Software Engineer (VIE)

International Volunteer Program|Hong Kong|IT (Information Technology)

Software Engineer (VIE)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Volunteer Program IT (Information Technology)


You will be part of the Software Development team, which mission is to provide quality software solutions for infrastructure technical automation and related business processes.

You will join as a Software Engineer of the GTS Asia-Pacific Dev Team, with a primary focus on delivering software solution that helps simplify and automate complicated business process related to infrastructure. You will contribute to the mission of discovering and delivering innovative services that enhance GTS service delivery. you will also partner closely with other cross-functional teams to help define and participate to an ambitious automation strategy.

As a team member within this Agile framework, you will demonstrate a strong willingness to learn about new technologies, new ways of working and share your own experience/knowledge as required by the team. In a self-managed environment, your passion, technical depth, and intellectual curiosity will inspire the team.

You will enjoy a supportive development environment where team members are highly recommended to collaborate and share knowledge. Global Development standard workshops are in place to facilitate knowledge transfer and communication. Code analysis platform, comprehensive testing standards and continuous integration pipeline are in place to ensure code quality and service stability.

Your main activities will include, while not being limited to:
•    Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.
•    Implement server-side applications for GTS infrastructure services, create robust high-volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
•    Implement front-end solutions that optimize user experience for our automation products.
•    Provide leadership for developer technology inside GTS and collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to streamline or improve adoption of GTS latest software and infrastructure strategy.
•    Acquire understanding of business requirements and contribute innovative ideas to improve business process.

Profile required

• You are graduated with a Master degree from Engineering or Business School or University with a specializationin in Computer Science or similar
•    Years of general software programming experience
•    Large-scale systems software architecture. design and development experience, with experience in Unix/Linux
•    Demonstrated hands-on experience with Web Services (REST), Microservices architecture and Test-Driven Design
•    Capability to contribute in front-end software development using the latest software standard
•    Experience delivering incremental value in a fast-paced agile environment
•    Technologies
          •     Python, or general object-oriented programming languages
          •     TDD and concept of good software craftmanship
          •     CICD pipeline setup and industrialization
• Display of innovation, team spirit and time management
• 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.

Business insight

Company Description

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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.

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: 21000UVB
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2022/02/01
Publication date: 2021/10/11