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Software Engineer - Toronto, ON

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank

 

 

Requisition ID: 46478

 

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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Job Purpose:

 

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.

 

The Enterprise Platform Engineering & Architecture group provides Enterprise portfolio management, best practices and governance, architecture & solution design, development, integration and operational services for enterprise products and services. 

 

Scotiabank has begun the journey to modernize both development practices and tools. One of the areas being explored is the cloud and the various platform technologies that support both development and operations on the cloud. The aim is to reduce costs by providing a streamlined process and framework which will allow the development team to focus on building business logic.  We are looking to build our development team with influencers, makers, creators and industry leaders who will drive us forward and enhance the experience of our customers.

 

If you are passionate about designing services that our users will love, have a strong developer-focused mindset, and thrive when immersed in a fast-moving environment, then this is the place for you!

 

The successful candidate will have five years or more hands-on experience in application design, development, and operations that leverage such technologies as Java 8, SpringBoot, RESTful services, Microservices, Messaging middleware technologies such as JMS, MQ, Cloud technologies - IaaS and PaaS, Jenkins and Grade/Maven.  The incumbent must be adept at trouble-shooting and problem solving in a highly integrated cloud environment.  Experience with continuous integration and deployment methodology is an asset.

 

The individual is comfortable working with business and technical staff ensuring systems are designed and maintained according to enterprise architectural standards. Collaborating with team members, they will utilize agile best practices and metrics to build high quality technology solutions in line with the product's vision.

 

It is essential that the incumbent to be proactive, eager to learn, have a 'Can Do' attitude, and demonstrate initative and eagerness to succeed

 

Key Accountabilities:

 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Development the individual will be responsible for:

 

  • Work closely with Product Owner and other SMEs to interpret requirements and translate them to software solutions.
  • Ensure delivery of negotiated product/function while following standards and methodologies.  This includes the design, development , and unit testing of solutions using Java, SpringBoot, RESTful services and a variety of Microservices.
  • Create and maintain detailed design documents as well as supporting the lifecycle of those documents.
  • Build and test integration software solutions.
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and performance.
  • Working with lead engineers and architects on breaking-down, scoping and estimating tasks.
  • Participating in planning and retrospective sessions, attending stand-ups, etc.
  • Be able to design, build and operate the software and infrastructure that keeps our solutions running.
  • Participate in technical meetings with client's technical specialists.
  • Provide support for testing efforts and defect resolution.

 

Functional Competencies:

 

  • Solid technical experience developing and supporting applications using technologies such as Java, SpringBoot, RESTful services, No SQL databases, and Microservices in cloud
  • Knowledge and experience in securing data both in transit and at rest (data encryption, PKI, TLS, HTTPS)
  • Working Knowledge of Apache Kafka, GCP (Google Pub/Sub) is an asset
  • Working Knowledge of DB2/My SQL, ORACLE PL/SQL
  • Working Knowledge of Angular JS UI/Spring MVC front end
  • Must possess DevOps knowledge and hands on experience on CI/CD tools (Jenkins, Gradle/Maven, BitBucket, Artifactory, SonarQube)
  • Proficient with source code versioning tools (Git).
  • Proficient with build tooks (Maven/Gradle).
  • Excellent team player with experince working in an Agile environment.
  • Good organizational skills, excellent problem-solving, and excellent communication skils.
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes is an asset
  • Familiarity with a non-SQL database is an asset.
  • Must be familiar with DevOps software engineering culture and practice.
  • Must be flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment, make quick and sound decisions under pressure.
  • Must be reliable, pro-active, results-oriented, customer-focused and attentive to details.
  • Must be able to think conceptually out-of-the-box

 

Education/Work Experience:

 

  • Computer Science / Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Experience in integration technologies such as IBM MQ, Rabbit MQ is an asset.
  • Working Experience in Cloud technologies - IaaS, PaaS and Docker containers
  • Experience designing and developing applications and reusable components using a service-oriented architecture.

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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