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Scotiabank Director of Architecture (AML/Financial Crimes) in Toronto, Ontario

Director of Architecture (AML/Financial Crimes)

Requisition ID: 198686

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

The Role:

Leads and oversees architecture for Global Compliance, Anti Money Laundering (AML) technology, ensuring strategies, plans and initiatives are executed in support of the team’s business strategies and objectives. Ensures all activities conducted follow governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

Is this role right for you? In this role you will:

  • Work closely with delivery and engineering teams, product owners and technical platform teams to architect, design and develop Anti Money Laundering platforms and enable incremental delivery of new features to the platforms.

  • Acts as a thought partner for senior leaders across Global Compliance, AML – within the context of strategic technology projects and on an ongoing basis

  • Accountable for long term technology vision and technical innovations to maximize investment value across a wide range of applications and services

  • Chair the AML Architecture review Board - ensure business initiatives are supported by robust solution design which meets the Bank’s technology standards.

  • Lead a wide range of technology strategy initiatives such as Applications rationalization, Cloud Migration, Legacy modernization.

  • Ensures simplification of technology application landscape there by achieving efficiency gains in terms cost, revenue and resources while ensuring uncompromised delivery of business value to clients.

  • Performing research and development to evaluate emerging technologies and their potential to redesign Global Compliance, AML platforms.

  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.

  • Champion a high-performance environment and contribute to an inclusive work environment.

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

  • Prior experience and deep knowledge within the technology domain is a must (e.g., software engineering, IT & Digital strategy, enterprise architecture, complex technology delivery, IT innovation)

  • 7+ years of experience in Software Engineering Leadership, Software Architecture or Data Architecture is preferred.

  • 3+ years of experience working in Financial Crime and/or Anti Money Laundering

  • Knowledge and experience in modern technologies highly preferred, such as cloud platforms, microservices, mobile and web architectures, DevSecOps, and modern data platforms.

  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, challenging, and dynamic business environment.

  • Superior interpersonal skills, leadership, and influential capabilities

  • Self-motivated; work both independently and collaboratively with multi-functional teams, as both a leader and member.

  • Good knowledge of the specific technology challenges relevant to Global Compliance, AML with a sound understanding of current trends and their implications for technology.

  • Exceptional planning and analytical skills, ability to discern research information / data and focus on the critical business issues.

  • Highly developed relationship management skills to effectively manage relationships across the Bank, partners, and external vendors.

  • Exceptional presentation and written communication skills.

What's in it for you?

  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!

  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create beautiful customer experiences.

  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world.

  • Onsite cafeteria.

  • Dress codes don't apply here, being comfortable does.

  • We offer a competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs (pension & profit sharing), generous vacation, personal & sick days, personal development funding, maternity leave top-up, parental leave and much more.

Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto

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, pleaseclick here (https://www.scotiabank.com/careers/en/careers/technical-support-for-applicants.html) . 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.