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Software Engineer - Platform Organization

Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 66980


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.

Interested in joining an agile team that’s impacting change for our customers around the world? Watch our video


As a software engineer, the primary focus is on design of application services engineering tooling, refactoring legacy systems and API/microservices management services.

Driving architecture, design, implementing and refactoring code (typically Java, JavaScript, or C#).

Lead design discussions focused on scalability and design and implementation best practices at enterprise level.

Design architectural technical solutions for software applications and implementations for modern microservices development. 

Experienced with agile.  Lead in planning, retrospective sessions and stand-ups.

Our teams are flexible and fast – you will be asked to provide leadership, mentorship, peer review and quality control on a daily basis.



Required Skills & Abilities:

10+ years of software engineering industry experience


Must Have:

Expert knowledge in Java (8+) and Application Design Patterns

Expert knowledge with Spring and the OSS microservices stack (Netflix OSS, etc)

Good knowledge of at least one of additional programming languages: NodeJS, JavaScript, C#

Hands-on knowledge of service mesh concept and tooling: Linkerd, Envoy, Istio

Hands-on knowledge of automation – CI/CD pipelines, A/B Testing

Good knowledge of micro services architecture & development tools & frameworks ( k8, etc )

knowledge of APIM platforms

Knowledge of Azure, Google & Big Data Platform technologies

Knowledge of most common software architecture & design patterns.

Awareness of how scalable, enterprise-level software system is designed (both on code and infrastructure levels).

Understanding of software release process (environments, binary repositories, CI/CD).

Attention to details, high standards for quality.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills with ability to build and foster relationships with business users, project stakeholders, strategic technology partners and external vendors.

Demonstrated ability to manage conflicts, lead, mentor and problem solve


Bonus Skills:

2-3 years of banking/financial industry experience.

Experience designing and implementing mobile applications and services.

Experience designing and implementing cloud-based applications, awareness of main public cloud offerings (Microsoft Azure, AWS, GCE).

Experience working in an Agile environment.

Experience taking a Platform to market


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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