Technical Business Analyst

Permanent contract|Montreal|IT (Information Technology)

Technical Business Analyst

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)



What are you applying to?


  • Automate manual tuning process through the usage of python, Unix shell, AutoSys, and/or other programming tools.
  • Architect, design and implement enhancements for our global compliance monitoring systems, predominately using Python.
  • Produce reports and alerting that is clear, timely, and actionable.
  • Be hands-on in writing clean and maintainable code and building large distributed systems.
  • Collaborate with multiple teams to understand the business problems, changing priorities and devise technical solutions.
  • Analyze output of screening systems to create systemic rules that can suppress recurring false matches (a.k.a. False Hit Mitigation)
  • User set up and quarterly certification for Sanctions Compliance applications and related partners.
  • Assist with reporting for management and other stakeholders
  • Review and revisit procedures and controls to make them effective and efficient
  • Generate and publish reports to Compliance and global stakeholders
  • Some weekend work for business testing and other initiatives will be expected
  • Works with business partners within across regions and functions to align technology solutions with business strategies
  • Demonstrates an informed knowledge of a several business areas and across assets to resolve problems on an ongoing basis
  • Responsible for the collection, analysis, and documentation of a client's business requirements
  • Establishes relationship with business partners to provide technical solutions to meet user needs.
  • Understands client's priorities of projects and requests.  Assesses client needs utilizing a structured requirements process (gathering, analyzing, documenting, and managing changes) to prioritize immediate business needs and recommends options, risks, and cost vs. benefits
  • Develops, writes, and communicates business requirements for the implementation of business solutions.  Procures technical assistance to help in problem resolution.
  • Works closely with developers to clarify requirements, and ensure development is done according to requirement
  • Helps to maintain priorities of tasks for the team, and organizes sprints
  • Develops test cases and validates test results during the testing phase with QA
  • Organizes demonstrations to ensure delivery is according to the user's requirements
  • Investigates, resolves, and escalates production problems.
  • Conducts feasibility studies and drafts proposals for evaluation by appropriate users and managers.  Develops and assists in the presentation of business cases.
  • Works closely with several teams across technology and operations to complete project needs
  • Supports and participates in the formal reporting of project status to clients

Profile required

What you bring to our team:

Profile Required

Experience Needed:

  • 3-5 years or more with IT business analysis and project management experience
  • 3 years or more in Agile, XP, and/or other similar project management practices


  • Knowledge of sanctions 

Technical Skills:

  • Exposure to an Object-Oriented based development environment such as Python, JavaScript, and/or Java
  • SQL Knowledge
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Software development lifecycle knowledge
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • MS Office Suite, Project Management tool
  • Ability to read and interpret logs


  • A demonstrable interest in technology 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to quickly learn new technical skills
  • Knowledge of financial transaction types such as SWIFT MT and MX, FED Wires, CHIPS, SEPA, ACH, etc. is a plus
  • Familiarity with sanction screening, False Hit Mitigation techniques, and similar operational activities is preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong abilities in analytical thinking, problem-solving, research, and time management
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks in a high-pressure deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to liaise with the business and technology teams utilizing collaboration and relationship management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Rigorous and structured, dynamic, detail oriented, fast learning capacity and able to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Must be able to interact with a variety of clients and support staff, traders, middle office, development, infrastructure, etc.
  • Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a very dynamic environment, with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Analytical skills   

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

What we do differently at Société Générale

  •  Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:
    • Minimum of 20 days 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;
  • There are many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc.
  • We foster a culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees to seek improvements through various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, PluralSight, First Finance, and others)

Why join us

Why Join Us

It is with a long-term approach that we are engaging with the world as it is today: a world in which economic development goes hand-in-hand with environmental and social progress.

As a result, we made Team spirit a central value at Societe Generale Canada. We work together to be able to offer each employee the tailored approach they require to grow.

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside experts, who will support you in your task.

Get ready to join an innovative company where you can bring your full self to work and evolve with forward-thinking individuals to build the bank of tomorrow!

Business insight

About us

Expanding its activities in Montreal, Société Générale Group is a large multinational bank that counts 130 000 employees located in more than 60 countries around the globe.

At Société Générale, reimagining green IT impact with our focus on sustainable movement is how we interpret our mission as responsible bankers.

Société Générale has positioned itself as a frontrunner in supporting the energy transition and carbon net zero financing.

People are the drivers of change and the world of tomorrow will be shaped by our collective creativity, combined experiences, and diversity of opinions, so that together we can have a positive impact on the future!

Teamwork and collaboration are something that we don't only talk about but that we embody through our work and global initiatives.

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: 22000IEQ
Entity: Montreal Solution Center 1
Starting date: 2022/07/11
Publication date: 2022/06/15