Trainee FX Front Office FAR Developer


Trainee FX Front Office FAR Developer

London, United Kingdom Trainee Others


Description of the Business Line or Department

FX FAR developers support the electronic activities of the MARK/FIC/TRD desks, with a strong emphasis on emerging spot FX and NDF in London.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Sitting on the trading floor with the traders and quant developers, the candidate will be their direct interlocutor regarding developments on the FX eMarket Making platform.

Summary of responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

- Design of software solutions to fulfill the business needs, balancing between rapid development and code quality, in agreement with both IT management and the head of desk

- Be proactive in regard of platform enhancements from which the business and/or the IT can benefit

- Implement, test, and deploy the software solution within agreed constraints and existing code

- Maintain and enhance the existing systems and various tools used for daily tasks

- Improve the backtest framework, especially make sure that it always reflect production behavior

- Level 1 & 2 support, good reactivity in case of incidents

- Implement the necessary tools for proper production follow-up, in order to anticipate and detect potential technical or functional issues

As the systems are used across many asset categories, the candidate needs to be rigorous in their work and be ready to regularly communicate with other teams.

Initiatives are highly welcome.

Profile required


Technical Skills

Familiar with object-oriented designs

Knowledge in C#/.Net, Java, and/or C++; We are open regarding the technical background but take heed that the current platform is C#/Windows

R knowledge is a plus

Knowledge of Windows environment as a production platform, Linux is a plus

Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and electronic exchange APIs / specificities is a plus

Knowledge in memory / CPU profiling / optimization and multithreaded debugging is a plus

Functional Knowledge

Top candidates will have some knowledge in some or all following fields:

- FX cash and/or NDF products

- Development of manual and/or automatic trading systems

- Back-testing principles

- Electronic exchange / market / broker platform connectivity

Spoken Languages

Fluent English (spoken and written) is mandatory

Spoken French is a plus

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

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: 2300020W
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2023/03/20
Publication date: 2023/01/23