Application Security Lead, Secure Coding Practices Job in Scarborough for Scotiabank |

Application Security Lead, Secure Coding Practices

December 4 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Security, Continuity, Risk
Scarborough, ON

Requisition ID: 134901

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

The Team
The Secure Coding Practices & Threat Modeling team is part of the larger Application Security program for the Bank. The focus of the secure coding and threat modeling team is to “shift left” and engage with the developers much earlier in the Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC).

The Role
The Secure Coding Practice & Threat Modelling team is seeking an Application Security Lead to assist the Bank in delivering a major Application Security initiative.

You will play a pivotal role in igniting a cultural shift within our developer community towards security coding best practices. The end goal is to have our developers design and develop applications from the onset, with a secure mindset.

Is this role right for you?

  • You have excellent organizational and management skills. You manage projects, tasks and deliverables with a high-level of autonomy.
  • You will function as the team lead and scrum master for the team. We work in two-week agile sprints and you will ensure that the backlog is prioritized and that the user stories are well documented in JIRA and understood by the team.
  • You have a positive mindset and are excited about an opportunity to influence a cultural shift amongst our developer community.
  • You have a bias towards action and embrace change. You are willing to continuously learn and think out of the box to arrive at a solution, and comfortable with a fail-fast and learn-fast approach.
  • You value and champion an excellent customer experience and have the skills to build a customer first secure development and threat modeling program.
  • You excel in managing stakeholder feedback and communications for programs. This includes leveraging digital mediums, such as e-mail, web and social to clearly manage program operations and application security goals.
  • You have excellent communication skills and can clearly articulate business strategy and desired outcomes to stakeholders.
  • You are a team player and love to collaborate with various teams to achieve desired outcomes.
  • You have a technology background and can utilize this background to effectively solve technical problems and lead technical projects.

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

  • You have at least 5 years of working experience in a related field, preferably working with developers or application teams in some capacity.
  • You have strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of Information Security and Cybersecurity best practices.
  • An understanding and experience with security controls/mechanisms and threat/risk assessment techniques pertaining to complex data, application and networking environments
  • Post-secondary education in Computer Science, Communications or equivalent work experience.

What's in it for you?

  • While our focus is on finding someone to support Enterprise technologies, we are part of a global information security team that supports various business lines globally. As a team we have the opportunity to work on various applications and complex project.
  • Free onsite & offsite employee parking with charging stations for electric vehicles onsite
  • Dress codes don't apply here, being comfortable does
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create beautiful customer experiences
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world.
  • We foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning.
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (pension & Employee Share Ownership), generous vacation; health/medical/wellness benefits; employee banking privileges.


Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Scarborough

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, 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.

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