Low Latency Software Engineer
Hong Kong


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.

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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

    Company Description

    Societe Generale 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 on a daily basis.

    Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

    ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong.

    Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model.

    Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management.

    In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

    By joining the Electronic Market Making entity, you will work in a multi-cultural environment, fostering work / life balance.

    You will join a fast-growing team, encouraging exploration and implementation of cutting-edge technologies and ideas, with a flat management structure.


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