Applications Team Lead

 Montreal, Canada       Permanent contract        Information Technology


GBSU/EQD has worldwide responsibility for supplying GBSU various divisions with all the IT  and operations resources necessary for them to function under competitive conditions in terms of technological standards, service quality and cost.   GBSU/EQD/SEP is composed of talented professionals who every day translates ideas into action by combining the strength of our expertise in IT with a deep understanding of investment banking. Our teams are ensuring that we deliver the service our businesses need to compete and serve Société Générale's clients. Our objective is to deliver great production services in a well controlled, high quality and cost effective way, and to deliver competitive application systems that allow GBSU to grow its business in existing and new markets, launch new products and take advantage of new opportunities when they arise. We are responsible for facilitating entry to new markets, compliance with regulatory needs, growth in business volumes, and operational efficiency improvements in our overall front to back processing environment.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 

• In charge of managing budget, project and resources of the perimeters

• In charge of the production for the application of the perimeters

• Foster innovation and propose strategic orientation for the perimeters and promote synergies

• Push Digital transformation and best practice within this perimeter

• Direct supervision of the Manager/Project Manager

• Team lead and responsible for managing the BA, DEV, QA and PRD staff.

• Promote mobility inside the perimeters and inside the department, in charge of recruiting resources for the perimeters, and to define role and mission for each team member.

• Plan and Participate in large software implementations covering quarterly upgrades and new functionality deployment

• Participate as a motivated, proactive and highly contributing member of the global team

• Manage several streams of work concurrently.

• Vendor Management for Projects/Enhancements.

• Developing/Implementing internal user reports and extracts upon requests

• Production L2/L3 support 

• Out of box thinking. Bring in Innovative ideas to automate across business and IT functions to improve operational efficiency

Profile Required

Technical skills:


• Previous significant experience in programming.

• Excel, Word, Microsoft Power Point

• Oracle PL/SQL

Desired / Plus: 

• Source control tools

• Strong knowledge with trading business processes (both equities and Fixed income)

• Strong  agile development practices



• Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a very dynamic environment, with rapidly changing priorities.

• Rigorous, Dynamic, detail oriented, fast learning capacity and able to work in a high pressure environment

• Strong written & verbal communication skills

• Must be able to interact with a variety of global teams – support, infrastructure, development

Desired/ Plus: 

• Experience in financial products (Fixed Income) / financial industry business

• Algorithmic skills

• Knowledge in risk analysis and pricing


Experience Needed:

• 3-5 years Programming Experience

• 2-3 year of experience as a Manager; managing small teams.

Educational Requirements:

• BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Languages: (Other than English)

• French is a nice to have but nor mandatory

Business Insight

Societe Generale opened its Canadian headquarters in Montreal in 1974 to offer its financial services to corporations, financial institutions and governments. The Toronto and Calgary offices were opened in 1978 and 2006 respectively.

We now employ over four hundred people, both in the traditional banking sector (investment banking, funds and trading activities) and in the field of information technology, with the opening of our SG Montreal Solutions Centre subsidiary which, thanks to its geographical location and its cultural diversity, provides computer support and development for the New York and Paris teams.

Interested in Corporate Social Responsibility matters such as contributing to the protection of the environment or giving back to the local communities?

Several Employee Resource Groups have been put in place at Societe Generale in Canada to help you achieve a sense of fulfilment towards causes that matter the most to you!

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 200001VH
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 25/03/2020
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Applications Team Lead

Permanent contract   |   Montreal   |   Information Technology