Senior Unix Systems Administrator with PYTHON

 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?

  • 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:  

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.


Within the system administration team, you will onboard the Level 3 Unix server support team.

As part of an agile feature team dedicated to security, you will be responsible for supporting, designing and improving the security tool. You will also be responsible for the follow up and the implementation of the security remediations

Main Responsibilities

  • Work integrated in an agile organized team to deliver Unix support and projects
  • Follow up on Clients requests and incidents. Work with them as a business partner in total transparency
  • Participate in the Follow the Sun support by providing support for Europe and Asia
  • Propose innovative and industrial solutions to automatize your repetitive tasks and improve team’s efficiency
  • Participate in the common automation effort by collaborating actively with the various feature teams
  • Manage the activity based on ITIL Framework (Change management, Incident/Request management)
  • Onboard the teams’ routine and participate in overtime operations at least once a Month
  • Work closely with our Bangalore based Level 1 on our service optimization

Areas of development

  • Scrum Method is at the heart of our team’s organization, get onboarded and learn about it.
  • Get involved with API development for the automation of our IT operations, Python is required.
  • Collaborate in the development of the products of our feature teams. Bring your point of view on the features.
  • Work in the security feature team and as part of an international group.
  • Work on a 3500+ server scope.

Profile Required

Excellent technical skills on the following technologies:

  • Linux Server OS (Redhat /CentOS)                           7+ years
  • Dev (Python/Perl/Git/Bash)                                       6+ years
  • Volume manager and LVM                                        6+ years
  • Puppet                                                                         6+ years
  • Cloud based technologies                                          2+ years

Proficient in:

  • Active Directory /Centrify
  • Redhat Satellites
  • HP / DELL x86 Hardware
  • Low latency networking and troubleshooting (10GB / Multicast)
  • TCP/IP protocol suite and its utilities (LDAP, DHCP, DNS, SMTP, and NFS, etc.)
  • NetBackup or other enterprise backup platforms
  • SAN and FC Storage and NFS

Desired / Plus:

  • Knowledgeable in VMware cloud tools (VCAC, VROPS, ITBM, VMTurbo)
  • Redhat IDM
  • Oracle RAC setup
  • Ansible
  • ElasticSearch / Kibana / Logstach
  • Software Factory (e.g. Jenkins) and Continous Delivery
  • Contribution on Open Source Github project
  • Openstack


  • Effective on automation and orchestration (Scripting Python / Puppet )
  • Client focused, be trustworthy and provide an excellent customer service. Be Flexible and able to work with developers and applicative teams
  • Collaborate, and bring in your creativity to deliver projects that will require interacting across different groups
  • Up-to-date on systems convergence and integration for disparate systems
  • Efficient on High Availability environments and DR scenario design, implementation and testing
  • Committed to deliver audit response and remediation. Have a Security focused mindset in order to participate in our server hardening effort
  • Understanding of backup technologies


You need to be on site Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, public holidays excluded. The One-hour lunch is mandatory

During the week you will be assigned with at least one support shift (as the team covers each other when necessary).

A shift is either from 8am-5pm or 10am-7pm.

You will need to participate to maintenance operations, continuity tests on Saturdays and sometimes on Sundays.

You will need to onboard the On-call covering 7pm – 8am for one week approximately every seven weeks

Languages: (Other than English) French

Why Join Us

A career within the Societe Generale Group is an opportunity to participate in a team effort to build the bank of tomorrow.

Together, let's be the future:

  • Commitment to putting integrity at the heart of our businesses
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Citizen engagement

You're not convinced yet? Meet our employees.

Are you interested in knowing more? Click here to find out.

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.
Get on board and get involved! We are here to support 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: 20000IUC
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 29/09/2020
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Senior Unix Systems Administrator with PYTHON

Permanent contract   |   Montreal   |   Information Technology