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Senior Project Leader Development

Requisition ID: 103383Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Team:

The Global Cards Technology team is a newly established and high performing team responsible for supporting the development of technology solutions to meet the needs of our business partners with a focus on Global Card Products.  The team is currently leading a very large, exciting initiative which provides foundational capabilities and drives change across the global technology organization in support of the Bank’s strategic objectives.  


The Role:

In this role, you will apply your Project delivery leadership combined with 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, sprint planning, backlog refinement, impact analysis, solution planning, budgeting and adherence to standard development practices.
•    Actively uses Scrum/Kanban methodologies to manage sprints, track development progress and plan and schedule releases 
•    Manage operational readiness deliverables, release planning with QA and alignment of releases with downstream and consumer applications
•    Ensure proper support procedures and processes are in place to support various production systems as developed. Establish and champion quality improvement activities for the department.
•    Negotiate IT project requirements such as scope, schedule, cost, resources, integration, change, quality, etc.
•    Collaborate with various technology workstream leads within the project to ensure successful delivery on time and on budget, achieving the project’s objectives
•    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?



•    Proven experience leading and delivering technology projects (Minimum 5 years)
•    Cloud and/or API / Java development experience is an asset
•    Direct experience in managing delivery of product using iterative or Agile methodologies such as Scrum/Kanban
•    Understanding of development methodologies and familiar with software development technologies and concepts
•    Ongoing communication of project status, completing the monthly Project Status Reports and escalating issues to the Senior Manager, Program Manager and the Director as required.
•    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
•    Strong interpersonal skills and can build and foster relationships with peers.
•    Exceptional written and oral communication skills 
•    Strong leadership, mentoring, coaching and motivational skills.
•    Must be flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment, make quick and sound decisions under pressure


In addition, the following technical skills will be considered an asset:

•    Familiarity with microservice architecture, REST/SOAP APIs
•    Familiarity with mid-tier (AIX), DB2, WebSphere, SQL Server would be an asset 
•    Familiarity with Java, JavaScript and other development languages and platform
•    Familiarity with API integration design patterns, PCI DSS, Data Security Standards  
•    For Internal Scotia team members: experience with PLATO, BCS (formally BaaS), CDP would be a big 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 : 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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