Advisor, API Developer

January 14, 2022

Job Description

There When It Matters for 175 YearsThis year, we are proud to celebrate our 175th anniversary. Since our founding in Quebec in 1846, we've been committed to improving the financial health of all of our clients. We are driven by the opportunity to help families thrive, communities grow and businesses succeed. As our roots have grown stronger than ever before, we are ready to lead the way for the next 175 years.Laurentian Bank Financial Group (LBCFG) is a diversified financial services provider whose mission is to help its customers improve their financial health. The Laurentian Bank of Canada and its entities are collectively referred to as Laurentian Bank Financial Group (the "Group" or the "Bank"). With more than 2,900 employees guided by the values of proximity, simplicity and honesty, the Group provides a broad range of advice-based solutions and services to its personal, business and institutional customers. With pan-Canadian activities and a presence in the U.S., the Group is an important player in numerous market segments.This role sits within LBC Tech a subsidiary of Laurentian Bank Financial Group.The API Designer is an advisor and subject matter expert representing technology with the responsibility of solutioning our middle tier and API capabilities for our applications and supporting infrastructure. This is a key role shaping the strategy and implementation of technology projects and platforms across the Bank. You will provide domain specific consultation to project, business, platform, and development teams on new initiatives as it pertains to the build, expansion and support of our API and middleware stack. You will participate in infrastructure and application roadmaps to help modernize and maintain the Bank's infrastructure and application ecosystem. You will help guide and lead the technical teams throughout the development cycle. The candidate will work closely with senior technology leaders and executive business stakeholders to understand business strategies and ensure technology solutions align strategically, are customer focused, while keeping an agile and innovative mindset.

Responsibilities

ºWork with the business and technical teams to understand and clarify the project scopeºContribute to the design, build, debugging and support of APIs and Middleware Web ServicesºHave in depth understanding of technology solutions, including cloud, containerization, and APIs ºGood knowledge in public (AWS, Azure), hybrid and private cloud implementations ºGood knowledge of Enterprise Integration Patterns, API Control and Runtime Topologies and Middleware Best PracticesºAbility to understand and document using sequence diagrams, or any UML patternsºStrong attention to detail on implementation of all solution components in alignment with the API and Middleware Platforms architecture strategyºSupport discussions which help create a detailed functional and technical specification with awareness of security best practicesºWell versed in middleware architecture and best practices ºDemonstrate analytical mindset with strong affinity for problem solving in complex environments ºInfluence the Bank's strategic orientation by implementing technological solutions that optimize the quality of services and operationsºEnsure solutions being proposed are viable and balance strategic and tactical goals, and meet project budget and timelines ºPerform analysis to understand the impact of changes to upstream and downstream systems ºProvide subject matter expertise, help support the technical teams and be a trusted advisor to the businessºWork closely with Solution, Infrastructure and Data architects to ensure all facets of architecture are being considered ºDemonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills required to clearly articulate and explain the proposed solution to senior stakeholders ºWork closely with vendors for outsourced solutions. Review vendor solutions and recommendations

Qualifications

º º3 - 5 years of developer experience implementing API and Middleware solutions for large programs with excellent understanding of how to build resilient systems in a complex ecosystem ºBachelor's Degree in technologyºProven experience working in a highly complex multi platform 24/7 environmentºAbility to understand and document using sequence diagrams, or any UML patternsºWorking Knowledge of API concepts such as REST, JSON, XML, SOAP, YAML, GraphQL, SwaggerºKnowledge of interchange messaging financial standards and frameworks such as ISO 20022 and ISO 8583ºPrior experience developing integrations with Mainframe (CICS transactions)ºFamiliarity with Stream Processors (Apache Kafka) and/or Message BrokersºGood Technology Expertise with API Management Platforms such as MuleSoft Anypoint, IBM API Connect, APIGee, WSO2, Kong Konnect or othersºGood understanding of business requirements and technical NFRsºAbility to work with Visio, EA Sparks, Confluence and JIRAºGood understanding of RDBMS and SQL and familiarity with EDI and/or ETL toolsºExperience in Agile methodologies ºKnowledge of the banking and financial sectorsºStrong team player with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environmentºExperience in development of high availability platformsAssetsºKnowledge of BIAN (Banking Industry Architecture Network)ºExperience with Temenos T24 IntegrationsºExperience in Cloud Infrastructure Topologies, Micro-services architecture, and SOAºProven knowledge of build and deploy capabilities with Kubernetes and containersºCertifications in one or more of the Integrations platforms (MuleSoft Anypoint, IBM Any Connect, Azure APIMs) ºCertifications in one or more of the major cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP) ºBilingual (English/French) verbal and writte

Additional Information

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion:We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment that reflects the diversity of our customers and our communities. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, including Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability or any other legally-protected ground. Accessibility:Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request for job applicants taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process.PIPEDA:We may collect, use or disclose your personal information for the purpose of establishing an employment relationship with you.

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