Solutions Architect

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Information Technology

Solutions Architect

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Information Technology


As a Solutions Architect, your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Structure and guide our developers through their Cloud journey and accelerate the adoption of Cloud technologies and best practices. Help them design and implement architectural patterns, providing the required code when needed.
  • Be a technical reference for developers and advise them on standard cloud practices or digital capabilities usage to bring value in a competitive and challenging market environment. Be ready to contribute to or even lead technical implementation.
  • Create technical content such as reference apps, starter kits and patterns and practical guidance that will get our developers excited about the potential of the Cloud or our internal digital components.
  • Represent the team in various regional and global forums where & when technical expertise is required.
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the internal technology community.

Profile required

Academic Background And Certifications, Experience

  • University degree in a relevant field such as Computer Science, with a master’s degree being advantageous
  • Microsoft Azure Developer and/or Solutions Architect certification, or a capacity to pass one within 6 months of being hired

Operational Skills

Minimum qualifications

  • 5+ years of direct experience working with a variety of enterprise and cloud technology systems, designing solutions, and developing business applications
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following:
  1. Cloud application design, software architecture and practices
  2. Cloud infrastructure solutions
  3. Big Data solutions
  4. Container orchestration
  5. Software development practices like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains
  6. One or more of the following programming languages: Python, Java, C#

Preferred qualifications

  • Direct experience as a Solutions Architect, preferably leveraging Azure
  • Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management
  • Subject matter expertise in most of the topics listed above
  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed


  • Ability to solve developers’ problems through cloud technologies
  • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate and present complex technical concepts in an understandable manner in both verbal and written form
  • Strong team player, willingness and interest to collaborate and work well in a team
  • Strong sense of customer focus, ownership, urgency, and drive

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 daily. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

The Bank has embarked upon an ambitious IS transformation journey, leveraging Public Cloud and internally developed digital capabilities. The architecture team in Asia is looking to reinforce the creation and support of components used by our developers’ community across the region, as well as to increase its capacity to accompany our developers in their Cloud transformation journey. With the help of your peers in Paris you will work on several innovative components used by thousands of users.

This team has the mandate to explore all pertinent solutions and collaborate with subject matter experts in the departments they are supporting and deliver strategic value for the bank in quick iterations.

This is a great opportunity for a technical expert passionate about technology who wants to make an impact both locally and globally within the Bank. We are looking for a technical expert with a software engineering or better a solutions architect background who is curious to understand and challenge processes, propose creative solutions, and know or want to learn technical architecture.

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: 21000H2E
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2021/07/01
Publication date: 2021/05/27