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Societe Generale (HK)

Societe Generale (HK) - Front Office Developer - Quantitative Market Making

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Front Office Developer - Quantitative Market Making
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About Us

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth, putting its resources to work to finance the economy and its clients’ projects.

With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong – a core hub of the worldwide Societe Generale Group – we employ over 9,000 employees in the region. Our expertise here ranges from corporate and investment banking to asset management, securities services, global transaction banking and specialised financial services.
exploration and implementation of cutting-edge technologies and ideas, with a flat management structure.

Who we're looking for

Main mission is to implement trading software solutions used by the Quantitative Market Making desk to trade stocks and futures, more specifically low latency market making strategies. The candidate will sit on the trading floor with Traders and will work closely with them on a daily basis.

What you will be doing
Reporting:
  • Reports to the Head of Electronic Market Making (EMM) Technology in AsiaPac and is under the supervision of the Head of Quantitative Market Making Desk in Hong Kong
Development & Backtest
  • 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

The candidate will need to work very closely with various teams:
  • Liaise & interact with worldwide team members (developers working on the same platform in Paris/NYC)
  • Front Office in Asia who will provide the functional guidelines
  • In house IT market access teams (dev and support) in charge of the QMM market connectivity
  • Infrastructure support team (Windows/ Market Data/Network)
Who you are
  • University degree with a post graduate degree being advantageous
  • 6+ years of experience as a developer, familiar with object oriented designs and common patterns.
  • Memory/cpu profiling and multithreaded debugging experience.
  • Experience on trading algorithm/strategies
Technical skills
  • Strong knowledge in C#/.Net or C++but willingness to work with both.
  • 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 following aspects:
  • Stock/Future/Index products (2-3 years minimum), market making ideally
  • Low latency development of automatic trading application
  • Backtesting trading strategy principles
  • Knowledge of electronic Asian exchange specificities platform connectivity (not necessarily as developer of OSM)
Behavioral Skills
  • Client - Risk: I strive to satisfy clients while taking into account risks for the company
  • Client - Client focus: I put long term relationship with our clients at the center of my actions, whatever my position
  • 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
  • Innovation - Technology: I adopt new technologies in the solutions and projects I work on
  • Commitment - Sustainability: I strive to develop my skills and knowledge
What we offer

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.

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