Software Engineer

Permanent contract|London|IT (Information Technology)

Software Engineer

London, United Kingdom Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


Description of the Business Line or Department

The aim of our Service Unit (GBSU) is to deliver day-to-day services to GBIS Business Units and their clients to accelerate the transformation. GBSU is organised under the following structure:

  • A transversal client group
  • Several service and product orientated entities
  • A transversal data entity
  • Seven centres of expertise

Within each of these groups are dedicated Information Technology (IT) teams who are aligned with the mandate of the Support Unit groups.

The aim of the IT teams of GBIS is to translate ideas into action by combining the strength of expertise in IT with a deep understanding of investment banking.

IT works to ensure that it delivers the services the businesses need to compete and to serve Société Générale's clients. The objective is to deliver production services in a well-controlled and cost-effective way, and to deliver competitive application systems and infrastructure that allow GBIS to grow its business in existing and new markets, launch new products and take advantage of new opportunities when they arise.

  • Delivering IT services and solutions that enable GBIS to deliver its business objectives.
  • Ensuring a cost effective, high quality, flexible and well controlled production service for business applications systems and IT infrastructure (service delivered by RESG/GTS).
  • Facilitating entry to new markets, compliance with regulatory rules, growth in needs, adherence to market business volumes, and operational efficiency improvements in our overall front to back processing environment.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

As a Software Engineer, they have a transversal role and will take in charge the business analysis, the development/enhancement of existing and new solutions, manage internal projects as well as managing the vendor relationship for our local business partners/sponsors (Facilities, Corporate Social Responsibility, Compliance, Finance ...)

• Gather & Analyse business requirements by liaising with Product Owners/ Business Partners

• Responsible for delivering working code that meets acceptance criteria and using Software best practices such as TDD, Continuous Integration, Legacy refactoring, and continuous deployment

• Participate in testing, deployment, and production activities of the team to ensure production stability, applying the best practices provided by the production practices league.

• Ensure vendor relationship and coordination with technical consultant as part of project/support to deliver and maintain new and existing applications

As an application manager, they carry out and coordinates projects and corrective and upgrade maintenance activities:

• Provides, with a functional and technical view, support, and advice to contributors, in accordance with the contract entered into with the commissioning business line

• Guarantees maintenance of functional and technical knowledge for the sustainability of applications

• Assists and advises in terms of software configuration, standardisation and method to obtain the desired conformity and quality

• Ensure full compliance with the internal IT Risk Framework, regulations, practices and processes – for example performing disaster recovery testing, and overseeing technical security assessments.

Summary of responsibilities

Software development

• In conjunction with the business line and technical architects, takes part in the project architecture

• Develop code using Software Craftsmanship best practices such as domain driven development, test driven development, continuous integration, legacy refactoring, continuous delivery and continuous deployment

• Develop code leveraging a diverse technology eco-system with the ability to understand and deliver working software across multiple layers of the technology stack.

• Responsibilities include writing code, unit tests, checking code to source code repository, monitoring delivery pipeline activity, to ensure product quality and consistency

• Apply a clean infrastructure policy. Applications must be on up-to-date infrastructure (cloud, push on docker migration)


• Perform end-to-end testing by defining test scenarios, documenting defects, and ensuring that the product aligns to the target visions before it used operationally by the business


• Assist in drafting release notes

• Delivers and support the application with continuous delivery tools on all environments (DevOps)

• Verifies that entry criteria for each release candidate is fulfilled prior to deployment (CM/RM)

• Lead deployments, develop run books, develop contingency and rollback plans

Production support

• Supports inquiries, issues, and major events to identify root cause and resolution

• Ensures Support processes and practices given by the Support Chapters are applied by the team

• Takes charge of corrective and upgrade maintenance of the components developed.

• Single contact point for the customer business lines, assurance of a standard and consistent operating mode

• Perform disaster recovery tests and patch updates of servers

Conduct Responsibilities

• Responsibility to adhere to internal Policies that relate to you, your business or other businesses for which you have any level of responsibility. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with operational and conduct risk requirements (e.g. data leakage, security policies and regulatory requirements).

• Adhere to individual and where applicable department conduct rules in accordance with the FCA and PRA Code of Conduct rules

• Responsibility for managing, controlling, preparing and escalating risk within the scope of your position and in line with existing policies.

• Responsibility to ensure that you take reasonable steps to be fully aware of, understand and comply with all regulatory requirements from all regulatory and statutory bodies, trading venues, etc that are applicable to your role and business line.

• To assist in the self-identification of all conduct related issues. Ensure escalation to appropriate stakeholder or function whether internal or external.

• Adhere to business line mandates relevant to the role as directed by your manager


• Demonstrate an active participation in the UK Roadmap (tech leagues, CSR, …)

This description is intended to outline the main responsibilities for the role and is not an exhaustive list, responsibilities may vary from time to time as directed by your manager.

Profile required


• Strong autonomy: the candidate manages the whole development lifecycle and coordinate all stakeholders involved

• Self-motivated “Problem Solver” attitude is required; willing to call on other expertise

• Flexible and Adaptable

• Ability to work under pressure

• Team player, proactively shares information and collaborates with others

• Take ownership of responsibilities and if applicable projects

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to interact comfortably with a variety of businesses, management and control functions across the bank.

• Individual contributor competency as defined by SG Leadership Model

• Ability to develop relationships based on trust and professionalism

Experience and working knowledge:


- Understanding and experience of the full software lifecycle and full stack development

- API development (e.g. ASP .NET Core 2.0+)

- SQL, Advanced SQL Skills, and understanding database structures and tools

- Basic network, web security, and certificates understanding

- Code versioning and source control understanding (Github)


- Domain Driven Development, Test Driven Development

- WPF and C# - MVVM, Entity Framework

- UI development (AngularJS, React, JavaScript)

- Understanding of CI/CD pipelines (TeamCity/Octopus/Docker/Kubernetes)

- ElasticSearch, Kibana

- Business Intelligence (SSRS and SSIS)

- Understanding of Jira-like tools

- Understanding of Linux OS

- IIS or other Webservice technologies

- Python

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

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, 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: 22000QNE
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/12/19
Publication date: 2022/09/21