Storage Administrator

Permanent contract|Montreal|Information Technology

Storage Administrator

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Information Technology


Department Summary:

The Global Technical Services organization (GTS) provides infrastructure engineering and administration for all SG staff and applications worldwide, and has a regional representation in each country where SG is present

The vision within GTS is to provide leading edge cost effective technology services and support based on an infrastructure that is shared by the SG companies, requiring adherence to common standards, policies and security settings. The teams are globally aligned in order to leverage best practices, standards and procedures on a worldwide basis.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Storage (traditional and cloud) administration and engineering in a large 24x7 environment operating within the realms of Agile and ITIL processes
  • Development of documentation and procedures
  • Provide peer technology training sessions for on-prem cloud (CEPH, Cinder, OpenStack)
  • Devops tasks using Python, Flask, Git, Ansible, etc.
  • Closely communicate with both IT and business partners to design and implement solutions supporting business needs
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot complex technical environments on distributed applications and infrastructure
  • Contribute to market-watch initiatives and recommend solutions to improve the environment
  • Ensure procedures are followed and mechanisms are in place to ensure compliance to technical designs, best practices, and are well supported
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and escalation point

Profile required

Technical Skills:         

Excellent technical skills on the following technologies:

  • Dev (Python/Git)                                                          3+ years
  • Devops (OpenStack/CEPH/Cinder)                         2+ years
  • Object storage (S3)                                                     2+ years
  • Block storage                                                               1+ years
    • e.g. VMAX, VNX, Brocade, Pure
  • NAS (Netapp)                                                               1+ years

Proficient in:

  • Server OSs (Linux, Windows)
  • Configuration management (Ansible, Salt)
  • Cloud technology

Desired / Plus:

  • Backup technology experience


  • Client focused, must have a strong customer service mentality and ability to work with developers, users, and other staff
  • Able to work in a team environment while interacting across different group to accomplish projects
  • Hands-on design and implementation experience
  • Strong focus on automation and orchestration
  • Be available for weeknight and weekend on-call support
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral

Experience Needed:

  • Exposure to large production environment storage engineering
  • Exposure to ITIL/change management environment
  • Exposure to DR simulations

Languages: French required

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
  • Climate commitment
  • Citizen engagement

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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.
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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.

Reference: 21000DUV
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/05/26