Java Developer

Permanent contract|Montreal|Information Technology

Java Developer

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Information Technology


The Equity Derivatives Volatility(EQD/VOL) is a team of nine people with responsibility for maintaining and supporting Front-to-Back applications (80%) and providing solutions to our internal clients (20% development/automation tool or bug fixing in Python, Scripting, C#, JAVA depending on the application and team knowledge).

Our applications are the core of the SG Equity investment banking systems. These systems and applications are used within all steps of the deal. They are used in different steps of a deal’s lifecycle (from the booking to the maturity with all events from the market or update required by client). As such, these applications and systems are mission critical and require proper support and continuous enhancement.

Besides an important support activity, the team is commited into a ambitious project of decommissioning and revamping the feeding of back office tool used by Societe Generale on AMER area.

Our business clients are Traders, Sales, Middle and Back Office within the Equities, Derivatives and Exotics markets. We are also work closely with the Client Valuation team, which provides price and product reports to Société Générale clients. These reports are also critical to our clients, as they allow them to trade or receive monthly/weekly/daily statuses on their positions.

This also allows us to work with IT or Business transversal teams who are using our system for:

  • PnL risk and Value at risk (reference team)
  • Portfolio position (transversal trading desk)
  • Macro booking (commando)
  • Audit, Compliance and Regulatory request (FED request, Internal/External audit…etc)



Summary: The position is for a Java developer with knowledge of the Equity Derivative business.

Despite the fact that we are looking for a developer, the candidate will be involve for a part of his time on L1/L2 support on the applications that the team is supporting and L3 on the part that he will develop more specially.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

Primary tasks include but are not limited to:

 Building applications for various front office businesses

 Ensuring all data and flows between other trading and settlement applications are maintained

 Defining the architecture for new developments

 Managing each initiative given by management from start to end, meaning:

o Work with users and business analysts to understand user needs and translate requirements into systems

o Propose designs and implement the project accordingly

o Review and design the architecture for the new systems

o Estimate effort and ensure timely delivery

o Ensure agile and continuous delivery methodology is followed

o Ensure code is well tested

o Ensure that release management / change management processes are followed

o Be responsible for the 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd level of support

o Assist the support team in the rollout of releases

o Give clear and consistent reports to the clients and management

o Assess risks and develop contingent strategies

o Collaborate with other teams (networking, systems, quality insurance, support, architects, others development teams)

o Rely on IT best practices to improve quality of development

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

o Manage several streams of work concurrently

Profile required


o Good written & verbal communication skills

o Analytical skills

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

o Experience in financial product / financial industry business

o Rigorous


o Understanding of trading and settlement workflows for Equity Derivative products


Technical Skills:   



o Knowledge of object-oriented programming

o Understanding of agile development practices

o Knowledge of JAVA, Spring, SpringBoot

o Source control tools, preferably Git.

o CI/CD tools including GITHUB/JENKINS

o Experience with development and deployment of RESTful services

o SQL on Sybase/PosgreSQL/ database

o Knowledge on MQ Series

o Algorithmic skills


o Knowledge in messaging technologies

o Knowledge of BPMN Activiti



Educational Requirements:



Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent



Degree in finance


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.

Reference: 20000SU2
Starting date: 2021/01/26
Publication date: 2020/12/24