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Title:  Technical Lead - (Contract Full Time)




Requisition ID: 182278

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


Technical Lead – Software Engineering

Contributes to the overall success of the Scotia Digital Authentication Services in Canada ensuring specific individual goals, plans, initiatives are executed / delivered in support of the team’s business strategies and objectives.  Ensures all activities conducted comply with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

Is this role right for you? 

  • Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert as well as a tech lead to multiple scrum teams
  • Liaison with bank technical areas to address application, security and network/communication issues and project coordination
  • Keep pace with Industry Authentication Authorization standards to optimize design for customer and security acceptance
  • Participate in all aspects of a project life cycle (Requirements, Analysis, Design, Code, Test, Implementation and Production handover)
  • Onboard several channels using Banks standardized Customer Identity and Access Management (“CIAM”) and Identity solutions
  • Create documentation including design, operational and support documents
  • Lead design sessions and code/program design/review 
  • Minimum 5 years solid project management experience in these mentioned or related technologies
  • Evaluate new technology options and vendor products
  • Regularly conveying status to team and management
  • Support creation of materials for various management reviews and meetings
  • Help drive best practices in order to eliminate waste, increase innovation and create value for the business
  • Strong supporting role to Project Managers in developing relationships with the project teams and stakeholders
  • Production support and escalation during the day as well as off-hours. Considerable effort is placed into determining, developing and providing sound and rapid judgement to production issues for recommendations on either workaround or resolutions that minimizes unplanned production outages
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk

Champions a high-performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment



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

  • Software Engineer with at least 5 years of experience developing and supporting applications
  • Ensure all applicable test cases are aligned with technical requirements, will support the execution of IST and UAT testing in preparation for production releases, maintaining documentation in confluence and JIRA
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of QA methodology, procedures and standards
  • Solid understanding of Agile methodology backed by hands on experience, development techniques and best practices for an enterprise framework
  • Java design and development experience with a track record in development and deployment of REST web services, JavaScript, Unix scripting, configuration and deployment of services to web application servers in Dev / QA / UAT / Prod environments.  Excellent algorithms and data structure skills
  • Must be keen to learn new technologies on a regular basis
  • Basic DB administration experience (Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication capabilities, demonstrated from both technical and business perspectives
  • Skilled in communicating design concept to influence audience for difficult decisions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; have vision and innovative approach to computer-based solutions and ability to convey these ideas
  • Exceptional planning and analytical skills, ability to focus on the critical issues
  • Must be flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment, make quick and sound decisions under pressure
  • Must be reliable, proactive, results-oriented, customer-focused and attentive to details
  • Must be able to think out-of-the-box
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication is a must
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrable experience of common IT organizational technology and processes.
  • Must have an expert ability to balance competing or conflicting goals of various departments/stakeholders, requiring a mature, diplomatic approach and well-developed negotiation and influencing skills.


Nice to have:

  • Solid experience working on Infrastructure centric platforms and cloud-based computing, cloud foundry, a good understanding and working knowledge of the server and network configurations both for deployment and at run-time
  • Working knowledge on SaaS Identity Management solutions
  • Authentication Protocols: SAML 2, OIDC, OAuth 2
  • Understanding network topologies and common network protocols and services (DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, FTP, SMTP)
  • Seasoned in CI & CD skills and tools
  • Some familiarity with Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines (Jira, Jenkins, Gradle, Bitbucket, Artifactory etc.)
  • Possess well developed leadership ability, as well as coaching and training experiences
  • Banking/Financial Services’ working experience would be an asset
  • Familiarity with Scotiabank's various business lines (Insurance, Wealth) and channels (LEAP, SCO, SOL, SFX) is an asset.    
    • Spanish is an asset


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.   
  • Remote-friendly work environment will provide you with the flexibility to perform at your best. 
  • 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. 
  • Dynamic Office - Fully equipped gym, showers, games room, bowling alley, micro market, free tea & coffee, universal washrooms, wellness rooms, and lots of space for team collaboration. 
  • 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!


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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