Associate / VP - Front Office IT Developer - Algo Trading Cash & EqD

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 23 Apr 18 2018-04-23

Associate / VP - Front Office IT Developer - Algo Trading Cash & EqD


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.


Main job is to implement trading software solutions used by the Global Execution Services trading desk in Hong Kong, more specifically Algo Trading strategies, and handle level 1&2 support on those applications.
Candidate will sit on the trading floor with the Traders, and will work closely with them.


  • Reports to the Head of Automatic Trading IT (FAR) in AsiaPac and is under the supervision of the Head of the HK Global Execution Services desk.


  • Gather user requirements
  • Design software solutions which will match those requirements, taking into account cost and delays constraints, agreed with both IT management and head of desk
  • Implement, test and deploy the software solution within agreed constraints
  • Suggest innovative and reliable technical solutions to the business

Handle level 1&2 support on implemented solutions

  • Provide a good reactivity in case of incidents
  • Implement the tools necessary for production follow-up, in order to anticipate and detect potential technical issues

Electronic market access capacity planning and performance improvement

  • Work closely with in-house market connectivity development team to improve the setup
  • Take part to, and follow ongoing related projects
  • Provide analysis / feedback on the expected results
  • Look for and suggest new improvement solutions


  • 5+ years of experience as a front office developer, familiar with object oriented designs and common patterns
  • Memory / cpu profiling and multithreaded debugging experience
  • Good knowledge of Windows environment as a production platform
  • Good knowledge of C#/.Net, or alternatively C++ under Windows
  • Good knowledge of tcp / ip networking and/or electronic exchanges connectivity is a plus
  • A significant experience (2 years minimum, 3+ years ideally) is necessary in the following areas :

- Cash equity algo trading a/o equity derivatives algo trading a/o index arbitrage applications
- Manual or automatic trading applications in C++, Java or C#

  • Wide knowledge of equity / equity derivatives electronic exchanges in AsiaPac is a plus.Back-testing of strategies, is a plus
  • Experience of electronic market accesses, market data, or real time applications (the type of profile from Thales, Dassault, etc.) in C# or C++ is a plus and could compensate a lack of experience in other areas
  • Excellent adaptability, communication, initiative & autonomy capabilities are expected