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Scotiabank Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, Ontario

Senior Software Engineer

Requisition ID: 195828

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

We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled Technical Lead to oversee and guide the Communications services team IT Engineering team in Scotiabank.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical leadership, mentoring team members, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality software solutions. They should be proficient in React & Node JS, and Java Springboot, and can deliver high quality code, write unit tests, provide UAT support, implementation, and operational support.

This role requires a strong background in full-stack development, with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience.

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

  • Provide technical direction and guidance to the engineering team.

  • Collaborate with project managers, product owners, and stakeholders to define and prioritize technical requirements.

  • Ensure adherence to best practices, coding standards, and software development methodologies.

  • Conduct code reviews and provide constructive feedback to improve code quality and maintainability.

  • Identify and resolve technical challenges, risks, and bottlenecks.

  • Mentor and coach team members, fostering their professional growth and development.

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and promote a collaborative team environment.

  • Conduct regular team meetings to discuss progress, challenges, and solutions.

  • Identify training needs and facilitate knowledge transfer within the team.

  • Contribute to the design and architecture of software systems and applications.

  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate technologies, frameworks, and tools.

  • Ensure scalability, performance, and maintainability of the software solutions.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align technical decisions with business objectives.

  • Oversee the development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to deployment and maintenance.

  • Ensure timely delivery of high-quality software solutions.

  • Monitor project progress, identify risks, and implement mitigation strategies.

  • Collaborate with QA teams to ensure thorough testing and quality assurance processes.

  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices.

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement efficient workflows.

  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the team.

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

  • University or College Degree in Computer Science

  • 8+ years of full-stack development experience

  • experience of developing enterprise, cloud native, message driven, test driven, reactive, containerized applications.

  • Previous experience in banking industry/financial services is preferred

  • Experience with REST API design, React, NodeJS (productionizing NodeJS servers as well)

  • Modern JS toolsets (ES6+, Webpack, Babel, Jest)

  • MS Azure, containerization & orchestration (Kubernetes, Docker),

  • Java 8, 11 & 17, Springboot framework, Junit frameworks (Junit 5, Mockito), build tools and dependency management (Maven, Gradle), noSQL database, template management (Velocity), CI-CD Pipeline (Jenkins)

  • Experience working with authenticated, customer focused applications (i.e. OAuth2 preferred)

  • Object Oriented and Functional Design

  • HTML / CSS / SASS (BEM, OOCSS, SMACSS, CSS3 Animations, Semantic HTML)

  • Familiar with software security tools like BlackDuck (vulnerabilities in JARs), Fortify (vulnerabilities/security issues in code), Webinspect (scan REST end points) and SonarQube (Junit coverage for code)

  • Strong knowledge of programming languages: Java 8+, Unix Shell Script, XML, YAML, JSON, SQL, Apache Velocity, Apache Groovy

  • Strong hands-on programming skills with popular developer utility tool suites like Eclipse/STS, JIRA/Bitbucket/Confluence, Git, Gradle/Maven

  • Proven experience in Agile methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban.

What's in it for you?

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Allyship - We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and are embraced through bias-free practices and inclusive values across Scotiabank. We embrace diversity and provide opportunities for all employee to learn, grow & participate through our various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that span across diverse gender identities, ethnicity, race, age, ability & veterans.

  • Accessibility and Workplace Accommodations - 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. Scotiabank continues to locate, remove and prevent barriers so that we can build a diverse and inclusive environment while meeting accessibility requirements.

  • Upskilling through online courses, cross-functional development opportunities, and tuition assistance.

  • Competitive Rewards program including bonus, flexible vacation, personal, sick days and benefits will start on day one.

  • Community Engagement - no matter where you choose to work from; we offer opportunities for community engagement & belonging with our various programs such as hackathons, contests, cooking with friends, Humans of Digital and much more!

Work arrangements: Hybrid


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.