Societe Generale - Senior Network & Telecom Engineer

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Senior Network & Telecom Engineer
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Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth.

Who we're looking for

Here at SocGen we are looking for talented and aspirational individuals to join our Network and Telecoms Engineering role to assist us in our core hosting and cloud infrastructure.

What you will be doing in this role:

You will be on boarded in the Core Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure team that develops and maintains the following services:

Core Hosting:

  • Storage, Compute and Operating Systems
  • Datacenter and related Switching and Routing environments
  • WAN and Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems


  • Private Cloud infrastructure
  • Public Cloud access point

The team is composed of DevOps Network Administrator, System Administrators and Developers using Agile methodologies.

As a Network & Telecom Technical lead, the candidate's mission will be:

  • Support network infrastructure across Asia Pacific on shift basis
  • Excel in releasing projects and maintenance operations in production without impact
  • Ensure Asia Pacific Network and Telecom services being offered are in line with business requirement in terms of stability, resilience and performance
  • Ensure global standard and best practices are well implemented and fit Asia Pacific requirements
  • Represent the team in various regional and global forums where technical expertise is required
  • Be a technical reference for internal partners and advise on standard or innovative solutions to bring value in a competitive and challenging market environment
  • Be a technical reference and mentor for the team to increase their knowledge about network operations and solutions to improve project management and delivery

Most underlying infrastructure components are coming from strategic vendors on the technology market (CISCO, FORTINET, CHECKPOINT, F5...). Therefore the candidate must have a solid experience of dealing with Technology makers at various level (account management, support).

We highly value appetite to learn and try disruptive and non traditional technologies (open source, software defined) to deliver tomorrow’s network and datacenters.

About you:

Academic Background and Certifications, Experience:

University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent with a post graduate degree being advantageous

Operational Skills:

  • Strong knowledge in network and telecommunication operations management.
  • Strong knowledge in network appliance and their software: Cisco Switches/Routers, Load balancers
  • Strong network knowledge of network security appliances – Traditional and Application Firewalls, IDPS, Network Taps
  • Strong knowledge in Routing procotol (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP) and WAN design (MPLS, VRF)
  • Strong knowledge in Layer 2 switching protocols (SPT, 802.1Q,…) and switch designs – stack switch models.
  • Practical knowledge of multicast environments and troubleshooting in financial environment (TibcoRV, Rendezvous Point)
  • Practical experience of Datacenter Switching technologies, - Nexus and NxOS. 7,5,2 designs and leaf spine topologies. Good knowledge of VPC concepts.
  • Broad understanding of Fundamental Infrastructure Areas (Operating Systems, Servers, Storage, DHCP, DNS, etc...)
  • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate and present complex technical concept in an understandable manner in both verbal and written form
  • Ability to concisely write up change documentation and procedure, with clear backout plans and pre and post change test consideration.
  • Have strong team spirit
  • Client oriented mindset
  • Basic knowledge of Asian markets and trading activities
  • Basics in coding language (Python, Bash), automation tools (Ansible, …) and Continuous Delivery framework.

Following experience background would be an advantage:

  • Experience in a bank of similar size
  • Knowledge of Cloud native patterns.
  • Experience in scripting, development or Automation tool (ansible)
  • Cisco Certification
Equal Opportunities Employer:

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.

Business insight

Société Générale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world daily. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

At Société Générale we have developed – and continue to develop – advanced programs to support your career development. A diverse and comprehensive Learning & Development program, a Junior program for graduates and a Remuneration policy that stimulates your growth are just a few examples that illustrate how we help you to fulfill yourself personally and professionally, and how we develop your ability to adapt to ever-changing environments and transform challenges into opportunities.

Department Description

Welcome to the IT Infrastructure department, Global Technical Services (GTS).

IT infrastructure is one of the major stakes for the bank and is at the heart of Société Générale 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 million external clients.

GTS staff motivation comes from the new technologies they deliver to enhance agility of the various business lines (Cloud, Big Data, Continuous Delivery)

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