Associate/VP, Front Office Developer (FX Market Making)

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Societe Generale
  • 17 oct. 17 2017-10-17

Associate/VP, Front Office Developer (FX Market Making)


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.

The candidate will be part of the Global Markets IT Department, which is composed of more than 100 people focusing on Front Office IT in the Asia Pacific region.

Within that department, the candidate will be part of the Electronic Market Making/Automated Trading team (15 people in Hong Kong) which is in charge of developing automated trading & market making strategies across all business lines.

Main Responsibilities

As Fx market making strategies developer

  • Candidate will sit on the trading floor with the Traders, and will work closely with them on a daily basis.
  • Design software solutions which will match traders needs, taking into account cost and delays constraints, agreed with both IT management and head of desk
  • Build close understanding of the strategies
  • Be proactive by proposing enhancements from which the business/IT can benefit
  • Implement, test and deploy the software solution within agreed constraints and existing code
  • Maintain & enhance the existing Market Market Trading platforms and various tools used for daily tasks
  • Improve the backtest framework
  • Study new indicators and strategy & IT requests (understand user needs, suggest solutions , etc)
  • Launch backtest and analyze results with trader
  • Improve the quality of backtest engine to better reflect production behavior
  • 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


Technical Skills

  • 5+ years of experience as a developer, familiar with object oriented designs and common patterns
  • Strong knowledge in C#/.Net and some experience of C++ or Java.
  • Good knowledge of Windows environment as a production platform, Linux is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of tcp/ip networking and electronic exchanges APIs or specificities is a plus
  • Memory/cpu profiling/optimization and multithreaded debugging experience

Functional Knowledge

A good experience is necessary on those aspects
  • Fx cash products (2-3 years minimum), market making ideally
  • Development of manual or automatic trading application
  • Backtesting principles
  • Some knowledge of electronic exchange/market/broker platform connectivity is a plus
Spoken Languages
  • Fluent spoken English is mandatory
  • Spoken Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) or French is a plus