Lead Engineer

Requisition ID: 12619

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

Scotiabank has begun the journey to modernize both development practices and tools. One of the areas being explored is the public cloud and the various platform technologies that support both development and operations on the cloud. The aim is to reduce costs by providing a streamlined process and framework which will allow the development team to focus on building business logic.  We are looking to build our development team with influencers, makers, creators and industry leaders who will drive us forward and enhance the experience of our customers.


Role:  Lead Engineer 



  • Primarily focused on core banking modernization.
  • Driving design, implementing and refactoring code (typically Java, JavaScript, or C#).
  • Participating in design discussions focused on scalability and design and implementation best practices.
  • Designing architectural technical solutions and strategies for software applications.
  • Present and leverage technical information and solutions in a way that establishes rapport persuades stakeholders and achieves understanding and consensus at all levels.
  • Assess and analyze business strategy & requirements, the current technical environment and technology options to evaluate solution alternatives that meet business needs.
  • Working on breaking-down, scoping and estimating tasks.
  • Participating in planning, retrospective sessions and leading stand-ups.
  • Our teams are flexible and fast – you will be asked to provide leadership, mentorship, peer review and quality control on a daily basis.


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • 10+ years of software engineering industry experience.
  • Good knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: Java, JavaScript, C#
  • Strong technical background (i.e. ability to read/write code).
  • Knowledge of most common software 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).
  • 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 vendors.


Bonus Skills:

  • 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.

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.

Full time
Toronto, 08, CA