Devops Analyst

 Montreal, Canada       Permanent contract        Information Technology


If you're into the following challenges: digital, energy transition, diversity/inclusion and you would like to get involved in building the future, you’ve come to the right place. We are looking for team players, invested people who are able to bring ideas and express their opinions.

Are you looking for a stable company offering international opportunities?

o    Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Active in the real economy for over 150 years, Societe Generale employs over 138,000 members of staff in 62 countries and supports daily 29 million clients.

A strong cultural mix thanks to a well-established French company in the Americas:  

o    Societe Generale opened its first office in the United States in 1938 and in Canada in 1974 and has about 2,500 professionals working in 8 U.S. cities, 3 in Canada as well as in Latin America.

A pillar in the economy which is building the tomorrow’s world:

o    Societe Generale is not just a financial institution, it is a group that places innovation and sustainable financial practices at the very heart of its culture. The Societe Generale group has made the digital sector a key lever in transforming banking relationships. The 2019 edition of the eCAC40 Trophies ranks Societe Generale at the top rank of the banks that have best evolved in the digital world!

An opportunity to express yourself and get involved:

o    Our employees resource groups such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet demonstrate the involvement of our employees for their community.

Did you know? Societe Generale remains open as an essential service during Covid-19! We have adopted a gradual process of reopening our offices, placing flexibility and  health of our employees at the top of our priorities.

Department Summary:

The Information Technology Department (“ITEC”) has worldwide responsibility for supplying Global Banking and Investor Solutions (“GBIS”) various divisions with all the IT resources necessary for them to function under competitive conditions in terms of technological standards, service quality and cost. ITEC 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 GBIS to grow its business in existing and new markets, launch new products and take advantage of new opportunities when they arise. ITEC is 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:

·         Responsible for applications used by traders, sales and middle office on the trading floor.

·         Responsibility includes software releases, configuration and support of all production system components and infrastructure.

·         Support, develop and maintain software applications, build systems, own related processes and deliver frequent releases with high quality.

·         Troubleshoot technical or functional issues in a complex financial environment to provide timely resolution, with various applications and platforms that are global.

·         Develop applications to automate manual operational tasks as well as build custom real-time monitoring tools and reports.

·         Partner with global development and application support teams in New York, Chicago, Montreal, Paris, Sydney, London, Bangalore and Hong Kong. Work in follow-the-sun model.

·         Extensive interaction is expected with traders, sales, supports and quants.

·         Gaining in-depth exposure to both the business and technology aspects of equity & derivatives business.

·         Bring a passion to stay on top of DevOps trends, experiment with and learn new CD technologies.

Profile Required

Technical Skills:         

·         Programming background in scripting language (TCL, Perl, Python, etc.)

·         Comfortable working on UNIX / Linux (Shell Scripting, etc.) and Windows environments (Powershell, Batch, etc).

·         Experience working with relational and no-relational databases, good SQL skills.

·         Understanding of the Agile and Continuous delivery.

Desired / Plus:

·         Experience with one or more:

o   Source control management systems (GIT)

o   Continuous integration (Jenkins, TeamCity, XLDeploy)

·         Strong programming background in a structured, object-oriented language (C#, Java, etc.)

·         Deep understanding of the Agile and Continuous delivery (CI/CD, Jenkins, docker, kubernetes, etc)

·         Experience with one or more:

o   Build systems (Maven)

o   Unit testing (NUnit or JUnit)

o   Code quality (Sonar)

o   Continuous integration (Jenkins)

o   Automated acceptance testing (Cucumber or Specflow).

·         Knowledge of FIX and other order/rfq/trading protocols

·         Understanding MQ Series or TIBCO middleware technologies


·         Energetic, self-directed and self-motivated, able to build and sustain long-term relationships with business and colleagues.

·         Ability to solve problems with a keen eye for details; a strong desire to learn and contribute solutions and ideas to the team.

·         Exceptional analytical skills, able to apply knowledge and experience to propose creative, value driven viable solutions.

·         Self-directed, independent and comfortable in a fast paced, ambiguous and matrix environments.

·         Can manage multiple tasks and use judgment to prioritize and escalate to achieve desired outcomes.

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Desired / Plus:

·         Knowledge on Capital Market and Investment Banking Activities

Experience Needed:

·         DevOps, Support or Developer experience across all stages (inception, analysis, design, implementation, runtime, maintenance and support).

 Desired / Plus:

·         3+ years experience in financial services industry.

Educational Requirements:

·         Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Computer Science or related concentration


·         English

 Desired / Plus:

·         French

Why Join Us

A career within the Societe Generale Group is an opportunity to participate in a team effort to build the bank of tomorrow.

Together, let's be the future:

  • Commitment to putting integrity at the heart of our businesses
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Citizen engagement


You're not convinced yet? Meet our employees.

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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.

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: 20000HAQ
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 10/08/2020
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Devops Analyst

Permanent contract   |   Montreal   |   Information Technology