We are looking for

Senior IT Developer (Symphony BOT Development focus)

Apply REF: ITO001404

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 17,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 73 markets with more than 196,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career in an international business environment that is fast-paced, diverse and focuses on creating high-value relationships with our clients. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as a working environment where you’re valued as part of the team.

* excluding partnerships



Direct Responsibilities

  • Be the APAC point of contact for Symphony infrastructure topics and work with internal IT and Symphony teams to continuously enhance our Symphony infrastructure around latency and user experience
  • Drive end-to-end development work for internal applications and bots aligned with the GM digital transformation agenda (building prototypes, validating scenarios, develop ChatBots and framework infrastructure for deployment at scale, sharing demos of work completed)
  • Work with the users to understand their needs, workflows and plan out a technical product vision to help them execute and reach it
  • Onboard, coach and be a mentor to the local bot dev resource(s)
  • Support other electronic commerce projects in regional or global scope

Contributing Responsibilities

  • Work autonomously and be comfortable building projects from start to finish
  • Contribute to the global bot framework. Maintain good documentation on bots developed and produce any user manuals as required. Help to create and maintain a library of education collateral
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/product/trends related to ChatBots and corresponding architecture solutions
  • Understand and translate customer needs into business and technology solutions via the range of leading digital methodologies and/or solutions that drive business value. Drive discussions and provide consultation around digital transformation, the users’ digital journey, functional/application designs and ensure technology and business solutions represent business requirements

Technical and Behavioral Competencies required

  • Passionate about automating all things and understand the importance of being a customer advocate
  • Long-term thinker who builds for the future while delivering immediate solutions
  • Technical innovator with ability to demonstrate and inspire continuous learning, experimentation, and data-and metrics-driven decision-making
  • Ability and willingness to learn quickly and adapt to a fast changing environment, with a strong interest in continuous improvement and delivery
  • Strong Planning & Priority Setting – monitors progress and adapts plans according to changes in circumstances

Experience and Qualifications required

  • Minimum tertiary education level – Must be a degree holder in IT or equivalent subject
  • At least 5 years’ experience
  • Proficient in Python, C#, with a good knowledge of API ecosystems, REST Frameworks, design and architectural patterns, understand fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Solid experience in client-server infrastructure, backend APIs, workflow execution
  • Solid experience with web based applications and restful/JSON APIs, e.g. using WebAPI
  • Solid experience in UI web technology using HTML5, JavaScript, React and/or AngularJS
  • Solid experience in high scalability, availability, resiliency, multithreaded architectures and optimised UI’s
  • Solid experience with relational databases and SQL knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of programming best practices, design patterns etc
  • Ability to write unit tests within standard frameworks
  • Proven experience with digital projects
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities

Desirable Requirements

  • General understanding of finance and structured investment products, particularly from a sales perspective
  • An ability to design performant software and an understanding of application performance profiling
  • ChatBot or Virtual Assistant experience
  • Willing to participate to Symphony Hackathons
Primary Location: HK-Hong Kong (HK)-Hong KongJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYEducation Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)Experience Level: At least 5 years Reference: ITO001404