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Senior Development / Design Specialist

Toronto, ON
Full Time
Company Overview

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Department Overview

Building a World-Class, Diverse and Inclusive Technology Team
We can't afford to be boring. Neither can you. The scale and scope of what TD does may surprise you. The rapid pace of change makes it a business imperative for us to be smart and open-minded in the way we think about technology. TD's technology and business teams become more intertwined as new opportunities present themselves. This new era in banking does not equal boring. Not at TD, anyway.

TD Applications & Systems Development covers technical planning, integration, systems analysis, design, development, unit and component systems testing, support-maintenance, and more. Meaningful, effective relationship-building is part of what these highly-skilled experts do best as they work together with technology project managers, delivery partners, business and systems analysts, testing and quality assurance teams, sponsors and so many other stakeholders to clarify requirements.

There's room to grow in all of it.

Job Description

We are looking for someone to oversee, guide and influence others as one of TD's top Application & Systems Development experts. You will lead the future direction of development and design patterns to be used across multiple and complex systems, applications and businesses and for emerging technology projects.
Meaningful work is fueled by meaningful performance and career development conversations with your manager. Here's some of what you may be asked to perform:
  • Advance development and design practices, set development/design standards at the business or enterprise level.
  • Proudly accountable for the most complex applications and systems development programming/coding.
  • Share deep subject matter expertise and define future direction in one or more technical area or lead strategic development efforts on new or emerging technology projects for the business.
  • Champion technical thought leadership and coach others, guide senior management on large complex, transformational or cross-business strategic initiatives, sit on task forces.
  • Direct and oversee multiple development teams working on different products, applications, and/or platforms to ensure design consistency and inter-operability.
  • Develop, document, communicate and execute a comprehensive strategy on policies, solutions and processes related to technology standards.
  • Maintain knowledge proficiency in system development methodologies, key business initiatives and issues, IT implications for systems or technologies and their impact on business solutions.


What can you bring to TD? Share your credentials, but your relevant experience and knowledge can be just as likely to get our attention. It helps if you have:
  • Extensive experience in application development - with expertise in Java/Scala, Spark, Python/PySpark, and Hadoop ecosystem
  • Experience deploying/configuring Azure Data services: Databricks, ADLS, Blob, Data Factory, Data Lake
  • Experience migrating on-premise data lake to Azure Public Cloud
  • Extensive experience in on-prem and Azure Public Cloud security features (data protection/encryption/anonymization set-up, AD authentication, access controls/RBAC, audit logging, etc)
  • Deep expertise in solution development and business analysis in the Enterprise Information Management/Big Data and Cloud domains
  • Extensive functional and technical knowledge of data integration/management and analytics processes (building automated processes for data acquisition and analysis), ETL, common data models, Big data ecosystem (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka), BI solutions
  • Demonstrated experience with Data Management, Data Quality and Data Governance concepts
  • Experience in advising on data, data policies, risk assessments and implementing frameworks and key levers that deliver superior results

Other Qualifications/Skills/Experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively at senior levels, build deep relationships with partners
  • Experienced in working with both a technical and business context and able to translate technical concepts into easy to understand business language
  • Knowledge and experience in the financial services industry is an asset
  • Motivated to constantly striving to find innovative ways to enhance capability, methodology and practice
  • Self-driven, motivated to excel, ability to work with minimal supervision, and maintain productivity in a fast-pace and at times high pressure environment
  • Ability to quickly adapt to the changing needs of the business and communicate applicable strategies both internally and externally
  • Robust organizational skills with the ability to work in a dynamic environment and manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinker, with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working within Shared Services and Offshore development models.

Educational Requirements
  • University degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or related discipline (or equivalent)

Additional Information

Join in on what others in TD Technology Solutions are doing:
  • Inspire a positive work environment and help champion quality, innovation, teamwork and service to the business.
  • Learn voraciously, stretch your thinking,



At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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