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Middle Officer – Gas and Power Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00736
Type: Permanent

Middle Officer is required for Gas and Power Trading company.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce independent position and P&L reports for Traders and Management, ensuring their accuracy daily.
  • Produce independent P&L explained reports and when required investigate discrepancies by liaising with the Traders or other support groups.
  • As required advise and/or assist booking of non-standard and complex trades.
  • Check non-standard or complex trades for completeness and correctness in line with the risk and P&L methodology and lock trades. Be conscious of the life cycle of the trade and other support groups requirements.
  • Conduct reasonable daily checks to ensure correct forward curves are used for valuations and at month end a more detailed check.
  • Assist accounting department in their reporting and reconciliation at month end and external auditors at year end.
  • Check and monitor P&L of physical deals.
  • Apply risk reserving methodology to trading desks and where required specific trades.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders to improve on the existing daily procedures and application of trading system.
  • Where applicable apply, improve or develop new processes for data checks, trade completeness and management reporting.
  • Keep all procedures and documentation up to date.
  • Inform and assist VAR production and quant groups in their roles.
  • Monitor and report on limits and limit excesses.
  • Respond promptly and accurately to queries and tasks from Traders and other support.
  • Where required be the owner and manage position and P&L reporting for any off-system trades.
  • Test new products or instruments in the trading system for accurate position and P&L.
  • Liaise closely with Operations, Back Office, Market Risk, Credit Risk, Finance, Accounting and Front Office.
  • Be part of any new or upgrades to Trading systems.

Your background:

  • Understand the important and central role and responsibilities of Middle Office within a commodities trading firm and apply them to the role.
  • Minimum experience of 3-5 years as Middle Officer.
  • Knowledge of Gas and or Energy markets requested.
  • IT Trading system and Excel experience is essential.
  • Demonstrate Business analysis skills.
  • Be organized – rigorous – responsible/autonomous.

Senior BI/DWH Business Analyst – Commodities Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00737
Type: Permanent

Senior BI / DWH Business Analyst is required by Global Commodities Trading company elaborating and documenting business requirements for the new Business Intelligence platform. You will be also be responsible for delivery of a new BI platform.

The role:

  • Gather requirements and drive the detailed business analysis in the area of BI / datawarehousing & reporting.
  • Own key project deliverables, such as elaboration and documentation of business
  • requirements, creation of design specifications and test cases.
  • Assist developers in the technical design, validate the implementation and take responsibility for user acceptance testing.
  • Specify reporting requirements and assist the internal Business Objects team in the implementation.
  • Assist business stakeholders with their ad-hoc reporting requirements.
  • Provide end user support on reporting areas already productive on the new BI platform.

Your Background:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent).
  • Proven experience (in minimum 5 years) as Requirements Engineer / Business Analyst in BI /
  • DWH projects.
  • Data warehousing and reporting.
  • Advanced SQL skills.
  • Experience in the commodity trading or financial services industry.
  • System change management and operational support or business information systems.
  • Data migrations / data integrity and system interface design and management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and written) in order to communicate with all levels of Business & IT.
  • Strong detail orientation and willingness to fully understand subject domains.
  • Self-motivated, highly pro-active and resilient attitude.
  • Delivery and customer focused: delivers quality, efficiently, hitting deadlines and within budget.
  • Fluent in English (oral and written), German is a plus.

Quant Research Analyst – Asset Management | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00724
Type: Permanent

This is an opportunity to work in the Quantitative Research and Analytics (QRA) team. The team provides rigorous peer-reviewed quantitative investment research, portfolio analysis and, support for portfolio construction, asset allocation and volatility-managed processes.

The Quantitative Research Associate will conduct and communicate quantitative research and analysis, partnering closely with Quantitative Research Analysts and portfolio management professionals, in support of investment decision making process.

Core responsibilities:

  • Conduct and communicate quantitative research and analysis on markets, asset classes, factors and portfolios;
  • Ability to gather, maintain and analyze economic and financial data in support of asset allocation modeling and analysis, factor analytics research and screening;
  • Respond to questions and requests for analysis and expertise from team associates and other investment professionals.
  • Responsibility to apply risk models in support of the investment process of multi-asset investment strategies, interpret output, understand differences, identify causes, explore alternatives, respond to questions and requests for in-depth analysis, as necessary;
  • Participate in collaborative process-oriented quantitative research projects within QRA;
  • Develop appropriate reporting where appropriate, execute it on a regular basis with periodic updates and refinements with diligence, focus and a high degree of quality control;
  • Learn about new models, techniques, and processes and identify potential applications;
  • Participate in the dissemination of these new ideas and applications.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Excellent quantitative research skills, as evidenced by an advanced degree (MFE, MSc, PhD) in a mathematically robust discipline, e.g. econometrics, mathematical finance, statistics or physics;
  • Excellent systems and computer skills, including a strong working knowledge of Excel, Matlab, Python or R; Bloomberg or FactSet a plus;
  • Intellectual curiosity about financial markets, asset allocation and, investing and an understanding of quantitative financial concepts as they apply to portfolio construction, optimization, attribution and, derivatives is a plus. Existing knowledge of quantitative financial models and demonstrated ability to learn within a quantitative research role is preferred;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of associates including Investment Group, Results Analysis and IT;
  • Must be able to meet daily deadlines and demonstrate excellent attention to detail and work well under tight time constraints with multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Self-motivated, takes initiatives and demonstrates commitment to continuously improve skills and self.

FX Quant Developer – Private Bank | Zurich, Switzerland

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Reference: OD00726
Type: Contract / Permanent

Global Private Bank requires FX Quant Developer to join a team of 5 working with Traders. The role will be a 1 year + contract working on stochastic model development with Java / Scala.

The role:

  • Quantitative Development / Analysis.
  • Working with local Stochastic models.
  • Pricing libraries.
  • Functional programming in Java / Scala.
  • Working in collaboration with Traders.
  • Building business knowledge within FX.

Your background:

  • 5 years + as a Quant Developer.
  • Expertise within FX and working with local Stochastic models.
  • Practical know-how of 1st generation exotic FX options and of complex FX products (accumulators, TARFs)
  • Hands-on experience in the calibration and implementation of advanced pricing models (stochastic volatility or local stochastic volatility)
  • Very good knowledge in the usage and implementation of numerical algorithms (PDE solvers, optimization algorithms, Monte Carlo)
  • Solid financial mathematical education, in particular in the fields of stochastic differential equations and option pricing theory.
  • Functional Programming language (Java / Scala / F#)
  • Mathematical or Computer Science background.

C# Software Engineer – Commodity Trading | London, UK

Location: London, UK
Reference: OD00449
Type: Contract / Permanent

Global Commodity Trading company is looking for a C# Software Engineer to join Front Office development team.

The role:

  • Server Side C# Development on a range of projects for the Power, Gas and Oil business areas.
  • One of the projects will be focusing on Trade Booking processes.
  • Supporting existing systems
  • Face off directly with the commodities business.
  • Minimal BAU enhancements
  • Working with Java development teams within IT department.

 Your background:

  • Server Side C# development experience 3-5 years +
  • Multithreading
  • Sql Server
  • Agile methodologies ideally
  • Banking / Financial Services / Commodities background

Java Software Engineer – Commodity Trading | Houston, USA

Location: Houston, USA
Reference: OD00706
Type: Permanent

Java Software Engineer is required by Commodity Trading company to work on a global Reference Data Build. The position will be working with a number of Front Office teams covering Oil, Gas, Power and Metals.

The role:

  • Working with cutting edge technologies in a dynamic agile environment.
  • Working with the business to understand processes and capture requirements. This can range from small scale tactical enhancements to the current-state platforms, through to wholesale architectures of the greenfield next-generation platforms.
  • Analysis and design of functions, components, applications, and entire systems; across n-tier client, server, and database layers.
  • Application implementation as part of a team or individually.
  • Robust application testing.
  • Status reporting both to business and technology management.
  • Maintenance and support of production applications including enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Working closely with other development teams to further strategic technology goals.
  • Acquiring business knowledge and trading system knowledge to further individual development.

Your background:

  • 3 – 5 Years Java Development expertise.
  • Sql Server Database background.
  • Spring, Hibernate, MongoDB, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, C# would be beneficial.
  • Candidates must have Commodities ( Oil, Gas, Power, Metals, Ags ) or Financial Markets or Investment banking expertise.
  • Excellent communication skills and must be able to work under pressure.

Senior Python Developer – Energy Trading | London, UK

Location: London, UK
Reference: OD00711
Type: Permanent

Energy Trader requires Senior Python Developer who will be part of high calibre team where you will be responsible for the software development back-end, system design to Implementation / coding.

The Python Developer role provides the unique opportunity of scoping and building FinTech systems  from the ground up. You will be working on Trading, Billing and Reconciliation Systems, Payment, Automation, etc.

This role might also require for you to create an interface for the business users, in the short term, so front-end knowledge is greatly appreciated.

Your background:

  • Familiarity Python and understanding of Python frameworks (Django, Flask)
  • Familiarity with linux.
  • Awareness of security and data protection best practices.
  • Good knowledge of relational databases, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Good knowledge of AngularJS (or other popular Javascript MVC frameworks). (optional)
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and jQuery (optional)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated and resourceful.
  • Enthusiasm for innovation in the tech industry, including continuous learning and improvement
  • Experience with Fintech systems is greatly appreciated
  • Strong mathematical knowledge / analytical mindset
  • 3-7 years of experience

ICT Architect – Energy Trading | Lucerne, Switzerland

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Reference: OD00710
Type: Permanent

European Power and Gas Trader is looking for a German Speaking ICT Architect to work with a number of Infrastructure and solution architecture teams.

The role:

  • Development and adaptation of the ICT landscape (IaaS, PaaS, XaaS).
  • Analyze and assess requirements for existing or new IT initiatives.
  • Advancing the digitization of IT services to ensure economic and stable operation.
  • Orchestration of external and internal solution architects and participation in strategic digitization projects.
  • Determination of the wide system and application architecture in cooperation with the stakeholders.
  • Definition of solution architecture.
  • Design of different solution options.
  • Create and evaluate solution variants, possibly PoC, as well as provide recommendations for the IT solution architecture

Your Background:

  • Computer Science / Maths / Physics / Engineering Degree.
  • Professional experience as an ICT architect, of which at least 2 years experience in the conception or use of cloud services in demanding environments.
  • Several years experience as a system engineer / ICT architect in the field of hybrid solutions (Microsoft, O365, VMWare).
  • Good understanding of ICT infrastructure and virtualization.
  • Experience in agile project management.
  • Fluent in German and English language.

JD Edwards Business Analyst – Commodities Trading | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reference: OD00710
Type: Permanent

Global Commodity Trader requires Senior JD Edwards Business Analyst to work on CTRM solution for SAP migration. This will be a great opportunity to build on JD Edwards technical background, gain expertise in SAP and acquire commodities knowledge.

The role:

  • Serves as primary contact between technology and business end-users in understanding the specific business requirements, criticality and prioritization of business capability
  • Identify, assess and document business requirements, with all levels of the organization
  • Creates current and future state process flows, and technical overviews
  • Conducts research to determine if solutions to business requirements currently exist within or outside the business, and if not, whether new solutions are feasible
  • Advises business on options, risks and costs versus benefits of various solutions.
  • Facilitates governance and prioritization by business stakeholders through organization of IT change boards.
  • Provide input into project / resource estimating activities.
  • Takes ownership for creation of IT project plan
  • Maintain continuity between business team and IT organization throughout complete system development life cycle.
  • Maintains continuity between IT organization and outsourced delivery partners.
  • Retains requirements traceability from project inception through implementation.
  • Actively supports requirements during test planning  and execution
  • May create test cases/scripts and execute test scripts
  • May facilitate implementation of new solution through training sessions, demos, and the development of appropriate documentation
  • Manages workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones
  • Takes ownership for delivery of projects and ensures project execution

Background:

  • Business Analyst background within Commodities ideally.
  • JD Edwards ( Enterprise One) technical background
  • Idealy worked in Commodities ( Ags, Sugar, Cocoa, Grains, Cotton, Metals, Oil, Crude, Brent, Gas, Power, LNG) or have worked in a Trading / Investment Banking background.
  • Have a willingness to learn new technologies such as SAP.
  • Must have support mid – large scale IT projects.
  • Fluent English speak, Dutch would be desirable.

Business Intelligence Software Engineer – Energy Trading | Lucerne, Switzerland

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Reference: OD00705
Type: Permanent

Business Intelligence Software Engineer is required to work on greenfield project for a Energy Trading company. The role will involve working with an array of new technologies and an opportunity to gain business knowledge within the Energy Trading sector.

The role:

  • Responsible for the modernization and further development of the Data Analytics Environment (BI).
  • Responsible for the operation and further development of database-close systems (Mesap).
  • Responsible for the conceptual and technical implementation of new requirements.
  • Support of Energy Trading IT in database systems.

Your background:

  • Completed university studies (ETH, University) in technical or business management.
  • Very good knowledge in database environment, especially business intelligence and SQL programming, Microsoft environment and / or Oracle.
  • Very good experience in modeling data as well as in reporting and data visualization tools (eg tableau).
  • Several years of professional experience in the BI environment.
  • Experience in Agile project implementation (eg Scrum).
  • German speaking would be beneficial.

Java Developer – Commodity Trading | London, UK

Location: London, UK
Reference: OD00459
Type: Permanent

Global Commodities Trading company requires senior Java Developer to work in Front Office Commodities Team. Working alongside a high calibre team where you will be facing off directly with the commodities business on a range of Front Office related projects for the Oil, Gas and Power business streams.

The role:

  • Core Server Side Java development
  • Database design skills
  • Working with a number of cutting edge development technologies
  • Working directly with the Front Office Commodities business
  • Full development lifecycle

Background:

  • Core Java development background.
  • Multi-threading background.
  • Some technical team/leading would be ideal.
  • RDBMS/NoSQL
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Commodities (Oil, Power or Gas, Metals) or financial markets (Risk, FX, Equities)
  • Prior expertise with implementation of Trading/Risk systems.

This is an opportunity to gain business knowledge within the Commodities space on projects at grass roots level and have real hands on influence on a growing project.

Location: Hamburg, Germany / Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00708
Type: Permanent

Global Oil Trading house is looking for a JD Edwards Business Analyst to work on a range of Global Systems. This is an opportunity to gain business knowledge within the Energy sector for a Greenfield project.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1st and 2nd level business applications support and training to users on day to day issues.
  • Work closely with users to determine issues and propose solutions.
  • Operation and problem solving of business applications including monitoring of jobs, interfaces and server functions.
  • Response and resolution management of day-to-day user issues related to JD Edwards and other types of IT systems
  • Serve as a bridge between users and the business applications development team.
  • Work with the business to define and execute the adaptation, extension and implementation of business applications with the goal of safe and reliable operation, effectiveness and cost efficiency of business applications in the group.
  • Specify, design, implement, document and test business application solutions that integrate consistently into the existing IT system landscape.
  • Manage changes and (small) projects with sound change/project management methods.

Candidates Background:

  • Working experience of 5 years in the field of supporting, implementing and extending enterprise business applications such as packaged ERP systems, preferably in JD Edwards
  • Preferable IT project experience in different roles over the whole project lifecycle.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good analytical and technical skills (SQL, SharePoint, basic programming) as well as a good perception of user needs and business processes.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft products, especially MS Excel.
  • Ability and willingness to learn about new technologies and extend the knowledge to different fields.
  • Good English and German language skills would be beneficial.

IT Murex Business Analyst – Commodity Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00439
Type: Permanent

Business Analyst with experience of Commodities Derivatives front-to-back business processes, with particular understanding of Murex MX.3 front and middle office. The candidate will work on a Group  initiative to implement Murex MX.3 as the strategic derivatives platform for multiple delivery phases. This will involve detailed requirements gathering across a broad user group, designing streamlined solutions in line with  IT strategy and then supporting the project through to delivery.

The role:

Within this role, the candidate will provide requirements capture and distilled business vision for the Murex Derivative platform within the trading division, as well as managing expectations of the key business stakeholders and working closely with the project manager for delivery of these projects.

  • Act as a key point of contact to the Business Transformation Services, Business Analysis, Functional Architecture and Solution Architecture groups throughout the implementation.
  • Interface with business stakeholders to determine key design and process decisions which the contribute to the overall delivery plan.
  • Deliver assigned tasks complete and on time as designated by the Programme Office to ensure smooth progress of the implementation.
  • Manage key blocks of deliverables as designated by the programme office.
  • Contribute and take ownership for various project related tasks / planning activities as the programme evolves.

Background:

  • 10+ years experience of requirements analysis in a commercial environment.
  • Domain expert in: Derivatives products: Commodities, FX and Interest Rate products position management and mark-to-market / profit & loss / pricing and risk, including real-time valuation.
  • Strong technical understanding of Commodities, FX and Interest Rate products.
  • Excellent grasp on derivative front and middle office processes and how these are applied within a Murex MX.3 environment;
  • Demonstrable ability to drive business process changes- challenging current business practices
  • Proven ability to act as a bridge between the business and highly technical developers, translating business concepts into requirements that are implementable.
  • Track record of working in a team that has delivered large scale applications, to agreed timescales and to agreed quality standards.
  • Experience of a variety of software development methodologies (e.g. continuous integration, iterative development).
  • Strong academic background – excellent degree from a top tier university is required in a subject that demonstrates the need for logical thinking, precise understanding and clear articulation.
  • Able to leverage product knowledge to co-ordinate responses and inputs across BA, development, QA, Infrastructure and business users.
  • Excellence in communication (written and verbal) to drive interactions with programme manager, senior sponsors within business & technology and with team members.
  • Has credibility and can communicate clearly with both non-technical and technical individuals.
  • Able to provide concise information to internal stakeholders and external vendors to clarify delivery requirements.
  • Able to channel subject matter knowledge to support project implementation with respect to design, build, testing and deployment phases of the programme.
  • Knowledge and Practical experience of Project Management methodologies – ability to configure delivery work stream frameworks to progress timelines and delivery milestones.
  • Track record in delivering to strict time deadlines in challenging environments.

IT Business Analyst – Energy Trading | Hamburg, Germany

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Reference: OD00701
Type: Permanent

General responsibilities:

  • Problem solving of IT issues in the area of workplace infrastructure and standard applications (OS, Office) in direct contact with users at different location.
  • Operation and problem solving of business applications including monitoring of jobs and interfaces.
  • User support for business applications in close cooperation with the other IT teams.
  • Participation in IT application projects.
  • Setup of new users and change of existing users in business applications.
  • Experience with SQL will be a plus.
  • Experience with VBA programming will be a plus.

Tank Terminal responsibilities:

  • Problem solving of IT issues in the terminal environment (TAS systems, Wincc/ SCADA, Flow
  • Computers and metering systems, Tank Gauge) in direct contact with the terminal employees at different locations.

Qualifications:

  • Associate with a minimum working experience of 4 years in IT.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft products, especially Windows 7, Office, Server 2008.
  • Ability and willingness to learn about new technologies and extend the knowhow to different fields.
  • Proactive and customer focused “make it work” mentality.
  • Flexibility on adapting work hours to ongoing tasks.
  • Willingness to perform 24 hours on-call-support in a rotational model.
  • (International) travel required.
  • Can work independent and is well organized and disciplined.
  • Takes ‘ownership’ and is comfortable in an environment under pressure.
  • Good German and English language skills (verbal & writing).
  • Good analytical and technical skills as well as a good perception of user needs and business and system processes.
  • Experience in operating, supporting, maintaining, implementing and extending business applications and IT infrastructure.

Market Risk Analyst – Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00705
Type: Permanent

The role:

  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly market risk reports including VaR, Options and Stress testing.
  • Analysing the risk of the company’s portfolio across commodities and products.
  • Preparing analysis as directed by the Market Risk Manager for consideration by the Global Risk Committee.
  • Providing support within the Market Risk team for the development and validation of risk models.
  • Providing support within the Market Risk Team for IT testing and development.

Your Background

  • A background in risk management within Oil Trading company is preferred.
  • Graduate qualification in any or combination of the following subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Economics, Computing and Business or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of Value-At-Risk, stress testing, scenario analysis, and other market risk techniques.
  • Knowledge of Oil and derivatives products.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel and VBA.
  • Knowledge of SQL and Matlab useful.
  • Excellent analytical skills and a focus on accuracy and precision.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentations skills.
  • Proactive with the ability to participate in a multi-faceted team environment with often conflicting pressures.

Mifid II Project Manager / Business Analyst – Private Banking | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00709
Type: Contract 

Mifid Project Manager / Business Analyst is required for Private Bank based in Geneva. The role will be working on a new Mifid II Change Management initiative and will be interfacing with a number of stakeholders within Risk, Compliance and Change Management.

The Role:

  • Assess and map existing processes in the scope of the projects.
  • Analyse feasibility.
  • Create Business Requirements Documents with understandable and clear language, and obtain sign-off from stakeholders.
  • Propose solutions to problems and roadblocks.
  • User Acceptance Test coordination.
  • Research and Data mining.
  • Ensure stakeholders involvement, challenge stakeholders vision and promote innovative solutions.
  • Reassess frequently needs and targets with stakeholders.
  • Work closely with Project Management Team and Project Management Office.
  • Partner with Development and IT Project management units to ensure adequacy of developments and solutions proposed.
  • Identify and report project conflicts.
  • Stakeholders mapping and management.
  • Identify and report project conflicts.
  • Publish project reporting destined for upper management and Executive, with  a risk-based approach.

Your background.

  • 5 years+ expertise within Business Analysis or Project Management.
  • Regulatory expertise within Mifid II.
  • Change Management.
  • Private Banking or Investment Banking background..
  • French speaking would be beneficial.
  • Ability to communicate to communicate at all levels.

  Only candidates with valid Swiss Work Permit will be considered

Physical Oil Business Analyst – Oil Trading | London, UK

Location: London, UK
Reference: OD00701
Type: Contract / Permanent

Global Oil Trading company is looking for a Physical Oil Business Analyst to be responsible for the analysis and implementation of business processes and the specification of software solutions to support those processes with a particular focus on Amphora Symphony system.

 

The role:

  • Gather business requirements and model business processes
  • Describe solutions at a functional level including key assumptions and dependencies.
  • Describe business processes the solution is expected to cover as well as the impact of the changes to be delivered.
  • Chasing down point detail issues on requirements, brokering decisions and achieving consensus
  • Support the creation of a test strategies/cases and execute these
  • Supporting technical resources involved in designing the solution to ensure full coverage of business processes and requirements
  • Supporting decision-making around the phased delivery of the solution
  • Assist with change management activities including benefits realisation planning, training and communications.
  • Assist with estimating level of effort involved in future phases.
  • Work autonomously and within a team to deliver technology enabled business change.

Background:

  • Significant expertise in Oil Trading (Physical Oil products; Crude, Brent, Light Ends, Biofuels etc)
  • Ideally (but not mandatory) expertise with Amphora Symphony.
  • Exposure to shipping management.
  • Exposure to key Risk and product control processes.
  • Strong understanding of the data flows within an energy trading business.
  • Understanding of trading and financial terminology.
  • Experience of specifying and writing functional specifications and business requirements for development teams is essential.

*Only candidates that have Physical Oil Products, Crude or Brent expertise will be considered*

Snr. Sharepoint Developer – Commodities Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00708
Type: Permanent

Global Commodities Trading firm requires Senior Sharepoint developer to define, develop, test, analyse, and maintain new web applications for internal and external use in support of the achievement of business requirements.

The role

  • Write, code, test and analyse software programs and applications
  • Work with agile development team on release planning, sprint planning, scoping, and engaging with customers
  • Enhance existing programs and systems to correct errors or provide new functions
  • Develop structured programs using appropriate computer language while adhering to Information Technology’s standards
  • Architect, design, implement and troubleshoot solutions with a focus on planning, deploying and supporting all web implementations in multiple web environments
  • Design and specify test procedures including unit, system, and integration testing
  • Design system and program test data, debug programs using appropriate system tools and ensure system and program results are accurate to meet specifications
  • Provide daily customer and production support including production issues, enhancements, maintenance and training
  • Responsible for customer support of SharePoint and support of third-party solutions built on SharePoint
  • Assist, coach and mentor other Software Developers

Your background:

  • Experience in designing, developing and implementing enterprise class solutions on SharePoint.
  • SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016 Development experience SharePoint content utilising JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, AJAX, CAML, and SharePoint Designer.
  • Developing and deploying apps using the SharePoint App Model.
  • Expertise integrating BI solutions with SharePoint (SSRS, PerformancePoint, Power BI)
  • Experience with Agile Development Practices.
  • Ideally you have worked within a trading environment.

This is a great opportunity to work on a greenfield project and build business knowledge within Commodities.

Power Trader – Energy Trading | Denmark

Location: Denmark
Reference: OD00396
Type: Permanent

Global Energy Trading company is looking for a Power Trader to work within Continental European Electricity markets. The position position will be working with an established desk who are looking to expand.

The role:

  • Optimize asset portfolio value within the European Power market.
  • Trading daily on various exchanges, auctions and OTC markets within Continental Europe.
  • Implementing and developing hedging and trading strategies.
  • Working with other energy trading companies, investment banks and other trading houses.

Background:

  • Academic background ideally up to MSc level within Finance, Economics or Mathematics.
  • Work well under pressure and you able to multi task at a number of levels.
  • You have a background within the Power Trading market especially within Continental Europe.
  • Strong Analysis skills.
  • Excellent Communication skills.

Gas Trader – Power and Gas Trading | Netherlands

Location: Netherlands
Reference: OD00788
Type: Permanent

Growing European Power and Gas Trading company is looking for a Gas Trader to focus on Eastern European market. This is great opportunity to grown this business aggressively, have full autonomy and a substantial percentage of P&L.

The Role:

  • Cover 21 gas markets across Europe, NBP, Henry Hub & JKM.
  • Trading flow and spec on physical, futures, swaps and options.
  • Responsible for generating strategies and conducting analysis.
  • Working closely with originators, structurers and portfolio managers.
  • Developing new business lines for the desk.

Your background:

  • 3-5 years Gas Trading experience focused on flow business.
  • You have traded on the Eastern European market, Norwegian or Russian.
  • Be able to work autonomously and on your own initiative.

Team Lead Oil Settlements – Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00704
Type: Permanent

The role:

  • Manage the Settlements team to carry out the following duties:
  • To capture and control Hedging of Future and Swap deals done by the Group.
  • Collecting Traders hedging sheets, Clearers statements, reconciling the data and capturing the trades into the Merc and Clearport systems.
  • Updating the Database with new products, Lots and Periods. Updating Broker info- such as new brokers, accounts, product commission etc. Update daily prices for all products and periods, Brokers settlements and reconciling Brokers accounts with the Merc and Clearport systems.
  • Capture Position Reports of all offices and controlling the data from Merc and Clearport by page and lot to the Position Report. Variances are then communicated to the Desks to correct.
  • Capture the Lot lists of all Group companies and then ensuring the Reporting package Gross Profit agrees to the Lot List. Comparing the Position Report to the Lot lists and then sending out Variance Reports and then capturing the Desks/Offices answers. Regularly sending out PLA lists to ensure all the data is up to date: Origin, Destination, Purchaser/Seller, Quantity.
  • Monthly invoicing for Merc, Clearport, Initial Margin usage and Foreign Exchange, and sending out various Downloads from Merc, Clearport, Clearport, on a daily basis or on request.

Background:

  • Team leading / Managerial Background.
  • Prior expertise working within Oil, Crude, Brent Trading companies.
  • An established background within Settlements, Swaps, Futures, Clearing, Nymex
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Experience in Excel.
  • Good with numbers

Senior Energy Market Risk Analyst – Oil Trading | Calgary, Canada

Location: Calgary, Canada
Reference: OD00703
Type: Permanent

Market Risk Analyst is required for Global Oil Trading company. The role will be working within a newly developed team focusing on the Oil Business.

The Risk Analyst is responsible for preparing and analyzing daily profit and loss for commodity trading desks, including the monitoring of positions. The analyst will gain an understanding of the types of transactions and strategies used by the trading desk to understand the risks within the trade book and ensure that deals and their profit and exposures are accurately represented. The individual will be responsible for ensuring the mark-to-market, position reports provided to management and traders are timely and accurate. This position provides key analytical and trading support to the global organization. This position is a primary link between the various trading locations.

The Role:

  • Report and explain profit movements, mark-to-market, positions and Risk Values on a daily basis for trading desks with reference to prices, correlations and position changes.
  • Understand key price indices used by the desk and the construction of forward curves. Maintain and evaluate quantitative market data including price series from brokers, 3rd parties and trader assessments, volatilities, correlations and volumes.
  • Understand trading account structure and exposures and profit generated by the transaction types in the book. Provide monthly analysis of the gains & losses resulting from trading strategies employed by the desk.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis for queries relating to impact of new deals, P&L, positions and/or risk values using trading info and systems. Develop suitable exposure measurement and reporting methodologies for new product and structured contract offerings. Ensure forward parcels are appropriately valued and provide input into monthly financial close processes and annual disclosure requirements. Serve as backup analyst for other books and be available for short-term projects.
  • Liaise with other Risk Analysts globally to ensure consistency of approach, particularly across similar trading books.
  • Ensure activities are carried out in compliance with external regulation and Financial Reporting requirements, mandates and policies.

Background:

  • Degree in mathematics, economics, engineering, business/commerce or a related field
  • Relevant Energy industry experience preferred, with background in derivatives trading or physical crude/products/gas/power
  • Understanding of energy, freight & derivative markets and market Risk Management fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Value at Risk measures
  • Understanding of Fair Value and Derivative recognition concepts
  • Ability to multi-task with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to perform under rigid deadlines
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel
  • MATLAB knowledge preferable
  • Experience using Risk Management systems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships
  • Self motivated individual who functions well in a team environment

Openlink Support Engineer | Energy Trading – London, UK

Location: London, UK
Reference: OD00659
Type: Permanent

Global Commodity Trading company with a global prescence within the Oil, Power, Gas and Metals sector is looking for Openlink Endur Support Engineer for a range of trading related projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support of Commodity Trading and risk applications for Intraday and End of day activities.
  • Take appropriate actions to ensure that time-critical batch steps run. This may involve root cause analysis of issues and taking appropriate corrective actions (fixing curves, excluding deals/portfolios etc.).
  • Monitor applications availability and report issues pro-actively.
  • Communicate with clients/vendors as required: inform/chase for incident progress, notify them of impending changes or agreed outages
  • Fast turnaround of client requests
  • Log and prioritize tickets
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively
  • Work with the Service Desk to ensure requests are routed to appropriate resource in order to be resolved quickly and efficiently
  • Escalate service requests that require 3rd level support
  • Improve client service, perception, and satisfaction

Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities Required:

  • Good experience with CTRM Application support including upstream/downstream trading systems E.g. Understands business workflow, trade life cycle and operations)
  • Programming skills using JAVA or .Net or any programming language.
  • Diagnosis skills of technical issues related to programs in Java, .Net or any other programming language.
  • Understanding of databases and analyzing SQL scripts.
  • Deployment, configuration and testing of applications.
  • Technical knowledge of CTRM systems such as OpenLink Endur is required.
  • 5-7 years of work experience in IT industry and 3-5 years of systems support.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Fluent in English

C++ Analyst Programmer – Asset Management | Zurich, Switzerland

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Reference: OD00446
Type: Permanent

Asset Management Software Solutions Company requires C++ Analyst Programmer to work within a dynamic new team.

The role:

  • Server-side application development in C++ in an agile environment.
  • Implementation of new features and modules.
  • Maintenance and refactoring of existing modules.
  • Close collaboration with the Java-team in order to find joint solutions.

Background

  • Software engineer ‘through and through’.
  • You live for clean code ( Unit testing and apply design patterns).
  • Experience with C++ and Linux/Unix, Java and Oracle is advantageous.
  • Expertise with client/server architecture and databases.
  • You are communicative, creative and keen to take initiative.
  • You are fluent in German and English, both spoken and in writing.
  • Preferably experience or at least take special interest in the financial services and Asset Management sector.

Demurrage Analyst – Oil Trading | Netherlands

Location: Netherlands
Reference: OD00659
Type: Permanent

Global Oil Trading company requires Demurrage Analyst to work on a variety of projects within the Oil Trading market. This would suit a candidate who is looking for a new challenge or looking to build on the Oil Trading expertise.

Responsibilities:

  • Provisional calculations of demurrage.
  • Input and updating data in the demurrage recording system Access.
  • Issuance of demurrage invoices & cover letters.
  • Preparing documents to support the demurrage claims.
  • Book & check incoming claims.
  • Inform Traders of cause of accrued demurrage costs.
  • Interaction with operators, middle office & traders in order to improve processes and mitigate Costs.
  • Negotiation of incoming & outgoing claims.
  • Chasing customers for outstanding claims and keeping track of incoming funds.
  • Assist/advise contract desk with purchase & sales contracts with regards to delivery nomination, Laytime & demurrage clauses

Background:

  • 4 – 5 years’ prior work experience in Demurrage.
  • Oil, LNG, Gas, Power background required.
  • Initiative and communicative
  • Reliable and a team player
  • Fluency in English – written and spoken.
  • Holder of a Swiss work permit or EU National

Fundamental Energy Analyst – Power and Gas Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug. Switzerland
Reference: OD00699
Type: Permanent

Large global Energy Trading player is looking for Fundaental Energy Analyst to develop trading strategies in cooperation with traders based on fundamental or quantitative modelling and in-depth market analysis.

The role:

  • Developing trading strategies in cooperation with traders based on fundamental or quantitative modelling and in-depth market analysis
  • Supporting short-term asset-backed power trading with customized market views, trading strategies, fundamental analysis and tools
  • Developing, maintaining and improving price model for short-term price forecasts
  • Initiating and fostering best market data and intelligence available
  • Monitoring of political and regulatory changes as well as trading opportunities
  • Internal communication of analytics as well as writing market reports
  • Close cooperation with meteorologist as well as gas, coal and oil analysts
  • Supporting international origination and sales activities

Your background:

  • Master’s degree in economics, finance, mathematics or closely related fields
  • Education in statistics or data science (further education)
  • Professional experience (2 years or more) in energy industry and trading environment
  • Expertise within the Power an Gas Market within European Markets.
  • Ability to translate market analysis into trading strategies
  • Strong analytical and problem solving aptitude, able to communicate results effectively
  • Fluency in English.

Java Developer – Commodity Trading | Geneva, Switzerlad

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00431
Type: Permanent

Global Energy Trading company is looking for a Senior Java Developer (ETRM) to join their existing team on a high profile project.

The role:

  • Technical implementation of functional requirements, coding, configuration and unit testing.
  • Working on a range of ETRM projects.
  • Working very closely with the business users, offshore team and vendors directly.

Background:

  • Candidate should have hands on experience in coding Code Java and J2EE technologies and Shell Scripting.
  • Knowledge on SQL, Stored Procedures, XML, Web service, FIX protocol will be an added advantage.
  • Should have experience of working on Oracle database and Unix Solaris
  • Prior experience/knowledge of Trading and Risk management product like Openlink, Allegro, Triplepoint CXL, Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good communications skills – written and verbal
  • Team player.

Openlink Endur Business Analyst – Commodity Trading | London, UK

Location: London, UK
Reference: OD00372
Type: Permanent

Global Commodity Trading company is looking for Openlink Endur Technical Business Analyst to work with the development team and the business supporting business requirements and implementing solutions.

The role:

  • Working with Commodities Trading business and technology to implement new business requirements in Endur integrating with internal systems as required.
  • Working with business teams to streamline and automate processes across Endur and internal systems.
  • Supporting commodity trading business in Endur helping to troubleshoot issues and implement resolutions.
  • As part of the global technology team, work with counterparts in other regions to define and align Endur practices and processes globally.
  • Strategically assess requirements understanding when it is appropriate to apply an Endur solution and when it is appropriate to apply alternative solutions.
  • Analyse and document business requirements and manage implementations.

Background:

  • 7-10 years working with and programming in Endur.
  • 7-10 years working in Commodities Trading industry including knowledge of European Power and Gas trading products and trade life cycle.
  • Strong knowledge across breadth of OpenLink Endur system.
  • Experience defining and implementing Endur configuration changes to support new products and configure all related artefacts and processes.
  • Strong Endur programming experience using AVS and JVS.
  • Application development experience using Java or C#.
  • Database design and implementation experience including writing and analysing SQL.
  • Experience across development lifecycle from analysis through design, implementation, testing and deployment.

AspectCTRM Business Analyst| Energy Trading – Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00662
Type: Permanent

Established Commodity Trading Firm requires Technical AspectCTRM Business Analyst to work with both the commodities business and technical teams on a number of projects. Providing detailed analysis and requirements gathering to enable the delivery of complex software development projects with AspectCTRM. Also provide requirements capture within the trading division, as well as managing expectations of the key business stakeholders and working closely with the CTO / CIO.

The role:

  • Analysis of business requirements from the commodities desk and translating that into technical specification.
  • Hands on technical scripting within a proprietary scripting Framework AspectCTRM.
  • Manage a range of projects with a full project lifecycle approach as well as providing “Out of the Box thinking” for solutions.

Your background:

  • A background within Business Analysis and Project Management.
  • Expertise within Aspect Scripting Frameworks or similar Scripting languages.
  • Commodities / Energy Trading or Investment Banking background.
  • Problem solver and strategic thinker.
  • Proactive approach

C# / F# Software Engineer – Investment Bank | Zurich, Switzerland

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Reference: OD00372
Type: Permanent

Senior C# / F# Software Engineer is required for European Investment Bank based in Zurich to work within the Financial Engineering team

The role:

  • Software development in the area of manufacturing, sales, life cycle management and trading of financial instruments in an agile environment.
  • Integration of new interfaces and partners.
  • Design and development of optimization and automation (STP).
  • Ensure the smooth operation of the applications and take over support tasks.

Background:

  • Very good understanding of structured products.
  • Very good knowledge of the standard protocols such as IBT and IBE of the SIX Swiss Exchange as well as FIX (Financial Information eXchange).
  • Several years of experience in .NET / C# / F# development.
  • Several years of experience with the development of integration solutions
  • Experience with MS BizTalk Server 2013.
  • Experience with WebServices, WCF, XML / XSLT.
  • Experience in programming with Python.
  • Experience in the design and development of databases (MS-SQL).
  • Flexibility in a dynamic environment as well as increased performance when required.
  • Candidates must be fluent in German and English.

C# C++ Quant Developer (German Speaking) – Commodity Trading | Essen, Germany

Location: Essen, Germany
Reference: OD00598
Type: Permanent

Established Global Commodity Trading company requires German speaking C# C++ Quant Developer to join growing team on a number of high profile Front Office projects.

The role:

  • Design and development of the central valuation and risk management system.
  • Design and development of applications for trading and risk management.
  • Integration of the valuation and risk management system with adjacent IT systems and support in case of change requests.
  • Operational support of the valuation and risk management system and its applications for traders and risk managers, including support of the central quantitative library.

Required Development Skills

  • Comprehensive experience in system development with C++, C# and SQL Databases (e.g. MS-SQL Server 2016)
  • Significant experience in service and application development based on micro service architectures
  • Significant experience in developing and supporting applications using WPF
  • Significant experience in distributed software development using an industry standard development stack (such as Jira, Git and Jenkins)
  • Experience in applying quality management standards to create scalable, performant and robust IT-solutions

Required Business Related Knowledge

  • Thorough understanding of commodity trading and related business logic
  • Good understanding of derivative valuation and risk management models and techniques which are provided by the central quantitative library and are at the core of applications and services you are developing
  • Ability to apply this knowledge in the business analysis process with the users in order to develop value creating generic solution.

Education

  • Computer Science or quantitative background such as mathematics, financial engineering or physics with significant professional programming experience
  • Fluent in German and English

Other skills:

  • Very good problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-driven and willing to take responsibility
  • Work in a front office environment (fast pace, high precision, ”can do” attitude)
  • Able to work effectively even under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in teams with different skill sets, backgrounds and personalities
  • Cooperative, open, respectful and reliable

C# Architect / Developer (German Speaking) – Commodity Trading | Essen, Germany

Location: Essen, Germany
Reference: OD00662
Type: Permanent

Tasks:

  • Responsibility for the architectural orientation of the IT application landscape and the development of standards
  • Design and implementation of a complex software system in C# (.NET 4.x) and maintenance of the overarching integration architecture
  • Development of scalable, high-performance and fail-safe applications based on future-oriented microservice architectures, using current technologies (including C# 4.x, WPF, MS SQL Server 2016, RabbitMQ)
  • Point of contact for Trading, Quantitative System Engineering and Risk Management for system and application development
  • Analysis of the business requirements from the user perspective (“user stories”) in coordination with product managers in an agile project environment
  • Concepts and feasibility studies based on requirements analyzes as well as the cross-process analysis of effects on the IT landscape
  • Project support from the implementation phase through test specification and evaluation of the test execution to deployment
  • Conduct code reviews to enforce standards with development partners
  • Documentation of operational processes and support in the development of operating concepts

Requirements:

  • Degree in computer science or comparable qualification
  • Several years of experience as an IT Architect in software projects or as a Software Developer on architecturally relevant topics (individual or standard software), ideally in connection with trading and risk management systems (ETRM / CTRM)
  • Specific knowledge in the context of service-oriented / microservice architectures, including development standards, methods, tools and test management
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience with software development processes and methods of object-oriented design and appropriate modeling techniques (UML)
  • Good knowledge for the documentation of complex IT architectures
  • Extensive knowledge in requirements and software engineering
  • Practical experiences with Continuous Delivery / DevOps and agile project methods
  • A pronounced result-oriented and structured way of working in the interdisciplinary project environment
  • Communication strength, team-oriented personality
  • German and English speaking.

ETRM / CTRM Consultant / Project Manager | Berlin

Location: Berlin, Germany
Reference: OD00797
Type: Permanent

High profile Commodities / Energy Trading company is looking for ETRM / CTRM Business Analysts or Project Managers to work on array of Implementation projects.

You will be involved on all aspects of the project ranging from, Analysis, Third party vendor selection / Technical Selection, Implementation / Build, Project management as well ensuring high standards are maintained.

Candidates must have a background in the following:

  • Energy Trading Risk Management / Commodity Trading Risk Management.
  • Business Analysis / Project Management / Consultant background.
  • A background implementing software in a ETRM / CTRM environment.
  • Fluent in German and English.
  • Ability to multi task and problem solve.
  • Expertise with Openlink / Allegro / Brady / Triplepoint / Symphony / Aligne / Zainet would be beneficial.

This is an opportunity to work on a greenfield ETRM / CTRM  Implementation projects and have the ability to direct and manage projects within the Energy and Commodity Trading sector.

Aligne / Zainet ETRM Functional Analyst – Gas Trading | Belgium

Location: Belgium
Reference: OD00131
Type: Contract / Perm

Established Gas Trading company requires Aligne / Zainet ETRM Functional Analyst to join ETRM team.

The role will involve:

  • Designing cost optimized solutions in line with technical and functional trends.
  • Responsible for functional design for business to business OO Architecture.
  • Establish time estimates for solution functional design.
  • Design end to end functional solutions for ETRM.
  • Analyse third part party business processes.
  • Participate in utility and regulatory governance best practice.
  • Produce functional analysis documentation to a range of stakeholders.
  • Develop test scenarios within an Agile environment.

Candidates must have  background within:

  • An established background within analysis, documentation and design within Supply solutions and Utility Trading.
  • Technical background with Aligne / Zainet or Allegro, SQL
  • Be fully versed within Agile methodology and have participated in Scrums.

Application Support| Commodities Trading – Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00669
Type: Permanent

The position involves:

  • Supporting business users in Switzerland and globally for our main Metals and Minerals trading system.
  • Closely working with the team of application business analysts and the developers to resolvereported issues.
  • Regular communication on status and progress of pending issues to relevant stakeholders
  • Extend and maintain product support documentation for support staff and end-users
  • Problem management and proposal of correcting measures to proactively prevent reoccurring issues.
  • Involvement in the application testing cycle as part of the business request delivery process and requires knowledge of:

Background:

  • The commodity trading or financial sector.
  • Supporting business application end-users
  • Strong SQL knowledge
  • Software testing and Quality Assurance in UAT and preproduction environments
  • Business analysis methodologies
  • IT development technologies and processes.

You:

  • Education on degree level (or equivalent) with at least 2 years of working experience in a similar trading or financial environment
  • Willing to go the extra mile in supporting end-users
  • With excellent language skills – a high English standard is a must, German is an advantage
  • Self-driven and with the right sense of urgency …. advantage will be given if candidate has:
  • Broad knowledge of the commodity trading & traffic, finance or accounting business sectors
  • Straight forward / hands on approach with proven ‘can do’ attitude

Java Developer – Commodity Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug. Switzerland
Reference: OD00432
Type: Permanent

Commodity Trading firm is looking for a Senior Java Developer to join their existing team on a expanding project.

The role:

  • Working in a team and delivering results within an agile environment.
  • Analysis of business requirements and translation into technical solutions.
  • Web development of new intuitive Front End solutions as well as maintenance and extension of existing applications.
  • Guarantee of consistent approach and maintainable code.
  • Communication with internal clients, other team members and project leaders.
  • Implementation of Unit and Integration tests.

Technical Skills:

  • Backend: Java EE and/or Spring, Spring Boot beneficial, XML, JSON/REST, Hibernate, JUnit
  • Front End: HTML5, JavaScript, Typescript beneficial; knowledge in one of AngularJS, Angular 2 or React/Redux
  • Build: Maven; knowledge in Webpack, Gulp or Grunt beneficial
  • Experience with Microservices architecture and development welcomed

Your Background:

  • Minimum 5 years of Java experience
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Self-driven and proud to take ownership
  • Interested in continuing to work with web technologies and UI design
  • With strong language skills a high English standard is required; German is a plus Trading background beneficial

Quant Risk Analyst – Power and Gas Trading | London, UK

Location: London, UK
Reference: OD00254
Type: Fixed Term Contract

Global Power and Gas Trading company requires Quant Risk Analyst to join Market Risk team on a range of Risk and P&L related projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to expand you business knowledge within the Power and Gas industry and work with new technologies such as F#.

The role:

  • Enhancement of VAR methodologies and associated Risk Metrics (Gamma, Vega) to the wider business.
  • Conduct ad hoc quantitative analysis on Portfolio Risk profiles, proposing new risk measures / Stress Testing.
  • Development of valuation methodologies for complex contracts (Gas Storage and Swing patrolling)
  • Developing Risk metrics for LNG and blending products.
  • Automate various Market Risk processes – Stress Testing / Back testing.
  • Ownership of short term IT related projects / enhancing Risk Systems.
  • Contribute to regular risk assessment of Risk Metric Methodologies.
  • Develop a relationship for a range of stakeholders from Front to Back Office including IT.
  • Development of processes and valuation methodologies using tools such as (F#, C#, SQL and VBA).

Your Background:

  • A minimum 3 years+ experience within Quantitative Risk Analysis within the Gas and Power sector.
  • Strong understanding of Risk (Greeks) and P&L.
  • VAR type metrics and Option Pricing concepts.
  • Swing and Storage Valuation.
  • Knowledge of F#, C#, VBA – SQL beneficial.
  • A background within Commodity Markets
  • A degree in Finance, Banking, Mathematics, Engineering or Statistics

Technical Business Analyst – Commodity Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00543
Type: Permanent

You will join the dedicated IT trading team in charge of the evolution of inhouse trading management software. Within the team you will have the opportunity to learn / improve / use your knowledge in the development tools we use to run our software around the globe: Oracle forms and Oracle PL/SQL. As technical Business Analyst you will be involved in the continuous process of maintaining and improving applications used in offices all over the world.

Position Summary

The Technical Business Analyst will have the following tasks:

  • Analyse user requirements.
  • Translate software requirements into programming code.
  • Research, design and write new software programs and apps; test new programs and ‘fault finding’.
  • Work closely with other staff, such as project managers, developers, systems analysts, brokers and traders.
  • Investigate new technologies.
  • Continually update technical knowledge and skills by external courses, reading manuals and accessing new applications.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of programming experience, ideally in the financial or commodity trading environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of relational databases development (Oracle PL/SQL), knowledge of Oracle forms is a plus.
  • Working knowledge Web development and/or .Net would be an asset.
  • Degree in computer science or related field or a combination of related experience and education.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • French language skills an advantage,

Personal Characteristics

  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities
  • Highly responsive, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Resourceful and able to think creatively and adapt. A results oriented individual who thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Team player, with an open non-political style and a high level of personal integrity.

IT Functional Architect – Commodity Trading | Geneva

Location: Geneva
Reference: OD00347
Type: Permanent

Global Commodity Trading firm requires an IT Functional Architect to join their Trading IT department. The team have commenced a programme to enhance and improve trading applications with innovative architecture to support business growth across the full range of business lines and many global regions.

The programme is aimed at delivering major functional enhancements across all primary business lines to enable continued business growth and enhanced profitability for the firm.

The role:

The role will involve providing end to end functional design and assuring functional deign principles are adhered to for a range of projects.

Background:

  • Functional Architecture experience, ideally within Commodities Trading
  • 10+ years of IT Business Analysis experience
  • Full end to end trading process experience with particular knowledge of the following; Trade capture for commodity transaction or derivatives, Confirmation management. Pricing and risk, including real time valuation
  • Experience with a range of software development methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong academic background

Data Governance Business Analyst – Investment Bank | Copenhagen, Denmark

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Reference: OD00734
Type: Contract / Permanent

Large well known Investment Bank is looking for Data Governance Experts working on a large scale global project working with a number or technical and business teams.

The role:

To drive the work across Data Owners, Data Stewards on the other resources in the Trading and Risk projects when working on implementing the operational data governance.

Your background:

Data governance professional skills: Core requirements for practical implementation of data governance. Core elements of data governance strategy. Data standards, requirements for common data definitions/dictionary and business rules, data quality controls, data quality metric definitions, data quality gates, data quality reports, data challenge approach and governance, SLAs, standard operating procedures, the funding SLA (compensating data owners and stewards for the services they do for other organisational units)

Drive and facilitation skills: Outgoing personality, energy and persuasive personality to drive and facilitate – not do all the work, but get the others to do the work. People skills to reach consensus. It is not a leadership position, but ideally the candidates have some of the traits characterising good leaders.

Financial sector skills: Experience related with trading in financial instruments, ie some knowledge of financial products.

This is working on a large Data Governance initiative within the Market Data Group.

Market Data Business Analyst- Investment Bank | Copenhagen, Denmark

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Reference: OD00702
Type: Contract / Permanent

Market Data Business Analyst required to join an exciting project that is in the process of redefining how market data is consumed within the organisation. The scope theoretically focuses on all use cases of Market and Reference data services in the Wholesale bank but initially focuses on 3 key areas.

The role:

  • The creation of a Front to Back system to take our End of Day pricing through an IPV process, then into our risk platform before finally being reviewed by Finance. There is a high probability technologies and concepts here will be both new to the bank and also to many investment banks
  • To review and optimise our static data universe, initially starting with Symbology and Issuer level information before approaching the broader Instrument static and Reference data universe.
  • The creation of the distribution mechanism that combines both traditional market data (Reuters, Bloomberg, Markit etc..) and internally generated pricing stored in both bespoke and industry recognised trading and pricing platforms and making it available to down stream consumers in a consistent and robust fashion.

Your background:

  • A  minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial markets or from a data vendor side. The ideal candidate has experience in the market data management area with a broad understanding of the business processes the data is used in.
  • Business-focused and have the ability to take ownership of tasks and driving them from beginning to end.
  • Outgoing, communicate effectively and are able to build good relations with stakeholders and colleagues with diverse competences, nationalities and job responsibilities.
  • Experience of Vendor systems provided by Mainstream and specialist vendor systems are highly desirable. Examples would be Reuters, Bloomberg, Markit, Super Derivatives, KDB, Xenomorph, Onetic
  • Exposure to the software development lifecycle would also be beneficial especially in an Agile software development environment.
  • You should also be familiar with a range of financial instruments and understand the lifecycle of market data. Basic knowledge on curve and surface building, database structures and IT systems is a plus.

Openlink Endur Developer – Energy Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00754
Type: Contract / Permanent

Energy trading company is looking for a Openlink Endur Developer.

The position will involve:

  • Support of Commodity Trading and risk applications for Intraday and End of day activities.
  • Take appropriate actions to ensure that time-critical batch steps run. This may involve root cause analysis of issues and taking appropriate corrective actions (fixing curves, excluding deals/portfolios etc.).
  • Monitor applications availability and report issues pro-actively.
  • Communicate with clients/vendors as required: inform/chase for incident progress, notify them of impending changes or agreed outages.
  • Fast turnaround of client requests.
  • Log and prioritize tickets.
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively.
  • Work with the Service Desk to ensure requests are routed to appropriate resource in order to be resolved quickly and efficiently.
  • Escalate service requests that require 3rd level support.
  • Improve client service, perception, and satisfaction.

Your background:

  • Good experience with CTRM Application support including upstream/downstream trading systems (E.g. Understands business workflow, trade life cycle and operations).
  • Programming skills using JAVA.
  • Diagnosis skills of technical issues related to programs in Java, .Net or any other programming language.
  • Understanding of databases and analysing SQL scripts.
  • Deployment, configuration and testing of applications.
  • Technical knowledge of CTRM systems OpenLink Endur or Amphora ICTS would be beneficial.
  • 5-7 years of work experience in IT industry and 3-5 years of systems support.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Fluent in English.

Openlink Solution Engineer – Power Trading | Zurich, Switzerland

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Reference: OD00678
Type: Permanent

Openlink Endur Solution Engineer is required to support ETRM Operations Team for a large established Power Trading Company. This will involve Operation, maintenance, and stability of the ETRM platform from both a functional and a technical perspective, including but not limited to the Openlink Endur . You will be the point of contact for all production issues encountered by the business End-to-end management and execution of change requests and optimization of time-to-market in response to business with a strong focus on front office solutions.

The role:

  • Ownership (not execution) of the EoD workflow, price feeds, and delivery of critical reporting both in Openlink and in the data warehouse and other downstream systems (SAP, subsidiary trading systems).
  • Responsible for integration and production platforms.
  • Continuous Improvement of IT and business processes and the implementation of those processes in IT systems.
  • Analysis and resolution of complex business issues (Trading, Risk, Operations)
  • Business analysis, project management, and consulting for short term projects and medium to long term technical projects.
  • Testing, validation, and installation of new application releases.
  • User and vendor management and communication.

Your background:

  • Degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Experience of Openlink Endur v8.0 or later.
  • Experience in application management and configuration.
  • Programming experience (C, Java, VB, .NET, OpenJVS, AVS) and databases (MSSQL).
  • Strong grasp and experience within Energy trading utility business.
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills.
  • Proactive and solution finding approach.
  • Able to work in a very dynamic and pressurised environment.
  • Team player.
  • Fluent written and spoken English; German would be beneficial.

ETRM C# F# Developer – Power Trading | Baden, Switzerland

Location: Baden, Switzerland
Reference: OD00369
Type: Permanent

Large European Power Trading company is looking for ETRM Developer to work with Front to Back office Departments.

The role:

  • Work closely with traders, risk managers, back office, finance, and the developer community across TIM to design and deliver bespoke solutions.
  • Design, development and delivery of high quality bespoke software components.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our delivery processes.
  • Responsible development, test automation and deployment of your solutions.
  • Provide 3rd level support for various applications and interfaces, active support in system maintenance, in particular for applications and interfaces that have been developed in-house. 

Your Background:

  • University Degree in information science, finance or engineering
  • Passionate about software development and development processes
  • Experience in .Net development using C# and/or F# and Visual Studio
  • Familiar with database technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, German skills are a strong asset

Quant Risk Analyst – Commodity Trading | Baden, Switzerland

Location: Baden, Switzerland
Reference: OD00803
Type: Permanent

Commodity Trading company requires Quantitative Risk Analyst to be involved in front office initiatives providing valuation and risk management tools to support investment decisions.

The role:

  • Active involvement in front office initiatives providing valuation and risk management tools to support investment decisions.
  • Development of key performance indicators to perform part of the risk approval process.
  • Model development for valuation of complex and structured products e.g. power purchase agreements, gas storage, full supply and tailored origination deals.
  • Enhancement of existing methodologies for risk measurement, valuation and stress testing
  • Presentation of results and initiatives to senior management.

Your background:

  • University degree with a background in quantitative finance or an equivalent diploma such as Mathematics, Statistics etc. One of the following would be an additional asset: FRM/ERP, CQF, CFA, Master in Finance ETH.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as quant in a trading environment and/or risk management.
  • In depth knowledge in pricing and valuation of complex and structured products
  • Strong understanding of quantitative methods for market and credit measurement and managements.
  • In depth understanding of financial and commodity markets in particular in the area of gas
  • Programming skills for prototyping and ad hoc solutions.
  • Ability to absorb new concepts quickly and solve problems efficiently
  • Fluent in English, German is an advantage.

Commodity Analyst – Power Trading | Stockholm, Sweden

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Reference: OD00739
Type: Permanent

The role:

Commodity Analyst will be working with the Market Intelligence team.  You will be involved in analysis of commodity markets with Coal, Emissions and Gas markets. There will also be close involvement with the Power market research and portfolio management teams. This position is integral to the team and will require a best-in-class market view on power and commodities to be used in hedging and production planning.

Your background:

  • Master’s degree in Economics or Engineering.
  • 5-7 years experience with commodity markets ( Coal, Power and Emmissions) Analysis expertise.
  • Fluent English and ideally Swedish or Finnish speaking.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player

Quantitative Developer- Investment Bank | Zurich, Switzerland

Location: Zurich, Switzerland.
Type: Permanent
Reference: OD00135

Quantitative Developer is required for dynamic and forward thinking research and development team

Your main tasks:

  • Development and management of software modules.
  • Integration and migration of existing applications.
  • Operation and optimization of operational processes.
  • Plan different tasks, such as the technical implementation or the creation of a prototype and are open to learn new technologies and subjects.
  • Contribute substantially to the effective implementation in the bank’s processes and systems.

Your background:

  • University degree in computer science, single
  • 3-5 experience
  • Knowledge of one of the following languages: C#, C++ and Python and SQL / DBMS
  • Experience with quantitative Packages beneficial
  • Very good language skills in German and English
  • Constant willingness to learn and high independence and responsibility

Openlink Endur Project Manager – Power and Gas Trading | Denmark

Location: Denmark
Reference: OD00378
Type: Contract

Openlink Endur Project Manager is required for a 3 year+ V15 upgrade project working for a established Energy company based in Copenhagen. The company specialises in producing, distributing, procuring and trading a wide range of commodities across Europe.

The position will involve:

  • Ensure project progress through team members and provide guidance, control and support of all activities.
  • Secure acceptance specifications for approval of deliverables from the project sponsor and stakeholders.
  • Financial follow-up and risk management.
  • To be the single-point-of-contact for the project
  • Responsible for the vendor budget.

Background:

  • Extensive Project Management expertise with Openlink Endur (Version 12+) Implementation projects.
  • Has previous expertise with the Energy or Commodities sector.
  • Estimation, forecasting and resource control expertise as well as budget management.
  • Stakeholder and Risk Management expertise.
  • Only Prince 2 Certified candidates will be considered.
  • Client facing skills and the ability to work on multiple projects
  • English speaking both written and verbal.

Openlink Endur Developer – Power and Gas Trading | Denmark

Location: Denmark
Reference: OD00291
Type: Contract

Openlink Endur Developer is required for a 3 year+ V15 upgrade project working for a established Energy company based in Copenhagen. The company specialises in producing, distributing, procuring and trading a wide range of commodities across Europe.

The position will involve:

  • Adjusting AVS & JVS scripts to handle API changes across Endur version
  • Adjusting configuration across Endur versions
  • Supporting testing process
  • Handling defects identified – correcting errors
  • Writing documentation

Background:

  • Openlink Endur – AVS / JVS
  • Development technologies: C#, .NET / Java / C++ background.
  • Established experience within system design, coding, configuration, testing, debugging reports, scripts and interfaces for commodity trading systems.
  • Prior experience implementing and supporting Commodity solutions.
  • Client facing skills and the ability to work on multiple projects
  • English speaking both written and verbal.

Openlink Technical Consultant – Power and Gas Trading | Denmark

Location: Denmark
Reference: OD00399
Type: Contract

Openlink Endur Technical Consultant is required for a 3 year+ V15 upgrade project working for a established Energy company based in Copenhagen. The company specialises in producing, distributing, procuring and trading a wide range of commodities across Europe.

The position will involve:

  • Support maintenance release planning and execution.
  • Support build of run-book and cutover plan.
  • Custom Connex Interfaces Bug Fixing.
  • Execute cutover activities.
  • Support technical stabilisation.
  • Deploy new standard plugins and task definitions.

Background:

  • An extensive background as a SME / Senior Application Consultant / Technical Consultant working on Endur upgrade projects from V10 to V14.
  • Exposure to Front to Back utility distribution processes.
  • Strong analysis background.
  • Extensive Openlink background ideally V10+.
  • Client facing skills and the ability to work on multiple projects
  • English speaking both written and verbal.

Senior Originator (Swedish Speaking) | Sweden

Location: Sweden
Reference: OD00131
Type: Permanent

Expanding European based Power Trading company is looking to build their Origination team in Stockholm. The team will be looking at all aspects of Origination and Marketing within the Power Trading sector.

The main duties will involve:

  • Origination, negotiation and strategy within the Nordic and Swedish Power Markets.
  • Negotiations within the existing and new clients.
  • Assisting in building strategies for new client development.
  • Identifying new business opportunities and keeping up to date with market developments.
  • Communicate market trends to the company’s trading environment.

Candidates must have a background within the following:

  • An established background as an Originator within the Power and Gas trading market focusing on the Nordic regions, ideally within the Swedish Markets.
  • A deep understanding of the Nordic Power market.
  • Academic background up to PhD or Masters level.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluent in English and Swedish is essential.

This is a great opportunity to work in an expanding company focusing on the Swedish and Nordic Power Market.

Quantitative Analyst – Credit Risk Modelling – Investment Bank | Zurich, Switzerland

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Type: Permanent
Reference: OD00132

One of the largest Investment banks in Europe is expanding it quantitative research team.  The team focuses on the development and maintenance of rating models for the measurement of credit risk. They also define and develop quantitative models and methods for the assessment of credit, market and operational risks and work together with internal customers from different
departments, areas and departments.  As well as development and maintenance of rating models for the measurement of credit risk.

Your main tasks:

– Performing data analysis and creating quantitative evaluations of credit data.
– Development, calibration and back testing of statistical models for credit risk measurement.
– Creating model documentation and validation reports.
– Development of stress testing methods.
– Support for the annual risk budgeting and capital planning.
– Participation in projects (“Basel III” and “systemic relevance”).

Your background:

– University studies in mathematics or statistics.
– Very good programming skills in R or comparable language, SQL skills are an advantage.
– Several years of experience in the credit modelling, preferably in the development of rating and LGD models.
– German mother tongue or very good knowledge of German in speaking and writing.
– High level of initiative, structured and goal-oriented approach with a strong affinity for quantitative methods.

Oil Analyst – Oil Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00687
Type: Permanent

Oil Analyst is required for Oil Trading company based in Geneva.

The main duties of the role will involve:

  • Providing real time analysis to a number of stakeholders with Front Office teams.
  • Short term fundamental Analysis to develop trading strategies.
  • The development of strategies that are both effecient and profitable.
  • Working with Traders, Quant Analyst and a large number of the front office team.

Background:

  • Fundamental Analyst with Oil background.
  • Bachelor Degree within Engineering, Science, Economics or Commerce.
  • Full understanding of the Emmissions market, Oil within Europe.
  • Data Analysis either from a Quantitative or Fundamental background.
  • A high degree of analysis and is well versed within statistics.
  • Programming languages within R, VBA and Matlab would be beneficial.

This will be an opportunity to build you expertise within the Oil and logistics sector.

Power / Gas Analyst – Commodity Trading | Dusseldorf, Germany

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
Reference: OD00265
Type: Permanent

Large established commodity trading company is looking for a Power Gas Analyst. The position will be working within a trading team developing strategies for the western Europe Power Market within Quantitative Analysis teams. This will involve developing and running a short term stack for the power an providing trade recommendations. This is a great opportunity to build on your Power / Gas background and look at a number of products within the European Power and Gas market. The role will be based on the trading floor working with a number of peer groups.

Candidates must have a strong academic background within Maths, Physics or Economics, an in-depth understanding of the power market ideally for western Europe and have technically worked with Excel VBA.