Release Manager for Market Access

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

Release Manager for Market Access

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


Responsibilities : 

  • Change & Release Management
  •    Gatekeeper of all releases.
  •    Discuss ongoing priorities and communicate them transparently to relevant stakeholders.

Market Communication
-    Entry point for market liaison. Ensure all market communications are received in a centralized place. Strive to harmonize exchange contacts list. Assign follow up to team members.
-    Ensure transparency of market updates/changes to all relevant stakeholders.
-    Approach relevant business lines manager, BMO & other support partners when a market communication might offer new opportunities (new products, changes ...). Launch a study/project if any interest.

Project Management

  •     Market Release
  •    Manage market release as projects, with regular communication/coordination and a strong commitment to no post-release incidents.
  •     Work closely with BMO and compliance when market changes are in relation to regulatory changes.
  •    New Market / Broker
  •    Manage the access to new markets as a project, with regular communication/coordination and a strong commitment to no post-release incidents.
  •     Manage the pre-trade stream of new broker as a project, with regular communication/coordination and a strong commitment to no post-release incidents. Coordinate with Post-Trade contacts.
  •     Pay a particular attention to front-to-back testing/impact analysis.
  •     Business development 
  •     Work closely with Infrastructure project managers to manage new co-location / co-location upgrade as a project, with regular communication/coordination and a strong commitment to no post-release incidents
  •     Integration of new activities & new markets 

Agile and Continuous Delivery

  •     Member of one our Agile/Continuous Delivery/Devops feature teams (the Electronic Market Access team is organized in different Features Teams aligned to different businesses), organized around sprints following the Scrum methodology.
  •    Relay for the RM tasks in the feature team, but also expected to be able to play the role of Scrum master alternatively with other members of the team
  •     Be impacting on the rest of the areas covered by the feature teams such as the discussion around the code, tests and deployment automation.

Infrastructure Management

  •    Work very closely with our infrastructure team for market intelligence and develop of strong technical understanding of infrastructure (datacenter, network and servers).
  •     Build along with our infrastructure team a precise picture of our Market Access-related infrastructure costs, and follow budget consumption closely.
  •     ILM (Infrastructure Legacy Management).
  •     Hardware purchase/delivery/follow up for Market Access teams.

Degree of autonomy

High level of autonomy is expected. Ability to take initiative and come up with innovative ideas is very welcome.

Internal contacts:

  • Peers in the Asia-Pacific Market Access Release Management chapter 
  • Other functions in Market Access feature teams (Development, QA and Support)
  • Other IT applications support/development team
  • IT infrastructure teams
  • Business analyst(s) and Architect(s)
  • Business teams (Equities, Derivatives and Fixed Income), BMOs
  • Middle- and Back-Office teams
  • Compliance
  • RM/PM teams in Paris or US for global projects

External Contacts:

  • Exchange or Broker representatives
  • Regulators
  • Vendors.

Profile required

Profile Requirements:

  • Education background
  • University degree


  • 5 to 7 years in the IT industry
  • Solid knowledge of Electronic Market Connectivity in Asia
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Exposure to low latency landscape would be a plus

Spoken languages

  • Fluent in English
  • Chinese (Mandarin/Putonghua) is a plus

Technical Knowledge
Deep understanding of Infrastructure (hardware and network)

Functional knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of Asia Pacific exchanges
  • Excellent knowledge of Order Management Systems & Market Gateways
  • Strong knowledge of Equities and Equity derivatives business

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.
 By joining the “Electronic Market Making” entity, you will work in a multi-cultural environment, fostering work/life balance. You will join a fast-growing team, encouraging exploration and implementation of cutting-edge technologies and ideas, with a flat management structure.Specific context of the position (environment, special features, etc.)

• The candidate will be part of the “Electronic Market Making Cross functional team which is composed of around 45 people dedicated to development of business in the Asia Pacific region. The team is mainly based in Hong Kong with a few people throughout Asia Pacific.

• Within that team, the successful candidate will be affected to the Release Management team which is in charge of ensuring the SG change and release management process is properly followed and documented; and responsible for projects that are results of business or regulatory requests.

• Release Management team is essentially an interface between Business, Exchanges and Resource Functions teams. In that regards the successful candidate is expected to be very business-aware and quickly understand users need, subsequently suggest innovative solutions and be committed to delivering corresponding projects within allocated budget and time.

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: 21000UMB
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: 2021/12/01
Publication date: 2021/10/08