TRAINEE: Global Forex Technology Front Office Support

Trainee|Singapore|Corporate & Investment banking

TRAINEE: Global Forex Technology Front Office Support

  • Singapore, Singapore (country)
  • Trainee
  • Corporate & Investment banking


  • Support Forex desks in their daily IT requests
  • Foster proximity and continuous interactions with trading & sales desks
  • Work with local and global counterparts: raise issues and follow up
  • Create and maintain functional/technical/user documentation
  • Morning Routine check on applications
  • Investigate and propose solutions to automate processes and ensure production stability.
  • Contribute to improving the application through the initiation of enhancements and bug fixes and follow-up (UAT on deliveries)

Profile required

  • Hold a relevant Bachelors or Masters degree in Finance, Engineering, Computer Science or similar
  • Understanding of trader’s job and hedging decision making
  • Strong and sharp analytical skills
  • Good energy. Ability to handle high trade volumes and some pressurized situations
  • Some knowledge in database programming including dealing with SQL.
  • Some knowledge in IT systems and languages ( C#, Python, VBA, Java, and etc)
  • Exceptional team-player mindset and excellent communication skills
  • Fluent English is mandatory
  • Knowledge of Forex products is a plus

This is a fixed term 12-month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full-time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract.

Behavioral Skills:

  • Client - Understanding and Respect: I listen to clients and colleagues in order to understand and anticipate their needs
  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I propose new ideas and solutions
  • Commitment - Care: I demonstrate consideration for others

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in supporting the business and working on projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

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 specialized 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 customized business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description:

You will be part of one of the feature teams of our technology department, working for Front Office in the Global Forex (Spot, Forward, Swap and Option) covering both pre-trade and post-trade activities. Your team support the business desks and delivers value for business every 2 weeks or faster. You are very motivated by customer satisfaction, enjoy building quality software and always look for ways to do things better.

We are looking for people who enjoy what they do and enjoy collaboration with teammates and business users. Someone who understands that communication is extremely important, and it requires constant attention. We are NOT looking for someone who knows about agile software development, but “is Agile” and knows what we mean with this.

You are humble enough to never stop learning as you will work with various profiles. You don’t have to be “the best”, but you have to do your job as best as you can. Société Générale will provide the means for you to grow.

Your mission is to ensure all trades and events on the Front office position are correctly reflected in the relevant IT system/ database in order mainly: 
•    for Front Office to have a clear and honest vision of their position and risk,
•    for Front Office to have a good IT production 
•    for Finance to be able to compute/produce economic and accounting PNL in due 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: 24000FEI
Entity: Societe Generale Singapore Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2024/07/01