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Digital Technical Lead

Toronto, ON
Full Time
Digital Tech Lead

As we are growing our Customer Journey Teams, we are looking to add a Technical Lead to join our program team. We design, build and operate the services we own and we give our development teams all the autonomy they need to move fast and innovate. Our Omni team developers are responsible for delivering enterprise services to both internal applications and to external partners, built on a modern hybrid cloud platform using the latest micro-services architecture.

Everything is cool when you're part of an awesome team. As a Tech Lead, you will work as part of a small, autonomous team to deliver services for use in both internal and external applications. We are looking for top notch software engineers with leadership experience who are great team players and obsessive about the quality of their code and delivered service.

We give our engineers the freedom to innovate in software design, development processes and automation so that they can deliver the very best result for our customers and continuously optimize the performance of their team.

Our teams design, develop, test and support their services so you'll have the opportunity to be part of every stage of the process and take pride in delivering great new services with excellent reliability

We expect our Technical Lead to take on significant personal responsibility for delivery but we do it in a fun team-oriented environment. As a Development Lead focused on banking services, you will be part of an exciting journey to change how we deliver our services to customers and how we integrate with business partners. Customers are looking for richer, more personal and lower cost services every day and you will play a key role in delivering on those expectations. More than anything else, we're looking for people who want to be part of an elite engineering team and have the opportunity to learn and grow.

RBC believes in building diverse teams. We actively try to bring together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage collaboration with internal partners and team members to achieve a collective result. We want our team members to think big and simplify things that are complicated.

Our engineering culture is built on continuous learning and supported by transparency, trust and cooperation. We have a great mix of senior and junior engineers which gives everyone a chance through teamwork and mentorship to build their knowledge and experience.

What is the opportunity?

The selected candidate will lead the design and implementation of our client facing web application and continue to deliver industry leading applications of RBC Digital channels.

What you will do?
  • You will be creating new customer-facing applications using the latest technologies that will shape the future of banking for RBC
  • Managing and mentoring a group of API and Front-End Developers and share knowledge with the broader team
  • Leading technical decisions, scope and planning for upcoming sprints, gather project requirements, handle priorities and produce delivery estimates
  • Work within an Agile product team composed of technical, product and business team members to deliver exceptional products
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, support and evolve software to deliver banking services.
  • Design and develop code structures to promote reusability across many applications
  • Produce high quality solutions that will enhance or simplify existing processes - encourage the use of best practices and workflows throughout the organization
  • Organize team/code reviews and maintain code quality and best practices across our team - ensure test bed is maintained to guarantee the quality of the code
  • Continuously contribute to the improvement of software engineering practices across teams.
  • Collaborate with the team to design and implement software logic following current best practices
  • Supervise the creation of intuitive, robust, and reusable user interfaces using modern frameworks
  • Mentor and coach others on the team and practice peer-programming.
  • Work with the operations team to take code to production and ensure excellent performance and reliability.
  • Stay open-minded and look beyond your stack to solve complex problems
  • Work across various technology stacks and layers such as our API and Angular development teams to integrate the APIs with the UI components

  • Must-have
  • 5+ years' experience with; Java
  • A thorough understanding of product application architecture
  • Strong understanding of interactive application development paradigms: memory management, file I/O, network & socket programming and multi-threading
  • Experience designing and building user interfaces for both web and mobile native (android/IOS)
  • Experience creating and executing automated unit tests
  • Provides direction, expertise, feedback, coaching and development to build the capability of junior technical development staff
  • Drives the development of current and future leaders, ensuring succession plans and management and people related practices drive employee engagement, superior client experience, profitability and performance
  • Experience using SVN and/or GIT
  • Experience with Middleware technologies such as: MQSeries, Websphere, HTTP, Webservices (SOAP and REST)
  • Understanding of IT Standards, UX Design, Accessibility, Agile Methodologies, CMM & audit requirements

  • Nice-to-have
  • Experience with modern Front-End, including Angular4 and Redux
  • Familiarity with continuous integration tools (Jenkins2.0, Pipeline)
  • Cloud Foundry (IBM Bluemix, Pivotal Cloud), IAAS (AWS)
  • Experience working in an agile development team.

  • About RBC
    Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit

    Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
    RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.
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