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Software Architect, Digital Factory

Date: Jun 17, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank





Requisition ID: 53626


At Scotiabank Digital Factory, the reach and opportunity of a global organization meets the passion and drive of a startup. Reinvention starts here—and it starts with you.

We believe that the pathway to success is paved with user feedback, so we’re constantly asking our customers how they want to bank. When we find an opportunity to make things people will love, we assemble teams of specialists to collaborate in Digital Factories in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia. We work fast, and we work smart. Join us to create meaningful experiences and build the bank of tomorrow for our customers around the world.

If you’d like to learn more about the Digital Factory workspace, our Digital Banking career opportunities, Communities of Practice, and open source projects, check out our microsite:


As the Software Architect, you will be primarily responsible for providing architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to software developers and technology teams. As a senior technical expert, this role is responsible for the design and implementation of assigned technologies. You will design solutions, improve processes, work on roadmaps, and hold overall accountability for the technical delivery and implementation of projects.


Is this role right for you?


  • You will apply deep technical knowledge in order to architect and deploy centrally or locally managed technology and solutions
  • You will map business problems to reusable end-to-end solutions, lead technical configuration, and support deployment throughout the organization.
  • You will proactively partner with business line representatives to drive improved technology solutions that support business strategy.
  • You will provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to R&D engineers and software developers
  • You will design and implement distributed, fault-tolerant, scalable architecture for various core applications
  • You will design and implement backup and recovery architectures
  • You will develop high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility
  • You will define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards
  • You will communicate successfully all concepts and guidelines to the development team
  • You will oversee the progress of the development team to ensure consistency with the initial design
  • You will provide technical guidance and coaching to developers and engineers
  • You will ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility, etc.
  • You will approve the final product before launch


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


  • You have expert knowledge of programming languages, frameworks, utilities, other technologies, web-based information technology principles, and system integration methodologies and standard.
  • You have in-depth experience with Microservices architecture
  • You have proven the experience of building large-scale systems operating with a large volume of data and events.
  • You have experience in architecting scalable systems using the private and public cloud.
  • You have a deep understanding of SOA, JPA/Hibernate, Spring.
  • You have experience in building public and internal REST APIs.
  • You have strong experience with data technologies - RDBMS, big data, machine learning.
  • You have an understanding of rule engines, event processing, real-time data analysis (preferably Drools, Spark).
  • You have experience with scalable messaging systems (AWS Kinesis or Kafka is preferred).
  • You have an understanding of patterns to integrate with partners through APIs, messaging, and data exchange.
  • You have developed an understanding of the best software security practices.
  • You have experience with Android and iOS development
  • You have experience in software development and coding in various languages (C#, .NET, Java, etc.)
  • You have an excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture
  • You have excellent knowledge of Node.JS and React 
  • You have familiarity with HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and UI/UX design

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
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • Dress codes don't apply here, being comfortable does
  • Free shuttle service to and from Union station
  • Onsite cafeteria with a chef!
  • Onsite fitness center
  • This isn't your typical "corporate" job. We work hard and we have fun!
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs (on pension & profit sharing), 4 weeks of vacation, personal & sick days, personal development funding, maternity leave top-up, parental leave and much more


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak 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. 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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