Unix System Engineer, Asia Pacific

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Audit / Control / Quality

Unix System Engineer, Asia Pacific

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Audit / Control / Quality


The successful candidate will join the regional Core Hosting Infrastructure department made of 20+ DevOps Systems, Network, Datacenter, Cloud & Storage engineers fostering vivid technical communities in Asia.You will be a key member of the our Market Access Feature Team composed of system & network engineers and adpoting Agile practices. The team develops and maintains state-of-the art infrastructure solutions tailored for our internal Trading Teams across Asia Pacific.You will gain full exposure to a wide range of technologies :

  • Linux stack with industrialized build and configuration management
  • High-performance hardware: bare metal servers, specialized network adapters 
  • Exchange colocation datacenters
  • Fine-tuned monitoring & comprehensive data analytics
  • Private and public Cloud platforms

As a Unix System Engineer, your mission will be to:

  •   Design, maintain & support critical Linux systems and its ecosystem in the region
  •    Excel in releasing projects and maintenance operations in production without impact 
  •    Advise internal partners and within the team on standards or innovative added-value solutions
  •   Handle escalations of requests and incidents across core products in scope, including support shift on rotation basis
  •   Secure knowledge sharing sessions with local / global teams to strengthen our support model
  •   Assess and implement global standards and best practices in line with Asia Pacific requirements
  •   Coordinate end-to-end servers delivery with internal teams, vendors & partners
  •   Engage regularly with business owners, key users and senior stakeholders (governance, solution review, demos etc)

Profile required



  •    At least 5 years of experience as Linux System Administrator or DevOps Unix Engineer.
  •    Fluent in English, assertive communication is vital.
  •    Passionate about learning new technologies, sharing knowledge and solving complex challenges.
  •   Strong production & automation mindset with little tolerance for repetitive work. 
  •   Good understanding of Cybersecurity frameworks, ability to anticipate risks and propose mitigation plans
  •   University degree in Computer Science or equivalent 

Operational skills:

  •   Strong expertise in Linux administration & operations management (RHat, Centos...).
  •   Solid experience in OS tuning for specific workloads, user management, network file systems, security hardening....
  •    Practical knowledge in scripting (shell...) and configuration management (Puppet, Ansible...)
  •   Proficient in building and operating core IT services (DNS, Network Time protocols, Identity/Access Management)
  •   Broad understanding of generic Infrastructure concepts (Storage, DB, middleware, networking) & IT service management / IT risk frameworks (ITIL, COBIT...)
  •   Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task & prioritize work in a dynamic environment
  •    Excellent communication is a must. Ability to explain complex technical issues to non-technical and senior stakeholders. 
  •    Ability to concisely write up change documentation and procedure, with clear backout plans and pre/post checks.

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.

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.

At Societe Generale we have developed – and continue to develop – advanced programs to support your career development. A diverse and comprehensive Learning & Development program, a Junior program for graduates and a Remuneration policy that stimulates your growth are just a few examples that illustrate how we help you to fulfill yourself personally and professionally, and how we develop your ability to adapt to ever-changing environments and transform challenges into opportunities.

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: 21000RW4
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2021/10/01
Publication date: 2021/09/14