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Director, Applications & Architecture


This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted October 5, 2018.

What is the opportunity?

As Director, Applications and Architecture, you will be part of the Cyber and IT Risk team risk professionals who provide oversight and challenge to RBC’s Technology team.  The position is focused on using your deep, current experience to ensure that the Architecture and Innovation team provides the leadership, processes and tooling necessary for Technology to build, maintain  secure, competitive and operable IT application services.   You will stay at the forefront of technology management by injecting your experience and vision into the creation of relevant, forward looking, well-crafted policy documents, collaboratively with the Applications and Architecture team.  You will maintain a point of view of RBC’s status in this area supported by d by timely recognition of gaps and meaningful metrics/risk indicators. 


What will you do?

  • Use your up to date application development, management and architecture expertise, to provide credible oversight and challenge over Architecture and Innovations leadership, support and governance activities. 
  • Promote management’s key risk self-assessment work and review self-identified risk issues and acceptance to ensure quality and that the business is operating within Risk Appetite
  • Support business Risk Control Self-Assessments with appropriate subject matter expertise
  • Leverage data driven insight and provide opinions and challenge on key risk indicators
  • Provide challenge and oversight over major technology related initiatives in relation to the bank’s Risk Appetite 
  • Maintain awareness on global trends/threats/incidents through 1st line processes, and provide relevant context to the business. 
  • Develop  effective business and technology relationships with key stakeholders
  • Provides expert advice on RBC’s IT Risk framework, policies, standards and guidelines to a complex level, and contribute to their development in your domain.


What do you need to succeed?

  • Must-have
    • Minimum of 10 years progressive application development, management and architecture experience demonstrating successful delivery and management of complex applications
    • Minimum of 5 years experience of formal people management responsibilities
    • Extensive experience implementing Agile, Dev Ops
    • Effective communication skills in implementing & enforcing security polices, procedures and standards
    • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science / Engineering or related field
  • Nice-to-have
    • 5 years experience with a global bank with a federated IT operating model
    • CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC or CGEIT active certification


What’s in it for you?

Exposure to allow you to broaden your management skills and experience to support future career growth.


We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities         
  • Opportunities to building close relationships with clients
  • Access to a variety of job opportunities across business and geographies




Learn more about RBC Tech Jobs


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


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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.


City:  Toronto
Address:  88 Queens Quay West
Work Hours/Week:  37.5
Work Environment:  Office
Employment Type:  Permanent
Career Level:  Senior Manager/Director
Pay Type:  Salary + Variable Bonus
Required Travel(%):  0
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  N/A
People Manager:  Yes
Application Deadline:  06/29/2018
Req ID:  156789

Posting Notes:  

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: N/D