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Senior Manager IT Risk, Controls and Remediation (Scarborough, ON)

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 48733


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

As Scotiabank’s engine of modernization, the PLATO platform enables technology teams to build software quickly and securely using modern practices. PLATO is an integrated set of technical capabilities, services and processes that encapsulate critical enterprise functions through standardization, re-use and automation.

The PLATO team is comprised of engineers, problem solvers, agilists and creatives in roles such as Enterprise Platform Engineering and Architecture, Enterprise Data Services, Cloud Infrastructure and Architecture, Product Engineering, and Product Management. Together, the team provides the platform that enables the Bank to deliver transformative experiences that help our 24 million customers become better off.

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We are seeking a dynamic individual to work in the IT Risk division of Scotiabank’s growing high tech IT sector called PLATO (The Platform Organization). PLATO is an integrated set of modern technologies that secure, simplify and stabilizes the core platforms, and provide access to reliable real-time data, enabling the accelerated delivery of new products and features to consumers. PLATO combines Enterprise Platform Engineering & Architecture, Enterprise Data Services, Cloud Infrastructure & Architecture, Customer Success, Agile Enablement and Community Engineering.


What we are looking for?

We are looking for someone with level expert knowledge and skillsets in the audit of infrastructure controls in the Cloud environment.  In addition, the candidate is expected to be knowledgeable in covering controls and risks associated with application, data, Enterprise Architecture and outsourced IT services. Some technical Infrastructure in the on premises environment (Operating systems, databases, middleware, networking and data center operations) skill sets would be an asset.

You will be required to perform a significant portion of the following accountabilities relating to IT Audit:

1. Managing/Liaising Audit engagements between internal, external auditors, and regulators (OSFI)

•             Ensure appropriate audit controls are in place for PLATO

•             Coordinate responses between PLATO and auditors

•             Track and report on audit findings

2. Work with the PLATO engineering teams to identify, document, implement IT controls as per bank standards and periodically test IT controls in the cloud infrastructure environment. Report and document control weaknesses in the PLATO Risk Register.

3. Advise PLATO engineer teams on implementing key controls via automation and code.

4. Prepare accurate monthly reports on the status of Audit remediation to PLATO executives and OCTO.

5. Ensure Audit issue remediation closure rate meets the bank’s KPI and PLATO’s KPI.

6. Prepare and deploy training and awareness activities for IT risk and controls across PLATO.

Other responsibilities with be to liaise with other IT Risk and control professionals and second line to identify risk relating to cross boarder data requirements, data governance and emerging risk that impact PLATO.


Are you the right person for the role?

You possess a combination of the following items:

  • IT Audit (internal or external) experience, preferably in a financial institution setting, or direct experience in a relevant IT environment. Working level knowledge of control frameworks; including COBIT and COSO.
  • Expert knowledge and skillsets in data governance, application controls, systems development, outsourcing and IT infrastructure, gained through a combination of advanced education and work experience in a technical capacity.
  • Excellent  verbal and written communication skills to write/present audit findings to Audit and Bank Management.
  • Good project management, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or equivalent at a minimum.  IT and Audit designations would also be an asset. (CISSP, CISA, IIA, etc).
  • Some travelling to Scotiabank international locations may be required (less than 20%)


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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