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Development Manager with Algorithmic / Automated Trading

Requisition ID: 101564Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


The Quantitative Trading Solutions group develops and operates Scotiabank’s equity algorithmic trading systems, portfolio trading and market-making applications, along with associated analytics and related technology. We work in partnership with all the business lines we support.
We are seeking a Senior Developer and Manager, to lead a talented team and contribute to a range of projects, with a focus on equity trading applications and quantitative analytics in support of our central risk book, ETF market making and portfolio trading businesses. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of Equity trading, both on the cash and electronic side. 


Is this role right for you? 

In this role, you will be a technical lead and manager for the development team supporting various Trading Analytics and related applications, including the integration and associated development effort with the Central Risk Book. You will:

Translate complex technical and functional requirements into detailed designs to create scalable and high-performance web services for automation and analytics across the Cash, Portfolio and Quant trading desks.
Develop and implement data pipelines from disparate data sets that extracts, transforms and loads data into an information product that helps to inform the organization in reaching strategic goals
Collaborate with various trading desks and quants to design & develop systems to improve business efficiency.
Participate in meetings /stand ups with stakeholders to prioritize development tasks aligned with business goals.
Design and assist in full software development life cycle required for data integration, position tracking and various trading automated tools.
Perform support of production trading applications to troubleshoot and quickly resolve any issues or questions.
Investigate, analyze, develop and maintain a strong knowledge of trading workflows, technology and market structure to ensure most streamlined approaches are implemented
Collaborate with other developers and serve as a mentor by conducting technical training sessions and reviewing project outputs

Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? – We’d love to work with you if you have:



Strong programming background, ideally including developing real-time, event-driven applications.
Algorithmic/Automated trading design and trouble-shooting skills
Hands on with development tools and languages such as Java, Spring boot, Angular 2+, Python, SQL and NoSQL
Knowledge of real-time processing framework (Apache Spark) and streaming frameworks like Kafka
Deployment experience with Maven, BitBucket, Jenkins and Artifactory
Background in FIX, market data, trading systems and market microstructure would be beneficial.
Effective written & verbal communication skills to bridge between technical content and business objectives
Experience working on agile development teams
Motivated to keep developing one’s skillset with the latest technology and programming techniques
Experience with development of the technology architecture to support quantitative and trading products
Experience leading a development team for 5+ years
STEM Post-secondary degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), 
Financial education and relevant courses such as CFA, CSC etc. and/or demonstrated capital markets experience considered an asset

What’s in it for you?



An inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
Work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
Opportunity to make a significant impact, as you will contribute to viable solutions to design products and applications that will be used by over 21 million customers globally
Tools and technology needed to create beautiful customer experiences
Learning and development – free access to Pluralsight membership to upskill and develop your skills.

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.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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