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Title:  Senior IT Risk Manager




Requisition ID: 200908

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


Contributes to the overall success of the IT Risk Function / Global Payments and Core Banking Engineering (PCBE) ensuring specific individual goals, plans, initiatives are executed / delivered in support of the team’s business strategies and objectives.  Ensures all activities conducted are in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


Is this role right for you?

  • Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems, and knowledge.
  • Collaborate with all technology teams to plan and execute risk assessments, ensure that appropriate governance processes are in place, and that IT Risk is proactively managed and remediated.
  • Analyze IT processes in order to design and implement robust risk related controls and processes, ensure that controls are maintained and monitored.
  • Actively monitor and investigate PCBE’s Key IT Risk Indicators (Security, Availability, Third Party Management, Software Currency, etc.), and work across the organization to resolve vulnerabilities. 
  • Interface with other areas in Scotiabank, such as: IT Security, Vulnerability Management, Global Risk Management, Audit, Compliance, and Portfolio Management.
  • Ensure that IT Risk assessment analysis and results are maintained in enterprise tools and are in full compliance of defined policies and common standards.
  • Track, monitor and work with issue owners to ensure that open issues are reviewed and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Work with Scotiabank’s Audit and Compliance and IT application owner teams to resolve any issues identified.
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values and Code of Conduct, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, and conduct risk.
  • Champions a high-performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment.
  • This position also requires strong people management skills and the ability to motivate and influence junior staff and SMEs in PCBE and other Technology departments.


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

  • 5 to 10 years experience in IT Risk Management or IT Audit in Banking
  • Professional designations such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC would be a plus
  • Experience within a global banking environment, and knowledge of banking business processes.
  • Experience with IT audits or regulatory compliance.
  • Expert analysis, problem solving, and documentation skills.
  • Good understand of multiple domains (Security Management, Identify and Access Management, Vulnerability Management, Disaster Backup Recovery, Software Currency)
  • Ability to understand and work with complex environments, data, and systems.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills.
  • Proven ability to gather evidence and interview stakeholders and business partners; practical experience in conducting in-depth analysis.
  • Detailed-oriented with proven ability to analyze and document complex systems.



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.  
  • 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. 


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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