IT Director

Job#: 1364762

Job Description:


IT Director

Apex Systems is a global IT services provider, and our staffing practice has an opening for an IT Director with 10+ years’ experience managing a technical team, Knowledge in Pega, ODS, and SWIFT payment to place at our client, a Big Five Bank.

Client: Big Five Bank

Terms: Contract to Hire.

Perks: 4 weeks’ Vacation, pension, stock options, Bonus

Location: Hybrid, 1 day a week in office,  Downtown Toronto–Close to Union Station


Application Process: It is best to apply via the medium on which you are seeing this posting. If you encounter technical difficulties submitting your resume, please send a Word version of your resume to [email protected] Please reference "Client Pipeline #1364762 IT Director"  



  1. Team Leadership: Lead, mentor, and grow a team of approximately 10 individuals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  2. Currency Management: Oversee all currency work within the portfolio, ensuring systems are up-to-date and compliant with industry standards.
  3. Project Management: Manage the end-to-end project lifecycle, including intake, planning, execution, and closure, while ensuring alignment with business objectives.
  4. Incident? Management: Efficiently handle incidents, providing timely resolution and minimizing disruptions to business operations.
  5. Executive Communication: Articulate project updates, status, and challenges clearly and concisely to executives and other stakeholders
  6. Governance Oversight: Collaborate with the governance structure/team and engage in governance-related tasks, making up approximately 20% of the role.
  7. Auditing and Compliance: Manage projects from an auditing and compliance perspective, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirement.
  8. Vendor and Stakeholder Management: Work closely with vendors internal stakeholders, QA, business analysts, and business stakeholders to ensure seamless collaboration and project success.
  9. Technical Expertise: Possess a strong technical background to make informed decisions, especially during critical situations and discussions with technical teams
  10. Budget Management: Understand the overall budget and exercise financial prudence while managing projects and collaborating with the governance team.

Quick Learner: Be adept at quickly grasping new concepts and effectively collaborating with executives, stakeholders, and diverse teams.


Key Qualifications:

·       10+ years of experience in IT portfolio management or related roles, with a track record of success.

·       Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical executives.

·       Familiarity with managing vendor applications and technical teams.

·       Financial services industry experience, including knowledge of Pega and Cloud technologies.

·       Proven ability to handle incidents and crises effectively, making prompt decisions when required.

·       Exceptional project management capabilities, including estimating, risk management, and deviation handling.

·       Bachelors degree in a relevant field, or equivalent industry experience.


Interview Process: We are working exclusively with the hiring manager on this position. There will be 2 or 3 rounds of virtual interviews.   

This a great opportunity to join a Big Five Bank and continue your management career in the financial domain. Be a part of a great work environment with a very well-organized team and colleagues who will help you succeed.

This is a position that impacts the bank enterprise wide with great opportunity for career growth within the bank.

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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Toronto, ON, CA

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Date Posted:
August 4, 2023