Solutions Architect

 Montreal, Canada       Permanent contract        Information Technology


Société Générale has been undergoing a digital transformation since 2015, thanks to the exposure of our services to our customers through, and this transformation is accompanied by a technological transformation of our information system.

In this context of transformation, as a Solution Architect you will support the IT teams. You will be the referent and expert on new technologies, our standards and strategy: Web, Public Cloud, Docker, APIs, BigData, etc.

Your mission as a Solutions Architect:

• Be a change agent, helping teams to transform themselves in an agile, digital context (Digital Transformation), and in modern technologies

• Being a guardian of the temple, you contribute to the definition of standards and ensure their application

• Be an evangelist, be able to present our technological strategy to a small committee or in an auditorium and have it adopted

• Be an educator, to assist and train teams on our technological offer

• To be a craftsman developer, because after the advice comes the implementation, respecting the standards of quality of development, and participate in the creation of solid foundations for our projects

• Be pragmatic, take into account our standards as well as the constraints of the project, in order to propose the best solution that offers a compromise between immediate value and future maintenance, even if it requires evolving standards

• Be a cartographer, because a diagram is better than a long speech, which requires good synthesis skills

• Be forward-looking, you will have a broader vision than the project objectives, taking into account all constraints (security, production, regulation), and conduct studies to guide teams in a robust architecture for the future 

• Be a matchmaker, build your network of experts, because no one has knowledge in all fields and your colleagues architects and other Tech Lead will help you in your mission

• Be multilingual, know how to adapt in different technological contexts, whether they are Net C#, C++, Java, Python, Web etc.

Profile Required

Your profile:

• Minimum 10 years or more of development experience, including experience in an equivalent position as a Solutions Architect in a multi-technology field.

• You master one of the Java or C# languages, and you practice other languages such as Python, Javascript and SQL.

• You also master good development practices to produce testable, maintainable, and reusable code.

• You have a good knowledge of technologies such as databases, Messaging Oriented Middleware, Continuous Delivery platforms and Docker platforms.

• You are comfortable with the command line, PowerShell or Bash, and production-related investigation tools.

• You are sensitive to the infrastructure issues underlying the application in order to provide resilient and high-performance architectures.

• You are autonomous, self-taught, and pedagogical, you know how to explain a complex technical subject with the level of detail adapted to the audience.

• You know how to produce architecture diagrams with the tool of your choice, whether it is PowerPoint or Visio or other.

Your diploma:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Your experience:

Experience in a large organization is desirable.

A minimum of 10 years' experience in application development

Your knowledge of languages:

You are fluent in French and English.

Your flexibility:

With development teams in New York and Chicago, you are open to travel.

Why Join Us

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! 

Business Insight


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: 19000VZI
Starting date: 27/01/2020
Date of publication: 13/12/2019
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Solutions Architect

Permanent contract   |   Montreal   |   Information Technology