Senior Network Administrator

 Quebec - Canada       Permanent contract        Information Technology


Created in 2009, RESG/GTS (Global Technology Services) is one of the European financial sector's largest shared service centres for IT infrastructures. RESG/GTS currently supports over 85% of Societe Generale's IT infrastructures in France and around the world.


These IT infrastructures include:

  • workstations (PCs, telephones, messaging systems, etc.),
  • computing centres that host the Group's servers,
  • IT and telecom networks.


RESG/GTS' various fields of expertise enable it to endeavour to:

  • be a major player in the Group's Digital Transition,
  • ensure the 24/7 quality and continuity of our infrastructures and their resilience to incidents,
  • advise and accompany business lines and functional divisions through their own transformation,
  • provide a diversified and innovative service offer that is customised to the requirements of our internal partners by systematically seeking to optimise costs,
  • accentuate convergence towards RESG/GTS technological standards.


The Technical foundation department (RESG/GTS/TFO) manages Datacenters & Networks (data, security) and main network services are :


  • Internal Corporate Network between Users Offices and Datacenters Server Farms in Americas and connecting to EMEA and APAC Regions
  • External Connectivity to Clients, Exchanges and Partners
  • Internet Access for Browsing, Mailing, Web Hosting, Remote Access


Team current organization and operational model:

  • Level 1/2 Operations : Canada/Montreal team-members (MSC - Montreal Solution Center)
  • Level 3 Operations and Engineering : US team-members (NewYork / NewJersey / Chicago)


Network infrastructures domains:

  • User Campus and Datacenters Local/Metropolitan Area Network connectivity
  • HQ and Regional Offices Global/Regional Wide Area Network connectivity
  • Internal / External DMZ access points and network connectivity
  • Exchanges co-locations low-latency network connectivity



Day-to-Day Responsibilities:


Day to day responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Manage technical projects including involvement from local and global application, infrastructure, governance, and client teams
  • Serve as a point of contact for coordination with IT globally on all technical topics, including strategic infrastructure/toolkit initiatives.
  • Work closely with clients, business analysts and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions.
  • Validate design proposals for new solutions and coordinate technical reviews of existing systems.
  • Manage out of business hours network oncall support and change management
  • Manage Level 3 Operations Incidents and Problems
  • Ensure close relationship and knowledge sharing with Montreal team-members
  • Ensure strong collaboration with others GTS skill teams (Market Data, Middleware, Windows, Unix..)
  • Deliver proper documentation related to projects delivery or day-to-day activity
  • Contribute to network reliability and administration continuous improvement plan
  • Automate Network Administration tasks through creation/maintenance of scripts and/or integration of tools
  • Strong collaboration with team-members from Chicago/Montreal

All our positions are open to people with disabilities




  • Strong use of concepts: Understands a situation or problem by putting the pieces together, seeing the larger picture. It includes identifying patterns or connections between situations that are not obviously related, identifying key or underlying issues in complex situations, using creative conceptual, inductive reasoning to apply existing concepts to define innovative ideas. More intuitive than rational approach of situations or problems by first trying to find the abstract meaning of things rather than the concrete nature.

  • Analytical capability: Able to break down complex problems into simple manageable units, develops solutions for each unit, and integrates them back into the whole.  Can absorb ideas quickly and apply then pragmatically.

  • Adaptability: Able to adjust to new environments, work effectively in varied situations and function in changing circumstances with a minimum of confusion or loss of productivity.

  • Results oriented: setting goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver quality results.

  • Strong interpersonal effectiveness: is self aware of their own behavior and work style, as well as tolerant of different needs and viewpoints. Demonstrates interest in others opinions and shows consideration, concern and respect for other people feelings.




  • Expertise in ‘state of the art’ data network technologies.

  • Broad experience in various industry standard and Cisco data networking protocol

    • Routing (BGP, OSPF)
    • Multicast (PIM, IGMP)
    • Switching (STP, VPC)
    • L2DCI  (OTV)

  • Full working knowledge of Cisco switches/routers
    • Nexus 7k/5k/2k/3k
    • Catalyst 6k/4k
    • ASR/ISR


  • Data Center relocation and or build out experience

  • Working knowledge of Arista switches/routers  (7150S)

  • Experience with additional L2DCI protocols (FabricPath, VXLAN)

  • Understanding of telecom technologies (EPL, SONET, DWDM, Dark Fiber)

  • Administration of network monitoring tools (Cisco Prime, Netscout, Corvil)

  • Knowledge of network appliances

    • WAN Optimization (Riverbed Steelhead)
    • Loadbalancing (Citrix Netscaler)
    • Experience with Cloud Virtual Switch/Router
  • Experience with Cloud Virtual Switch/Router

  • Capacity to develop Unix shell scripting

  • Advanced knowledge of Ansible Configuration Management and Orchestration Tool

    • Familiar with Application Program Interface (API)
    • Ability to write/develop Ansible modules
  • Advanced knowledge of Redhat Linux System Administration

  • General knowledge in

    • Network Administration (Switching/Routing/Load-Balancing)
    • Firewall Administration



  • 10+ years with the required technical experience listed above

  • Technical Lead/Architect for system initiatives within large scale international organization

  • Active participation in industry wide user groups around data networking and market access

  • Conducting/participating in product evaluations and performance testing

  • Experience in investment banking environment with focus on market access


  • Experience in equity markets external connectivity related to low latency trading

  • Experience in network integration related to merger of two companies




  • Master degree in Computer Science or related




  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English are a must


  • French


Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy.

Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 147,000 members of staff in 67 countries and supports on a daily basis 32 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions

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.

Job code: 19000FC4
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 10/08/2019
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Senior Network Administrator

Permanent contract   |   Quebec - Canada   |   Information Technology