Senior Unix Systems Administrator

Permanent contract|Montreal|IT (Information Technology)

Senior Unix Systems Administrator

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Permanent contract
  • IT (Information Technology)



The Global Technology Services organization consists of multiple technical streams that are responsible for defining the technical strategy and vision for their respective discipline. Our vision is to provide leading-edge cost-effective technology services and support based on real-time infrastructure that is shared by our respective business lines, requiring adherence to common standards, policies, and security.

Within the Unix System administration team, you will be joining the technical experts of the Level 3 support team. As part of an agile system team, you will be responsible for supporting the production and leading with your expertise. Together with the scrum master you will work closely with your Product Owner to deliver a stable and efficient and secure Unix IT system. Standards and procedures will have no secrets for you as, together with the team, you will be handling their lifecycle.


Unix Server Administration | Red Hat | Puppet | Python| Ansible| Red Hat IDM | SAN


What will be your DAY-TO-DAY?

·         Within the Unix systems team, your focus will be to organize the team’s activities by leveraging on the agile system and your scrum master.

·         You will be in charge to implement your vision and bring the infrastructure to the next level.

·         Existing projects such our internal cloud will get you onboarded, and as you grow into the role you will be able to suggest your own.

·         In the process you will get acquainted with our way of managing our 3000 servers’ infrastructure.

·         The daily activities range from organizational to support tasks which makes for a very dynamic and interesting mix. 

·         Our partnership with the business always brings interesting challenges and ideas on the table.

·         If you want to further develop your IT career in the banking sector, this job is for you.

·         In the system team in addition to your day-to-day, you will get the opportunity to learn more about Python, Puppet and ansible.

·         Aside the technical tasks, you will be able to express and develop your leadership. SG offers training and mentoring programs to further develop your skills.

·         We work integrated in global teams: make a difference by handling global topics.

Profile required

Skills and Qualifications:

Must Have:

1.       Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent job experience

2.       Excellent communication skills

3.       Ability to analyze and understand complex issues Unix OS

4.       Deep knowledge of Unix system administration 

5.       Knowledge of Unix scripting automation

Nice to Have:

1.       Experience in a leadership position

2.       Experience in a Unix Expert position

3.       Experience with Agility

Languages: French, English

Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, is a requirement as the person in this position will need to collaborate regularly with colleagues and partners in the United States.

Why join us



Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 20 Vacation days + 4 personal days 
    • Supportive Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave policy 
    • Health spending ($2,000/year) and personal spending ($1,000/year) accounts with 75+ eligible reimbursement categories (health, training, electronics etc.)
    • Fully sponsored virtual healthcare assistance and Employee Assistance Program to you and your immediate family
  • Various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc. 
  • A culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, Pluralsight, First Finance, and others).

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.
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Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

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Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

Societe Generale is an equal opportunity employer, and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. We are committed to recognizing and promoting the talents and achievements of our employees and staff, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic or status protected under applicable law.
We strive to write our postings as inclusively as possible. If, however, one of the two genders is used alone in this display, it designates persons of all gender identities.

Reference: 23000PQN
Entity: Montreal Solution Center 1
Starting date: 2023/12/29
Publication date: 2023/09/13