Programmer 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.


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:

Primary tasks include but are not limited to:

-       building applications for post trade 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:

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

§  Propose designs and implement the project accordingly

§  Review and design the architecture for the new systems

§  Estimate effort and ensure timely delivery

§  Ensure agile and continuous delivery methodology is followed

§  Ensure code is well tested

§  Ensure that release management / change management processes are followed

§  Be responsible for the 2nd and 3rd level of support

§  Assist the support team in the rollout of releases

§  Give clear and consistent reports to the clients and management

§  Assess risks and develop contingent strategies

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

§  Rely on IT best practices to improve quality of development

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

§  Manage several streams of work concurrently.


Profile Required

Technical skills:


• Strong technical skills in .Net C#

• Experience in multithreaded application development

• Proficient in Dependency Injection and Entity Framework

• Proficient in messaging technologies, network protocols, socket programming

Desired/ Plus: 

• Source control tools, preferably Git.

• Understanding of agile development practices

• Experience with development and deployment of RESTful services

• Caching framework (MongoDB)

• Test automation tools

• SQL on Oracle database



• Good written & verbal communication skills

• Strong knowledge of programming design patterns

• Analytical skills

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

Desired/ Plus: 

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

• Algorithmic skills

• Knowledge in risk analysis and pricing

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

Experience Needed:

• Previous significant experience as a developer in an investment banking environment (at least 5 years)

Education : 

• BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Desired/ Plus: 

• Degree in finance

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: 200001VG
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 04/08/2020
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Programmer Analyst

Permanent contract   |   Montreal   |   Information Technology