Business Analyst

Permanent contract|Montreal|Banking operations processing

Business Analyst

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Permanent contract
  • Banking operations processing



The aim of Global Banking Technology & Operations (GBTO) Canada is to deliver day-to-day services to Société Générale investment and corporate bank units and their clients to accelerate their transformation. GBTO differentiates itself from competitors with the pace of the agile transformation delivered, spreading the technology and data culture, shortening the decision-making process, and adopting a true industrial approach, leveraging on different teams either transversal or aligned to the different sub business units.

This is a central and dynamic position as you will:

Gather the user requirements, Specify the solutions to put in place, coordinate the test cases execution, contribute to execution when needed, contribute to change management by training the users when required and ensure that all developers understand well the business needs/requirements.

What will be your DAY-TO-DAY?

You will always start your day with your teammates in a Scrum meeting where you will share your next challenges. Then, you will start tackling the prioritized tasks with your team and Project Owner. 

Société Générale’s Business Analyst are always at the core of any project therefore you will frequently participate to peer’s review, analysis, and user’s demo. 

Core responsibilities:

  • Act as an expert to the Prime Brokerage group and specify the requirements for the business, requests/projects to the development team
  • Builds change management plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives

Profile required

Skills and Qualifications:

Before talking about skills, the most important thing is making sure that you are a curious person who understands his environment. 

Then comes mindset, aptitudes, analysis…: your genius and problem-solving skills will be challenged every day! To us, mindset and sense of initiative are as important as your functional and technical skills.

if you really want to stand out, show us initiative and maturity and you will get our attention.

During the interview you will be challenged about the experiences you’ve shared in your resume, but the main skills required for this job are:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Client satisfaction oriented, fast learning capacity and able to work in a high - pressure environment
  • Team-oriented and adaptable to changing environment/demands
  • Understanding of Prime Brokerage including trade processing, margin risk, settlement, client billing... 

 Technical Skills:

  • SQL

Languages: French and English

Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, is a requirement as the person in this position will need to collaborate regularly with colleagues and partners in the United States.

Due to US Federal Securities law applying to this position, candidates who will apply for this position will be required to submit to an enhanced background screening, including the collection of their fingerprints by a third-party vendor selected by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA")

Why join us



Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 20 Vacation days + 4 personal days 
  • Supportive Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave policy 
    • Health spending ($2,000/year) and personal spending ($1,000/year) accounts with 75+ eligible reimbursement categories (health, training, electronics etc.)
    • Fully sponsored virtual healthcare assistance and Employee Assistance Program to you and your immediate family
    • Various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc. 
  • A culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, Pluralsight, First Finance, and others.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.
For more information about our Culture and Conduct initiatives, please visit this link (
Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link (

Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

Societe Generale is an equal opportunity employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. We are committed to recognizing and promoting the talents and achievements of our employees and staff, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic or status protected under applicable law.
We strive to write our postings as inclusively as possible. If, however, one gender is used alone in this display, it designates persons of all gender identities.

Reference: 24000FTD
Entity: Montreal Solution Center 1
Starting date: 2024/08/12
Publication date: 2024/06/18