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Senior Technology Officer

Toronto, ON
Full Time
3 days ago
YSC - 2 Sheppard Avenue East

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The Senior Technology Officer (STO) supports critical projects for BMO Insurance, Capital Markets and Corporate Areas. The STO supports business unit and business requirements as well as the architecture patterns and technology strategy of BMO (e.g., AWS Transformation, DigitalCore, DevOps). The incumbent is expected to conceive and write detailed software implementations/code while ensuring that their code/configurations adhere to the security, logging, error handling, and performance standards and non-functional requirements. Writes, configures, and integrates code to create the software that aligns with architecture patterns and technology strategy. Understands the implications of various components (including technology strategy & architecture) to the overall design of a program, system, or eco-system, while managing a team of developers, business analysts and QA.
  • Fosters a culture aligned to BMO purpose, values and strategy and role models BMO values and behaviours in all that they do.
  • Regularly connects work to BMO's purpose, sets inspirational goals, defines clear expected outcomes, and ensures clear accountability for follow through.
  • Builds interdependent teams that collaborate across functional and operating groups to create the highest value for all stakeholders.
  • Improves team performance, recognizes and rewards performance, coaches employees, supports their development, and manages poor performance.
  • Evaluates new technologies for fit with the program/system/eco-system and the associated upstream and downstream impacts on process, data, risk (e.g., security). Works toward the objective of defect free software. Ensures that systems functionally meet requirements, align with architecture and promote the development of common assets. Supports the resolution of production issues and problems. Makes recommendations to improve BMO processes & systems.
  • Acts as a thought leader in development, builds deeper relationships with key stakeholders, and demonstrates expert-level skills in coding across multiple languages, LOB's, and/or technology areas.
  • Reviews and approves requirements and design for a domain.
  • Provides strategic input into business decisions as a trusted advisor.
  • Has expert knowledge to influence and set corporate direction for software development practice, concepts, technology and methodology.
  • Manages resources and leads the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals.
  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
  • Ensures code is reviewed, reusable and testable, meeting architectural-design and customer requirements; accountable for overall code quality.
  • Leads workshops to develop solutions from a program perspective in association with all interdependent systems.
  • Assesses the costs and benefits for different solutions and recommend/decide on appropriate designs.
  • Supports production issues, includes independently completing root-cause analysis and diagnosis.
  • Builds solutions that are supportable, scalable and achieve our aspiration of common assets.
  • Recommends or automates approaches to streamline and integrate technological processes and/or systems to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Supports the management of specific project deliverables & outcomes.
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the development capability, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks.
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.
  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.
  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

  • Typically, the STO comes from a deep technical background, in development and design of large applications, using Java/Node.JS coding and modern on-prem and cloud technologies
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or relevant discipline
  • Broad technical acumen especially in AWS services, managing a development team through Cloud Transformation type projects
  • Proficiency with AWS Cloud services such as On prem, API Gateway, SNS/SQS, Postgres/DynamoDB, Lambda. Integrations between Cloud services with on-prem APIs
  • Project Management mentality, aware of PMLC and artifacts/best practice
  • People Management and leadership acuity
  • Experience or Knowledge in Life Insurance/Corporate compliance/Capital Markets regulatory processes is an asset
  • Exceptional Relationship Management ability and inclination
  • Demonstrated experience in SW/Application Development, leadership, stakeholder management, solution design/architecture, broad capability of understanding the technology landscape and navigate transformation initiatives
  • Knowledge of common programming languages such as Node.js, Java etc
  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.

We're here to help

At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one - for yourself and our customers. We'll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we'll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other's differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Note to Recruiters: BMO does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO property. BMO will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.
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