Front Office Developer – Electronic Market Making Automatons, APAC

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 23 Nov 17 2017-11-23

Front Office Developer – Electronic Market Making Automatons, APAC


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 Responsibilities

As an Automaton Market Making Software Developer:

  • Build proximity with traders and understand strategy used by traders

  • Design software solutions which will match traders' needs, taking into account cost and delays constraints, agreed with both

  • IT management and head of desk

  • Be proactive by proposing enhancements from which the business/IT can benefit

  • Implement, test and deploy the software solution within agreed constraints and legacy code

  • Maintain & enhance the existing Market Making Trading platforms and various tools used for daily tasks

  • Improve the backtest framework

  • Study new indicators and strategy & IT requests (understand user needs, suggest solutions, etc)

  • Launch backtest and analyze results with traders helps

  • Improve the quality of backtest engine to better reflect production behavior

  • 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

The successful candidate will work very closely with various internal teams:

  • Liaise & interact with worldwide team members (developers working on similar activities Hong Kong/Paris/New York)

  • Front office who will provide the functional guide lines

  • In house tech teams dedicated for Quantitative Market Making market connectivity features (development and support)

  • Infrastructure support team (Windows/Unix/Network)



The successful candidate will be part of the Client and Trading Technology Department (CTT), which is composed of more than 70 people in the Asia Pacific region. Within the CTT department, the successful candidate will be part of the Quantitative Market Making team working directly for the Asia market trading desk.

Technical & Language skills

  • 8+ years of experience as a developer, familiar with object oriented designs and common patterns
  • Strong knowledge in C++ and some experience of C#/.Net or Java
  • Good knowledge of Linux environment as a production platform, Windows is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of tcp/ip networking and electronic exchanges APIs or specificities is a plus
  • Memory/cpu profiling/optimization and multithreaded debugging experience
  • Strong knowledge of Asian electronic exchanges specificities (but not necessarily as developer of market gateways)
  • Fluent English is mandatory, French, Cantonese and Mandarin skills would be a advantageous

Functional knowledge

  • At least 5 years of experience in:

- Options market making
- Low latency development of automatic trading application
- Trading strategy backtest