Solutions Design IT Speciaist

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Department Overview
The Personal Banking Products Lending team supports Credit Origination, Adjudication and Servicing systems used by TD Canada Trust (Retail and MMS). Our team works closely with multiple technology groups and Retail Banking LOBs (Real Estate Secured Lending, Personal & Indirect Lending, and BACS) to develop, implement and support the Canadian Retail Bank's credit applications such as RESL Credit Platform, Credit Origination Platform, CreditLink, Capstone, AdjudicAide, Loan, Mortgage, iApps and others. The team is comprised of technology professionals fulfilling the following roles: Technology Delivery Partner Management, Solutions Architecture, Strategy & Roadmap, Business Systems Analysis, Development, and Application Management.
The Personal Banking Products is a key construct within the CBDC Personal Banking Technology organization to improve competitive advantage and market leadership. It is an investment in CBDC's people, processes, and technology to execute strategic technology delivery in an industrialized, cost effective, and high quality manner
Job Description
The Personal Banking Lending - Origination & Adjudication Delivery is seeking an experienced Solutions Design IT Specialist to join our Product Portfolio team, providing Technical Design and Leadership expertise for the following systems; CreditLink, AdjudicAide, Credit Bureau System, Customer Management Triad (CMT). This role also entails involvement in design, development, overall design & implementation guidance, process improvements, and training/mentoring as necessary.
The primary accountabilities for this position are:
  • Provide Technical Leadership for Quarterly Releases and Large initiatives from Line Of Business Perspective
  • Conduct program/ system research, analysis, detailed design and problem resolution
  • Define development specifications and identify system modifications required to meet performance objectives
  • Ensure design has traceability to business requirements
  • Advise and provide expert knowledge on the technical feasibility of the proposed deliverables
  • Identify and address application and data issues and cross-capability and cross-release issues that affect application integrity.
  • Work with Developers to ensure that the detailed technical design is fully understood and the development initiatives are in line with the intended design
  • In conjunction with the Solution Architect, assist the Application Owner and Application Manager by providing effort estimates for new projects and initiatives
  • Develop, implement, maintain and improve solutions/processes that maximize system availability, efficiency/ effectiveness and minimize/prevent problems/ issues
  • Deliver effective and efficient solutions by meeting key project milestones and overall project deliverables on time, within budget, and adhering to development and quality standards
  • Ensure defect free programming by testing and debugging using available/appropriate tools and participate in reviewing peer coding
  • Adhere to standard security coding practices to ensure application is free of most common coding vulnerabilities
  • Ensure the timely completion of work volumes on a daily basis and suggest opportunities to improve efficiency within the department
  • Work effectively as a team, supporting other members of the team
  • Comply with the system development life cycle (SDLC) and project management methodology (PMLC)
  • Consult on development of the System Requirements Specification (SRS) with Business Analysts.
  • Provide technical leadership during the life of a project/initiative
  • Review application and technical design deliverables throughout development to ensure quality and requirement traceability
  • Lead and conduct code reviews to ensure quality, standards compliance, reusability and ease of maintenance
Job Requirements
Position Specific Qualifications / Additional Information:
  • 10+ years of software/application design and development experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Ability to quickly learn complex systems
  • In depth knowledge of understanding the design and development according to standards
  • Build personas, storyboards, flowcharts, wireframes and prototypes
  • The chosen candidate will work in a high paced team on a high visibility project. He/she will be expected to work in an agile environment and be able to consistently deliver quality work
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually
  • Develop software that is both reliable and scalable as the eventual user base will be the entire bank
  • In depth understanding of full application stacks and the ability to work in any layer (client/server/business/database)
  • In depth knowledge of the technical environment/ tools (e.g., user environment, applications, software, hardware, programming languages and operating systems)
    • JAVA/J2EE
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server (v6.1/7/8), IHS HTTP Server and WAS HTTP-Plugin configuration
    • JEE Standards and Specifications, REST/API, SOA, Web Services (WSDL, XML, XSD, SOAP), and UML Modeling
    • JBOSS and BRMS
    • IBM MQ, JMS,
    • DB2, Oracle, MS SQL
    • AngularJS, Struts, JSP and Spring
    • GIT (Code Management)
    • RAD, Eclipse and Brackets
  • Effective time and task management skills, including the ability to manage concurrent deliverables
  • Ability to code, debug, research, analyze and problem-solve development issues
  • Knowledge of business/ organization, Bank standards, infrastructure, architecture and technology in related areas from a design/ support/ solutions perspective
  • Strong customer orientation and a professional approach with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and translate technical concepts, think independently, and take the initiative required to resolve issues in a team structure
  • Self-motivated team player with high energy and ability to work independently as well as within a team
A positive can-do attitude with openness to promoting knowledge sharingQualifications
Additional Information
Any of the checked educational levels below meet educational requirements for this position:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Technical/Trade/Business School certificate
  • College diploma / certificate (2 year)
  • Bachelor's degree
Specific Discipline(s) and other information:
  • Education / Experience in computer sciences preferred
  • Candidates which do not meet the education requirements but have extensive experience in Application Development will be considered
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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