Trainee Digital Developer


Trainee Digital Developer

London, United Kingdom Trainee Finance


Description of the Business Line or Department

The Global and Integrated Finance Division (‘DFIN’) department’s aim is to add value to the Group and its business lines' development, through a transformation of our organisation and operating modes.  DFIN provides a key contribution to the Group value creation, through our activities of strategic advisory, steering, data production and certification.  We are engaged in all dimensions of performance evaluation across the Group and provide a transversal and objective vision to support informed decision-making for the management and development of the Group and its business lines.

Some of the many ways we are providing this are in the following:                      

  • Support and challenge all business lines, at every level of the organisation;
  • Organise an agile adaptation to strategic and regulatory challenges;
  • Ensure the security and reliability of financial information through operational excellence;
  • General management, pillars, business lines and corporate functions, regulators, auditors, markets and investors;
  • Performance assessed with operational indicators and financial information;
  • From strategic analysis to decision-making and execution monitoring;
  • Transversal vision of the Group, of all business lines and geographic regions;
  • Objectivity and the ability to take the broad view;
  • As trusted advisors, we are an essential partner to the managers;
    International function (paths and career) and diversity;
  • Exemplarity in our management and our daily behaviours;
  • Innovation in our operation models and the implementation of digital levers.

DFIN DTO (Digital Transformation Office) is the entry point and the interlocutor of other Group central divisions for the deployment of instructions, procedures, projects or tools of the Group on the DFIN perimeter in UK. It provides overall coordination and implementation on the perimeter that devolves resulting transformation and reorganisation plans.

DFIN DTO UK supports other departments in their respective missions by:

  • Propose Transformation strategy and build resulting action plan
  • Ensure quality project delivery
  • Support internal and external clients for change the bank initiatives such as IT evolutions, process optimization and reorganizations

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • Contribute to UK Finance Digital Transformation
  • Support DFIN UK teams by designing and developing end user solutions
  • Work on the full life cycle of the initiative: from the requirements to the development up to the delivery on our OpenShift platform (native cloud application)
  • Understand benefits behind the automation request to provide an added value for the bank.
  • Identify and interact with the appropriate team to be updated with the innovation throughout the bank to bring it within DFIN

He/She will report locally to the Head of London Digital Team for Finance.

Profile required

Summary of responsibilities


  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the multiple digital initiatives
  • Commit to the deadlines set with the manager and the clients
  • Produce high quality code with documentation and unit tests to facilitate maintenance and improve performance of the applications


  • Apply best practices of the digital team: Git management, sprint and project follow-up, communication, UX design, containers, re-use existing solution in priority (do not re-invent the wheel…),
  • Team player by providing support to the finance teams when needed and supporting the development of other team members
  • Use the group resources whenever it is possible (expertise…)


  • Develop Data Science initiatives within Finance (Machine Learning, NLP capability…)
  • Propose initiatives or new technologies

Level of Autonomy and Authority

Working under the supervision of his manager, autonomy to be defined and refined under that supervision



  • Masters degree in computer science, engineering, data engineering, programming or coding
  • Ability to develop in Python is mandatory
  • Practical knowledge through projects of Jupyter Notebook and a Machine Learning library a plus (Scikit-learn, tensor flow…)
  • Understanding of Object-Oriented programming and Functional programming
  • Knowledge in Design Pattern and Algorithms for coding
  • Knowledge in Front End development: HTML+CSS+JS, React, vue.js… a plus but not mandatory
  • Knowledge of code versioning tool (Git)
  • Knowledge of SQL and no SQL databases


  • Curious and passionate about tech and data science
  • Willing to help end users with little knowledge in tech by proposing innovative solution relevant for the use cases proposed
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate and understand end-users needs
  • Ability to analyze/handle complex issues (strong analytical sense) and propose effective solutions
  • Team player, enjoy sharing information, adaptable
  • Solution-focused, service-oriented and proactive
  • Have a reliable professional conduct

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 Societe Generale, 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 reassignment

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: 20000RGH
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/06/24