Front Office Software Engineer – Quantitative Market Making

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|IT (Information Technology)

Front Office Software Engineer – Quantitative Market Making

Hong Kong Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


  • You will oversee defining problems, gathering requirements, proposing technical solutions, implementing them with a focus on low latency, following up technical and functional performance indicators, improving the backtest platform.
  • In DevOps mode, you will ensure the support of the platform in rotation with other teammates during trading hours of Asian markets (covering Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore). You will work in collaboration with IT teams involved in dedicated infrastructure for the Quantitative Market Making trading activity and market connectivity to Asian markets.
  • You will use your knowledge and previous experience to focus on technical performance, maintainability and reusability of the code produced. You will engage in recurrent code reviews, peer trainings and regular communication with other team members.
  • You will be encouraged to update your knowledge about state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment. 
  • You will be sitting next to Front Office users, with whom you will have daily interactions in a team driven by direct business needs

Profile required

Curious, autonomous and passionate, you understand the problems presented and use empirical thinking to identify root causes. You make use of your knowledge and experience to deliver ingenious, simple and efficient solutions.
Minimum qualifications

  • Solid experience with C# or C++
  • Quality oriented with emphasis on software design and architecture
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (computer science, mathematics, engineering) 
  • Ability to work in an integrated team

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with object-oriented designs and common patterns
  • Experience in multi-threading and concurrency problematics
  • Knowledge of network protocols and socket programming
  • Experience in Stocks and Derivatives products
  • Experience of software development of trading algorithms and strategies

Nice to have

  • Experience in Warrants, CBBC and Options products
  • Experience in development of low latency trading systems
  • Experience in supporting market making trading activity 
  • Knowledge of network adapters and CPU architectures (for profiling and optimization)
  • Knowledge of electronic Asian markets specificities or previous experience in market connectivity
  • Experience with development on Windows platform

Spoken Languages

  • English

Behavioral Skills

  • Client - Client focus: I nurture a long-term relationship with the clients/internal partners
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Innovation - Change management: I support change
  • Responsibility - Risk awareness: I am constantly on the lookout for risks 
  • Commitment - Care: I demonstrate consideration for others

Business insight

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 133,000 employees based in 61 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
Member of "Market Technology" department, the "Front Office development" team aims to design, implement, maintain, and support electronic trading software solutions for Quantitative Market Making trading desk.
By joining our team, you will work in a multi-cultural environment, encouraging exploration of new technologies and ideas, with a flat management structure, a high exposition and direct impact on trading activity.
As a Software Engineer, you will join a team of software developers and information technology professionals working in an Agile environment. Your team is responsible for the whole application development and operational lifecycle

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, 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: 22000NXO
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/09/14