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Power and Gas Application Support – Power and Gas | London, United Kingdom

Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: OD00819
Type: Contract

Global Commodity Trading firm requires Endur/ETRM Application Support Analyst to join expanding team. Due to increase in business demands this position has been newly created.

 The role:

  • Responsible for protecting and maintaining the production environment of ETRM trading systems. You will ensure that these systems are available and functioning in line with business expectations, running End of Day processes as well as implementing auditable processes and improvements to continually improve customer service.
  • Provide technical and where possible functional support for IT Managed applications to investigate and attempt to resolve production issues.
  • Log and manage incidents through to resolution, including reporting and regular pro-active communication with end users.
  • Where required escalate and ensure tracking and resolution of issues by 3rd line support (internal and 3rd parties)
  • Understand the level of service and availability associated with each system (SLA’s) and strive to achieve this
  • Ensure releases and changes are adequately managed, are correctly documented and have a sufficient roll back plan.
  • Develop production support infrastructure, processes and procedures to improve the quality of service
  • Clearly understand levels of support and boundaries of support for new software from delivery projects, ensuring projects provide adequate handover
  • Develop and maintain clear documentation explaining how to resolve key software issues, this documentation should be continually refined as the product beds into its production use.
  • Manage end of day application processes
  • For specific systems, enter approved master data in to system (following business approval).
  • Where required provide support in the fail over to disaster recovery environment

 Experience

  • Understanding of Openlink Endur system
  • Proven ability to establish teams and drive improvement.

Romanian Speaking Gas Originator – Power and Gas | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland / Hamburg, Germany
Reference: OD00818
Type: Permanent

The role:

  • Supporting the international business development team in the CEE regional activity
  • Managing negotiation process, external and internal counterparty relationships,origination and contracting process.
  • Managing the corresponding contract during its lifecycle.
  • Taking responsibility for information flow within the organization,
  • Elaborating of business case proposals and commercial development strategies.
  • Oversight for international natural gas business development as part of an integratedteam with special focus on the Romanian market

Your background:

  • 1+ year work experience in natural gas origination, wholesale or business development
  • Familiarity in key account management
  • Structured and analytical way of thinking
  • Solution oriented mindset
  • Ready to travel on a regular basis
  • Fluent Romanian and English languages skill

Senior ETRM Application Support – Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland / Hamburg, Germany

Location: Zug, Switzerland / Hamburg, Germany
Reference: OD00815
Type: Permanent

Due to extensive Investment in ETRM systems global this Oil Trading company is expanding its operations in both Switzerland and Germany through a portfolio of initiatives.  ETRM Application Support Analysts are required in their Zug and Hamburg offices.

 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 all types of IT systems
  • Serve as a bridge between users and the business applications (development) team or the third level support (internal BAs/ external party).
  • 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.
  • Main responsibility is the (in-house developed) ETRM application is using.

 Qualification:

  • Working experience of 3+ years in the field of supporting, implementing and extending enterprise business applications such as packaged ERP systems, ETRM systems and/ or custom software in the commodities trading or oil refining business including the following processes and functionalities:
  • P & L and exposure reporting
  • Pricing, mark-to-market and valuation
  • Bulk logistics/ operations
  • Derivatives trading and back office
  • Transaction settlement and interfacing into accounting
  • Some exposure to IT projects, 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 Excel).
  • Ability and willingness to learn about new technologies and extend the knowledge to different fields.
  • Good English language skills (verbal & writing), German is a strong advantage.

 Personal Characteristics:

  • Proactive and customer focused ‘make it work’ mentality
  • Flexibility on adapting work hours to ongoing tasks
  • International travel required on case by case basis
  • Can work independently and report to his manager
  • Well organized and disciplined
  • Takes ‘ownership’ of outcome and comfortable in a pressured environment

JD Edwards Support Analyst – Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland / Hamburg, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland / Hamburg, Switzerland
Reference: OD00817
Type:  Permanent

Large Oil Trading company requires JD Edwards Support Analyst to join their European team.
The role

  • 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.

Your background

At least 5 years in the field of supporting, implementing and extending enterprise in JD Edwards (Enterprise One), within the following processes and functionalities:

o Sales and Logistics
o Advanced Pricing
o EDI processing
o Master Data Management
o Transaction settlement and interfacing into accounting

  • 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 (verbal & writing), Dutch or French is an advantage.

Product Control Specialist – Power and Gas Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00814
Type: Permanent

Expanding Power and Gas trader is building out their Middle Office due to the success of the business and increase in CAPEX budget. They are looking for a Senior Product Control specialist to assist the middle and Front Office during this phase of expansion and Middle Office build out.*******ONLY EU Citizens will be considered for this position.******* Responsibilities

  • Ownership for Pnl and Position Reporting including Trader Sign-off KPI.
  • Co-ordination of new business onboarding.
  • Responsibility for system master data including curves/indexes etc.
  • Management of financing and other direct trading related cost reporting.
  • Management of Reporting Book Structure.
  • Monitoring of trading compliance with Group risk and accounting policies.
  • Reporting of accounting versus risk differences.
  • Ownership of all adjustments required to source data.
  • Adhoc queries related to trading performance.
  • SME for project work relating to enhanced Pnl reporting and data management.

Requirements

  • 5 years+ of Product Control experience gained on a physical European Gas and Power Commodities Trading Floor.
  • 2 years + Endur experience.
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Problem solver and hands on.
  • Fluent English.
  • Swiss or valid Work permit.
  • Excellent VBA skills (additional coding knowledge would be beneficial).

BI Technical Business Analyst – Commodities Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00795
Type: Permanent

Business Analyst is required for Physical Commodity trader based in Zug.
Global Oil Trading company requires Business Intelligence Analyst Developer to work on a high profile project.
The role:

  • Implement Business Intelligence solutions from technical specifications.
  • Full life cycle development (specification, implementation and coordination of internal or external developers for delivery and testing.)
  • Translate business requirements into designs, concepts and technical specifications.
  • Re-evaluate and update DataMart reports and analytics.
  • Provide solutions for a variety business applications including interfaces and server functions.
  • Adopt various change management methods.

Your Background

  • 3 – 5 years + experience business intelligence concepts and tools (data warehousing concepts and dimensional modelling).
  • Expertise in creating reports, data visualization solutions and dashboards.
  • Understanding of Extract, Transform and Load concepts and processes.
  • Software development with the following tools: (Microsoft SQL Server, T-SQL, SSIS)
  • Reporting tools: PowerPivot/PowerBI/Qlikview/Reporting Services,
  • C#/Visual Studio.NET TFS/VB.NET will be beneficial.
  • Commodities background in ( Oil/Power/Gas/Metals Ags) or Financial Services will be beneficial.
  • Excellent technical analysis skills.

Physical Commodities Business Analyst – Power and Gas Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00794
Type: Permanent

Global Oil Trading firm requires Senior Physical Commodities Business Analyst to join growing team.

The role will involve:

  • Analysing bugs fix and small enhancements; either by providing guidance to the support or development team or writing business and technical specifications or testing the deliverables.
  • Being available for second level support question from Front office. Ops and Risk teams;typically providing guidance for booking complex trades, investigating Pnl and risk
  • issues/questions, investigating EOD batch failures when support cannot help.• Providing input for strategic initiative: writing business specification or doing proof of concepts; Estimating duration /planning.
  • Liaising with vendors or external consultants on major projects (upgrade, migration, etc…)

Your Background:

  • 5 Years+ experience of physical commodities as a Business analyst within (Oil, Metals or Agri)
  • Proven track record of delivering physical commodity IT projects; experience with Front Office user is a plus.• In depth knowledge of Front to Back financial process ( Trade booking, Scheduling, Risk,
  • Invoicing, Settlement)
  • Technical Background in any third party System ( Aspect, Openlink, Triplepoint, Allegro, Symphony etc)
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure, diligence.

C# Developer – Oil Trading | London, United Kingdom

Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: OD00778
Type: Contract / Permanent

Global Oil Trading company requires C# Developer for a number of Power and Gas Trading projects.

The role will involve:

  • Develop bespoke software solutions using .NET C#, SQL Server and associated technologies centred around the OpenLink Endur trading platform.
  • Establishing a detailed technical specification through discussion with business analysts and key users.
  • Clarifying what actions the program is intended to perform.
  • Breaking down technical specification into its simplest elements and translating this logic into code.
  • Envisioning possible solutions to anticipated problems.
  • Working autonomously & as part of a team Combining all elements of the solution design and testing it.
  • Participate in development and maintenance of regression tests Implementing robust system test techniques.
  • Testing sample data-sets to check that output from the program works as intended.
  • Conducting testing and installing the program into production ideally using automated deployment tools.
  • Reacting to problems and correcting the program as necessary.
  • Evaluating and improvement of system performance Adapting the program to new requirements, as necessary Supporting user acceptance testing to ensure the program works to specification and can be used easily, quickly and accurately.
  • Writing detailed documentation for the operation of the program by users and computer.

Candidates background:

  • 3+ years .NET C#.
  • SQL Server.
  • Experience in agile development methodologies.
  • Understanding of Openlink Endur system and particularly .NET OpenComponents.
  • Experience with data warehousing and reporting beneficial.
  • Worked in autonomously and in medium to large teams.
  • Understanding of small organisations.
  • Understanding of energy and commodity trading.
  • Proven ability to establish teams and drive improvements.

Senior C++ Developer – Investment Bank | Copenhagen, Denmark

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Reference: OD00813
Type: Permanent

Global Investment Bank is expanding their FX Department and requires an additional Senior C++ Software Engineer to drive the project and direct the team.

The Team:

Distributes market prices to the rest of the trading platform and calculating client prices based on these Execution orders against the Worlds markets wherever they are Supplying charts to clients

The feed handlers receive market prices from the Worlds exchanges are highly optimized in order to keep up with the incoming peak loads.

The price distribution system accounts for almost all of the Banks network traffic. The prices are distributed over multicast to ensure that the prices do not have to be duplicated for each and every receiver.

The role:

Take part in projects that deliver new business functionality as well as participating in maintaining the existing platform. The job requires frequent and close cooperation with the business (Quantitative Analysis and the Trading Desk) to ensure a smoothly running platform that meets the business needs.

Your Background

  • Extensive C++.
  • Good understanding of multithreaded programming
  • The ability to work with databases, especially MS SQL Server
  • Strong appetite to learn from others.

Desirable

Financial trading background

JavaScript Developer – Commodity Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00809
Type: Permanent

Global Commodity Trading firm requires Javascript Developer. The role will be working on the Web Engineering Team focusing on web applications and being involved in all aspects of platform development.

The role:

  • Interfacing with a large number of stakeholders.
  • Developing solutions both on and off the shelf.
  • Taking ownership of development and resolving issues.

Your background:

  • At least 5 years software development expertise.
  • Javascript ( REACT or Vue with Typescript
  • Java Development
  • PHP, CSS and HTML
  • RDBMS
  • Microservices with MongoDB, GraphQL, Docker/Kubernetes
  • Commodities or Financial Markets expertise will be highly beneficial

Devops Engineer – Commodity Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00810
Type: Permanent

Global Commodity Trading company requires Devops Engineer due to expansion in the team

The role:

  • Implementation and maintenance of strategic virtualized application environment running Kubernetes, RancherOS,and Docker.
  • Implementation and troubleshooting configuration changes, systems applications to identify and correct service interruptions, and other operational problems.
  • Enforcing change for products to promote stability, security, performance and modularity.
  • Automating complex and repetitive business and technical processes through our workload automation platform.
  • Implementing and analysing KPI’s at both the application and infrastructure levels.
  • Drive new technologies and standardization.
  • Improve overall application deployment process.
  • Execute manual deployments where automation is not yet possible.
  • Provide support during corporate maintenance windows for business application infrastructure.

Your background:

  • 5 Years+ experience as a Devops Engineer.
  • Software Development background.
  • Expertise within Kubernetes, Docker and Helm.
  • Experience within Windows, Linux, RancherOS ( System performance Analysis, optimization and monitoring)
  • Strong Scripting skills (eg Powershell, Python, Bash)
  • Enterprise Automation platform (Automic, Control-M)
  • Source Control tools (Git Subversion)
  • Elastic Search Stack
  • Oracle, PostgresSQL, MongoDB

Senior C# Software Engineer – Oil Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00811
Type: Permanent

Global Oil Trading company requires Senior C# Developer for full life cycle development.

The role:

  • Developing bespoke software solutions using .NET C#, SQL Server and associated technologies centred around an ETRM trading platforms.
  • Establishing a detailed technical specification through discussion with business analysts and key users
  • Breaking down technical specification into its simplest elements and translating this logic into code
  • Producing possible solutions to anticipated problems
  • Working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Combining all elements of the solution design and testing it.
  • Participating in development and maintenance of regression tests.
  • Implementing robust system test techniques.
  • Testing sample data-sets to check that output from the program works as intended
  • Conducting testing and installing the program into production ideally using automated deployment tools
  • Reacting to problems and correcting the program as necessary
  • Evaluating and improvement of system performance
  • Adapting the program to new requirements, as necessary
  • Supporting user acceptance testing to ensure the program works to specification and can be used easily, quickly and accurately
  • Writing detailed documentation for the operation of the program by users and computer operators.
  • Handing over solutions to application support.
  • Updating, repairing, modifying and developing existing software and generic applications.

Your background:

  • 5 years + .NET C# development expertise.
  • SQL Server
  • Experience in agile development methodologies
  • Understanding of ETRM Systems would be beneficial, Openlink, Aspect, Triplepoint, Allegro etc
  • Previous experience working autonomously and in medium to large teams
  • Understanding of small organisations
  • Understanding of energy and commodity trading.
  • Proven ability to establish teams and drive improvements.

Quant Meteorologist – Power Trading | Lugano, Switzerland

Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Reference: OD00812
Type: Permanent

A Quantitative Meteorologist to strengthen the weather analysis team that supports the Power Trading desk. Applicants should have at least three years of relevant working or research experience and passion for quantitative weather analysis.  The candidate will be part of a highly skilled Analysis team and will work with weather related data to generate trading signals for the trading desk.

The role:

  • In-depth quantitative analysis of weather models to create added value for the mid-term forecast;
  • Develop algorithms and strategies based on the weather to power models to generate signals for power trading;
  • Improve solar and wind farm power forecast.

Your background:

  • Strong academic background in Meteorology, Physics, Mathematics, etc.
  • Advanced programming skills (ideally solid knowledge of Python) and familiar with UNIX
  • Understanding of numerical weather models and their output (GRIB files, netCDF files, etc.)
  • Desirably expertise in Machine Learning
  • Experience within energy trading is a plus
  • Fluent in English

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.

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.

Demmurage Analyst – Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00799
Type:  Permanent

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provisional calculations of demurrage (vessels & barges)
  • 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

Requirements

  • Fluency in English – written and spoken
  • 4 – 5 years prior work experience in Demurrage
  • Numbers oriented
  • Willing to learn and to take responsibility
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Initiative and communicative
  • Reliable and a team player
  • Holder of a Swiss work permit or EU National

CTRM Business Analyst – Oil Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00748
Type:  Permanent

The role:

  • IT Focal point for designated business areas for requests, projects and issues management/escalation.
  • The primary business area will be Shipping and Freight but may be asked to focus on other areas.
  • Maintain and update list of key requirements and projects.
  • Understand business needs and prioritize requests regularly with business owners by business area.
  • Capture and document/spec. business requirements, to be submitted to delivery teams. In case a request is referred to a different team (incl. infrastructure teams), oversee/project manage activity.
  • Provide guidance and advice to business owners on IT matters, IT policy and project management processes for new IT-project-needs.
  • High priority requests will be assigned to a delivery team, based on business urgency and criticality.
  • Ability to deliver quick-wins where required, hence certain IT technical skills will be essential.
  • Schedule and manage rollouts (UAT, training, hyper care).
  • Contribute to 3rd level support to help resolve business issues.

Background:

  • Highly motivated and committed team player and able to show proactivity and resourcefulness.
  • Deep understanding of the end to end Trading Lifecycle for physical commodities, preferably within the Oil, Energy, Freight industry.
  • Good knowledge of CTRM, freight chartering (e.g. IMOS) applications and related financial systems and processes in a Trading-environment.
  • Experience of min. 5 years in a Business Analyst role deploying similar business environments.
  • Experience of Freight and Shipping projects in a business facing role.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to interact with users at all levels, as well as with other technical/IT colleagues from various countries and cultures.
  • Understanding of Agile methodology, artifacts (user stories, acceptance tests) and Change Control processes.
  • Demonstrate leadership and abilities to manage issues cope in difficult situations and find solutions/options to problems or facilitate escalation for ensuring projects move forward.
  • Highly organized, service oriented, possesses problem solving skills and able to cope in difficult situations in a fast-moving trading environment.
  • Thorough, pay attention to detail/QA, disciplined and methodical.
  • Project management experience.
  • Good knowledge on various IT and analytics tools will be a plus, e.g. report writing, SQL Server/other relational DBs; reporting, BI tools (Tableau/Click-view), complex spreadsheets, scripting and other related tools for assisting power users in delivering quick-wins.
  • Possess good communication skills in a multicultural global environment.
  • Fluent in English with excellent drafting skills, spoken French a benefit.

 

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.

Openlink Endur Business Analyst – Commodity Trading | London, UK

Location: London, UK
Reference: OD00796
Type: Contract

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.

Market Risk Analyst – Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00788
Type: Permanent

Market Risk Analyst is required for a global Oil Trading company based in Zug, Switzerland.

The role

You will be replacing an experienced Risk Analyst in our Zug office. 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.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 shortterm 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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The nature of the work requires an individual with strong analytical skills, acute attention to detail, an inquisitive mind, and a desire to understand exactly how money is made in Trading. The incumbent must be highly self-motivated and have strong communication skills and an outgoing and confident personality allowing them to interact with (and challenge) the traders effectively on a daily basis.
  • Strong Excel skills, VBA / Macro skills are important and MATLAB knowledge would be a distinct advantage. Familiarity with Trading systems is advantageous, but specific skills can be taught on the job. A significant amount of the workload is time sensitive therefore strong organizational and time management skills are important.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

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

Openlink Business Analyst – Commodities Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00746
Type: Contract / Permanent

The role:

  • The successful candidate will be working mainly on Openlink (the trading system currently used by Front Office) and the different interfaces to the risk systems and downstream applications (ACR, Calypso). They will provide analysis, write business specifications, conduct testing and provide second level support to the business.
  • The job holder will be the subject matter expert on Openlink. We expect quality analysis, as well as inputs on key strategic decisions.
  • We need to fill this position as the commodity business is growing (in volume, scope and complexity) and the IT team is currently not scaled to cope efficiently with all the requests. Being able to deliver new functionalities for the IT system and enhancing our current set-up to make it more efficient and robust will be a key part of the success of the Physical commodity business in the future.
  • The candidate will add value by his expertise on Openlink, his knowledge of the physical commodities business and his ability to provide quality deliverables (business specification, report configuration, documentation).
  • The key challenges will be to juggle between fixing urgent issues and working on long term strategic projects. The candidate will have to be able to prioritise different tasks, manage user’s expectations and communicate well with his management/colleagues as well as with the business users.
  • Analysing bugs fix and small enhancements; either by providing guidance to the support or development team or writing business and technical specifications or testing the deliverables.
  • Being available for second level support question from Front office. Ops and Risk teams; typically providing guidance for booking complex trades, investigating Pnl and risk issues/questions, investigating EOD batch failures when support cannot help.
  • Providing input for strategic initiative: writing business specification or doing proof of concepts; estimating duration /planning.
  • Occasionally the candidate will have to contact the vendor (Openlink) to get some help or clarifications, or to request a hot fix.

Background:

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details.
  • Openlink Endur or Findur or RightAngle will considered.
  • Technical knowledge (software engineering, IT architecture, SQL.).
  • Business knowledge of the derivatives and physical commodity business.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to work under pressure, diligence.

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.

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*

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.