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Application Specialist

Requisition ID: 103403Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Team:


The IBS Insurance Technology team is a high performing team responsible for developing solutions to meet the needs of our business partners, leading several large exciting initiatives to drive change across the global technology organization in support of the Bank’s strategic objectives.

The Role:


In this role, you will apply your leadership and technical skills, deep knowledge and experience to implement the technology strategy and execution of business initiatives. This role will give you an opportunity to work closely with business partners, technology areas, third party vendors and other stakeholders to lead the end-to-end delivery of critical technology transformations and accelerate value capture.


Is this role right for you?

•    Manage the team (direct and indirect reports) in area of project scheduling, technical direction, future planning, budgeting and standard development practices.
•    Ensure proper support procedures and processes are in place to support the various existing production systems. Establish and champion quality improvement activities for the department
•    Negotiate IT project requirements such as scope, schedule, cost, resources, integration, change, quality, etc.
•    Build strong working relationship with peers within business lines and technology partners. 
•    The incumbent is expected to function independently to ensure that the assigned tasks and project objectives are met. Accountable for managing assigned project and department budgets
•    Meets scheduled milestones to ensure project/program objectives are met in a timely manner, in compliance with IT Technology Roadmap and has an in-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning,  managing and implementing software projects and programs using Agile Scrum and Kanban framework.


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



•    10+ years of progressive IT experience leading/supervising teams of 10+ members
•    5+ years of experience working with insurance industries 
•    Worked in Agile labs or used Agile Scrum and Kanban framework
•    Strong project management skills, ability to manage concurrent tasks and initiatives. 
•    Requires advanced expertise in complex business/technical processes and their application within the organization
•    Exceptional written and oral communication skills
•    Strong leadership, mentoring, coaching and motivational skills.
•    Vendor management skills, experience in negotiating contractual terms and managing offshore development teams


Technical SkillsKnowledge Required

•    Java (including Spring, SpringBoot, JSP, JSF)
•    Javascript, jQuery, html, css
•    SQL (especially T-SQL)
•    Familiarity with microservice architecture and 12-Factor App concepts
•    Familiarity with REST APIs and how they differ from SOAP
•    Familiarity with Design Patterns, and how to apply them
•    if internal: experience with PLATO, BaaS, Accp, CDP would be a big asset
•    Familiarity with AIX, Linux, WebSphere, SQL Server would be an asset


What’s in it for you?

•    We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
•    We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create beautiful customer experiences
•    You’ll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
•    Dress codes don’t apply here, being comfortable does
•    Onsite cafeteria 
•    We offer a competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs (on pension & profit sharing), generous vacation, personal & sick days, personal development funding, maternity leave top-up, parental leave and much more.

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough 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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