Front Office Developer - Algo Trading (Delta One Prime)

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 21 Jul 18 2018-07-21

Front Office Developer - Algo Trading (Delta One Prime)


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.


Main job is to implement trading software solutions used by the Security Financing and 1D Trading desks in Hong Kong, more specifically automatic trading strategies, and handle level 1&2 support on those applications. Candidate will sit on the trading floor with the Traders, and will work closely with them.


  • Reports to the Head of Automatic Trading IT (FAR) in AsiaPac and is under the supervision of the Head of Security Financing and 1D Flow in Hong Kong
  • Gather user requirements
  • Design software solutions which will match those requirements, taking into account cost and delays constraints, agreed with both IT management and head of desk
  • Implement, test and deploy the software solution within agreed constraints
  • Suggest innovative and reliable technical solutions to the business
Handle level 1&2 support on implemented solutions
  • Provide a good reactivity in case of incidents
  • Implement the tools necessary for production follow-up, in order to anticipate and detect potential technical issues
Cooperation with other Front Office IT development teams
  • Work closely with in-house market connectivity development & support teams to improve the setup
  • Interface automatic trading strategies with other internal systems to provide STP to external clients
  • Liaise & interact with worldwide team members, i.e. other developers working on similar activities in HK, Paris & NYC


  • 5-10+ years of experience as a developer, familiar with object oriented designs and common patterns
  • Memory / cpu profiling and multithreaded debugging experience
  • Good knowledge of Windows environment as a production platform, Linux is a plus
  • Good knowledge of C#/.Net, Java or alternatively C++ under Windows
  • Good knowledge of tcp / ip networking and electronic exchanges connectivity is a plus
A significant experience is necessary in the following areas
  • Cash equity algo trading a/o equity derivatives algo trading a/o indexation-delta one applications
  • Manual or automatic trading applications in C++, Java or C#
  • Wide knowledge of equity / equity derivatives electronic exchanges in AsiaPac is a plus
  • Functional knowledge on portfolio optimization and hedging, backtesting of strategies, is a plus
  • Experience of electronic market accesses, market data, or real time applications (the type of profile from Thales, Dassault, etc.) in C# or C++ is a plus and could compensate a lack of experience in other areas
  • Excellent adaptability, communication, initiative & autonomy capabilities are expected