cloud engineering deliverables against background of changing and occasionally conflicting priorities.
  • Develop strong working relationships with team and stakeholders to ensure cohesiveness, synergy and high performance.
  • Working with engineers and architects on breaking-down, scoping and estimating tasks.
  • Facilitate planning and retrospective sessions, daily stand-ups, etc.
  • Ongoing communication of project status to both business and technical stakeholders, and escalating issues, as required.
  • Ensure the documentation of project activities, deliverables, tools and findings for use in future projects.
  • Oversee budget and monitor burn rate and velocities of the teams to enhance and improve resource capacity management.
  • Provide input to the continuous improvement of processes and adopting latest technologies and methodologies.
  • Coach for effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across groups to help create an Agile culture in the team.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role?

  • Enthusiasm for leading cloud transformation and cloud platform/components/services development.
  • Willing & able to act as ambassador of the agile culture, is effective in on-the-go development, and can work around changing requirements.
  • Passion for driving teams towards high performance, lead and motivate the team as well as team building skills to create and sustain highly motivated, results driven environment
  • Ability to effectively liaise with business users, members of project team, strategic technology partners and internal technical support teams
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills to communicate with project team members/management to acquire/maintain support and review priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken;
  • Full understanding of software development lifecycle and release process (environments, code repositories, Bitbucket, CI/CD).
  • Knowledge of cloud platform features and capabilities (Google GCP, Microsoft Azure, GKE) is an asset
  • Experience working with databases, event streaming platforms and microservices.
  • Desire to learn, grow yourself and your team, demonstrate kindness and respect for others
  • Experience within Canadian financial institutions is a benefit
  • Bachelor (equivalent or higher) degree in computer science or engineering/mathematics discipline.
  • Certified in agile methodologies is an asset.


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
  • Our work from home social channel offers weekly virtual yoga, social events, learning opportunities, and contests to share current experiences & promote wellbeing in our new remote environment
  • 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 benefits that start from day one and much more!
  • Free shuttle service to and from Union Station, onsite subsidized cafeteria with a chef, and an onsite fitness center*

*Some of our perks & onsite offerings will be offline as we continue to monitor federal and provincial regulations around COVID-19.


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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