Societe Generale

V.I.E. Data Scientist

Job description




Société Générale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth. Committed to the positive transformations of the world’s societies and economies, Société Générale seeks to build together with its clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions. Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Société Générale has over 117,000 employees in 66 countries and supports 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors worldwide (figures as of August 2023). We have a presence in 11 locations across Asia Pacific. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong – a core hub of the worldwide Société Générale Group – we employ around 2,300 employees in the region. In addition, Société Générale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai supports the Group in Asia Pacific and globally with customized business solutions.

RISQ/RMA is the department in charge of the Market Risk management within SG. It groups all risk related functions from model definitions to certification and monitoring. The Market Risks are encompassing VaR, PnL and Counterparty Credit risks. RISQ/RMA/MMG/DDO/ASI (Digital Design Office) is responsible for deploying and maintaining the End-User computing software mostly coded in Python.

  • Maintain and enhance existing End-User Computing software written in VBA or Python
  • Work closely with Risk Analyst to improve their processes and prepare integration into global tools
  • Lead new development project independently
  • Communicate with users to get new enhancement
  • Study the impact of new requests on existing applications and processes
  • Deliver enhancement on budget and on time
  • Work in an agile model to deliver solutions
  • Propose innovative technical solutions and implement them using the latest technologies
  • Assist to adapt existing processes to new FinTech technologies including machine learning, big data, robotic process automation, data visualization and natural language processing

The V.I.E. will be offered the chance to learn the required programming skill on-the-job even if he/she does not meet the requirement, if he/she shows they have potential to fit in the job.


Profile required

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Studies & experience:

  • Graduate with a Master degree from Business/Engineering School or University with a specialization in Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • A previous experience in VBA or C# would be appreciated

Language skills:

  • Fluent in English (B2-C1)

Technical, operational & Soft skills:

  • Knowledge of any one of object oriented programming language (e.g. C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, etc)
  • Good understanding of financial market is a plus
  • Good communication and presentation skills

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

This VIE in Honk Kong is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months.

In case a visa is necessary, please make sure your passport is valid up to 6 months after the end of the VIE contract to not delay your departure.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information (including your financial indemnities), please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your V.I.E. contract, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Société Générale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.

Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.

If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?

You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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, 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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