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BMO Financial Group Lead Software Developer in Toronto, Ontario


55 Bloor Street West

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BMO is embarking on a major effort to transform our customer experience around digital channels with a prime focus security capability. To enable this, we are looking for technology innovators and thought-leaders to join our software team to develop our next generation of banking solutions.

We offer a progressive and exciting work environment using some of the latest technologies and modern software development practices along with attractive career opportunities, competitive compensation and a fun workplace. If you have a passion for new technology and innovation in Security, we would love to meet with you.

About the Opportunity:

As member of the digital banking software team, focused on Self Service Channel applications, you will be part of defining the future of secure banking applications used by our customers. Passion and customer-focus are as integral to your success as your technical skills and experience.


  • Champion new approaches and help transform our technological capabilities within online banking and mobile platforms.

  • Collaborate with business and technology stakeholders to drive change throughout the organization, enhancing the customer experience.

  • Provides solution architecture coaching and guidance

  • Provide thought leadership in planning, estimation, development, testing and implementation of initiatives of any size and any level of complexity to meet the functional and non-functional requirements of the application

  • Liaises and solutions with third party vendors, to ensure the integration of their products/solution meets our business and application requirements.

  • Remains current with emerging software technologies, security trends, and associated vendor products


The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • 5+ years software development experience in the IT industry

  • 2+ years experience leading teams of 3 or more developers

  • Familiar with Software Security Best Practices

  • Strong knowledge and practical experience in:

  • J2EE Frameworks, e.g. Struts, Spring, Spring Boot

  • Modern Web Application languages and frameworks, e.g. Angular, React, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, ES6

  • Designing solutions based on microservice methodologies

  • CI/CD Tooling Capabilities, e.g. Confluence, JIRA, BitBucket, Artifactory, Bamboo, Ansible

  • Relational and NoSQL databases, e.g. Oracle, MongoDB

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong leadership and ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.

We’re here to helpAt 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.To find out more visit us at 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.

BMO Financial GroupServing customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.