Senior Software Developer in Toronto, Ontario


Senior Software Developer

Requisition ID: 200886

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

The Team

We are seeking a Senior Software Developer for the Digital Engineering Operations Team. The ideal candidate is passionate about designing and developing complex, highly reliable and scalable enterprise systems. They have a keen interest in application monitoring, security, and maintenance with a strong developer-focused mindset and thrive in a fast-moving environment. As a senior member of this highly talented and interactive team, you will not only get the opportunity to grow and learn from experts but also to mentor growing developers to enhance your leadership skills.

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

  • Works closely with Delivery and Engineering teams, Product Owners and technical platform teams to architect, design and develop high quality Commercial Banking Platform, APIs and solutions supporting the Commercial Customers

  • End-to-end software architecture, design and development of complex distributed cloud based micro-service system.

  • Provide expertise to development team working from various locations on system development and systems integration. This should also extend to providing detailed guidance at the code level to support Engineers delivering code.

  • Building and enhancing the infrastructure required to support the platforms in terms of robustness, scalability, availability and efficiency

  • Ability to architect, design and deliver software that can scale elastically across multiple data centers and cloud vendors while staying resilient.

  • Understands relationship of application/systems and data solution

  • Understands testing at every stage of development. This includes unit, integration, acceptance and performance testing

  • Ability to communicate with precision while being concise.

  • Extensive experience using a systems analysis and design methodology

  • Quickly analyze the available data and find the root cause of the problem during production issues.

  • Suggest improvements to supported applications and systems as needed

  • Translate ideas into technical and business realities, and to map technology to business problems.

  • Understanding of software quality assurance principles

  • Candidate will be passionate about driving teams towards high performance and a deep pride in quality craftsmanship that delights users

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

  • 8+ years of experience in software development and supporting complex large-scale customer facing platforms

  • 8+ years experience as a Java developer with a preference for Java 8/Spring, web-based information technology principles, and system integration methodologies and standards.

  • 6+ years of experience in building public and internal REST APIs

  • Strong experience with APM tools, such as Dynatrace, Splunk, etc. – 2 recent projects

  • Strong experience using Jira, Confluence, Jenkins, Bitbucket, Launch Darkly, etc. – 2 recent projects

  • FI / Digital banking experience is preferred but not required

  • Well-rounded knowledge of Agile principles and the flexibility to adapt your experience to new and evolving environments

  • Knowledge of a variety of frameworks (server side, browser side, desktop etc.) as well as high aptitude for diving in and picking up new things

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are essential

  • Excellent communication skills including ability to distil technical details into simple terms; ability to influence decision making across stakeholders

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple complex initiatives

  • Natural Problem Solver

  • The role requires leadership skills, hands-on technical experience, and a can-do approach towards environment automation / management and continuous improvement for efficiency and cost effectiveness

  • Must be reliable, proactive, results-oriented, customer-focused and attentive to details.

  • Must be flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment, make quick and sound decisions under pressure

  • Strong organizational skills, excellent problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills

  • Bachelors or equivalent in computer science or related field is preferred

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!


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 ( . 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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