Release Manager, Digital Factory




Requisition ID: 92845


At Scotiabank Digital Factory, the reach and opportunity of a global organization meets the passion and drive of a startup. Reinvention starts here—and it starts with you.

We believe that the pathway to success is paved with user feedback, so we’re constantly asking our customers how they want to bank. When we find an opportunity to make things people will love, we assemble teams of specialists to collaborate in Digital Factories in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia. We work fast, and we work smart. Join us to create meaningful experiences and build the bank of tomorrow for our customers around the world.

If you’d like to learn more about our Digital Banking career opportunities, explore our Communities of Practice, or hear from our leaders, check out our Technology at Scotia career page.



Overview of the role

As a Release Manager, you will be the bridge between our release management team and all the external and internal project & support teams, responsible for delivering exciting projects in the Digital Banking Engineering Organization. We are investing heavily in order to become the leader in the digital banking space, and we are launching multiple initiatives to do so. You will have a unique chance to help one of the fastest-growing business units become a leader. You will help scale, enable, and drive development excellence as our team continues to deliver innovative solutions to Scotia customers. 

What you’ll do

  • Lead technical release planning sessions that involve multiple project teams delivering changes to multiple digital platforms (5+) that have interdependencies
  • Define and design the overall release management and environment allocation strategy
  • Owns the release management, works closely with other engineering departments on production releases and facilitates resolution on impacts on various projects/enhancements
  • Lead and ensure that project teams meet various technical quality gates in our entire delivery pipeline
  • Independently investigate ad-hoc issues, propose different options, and drive issue resolution
  • Effectively communicate release status and appropriately escalate impediments/risks
  • Coordinate and run planned and unplanned production implementation
  • Owns the Operational Readiness process, works closely with the project teams navigating through the Operational Readiness process
  • Acts as a liaison between the project team and other counterparts such as security, network, CDP, Akamai to ensure the Operational Readiness sign offs requirements are met
  • Effectively maintains EPM (Enterprise Portfolio Management) up to date for DBU owned applications
  • Facilitate problem-solving discussions and general communications between the release management team and other teams such as business, infrastructure, support, and development
  • Help improve and drive our release practices by providing valuable inputs and suggestions as to what works well and what can be done better
  • Contribute to a collaborative team environment by information sharing and team cooperation
  • Demonstrate strong personal values and a commitment to our mission and customers


Are you the right person for this role?  

  • Experienced. You have 8+ years of experience involving in technical project management in an IT organization.  You are familiar with traditional waterfall and agile SDLC involving Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • Engineer. Ideally, you have an Engineering or Computer Science degree, and pride yourself on analysis, logical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Observant. You anticipate potential problems in all aspects and will proactively create mitigation plans based on day to day communication & observations.
  • Self - Motivated. You do good work, and lots of it …the drive to deliver quality work is just a part of you.  You are also able to simplify complex situations and navigate ambiguity.
  • Communicator/Negotiator. You are great at making sure everyone's speaking the same language and are on the same page, and sometimes that involves some give and take. 
  • Multi-tasker. You are able to multi-task and work on multiple initiatives at the same time.
  • Learning is breathing. You stay current on the tools and approaches that work best. And you are excited about working on new release because every release is a new learning opportunity!
  • Team Player. You enjoy collaborating with, learning from, and teaching others so we all become better.


Work Environment

  • Business Casual Attire
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Work as part of a team which encourages both individual and collaborative innovations
  • Shuttle service to other Scotia offices and local malls (Scarborough locations only)
  • Close to GO bus, subway RT and major highways
  • Please note that this role requires over time work




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.


Salary Range
$87,000.00 - 120,000.00
per Year
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Toronto, ON M5A3X5, CA