Are you detail-oriented? Are you passionate about coding and eager to be involved in great IT projects? Then join the Societe Generale community of developers: we have several thousand employees all over the world committed to creating excellent applications and client experiences.
You will work in an environment without borders: with teams from India, France, Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. You and your team will design, develop and improve the applications and websites that our clients and employees use every day.
Your role is to ensure that the foundations of these products are well-grounded and perfectly secure. You will track glitches that could hinder client satisfaction and the bank’s activities.
As you can imagine, we have quite a few technical challenges. For example, the bank deals with the huge volumes of data. Another is trading applications. We need high-end performance and also very low latency. And then, on all our projects, and especially on the project I’m working on, we all do continuous integration. Right now we’re looking to move toward continuous deployment, and for that, for example, we’re working with Trunk-Based Development.
Most teams will work in Scrum or Kanban mode. In terms of team organization, for example mine, right now, I’m working as part of a feature team. This means we work with lots of different profiles, like full-stack developers, a business analyst, a product owner, a designer, and a DevOps engineer.
I had a chance to work on an open source project for a few months, specifically on Behavior Driven Development and the SpecFlow tool. On the business end, Société Générale has a page on GitHub, where we’ve open-sourced around 20 internal projects. On our projects, we use a lot of open source input, and we’re also encouraged to contribute ourselves.
So, if I had to persuade someone to come and work at Société Générale, the first thing I would ask him or her to do, is to put aside any preconceptions they might have about IT work in a large bank. Come see how we work, the tools and languages we use, and you’ll find out how cutting-edge we really are!