Front-Office IT Application Support Equity Derivatives

International Volunteer Program|Hong Kong|Banking Operations

Front-Office IT Application Support Equity Derivatives

Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Volunteer Program Banking Operations


During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities:

  • Support our equity flow front-office desk in their daily IT requests
  • Collect requirements and provide business analysis when needed
  • Ensure on-duty tasks when required
  • Work with local and global counterparts: raise issues and new requirements
  • Develop and enhance existing software used by the trading desk (Java, C#, Python, VBA)

Profile required

  • You are graduated with a Master degree from Engineering or Business School or University with a specialization in Computer Science or similar
  • Able to work in the stressful environment of a trading floor
  • Keen to architect and write robust applications in multiple programming languages
  • Technical background in Java and Linux is a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of equity derivative products is a plus
  • Aware and curious about new technologies, ability to share and explore them
  • Fluent English is mandatory

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Hong Kong 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 24 months.
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, please see

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

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

Company Description
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth. 

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description
A technically strong candidate who will provide level 2 support to the users of the Global Market activities information system, focusing on equity derivative business activities mainly for Warrants trading.
Working in a DEV/Ops setup, the candidate will be spending 60% to 70% on support and 30% to 40% developing solutions in Java, Python, VBA and C# as part of an agile feature team. The candidate attends daily scrums and actively participate to regular prioritisation meetings, sprints, retrospectives and development effort.

The candidate will need formalise end user’s day to day problems; assesses criticality/priority of these problems and treat them accordingly. Escalates to the next level if need be; gives effective and regular feedback to the end users. Will transform problems to user stories, add it to the product backlog for prioritisation and task building.
Estimates the risks and opportunities in our day to day job, take initiatives to reduce the risks and improve our efficiency. Reports regularly on issues to direct management, follows IT processes closely on incident, problem and request management, adheres to the code of conduct.

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, sexual or 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: 20000P7I
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2020/11/11