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Societe Generale (HK)

Societe Generale (HK) - Low Latency Software Engineer

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Low Latency Software Engineer
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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

As a Software Engineer, you will join a ""DevOps"" team and will be working in an Agile environment. Your team is composed of cross-functional specialists, and is responsible for the whole application development and operational lifecycle.

What you will be doing

You will be in charge of gathering requirements, defining problems, proposing solutions and implementing low latency systems for market connectivity and market data handlers to major financial exchanges in Asia (cash and derivatives).

You will use your knowledge and previous experience to focus on technical performance for low latency, maintainability and reusability of the code produced. As part of our Continuous Delivery mindset, you will contribute as well to the development of automated tests, and tools for continuous build and automated deployment. You will engage in recurrent code reviews and peer trainings.

You will be encouraged to update your knowledge about state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment.

You will be sitting next to Front Office final users, with whom you will have daily interactions in a team driven by direct business needs.

Who you are
Minimum qualifications
  • Solid experience with C++11, with supporting work experience, personal or open source projects contributions
  • Quality oriented with emphasis on software design and architecture
  • Previous experience in Finance is not mandatory

Preferred qualifications
  • Experience with C++14 and template metaprogramming. Curiosity in C++17
  • Experience in multi-threading and concurrency problematics
  • Experience with development on Linux platform
  • Knowledge of network protocols and socket programming
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like Python or Perl

Nice to have
  • Experience in "kernel by-pass" solutions
  • Knowledge of network adapters and CPU architectures
  • Previous experience in market connectivity

Spoken Languages
  • Fluent in English

Behavioral Skills
  • Client - Client focus: I put long term relationship with our clients at the center of my actions, whatever my position
  • Client - Risk: I strive to satisfy clients while taking into account risks for the company
  • 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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