Fidessa Front Office IT Developer

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 18 Aug 18 2018-08-18

Fidessa Front Office IT Developer


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.


MARK / PRM is the global markets division for agency trading of cash and derivatives equities. The users in Asia are mostly based in Hong Kong. Other user locations include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and India.



Working in a self-managed business-facing team adopting AGILE methodology to :

  • Work with users to understand their needs and translate requirements into systems

  • Plan, design, develop, test and deploy new and existing features/modules

  • Ensure that software is of a high quality, meeting user needs with high performance and required functionality

  • Ensure compliance with software development controls

  • Work with team members to continually improve quality, processes, and practices both locally and with the global team

  • Provide support to our business partners and trouble-shoot production issues

  • Document systems and provide training in areas of expertise

  • Work to make sure our systems are robust and can support a global trading business


  • Member of multi-skilled Agile team delivering business value in 2-week sprint cycles

  • The XAE (Cross-Asset Execution) tribe has three similar Agile feature teams in HK

  • Interaction with I.T. colleagues in UK with whom we share global code base

  • Close working relationship with business users who act as our Product Owner in Agile ceremonies



  • 5+ years IT experience
  • 3+ years of recent Fidessa development experience
    - Good understanding of AMMA, TOP, BEAM, CTAC
    - Programming in tcl and Expression evaluator
    - Nice to have : familiarity with PORTAL, APAS, IOI, global order routing, V9 Infrastructure, coding standards
  • Knowledge of equities markets (HK, Japan, Korea, India etc) and business workflows : DMA, Algo, Portfolio Trading, trade lifecycle
  • Good understanding of Agile concepts and experience working in an Agile environment
  • Nice to have :

- Experience working in large scale enterprise systems

- DevOp experience in Fidessa providing first line support
- Familiarity with FIX protocol v4.2 / v4.4
- Experience in Java and VBA programming
- Exposure to equities derivatives business
- Experience with Test Driven Development


  • This business-facing role demands excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Capable of working in an autonomous fashion in a self-managing AGILE team

  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Dedicated and persevering, commits to delivery dates and achieving targets

  • Adaptable to continuous evolution of our business model