Director, Application Development (GRC)

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City : Toronto

Category : Banking

Industry : Banking

Employer : RBC

What is the opportunity?

You will lead and manage the technology research, planning, design, development and implementation of diverse and highly complex Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) (e.g. Archer) used across RBC Enterprise (RBC BU/FU/GU areas). Moreover, you will lead the GRC IT group and oversee IT development/delivery of GRC programs and projects to ensure strategic goals and objectives are accomplished within approved time frames, scope and budget.


What will you do?

  • Ensures the GRC IT systems being delivered meet the strategic direction of the Risk and Security Services (R&SS) GRC business sponsor and RBC GRC line of business stakeholders; provides technology thought-leadership and strategic solutions that enhances and supports business processes and enables R&SS Functional Unit in achieving their goals.
  • Leads team of IT professionals and provides coaching/mentoring to build management/leadership capability on the team, manages performance, reward and recognition.
  • Provides leadership and expert counsel in establishing and implementing standards, guidelines and best practices for the development and deployment of solutions.
  • Works with Architecture and various Business partners to enhance the overall technology strategy and to achieve business alignment and strategic business objectives.
  • Participates and contributes in the definition of overall systems architecture to support the business objectives and to ensure that there is a consistent use of technology and architecture.
  • Develops operating plans, establishes priorities and staffing requirements for current and future years.
  • Champions strong IT governance through PMF and SDLC execution and delivery; Overall Governance & oversight of projects and management documents.
  • Champions the creation of metrics and manages with a higher level of information i.e. at the trends and management indicator level; differentiates between project and program metrics.


What do you need to succeed?

  • Must-have
    • 8-10 years of experience in managing a portfolio of applications that span multiple business units/ functions and impact across the enterprise, high to very high/serious business risk involved
    • Experience managing budget greater than $5MM (systems development, vendors and capital)
    • Deep knowledge of GRC applications, relevant technology and industry best practices
    • Able to facilitate schedule and cost forecasting and mentors program/project managers in determining risk based provisions.
  • Nice-to-have
    • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent experience
    • PMP Certification or equivalent experience
    • Knowledge of IT Standards, Methodologies, CMM and audit requirements


What’s in it for you?

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
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities         
  • Opportunities to build 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:  Salaried
Required Travel(%):  0
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  N/A
People Manager:  No
Application Deadline:  2017-10-20
Req ID:  146623

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