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Title:  Technical Lead (Java), Authentication Platform, Scotia Digital (Vancouver Hub)




Requisition ID: 149144

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


We are looking for a Technical Lead engineer to join our Customer Security Services team to help us design, develop, deploy, and support one of the largest, cutting-edge Identity and Access Management (IAM) services in Canada. The ideal candidate is passionate about designing and developing complex, highly reliable and scalable enterprise systems. They have a keen interest in authentication and security with a strong developer-focused mindset and thrive in a fast-moving environment. As a senior member of this highly talented and interactive team, you will not only get the opportunity to grow and learn from experts in security and IAM domains but also to mentor growing developers to enhance your leadership skills.


What will you do?

  • Participate in all aspects of a SDLC (Requirements, Analysis, Design, Code, Test, Implementation and Production handover)
  • Develop software following sound software engineering principles in an agile (Scrum) process and lead design sessions and code / design reviews
  • Support enterprise wide services including authentication, provisioning, federation, and directory platforms
  • Work collectively within a dynamic team to actively participate and lead configurations and support of IAM solution deployment in accordance with designs
  • Production support and handling escalation during the day as well as off-hours.
  • Interface with Scotiabank infrastructure teams to maintain and support infrastructure and services under management
  • Lead root cause analysis to in-scope systems, identify improvements, and drive to implementation
  • Develop operational plans, processes, and procedures to improve service delivery and resiliency
  • Lead by example and mentor growing developers in the team.


What do you need to succeed?


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in developing and supporting large, complex, highly available enterprise systems
  • Strong Java or similar OO programming skills and experience in developing REST services (e.g. using Java Spring Framework).
  • Unit testing experience such as familiarity with JUnit, Mockito, Spy, Reflection etc.
  • Proficiency with Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines (e.g., Jira, Jenkins, Gradle, Bitbucket, Artifactory etc.)
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong problem-solving skills coupled with the ability to collaborate with and lead teams toward resolution.
  • Sound DBMS knowledge (e.g., Oracle) and understanding of network topologies and common network protocols and services (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, etc.


  • Some experience with Identify and Access Management systems (e.g., Forge Rock, Oracle Identity, Ping, Octa etc.)
  • LDAP directory services (e.g. Sun/Oracle Directory)
  • Familiarity with SAML, OpenID, OAUTH protocols
  • Familiarity with multi-factor authentication concepts and technologies (e.g. RSA, Digital Token, Push Notification etc.)
  • Experience with cloud and container technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes & GCP) as we aim to build self-serve products on a cloud platform
  • Solid experience working on infrastructure centric platforms and advanced working knowledge of the server and network configurations both for deployment and at run-time
  • Some familiarity with front end technologies (e.g., HTML, CSS, Javascript, React or similar JS frameworks), caching and message queuing systems, and NoSql DBMS.


What’s in it for you?

  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity and curiosity and celebrates success
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create meaningful customer experiences
  • You’ll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (on pension & profit sharing), and generous vacation.




Location(s):  Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver || 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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