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Title:  Project Lead Development




Requisition ID: 184261

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


Delivery Lead:

As a Delivery Lead, you will act as the Scrum Master and Project Manager within an Agile environment.  You will ensure the successful delivery of software products within Canadian Digital Banking. You will lead and support an Agile scrum team (Product, Engineering, Design, Analytics) and ensure the Agile methodology and principles are executed effectively.  You will identify, escalate and remove release and team impediments.  As a Delivery Lead, you will also manage the budget, schedule, risks, issues, reporting and governance of projects.



Is this role right for you?

  • Manage complex projects with stakeholders that span multiple cross-functional teams.
  • Manage project schedule and budget.
  • Track and manage project risks, issues, action items and key decisions.
  • Ensure Agile methodology is effectively executed.
  • Mitigate risks and make sure the team is unblocked and can effectively complete their work.
  • Guide projects through the Scotiabank development management processes.
  • Provide stakeholder and executive communication, conflict resolution, negotiation and relationship building.
  • Provide regular, standardized reporting for 1) team performance: velocity, stories completed, 2) project status.
  • Work with the team to identify roadmap/feature dependencies and impediments. Accountable for tracking the dependencies and impediments and removing them to enable the team: surface, track, escalate.
  • Communicate with other teams to track and manage dependencies between teams.
  • Identify team conflict and partner with Development Managers and Agile Coaches to resolve and escalate to Leadership Team for support when necessary.
  • Drive and coach for continuous improvement.
  • Build and maintain solid, professional working relationships with peers within the project team and business lines.
  • Engage stakeholders (E.g. risk, legal, audit) as needed for consultation throughout the course of the project.
  • Coordinate compliance and readiness procedures (Ex. Operational Readiness) with associated teams (Ex. Release Engineering, Security, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the team to analyze and breakdown projects into smaller components for estimation.


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

  • 5 years’ experience in managing and delivering complex software projects
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of Agile methodology while delivering IT projects. Ideally has Certified Scrum master certification (CSM / PSM)
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of project management practices, disciplines, tools, and methodologies.


Nice to have Skills:

  • Prior experience working in top Canadian banks or other Financial Institutions


Soft Skills Required:

  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills to rapidly assess problem situations.
  • Demonstrates creativity and adaptability when identifying solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate on a broad spectrum (from deep technical discussions to high level executive vision)
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and relationships management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple complex initiatives
  • Demonstrates proactivity and accountability.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent an asset
  • Ideally has Project Management Professional certification (PMI PMP)


What's in it for you?

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Allyship - We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and are embraced through bias-free practices and inclusive values across Scotiabank. We embrace diversity and provide opportunities for all employee to learn, grow & participate through our various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that span across diverse gender identities, ethnicity, race, age, ability & veterans.
  • Accessibility and Workplace Accommodations - 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. Scotiabank continues to locate, remove and prevent barriers so that we can build a diverse and inclusive environment while meeting accessibility requirements.  
  • Remote-friendly work environment will provide you with the flexibility to perform at your best.
  • Upskilling through online courses, cross-functional development opportunities, and tuition assistance. 
  • Competitive Rewards program including bonus, flexible vacation, personal, sick days and benefits will start on day one.
  • Dynamic Office - Fully equipped gym, showers, games room, bowling alley, micro market, free tea & coffee, universal washrooms, wellness rooms, and lots of space for team collaboration.
  • Community Engagement - no matter where you choose to work from; we offer opportunities for community engagement & belonging with our various programs such as hackathons, contests, cooking with friends, Humans of Digital 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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