Unix System Engineer, Japan

Permanent contract|Tokyo|IT (Information Technology)

Unix System Engineer, Japan

Tokyo, Japan Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


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.

Nice to have: 
-    Experience with Cloud Native applications, OpenStack, Terraform, public clouds (Azure, Amazon, Google...)
-    Knowledge of modern monitoring stacks (Telegraf, Prometheus, Grafana, …)
-    Experience with containers & orchestrators (Docker, Kubernetes, LXC,…) 
-    Knowledge of various data storage technologies (S3, Block, …)
-    Application development experience (low or higher level languages : Java, C/C++, Python...)
-    Practical experience of Datacenter logistics and hardware delivery aspects (from procurement to go-live)
-    Experience in Finance industry, brokerage or banking, knowledge of trading activities & market data solutions
-    Fluency in other languages (Mandarin or Cantonese, Korean, Japanase, French....)

Expected behavior:
-    Client oriented: proactive approach to find & propose solutions to meet bank's & client’s goals
-    Team spirit: teamwork, diplomacy, adaptability, listening and coaching.
-    Innovation: ability to develop new solutions by challenging the status-quo and existing practices.
-    Commitment: rigor, capacity to manage complex topics in a challenging environment
-    Responsibility: autonomy, integrity, capacity to understand and manage risks
-    Demonstrate strong leadership.

Business insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Societe Generale provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

Today, Societe Generale in Japan consists of four core businesses: Societe Generale, Tokyo Branch; Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited, Lyxor Asset Management Japan and Societe Generale Aircraft Leasing Company Limited. These four entities are in line with our worldwide focus on Investment Banking, Global Finance and Global Markets, and Asset Management.

Department Description
The IT Infrastructure department, Global Technical Services (GTS), is one of the major stakes for the bank and is at the heart of Societe Generale group's strategy.
Today, the Digital Transformation raises important challenges around IT Architecture, Infrastructure and Security. Many of these challenges are opportunities to imagine new experiences for our clients and new way to deliver IT services.
Within the Resources and Innovation division, GTS department plays a key role in the Digital Transformation. With more than 3500 GTS staff located across the world, GTS develops innovative projects while delivering operational excellence for infrastructure services to 148,000 employees and 32 millions external clients.
GTS staff motivation comes from the new technologies they deliver to enhance agility of the various business lines (Hybrid Cloud, Seamless security, Big Data and A.I., smart and virtualized workplace, best in class market data and connectivity to exchanges).

GTS Asia is organized around client products (Workplace, Core/Hosting, Market Data & Middleware) with agile Feature teams aligned to various business lines and support units

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: 21000RV3
Entity: Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
Starting date: 2021/10/15
Publication date: 2021/09/13