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Toronto ON Permanent Posted: Friday, 11 January 2019
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Requisition ID: 36738

Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.

Job Purpose

Employee Expereince Technology is a Systems Development area within Enterprise Technology, Information Technology & Solutions dedicated to applying technology solutions to meet the needs of a variety of client groups. A core focus is HR Technology solutions impacting the Global BNS Employee group. Key technology solutions deployed for HR are SAP Success Factors, People Fluent, Pega-based HR Call Centre application, Power BI Reporting solution etc. Our other core client area is Global Communications, supporting technologies such as Sharepoint, Scotialive, Workplace etc. Other areas of focus are Enabling Technologies (ie Box, Elastic Search Content Management etc) which are deployed to multiple clients across the Bank. The EET team is looking for an energetic and results-oriented Sr. Solution Architect to lead architecture design across all of these technologies and client groups.

The incumbent requires both broad and deep technology knowledge and the ability to architect and deploy centrally managed technology and solutions by mapping common business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions. It also requires demonstrated skills in communication, influence, cross-functional group collaboration and coordination. A Sr. Solution Architect is required to provide technical advice on common technical configuration and support technical deployment throughout the organization

The Sr. Solution Architect will be responsible for high-level technical specifications for a number of new technologies on programs of high complexity according to BNS standards.

Key for the successful candidate will be the ability to quickly understand the broader application architecture across the Bank and particularly in Enterprise Technology and design/propose solutions that are comphrehensible and valuable to our business partners.

Key Accountabilities

  • Proactively partner with business line representatives to drive improved technology solutions that support business strategy.
  • Work in partnership with Enterprise Architecture to transform our various Application's Architectures to support the growth of PLATO
  • Work with Global Technology Solutions and Information Security to provide oversight over vendors and the designs/proposals put forward.
  • Recommend solutions with maximum reusability potential - across IT&S

Functional Competencies

  • 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 vendor


  • 7-10 years of software engineering industry experience
  • 5+ years of software engineering leadership experience.
  • Good knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: Java, JavaScript, C#
  • Good knowledge of at least one API frameworks, languages, tools, specification, frameworks, development & client tools: API Blueprint, JSON, Swagger, Java, Ruby, Python
  • Good knowledge of micro services architecture & development tools & frameworks
  • Good knowledge of APIM platforms from CA, Apigee, Mulesoft and IBM
  • Strong technical background (ie ability to read/write code).
  • 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).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflicts and problem solve
  • Bachelor (equivalent or higher) degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline.
  • 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 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.

Toronto ON, Canada
2019-01-11 9:40:27 PM

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