Java Developer

 Quebec - Canada       Permanent contract        Information Technology


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.
  • Help or mentor other members of the team, preach and spread DevOps as religion in the firm.

All our positions are open to people with disabilities


Technical Skills:
  • Strong programming background in object-oriented Java programming
  • Strong knowledge of Spring framework
  • Experience with Front-end languages (AngularJS, Angular, React, etc.)
  • Comfortable working on UNIX / Linux (Sysadmin, Shell Scripting, etc.) and Windows environments.
  • Experience working with relational databases, excellent SQL skills.
  • Understanding of the Agile and Continuous delivery.
  • Experience with one or more: Source control management systems (GIT); Dependency management tools (Maven), Unit testing (JUnit), Code quality (Sonar), Continuous integration (Jenkins, XLDeploy)
    Virtual container (Docker EE), Object-relational mapping (Hibernate) and Automated acceptance testing (Cucumber).
Desired / Plus:
  • Good programming background in scripting language (Bash, Python, etc.)
  • 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.
Desired / Plus:
Experience Needed:
  • No experience needed

            Desired / Plus:

    • 3+ years experience in IT financial services industry.
Educational Requirements:
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Computer Science or related concentration

            Desired / Plus:

    • Diploma with concentration in finance
  • English
Desired / Plus:
    • French


Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SGCIB) is the third-largest investment bank of the European Economic Area, and it is present in more than 75 countries worldwide.

SGCIB's Canadian subsidiary is based in Montreal and has about 300 employees. SGCIB has positioned itself as a leader in interest rate and currency derivatives on the Canadian market.

The SG Montreal Solutions Centre Inc. ("SG MSC") group employs more than 300 people, providing IT solutions and services for operations based in New York, Paris and Asia, among others.

SG MSC manages IT infrastructure as well as the development, integration, maintenance and improvement of a wide array of business applications.

Job code: 19000FO6
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 06/08/2019
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Java Developer

Permanent contract   |   Quebec - Canada   |   Information Technology