V.I.E. IT Developer

International Volunteer Program|Dublin|IT (Information Technology)

V.I.E. IT Developer

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • International Volunteer Program
  • IT (Information Technology)


Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) is part of Global Banking & Investor Solutions (GBIS), a key pillar of Société Générale’s universal banking model. SGSS has been active in Ireland for 20 years and is a leading player in servicing Irish domiciled and offshore collective investment vehicles. We act locally as fund administrator and depositary for a wide range of international clients who manage schemes from UCITS to AIFs including private equity and real estate structures, hedge funds and special investment vehicles.

Within SGSS Ireland, the V.I.E. will join the Information Technologies Department (TTD), charged with providing Information System support to other departments for the organisation.  As support function, Information Technology (TTD) globally provides Systems Administration and IT Development.

The VIE will gain practical experience in application support & development, working primarily with Visual Studio (C#, VB.Net, WPF and SQL Server/PostgreSQL.) and will work closely with the IT team, in particular the IT developers gaining valuable programming experience. They will improve their communication skills through interaction with users. They will have the opportunity to work independently on development projects as well as team developments.  

Main responsibilities include :

  • interaction with internal clients / users in order to understand and fulfill the required needs and expectations;
  • building relationships with other members of the ITEC team and users within the various entities of the SG Dublin Group;
  • participation in projects that will involve extensive software programming.

The VIE will receive formal/informal training in the following:

  • application development;  
  • visual studio;  
  • databases;
  • change management;
  • source control;
  • UAT testing.

Profile required

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

  • Graduate with a Master degree from Business/Engineering School or University with a specialization in Information Technology or other related fields
  • Good working knowledge of Visual Studio and WPF, C#, VB, SQL Server/PostgreSQL
  • Desire to learn new skills, with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Self-motivated with a structured and determined approach
  • Willingness to take ownership of problems
  • Ability to communicate with clients and colleagues at all levels 
  • Proficient/Good command of MS Office
  • Fluent in English

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

The VIE in Dublin is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 18 months.
In case a visa is necessary, please make sure your passport is valid up to 6 months after the end of the VIE contract to not delay your departure.
The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information (including your financial indemnities), please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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: 23000PQE
Entity: Société Générale Securities Services
Starting date: 2023/12/01
Publication date: 2023/09/14