Technology Development Manager for Equity Prime Brokerage Asia

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|IT (Information Technology)

Technology Development Manager for Equity Prime Brokerage Asia

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


  • Propose actionable strategy to reach above target
  • Liaise with Paris to deliver concrete progress to above initiative
  • Bring Asia perspective, constraints, and knowledge to global peers
  • Coach and lead HK team members to contribute to above initiative
  • Act as main point of contact between HK and Paris on the HK development team
  • Develop or enhance applications in EPB scope
  • Provide assistance to equity derivatives users on their requests and ensure on-duty jobs whenever assistance is requested by support team
  • Manage users’ requirements and provide in-depth business analysis

Profile required

Required Qualifications:                                                                                                                                                     

  • Fully autonomous to collect requirements, design solutions and develop applications
  • Must be creative and innovative and propose better solutions whenever possible
  • Open-minded and curious to help rationalize and maintain the existing systems
  • Foresee possible issues to avoid them in early development stages
  • Aware and curious about new technologies to share their benefits and explore them

Behavioral skills:

  • Strong listening and analysis capacities to assess existing situation
  • Visionary, proactive and passionate about technology, to propose meaningful approach
  • Excellent communication to interact with other IT peers in Paris and Hong Kong
  • Strong team player, able to work with senior profiles to achieve win-win outcomes
  • Well organized with good business analysis and project management skills
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I encourage and demonstrate positive out of the box thinking
  • Innovation - Simplification: I make things & ideas simple 
  • Commitment - Care: I listen and demonstrate emotional intelligence to engage my team
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the company's best interest over my team's results
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Client - Understanding and Respect: I listen to clients and colleagues in order to understand and anticipate their needs 

Operational skills:

  • Proven years of Core Java FO development (Java 8+, SpringBoot) and SQL
  • Proven experience in Agile, TDD and continuous delivery (Jenkins, Sonar)
  • Good knowledge of Domain driven design and Cloud Native applications
  • Good knowledge of Docker (public cloud is a plus)
  • Knowledge of MongoDB and PostGres is a plus
  • Knowledge of Equity derivatives products (Equity finance, Delta1 and Prime Brokerage preferred) is a plus

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 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
As part of the Front Office IT department the EPB team oversees development and support of tools used by Equity Prime Brokerage, and Security finance traders, sales, and operations officers.
The team is composed of 5 developers and application support analysts, all based in Hong Kong (DevOps model). The team is based in the dealing room and interact daily with the Front and Middle Officers.

HK EPB team is part of a “community” of technology teams spread across the world. Today, each team is nearly entirely focused on its “own” application. While the 5 or 6 applications in the EPB scope are all servicing the same business chain (Equity Prime Brokerage, front to middle office), they are effectively managed separately.
We want all teams of this community to move to a more “fungible” model, where developers are not attached to an application anymore, but able to intervene on any part (application) of the chain, based on business and product owner priorities. This initiative is led from Paris but requires a strong input from Hong Kong.

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: 2300005W
Entity: SG Securities (HK) Limited
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2023/02/03