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Software Development Director, AEM Solutions, Scotia Digital

Job title: Software Development Director, AEM Solutions, Scotia Digital

Company: Scotiabank

Job description: Requisition ID: 94867

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

The Director, Software Development, AEM Solutions is within Scotia Digital’s Global Marketing Technology team, and is responsible for leading AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) development. You will be working with an advanced level of expertise, the Director position is responsible forthe full software development lifecycle of the technology platform, and associated IT projects and programs. Key Accountabilities

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with business lines, product management and IT management to translate business strategies and requirements, and to identify and develop appropriate technical and digital solutions that enable Scotiabank to achieve its business objectives.
  • Lead the planning and execution of application and technology projects, ensuring that business objects, users needs, and timelines are met.
  • Responsible for management of the AEM solution, ensuring adherence to bank architectural and risk standards, and implementing sound development, testing and maintenance practices.
  • Manage technical projects and teams in the areas of intake management, scheduling, technical direction, strategic planning and development practices.
  • Proactively identify key development and delivery issues and lead the team in developing creative/alternative solutions to mitigate the risk and satisfactorily address the issues in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Continuously analyze development, release, testing and maintenance processes in order to design and implement robust controls and processes.
  • Manage budgeting and quality improvement activities. Partner with Finance and Project Management teams to ensure effective financial management of projects and operations.
  • Effectively manage and supervise direct reports and technical teams by setting role expectations, monitoring performance, and providing performance feedback. Provide coaching and facilitate continuous learning and development to develop internal expertise to meet future business needs.
  • Play a key role in employee engagement and retention, including career development and progression and succession planning for all critical positions.
  • Recruit qualified team members and project resources, including external contractors, which involves managing vendor relationships, onboarding, and scheduling.
  • Champion a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Ensure the bank’s risk appetite and risk culture are considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Partner with control functions within Scotiabank, such as: IT Security, Risk Management, Audit, and Compliance.


  • 7+ years of progressive roles within Engineering/Technology, including leading technology teams.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or other related field, OR equivalent work experience.
  • Marketing Technology expertise, including hands-on experience with AEM (Adobe Experience Manager).
  • Experience with large and complex enterprise systems; existing systems and new technologies.
  • Business knowledge and experience; understanding of vision, financial objectives, how business functions, processes and technology interact; the strategic importance of project, and how projects impact business goals.
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning, managing, and implementing software project and programs.
  • Expert knowledge of software development processes: SDLC, system design and delivery, development, architecture, disaster recovery, change management, release management, infrastructure management.
  • Knowledgeable in software security, cyber security, vulnerabilities, security breaches and malicious attacks.
  • Vendor management experience, contract negotiations and managing external contractors.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage team members with differing skill levels and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to influence stakeholders with completing priorities.
  • Experience working within an Agile/Scrum delivery model.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving to rapidly assess risk and issues.
  • Excellent organization, planning, and time management skills with proven ability to manage multiple completing and complex initiatives.

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.

Expected salary:

Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 22:12:46 GMT

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