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Title:  Senior Principal Architect




Requisition ID: 193131

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


Senior Principal Architect:


The Enterprise Architecture team is an exciting team with the mandate to design, develop, govern and drive the global technology strategy for the Bank. This role will work closely with a Senior Principal Architect (Director) as a single contributor and additionally will have a great deal of exposure to senior executives, business line leaders and a diverse set of stakeholders to assess current capabilities, identify opportunities and design future state operating model, capabilities, and implementation roadmaps. The Architect will also assist in leading the execution of key technology initiatives working with teams across technology to ensure that the strategy becomes reality.


Is this role right for you? In this role you will:


Define Strategy:


  • Work with technology teams to understand current state gaps, future state capabilities needed and industry landscape.

  • Develop and refine IT reference architectures that provide domains with a 3-5 year vision and target state.

  • Lead the prioritization and development of implementation roadmaps to address gaps and ensure solutions are in line with enterprise vision.


Architecture Leadership:


  • Lead one or more large scale technology initiatives from inception to execution working with technology teams across the Bank.

  • Provide technical leadership for application rationalization and legacy technology modernization initiatives.

  • Lead streams within a project or a project workstream, including leading problem-solving sessions, workshops and interviews with cross-functional and business line working team members and subject matter experts.

  • Share knowledge and collaborate with others within the team and with other teams across the Bank to ensure effective delivery of projects.


Stakeholder Management:


  • Present and communicate with our CTO, engineering heads and other senior leaders on an ongoing basis to gather feedback, report progress and solve issues.

  • Work closely with technical teams and SMEs to ensure technology initiatives are delivered on time, within budget forecasts and deliver value identified at inception.

  • Work closely with non-technology teams including business lines, HR, Finance and Risk to ensure technology initiatives are meeting business needs and are integrated within the bank effectively.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? We'd love to work with you if you have:


  • Deep background in Technology delivery is a must (e.g., different programing languages, agile work, cloud computing, etc.)

  • 5+ years of experience in management consulting or corporate strategy or technology delivery/architecture leadership is a must.

  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, challenging, and dynamic business environment.

  • Superior interpersonal skills, leadership, and influential capabilities

  • Self-motivated; work both independently and collaboratively with multi-functional teams, as both a leader and member.

  • Good knowledge of the specific technology challenges relevant to Banking industry with a sound understanding of current banking business trends and their implications for technology.

  • Superior planning and analytical skills, ability to discern research information / data and focus on the critical business issues.

  • Superior presentation and written communication skills 

  • Undergraduate degree in business or engineering; graduate business degree/MBA is a strong asset.

  • Excellent knowledge with MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Salesforce experience will be an advantage:


  • Knowledgeable of Salesforce Product and Services with hands-on experience of Salesforce Financial Service Cloud.

  • Knowledgeable of Salesforce integration patterns and able to Architect complex integrations between Salesforce and Scotia Internal systems (both on-prem and public Cloud).

  • Ability to architect end-to-end solutions involving Salesforce product and services.

  • Knowledgeable of Salesforce Resiliency capabilities.

  • Have experiences with Salesforce Backup & Retore solutions (e.g. Ownbackup, Odaseva..etc)

  • Knowledgeable of Salesforce Data Cloud

  • Ability to Design and Architect new custom components within Salesforce Lightning Platform (e.g. including but not limited to Apex, LWC, Triggers, Classes, Validation Rules, and Layouts)

  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect Certification (bonus)


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.

  • 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!


Work arrangements: Hybrid




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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