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Staff Application Data Engineer

Requisition ID: 100504Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


The team:

Scotiabank’s Global Technology Services (GTS) Technology Operations & Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is responsible for the operations engineering required to provide highly available and resilient systems.  In GTS Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) & Reference Data Management (RDM) TechOps & SRE, we are responsible for providing critical data platform services, following SRE and data governance best practices, as well as consulting and coordinating with the Bank’s technology teams to meet business expectations.


The role:

You will contribute to the application and platform support of the EDW ecosystem through the solution and test strategy design, development, testing and implementation of availability, performance, security, currency, and problem remediation solutions.
You will partner with the Product Owner, Engineering teams, and Operations to deliver a high-quality product by recommending, creating, developing, and testing solutions for that are aligned with best practices within the SRE framework.
You will be a technical lead of like-minded Data Engineers, prioritizing their focus areas, reviewing their solutions and providing feedback as required.
You will maintain and recommend continuous improvements to code quality, documentation, organization, and performance meeting security, change, and release management standards ensuring SRE targets are met or improved.
You will identify opportunities, recommend, and implement solutions to improve data availability, optimize data retention, and enhance data security.
You will identify opportunities for quality improvements recommending and implementing automation to prevent problem recurrence and reduce toil.
You will create and continuously improve functional and non-functional testing ensuring tests are automated, repeatable, and benchmarked.
You will inventory, build and maintain application artifacts creating a robust repository of living documentation including application, deployment and operational guides.
You will provide knowledgeable, and skilled support for deployments and lead production incident response, striving to meet or exceed service level objectives.
You will provide after-hours support as required.

Is this role right for you?

You are a skilled application data engineer who possesses a broad set of skills and is familiar with SRE software engineering culture and practice.
You enjoy creating solutions that encompass people, process, and technology.
You enjoy looking for opportunities to be proactive, automate, and solve problems before they happen.
You want to be challenged with problem solving in time sensitive situations to reduce system downtime and customer impact, taking those learnings forward as continuous improvements.

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

You have strong communication (verbal/written) and good interpersonal skills to build relationships with internal and external business partners and vendors.
You have a track record as a strong team player with a proven ability to create technical specifications, develop, and implement solutions for highly available and resilient systems.
You have at least 4+ years of hands-on technical working experience in designing solutions and authoring technical specifications.
You have at least 6+ years of hands-on technical working experience as an Application Data Engineer in and/or delivering for organization(s) that have large, complex data warehouse(s).
You have at least 6+ years of hands-on technical working experience as an Informatica developer. Technical working experience with SAS, Python, Cobol and Cognos is an asset.
You have at least 4+ years of hands-on technical working experience in designing test strategies and quality assurance testing.
You can demonstrate a technical understanding with security, firewalls, and network protocols.
You can demonstrate a solid understanding of data governance.
You possess excellent problem-solving skills, prefer to identify and resolve issues before they become a problem, and can work under pressure in a dynamic environment.
You have hands-on experience responding to production incidents that cross application and technology boundaries.
You have completed a post-secondary education in computer science, engineering or in a related technology field.

What’s in it for you?

You will be a part of a Site Reliability Engineering team that will help you grow & you will have an opportunity to bring valuable and long-lasting contributions to the bank.
We are technology partners who help the business transform how our employees around the world work.
You’ll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world.
We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success! We also foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning.
We care about our people, allowing them to design how they work to deliver amazing results.
We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (pension & Employee Share Ownership), generous vacation; health/medical/wellness benefits; employee banking privileges.
While we currently work remotely from home, when it is deemed safe to return physically to work, our primary location in downtown Toronto is:
Design focused on enabling collaboration through both environment and technology.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, the work site is located right above the TTC’s Line 1 King subway station. This location has access to The PATH & is located minutes from GO Transit/VIA Rail hub at Union Station; as well as the TTC’s King 504 streetcar line.
Minutes from the Gardiner Expressway & the DVP.
Located next door is The Commons, a dining space for employees, where breakfast & lunch are served.  Also, The Bean server hot/cold beverages & snacks with plenty of room to lounge & recharge.  Also, many meal/snack options + shopping & services for your everyday needs in The PATH without venturing outside.


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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