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Title:  Release Manager, Digital Banking


Requisition ID: 24557


The Digital Factory is an innovation hub with a clear and well-supported mandate to transform the way banking technology is delivered, by re-imaging the customer experience, to deliver new digital value propositions. We have the support and experience of one of the world’s largest banks behind us and a talented, and growing, team of industry leaders driving us forward.
Do you want to help us reinvent how people bank? At the Scotiabank Digital Factory, we are passionate about transforming the customer experience.

We’re looking to fill our team with influencers, makers, creators and leaders who are flexible, curious, adventurous, versatile and responsive; and who are ready to roll up their sleeves in a collaborative and productive environment to get things done.

By joining our team, you will make an impact on our customers, the banking industry, and ultimately, the world.

As a Release Manager, you will be the bridge between our release management team and all the external and internal project & support teams, responsible for delivering exciting projects in the Digital Banking Engineering Organization. We are investing heavily in order to become the leader in the digital banking space, and we are launching multiple initiatives to do so. You will have a unique chance to help one of the fastest-growing business units become a leader. You will help scale, enable, and drive development excellence as our team continues to deliver innovative solutions to Scotia customers. 

Are you the right person for this role?

  • You’ll define, design and own the overall release management environment allocation strategy, working closely with other engineering departments on production releases and facilitating resolution on impacts on various projects and enhancements
  • You’ll lead and ensure that project teams meet various technical quality gates in our entire delivery pipeline, which includes being the owner of the Operational Readiness process, working closely with the project teams to navigate through it.
  • You’ll need to effectively communicate release status and appropriately escalate impediments/risks. You’ll investigate ad-hoc issues, propose different options, and drive issue resolution
  • You’ll coordinate and run planned and unplanned production implementation
  • You’ll be the liaison between the project teams and other counterparts such as security, network, CDP, Akamai to ensure the Operational Readiness sign-offs requirements are met
  • You’ll need to effectively maintain EPM (Enterprise Portfolio Management) for the Digital Banking Unit owned applications
  • You’ll facilitate problem-solving discussions and general communications between the release management team and other teams such as business, infrastructure, support, and development
  • You’ll help improve and drive our release practices by providing valuable inputs and suggestions as to what works well and what can be done better
  • You strive in a collaborative team environment of information sharing and team cooperation
  • You have strong personal values and a commitment to our mission and customers

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

  • You have 8+ years of experience involving in technical project management in an IT organization.  You are familiar with traditional waterfall and agile SDLC involving Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • You anticipate potential problems in all aspects and will proactively create mitigation plans based on day to day communication & observations.
  • You do good work, and lots of it …the drive to deliver quality work is just a part of you.  You are also able to simplify complex situations and navigate ambiguity.
  • You are great at making sure everyone's speaking the same language and are on the same page, and sometimes that involves some give and take. 
  • You are able to multi-task and work on multiple initiatives at the same time.
  • You stay current on the tools and approaches that work best. And you are excited about working on new release because every release is a new learning opportunity!

What's in it for you?

  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create beautiful customer experiences
  • We want you to feel comfortable, dress codes don't apply here
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • This isn't your typical "corporate" job. We work hard and we have fun!

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada’s international bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. Scotiabankers hail from over 120 countries, speak more than 100 languages and serve over 23 million customers globally. As a highly diverse company, we know that an inclusive environment for employees and customers helps everyone achieve their best. 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 a positive recruitment experience.

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