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JD Edwards Project Manager – Oil Trading | Bern, Switzerland

Location: Bern, Switzerland
Reference: OD00840
Type: Contract

Contract – French Speaking ERP – Project Manager — Energy Trading – Bern, Switzerland

Global Energy Trading company requires French speaking ERP Project Manager for contract position.

Your Background:

  • Experience with ERP roll out (preferably JDE) in an industrial environment (plus experience with an Enterprise Asset Management system), using the following modules: Finance (GL/Fixed Assets/AR/AP), Procurement (non-oil), Equipment maintenance, Job Cost
  • Experience in change management to guide the business in the change
  • Experience in good governance and involving/informing stakeholders in multiple locations
  • Bit of seniority and experience is important
  • French + English language is a must

This is a hybrid role which some can be done on site and remotely.

*Only EU Nationals will be considered*

ETRM Market Risk Analyst – Power and Gas Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00841
Type: Permanent

The role:

  • Support the Front Office appropriately with independent views within a risk management framework and in line with Market Risk Standard and Delegation of Authority
  • Maintain a full overview of all trading activities, current positions, PnL developments, and risk figures to address certain situations
  • Identify market risk issues within the group, identifying possible solutions and support implementation of the preferred approach with commodity risk
  • Run and administer risk models and production of market risk analytics, providing explanation
  • for changes, and interacting with Front Office to understand and challenge underlying trading strategies
  • Provide input into the definition of risk policies and procedures working as a commercial partner to support and challenge the business in day-to-day trading as well as long term strategic deals for the Group
  • Conduct back testing of risk metrics including VaR and sensitivity/scenario analysis
  • Assist traders in managing key risks at a strategy and portfolio level
  • Model validation, conformance testing and regulatory reporting
  • Support Head of Group Risk with day-to-day activities

Your Background

  • Relevant level of Market Risk experience in the area of European Power and Gas physical/financial market experience gained within a European Gas and Power utility, Energy Trader and Commodities Hedge Fund
  • Knowledge of gas storage, LNG, swing/take or pay/spread options trading, asset back trading
  • IT skills experience should include ideally ENDUR, coding (SQL/Python/VBA), database experience and external systems (Reuters/Blomberg/Markit)
  • Excellent international and communications skills are required to collaborate effectively with senior management and front office teams

Quant Risk Analyst – Power and Gas Trading | London, United Kingdom

Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: OD00844
Type: Permanent

The Analyst/Senior Analyst, Quantitative Risk position will consist of providing quantitative risk support to risk professionals in Houston and London, and more generally assisting the Manager of Quantitative Risk in their efforts to lead the global quant risk team.

The global risk department covering both Houston and London under the leadership of the Chief Risk Officer is expanding. The Department consists of global market, credit and quant risk teams responsible for the expansion and maintenance of the risk framework in their respective areas. A few key risk areas have been identified as requiring additional resourcing from experienced risk professionals, including one position in Quantitative Risk in London.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing general quantitative risk support and advice including, in particular, colleagues in the market and credit risk teams. The role will effectively assist the Quant Risk Manager in the London office.

  • Building and maintaining complex risk models or tools required to understand and analyze credit, market or liquidity risk.
  • Ensuring that the representation of complex transactions in systems of record provides a fair picture of the associated risks.
  • Reviewing complex valuation or hedging models developed by the Front Office, including full model validation when appropriate.
  • Providing ad-hoc quantitative risk analysis around complex transactions put forward by the Front Office, including Monte Carlo simulation, etc.
  • Liaising with the Front Office on the risk analysis related to its commercial optimization modelling.
  • Helping develop price curve, volatility and correlation methodologies jointly with the Middle Office.
  • Providing support to the Credit Risk team around the modelling of Potential Future Exposure and other quantitative credit risk metrics.
  • Supporting Treasury with developing cash-flow forecasting tools (including collateral and margins).
  • Staying abreast of market developments in risk quantification methodologies and LNG pricing.

Qualifications (education, Experience And Skills)

Education and Certifications 

Bachelor level (or higher) degree in a quantitative field such asfinancial modelling or similar.

Experience

  • Analyst : 3-5 years of experience in an energy trading firm (ideally with exposure to the LNG business), either in a market risk or quant risk team.
  • Senior Analyst : 5+ years of experience in an energy trading firm (ideally with exposure to the LNG business), either in a market risk or quant risk team.

Skills and Knowledge Required

• Strong understanding of statistical analysis as used for commodity risk;
• Strong understanding of commodity derivatives valuation and modelling
• Strong understanding of physical commodity markets
• Familiarity with risk models like VAR, PFE, etc.
• Programming skills in C/C++, Python, scripting
• Expertise in Excel modelling
• Ability to understand complex structured commodity deals
• Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-experts
• Ability to build relationships and trust across the company
• Strong sense of integrity and hard work
• Appreciation of control requirements in trading organizations
• Preferred
• Familiarity with LNG and shipping markets and practice
• Familiarity with ETRM systems (preferably Endur)
• Familiarity with @RISK or similar tools

Gas Analyst – Power and Gas Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00839
Type: Permanent

In this position you will collaborate closely with front office traders and analysts in the team. You will make a valuable and tangible contribution to the company’s success with your analytical and market expertise.
The role:
  • Provide short-term and medium-term analysis to support commercial activities of traders
  • Develop pipeline models, conduct and track forecasting for supply and demand and gas exports
  • Communicate identified risks related to forward analysis and vendors
  • Further develop models by introducing new data and improve robustness with back testing
  • Ensure your research and analysis is communicated to traders within appropriate timeframes
Your profile
  • Relevant educational background in a quantitative field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in fundamental gas analysis gained within a trading environment
  • Solid experience with Excel and VBA, additional programming experience an advantage
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Focused, analytical, proactive and questioning mindset
  • Ability to thrive in a fast moving and energetic environment

Finance Project Manager – Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00842
Type: Permanent

One of our Oil Trading clients requires a Contract or Perm Senior Finance Project Manager for large Financial implementation working with the Business Solutions Lead and engaging with a number of stakeholders.

The Role:

  • Assess and document requested business needs/requirements from stakeholders
  • Execute or lead needed project analysis or vendor selection processes
  • Manage project delivery of process standardization, simplification and automation
  • Steering committee update meetings
  • Manage Budgets
  • Liaise with stakeholders, from end users to board level
  • Ensure operational project execution and post go-live support intact

Qualifications:

  • 5 years + of experience in Project Management.
  • Significant experience (5 years+) around finance core processes, ie procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, General Ledger, Consolidation
  • Experience around other non-commercial processes
  • Masters Degree with a major in Finance or IT
  • Experience with projects around ERP systems a plus, eg upgrades, implementations etc.
  • Consultancy experience (big 4, others) is a strong preference
  • Project certification, eg Prince 2, PMP
  • Experience in in Oil + Gas, Energy/Utilities, Manufacturing or Investment Banking preferred
  • Fluent in English/German (and ideally French).

Natural Gas Operator- Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00846
Type: Permanent

The role

  • Understanding the transport, storage and balancing gas procedures, as well as knowledge on LNG terminals of Natural Gas storages and REMIT reporting processes
  • Daily execution of nominations on the TSO (Transmission System Operator) hubs
  • Participation into the monthly /daily/within the day auctions on the RBP platform (Regional Booking platform)
  • Daily execution of contracts and invoices
  • Close contact with the trading/ commercial department /Risk and Trade Finance Teams
  • LC / financing knowledge is required

Background

  • Candidates must have an extensive background as a Natural Gas Operator.
  • Have covered the Natural Gas market in particular with the Bulgarian or Romanian Market.
  • Ability / flexibility to work under pressure
  • English is the business language, Bulgarian / Romanian speaking is essential

Senior Biofuels Traffic Operator – Oil Trading | Zug, Switzerland

Location: Zug, Switzerland
Reference: OD00820
Type: Permanent

Global Oil Major requires Senior Biofuels Traffic Operator for expanding team due to the success of the Biofuels business.

The role:

  • Contacting suppliers / Ship and Barge owners / tank terminals / field offices
  • Management and execution of Contracts.
  • Financial Security
  • Invoices and costs and budgeting
  • Cargo and Barge Management
  • Claims, Insurance and letters of Credit

Your Background:

  • Only EU Nationals can be considered for the position.
  • At least 5 years expertise as a Traffic Operator
  • Have worked within Biofuels ( Ethanol / Bio feedstocks ), Syngas, Ethanol, Biodiesel, Biogas or Oil Related products.
  • Knowledge of European renewable standards and associated sustainability schemes such as
  • ISCC / RED CERT or similar is essential.
  • Excellent team player and enjoy working in a multicultural environment
  • Self-starter who can work independently.
  • Good negotiation skills and ability to build productive relationships.
  • Fluent English Speaker.

Senior Scala Developer – Fintech | Zurich, Switzerland

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Reference: OD00848
Type: Permanent

As a Software Engineer you will have a unique and exciting opportunity to join a young and dynamic company, committed to delivering value added services in the investment product space.

You will be part of the IT Development department, responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining key business applications and services for our client facing pricing and trading Constructor platform.

The role

  • Full-stack software development with strong focus on business value maximization
  • Close collaboration with business analysts and business stakeholders for requirement gathering
  • Participation in regular scrum activities
  • Pro-active participation on team-organized efforts for technical platform improvements
  • Unit testing and collaboration with quality assurance team for regression testing
  • Collaboration with business support team to ensure stability of productive systems
  • Business fluency in English
  • Capacity and flexibility for context switching
    Strong professional experience in Scala and functional software development in general
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience with relational database systems
  • Experience with API design
  • Experience with microservice architectures
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies

BENEFICIAL

  • Knowledge of Akka / Cats / FS2 / Kafka / Docker / Kubernetes / Jenkins
  • Professional experience in the financial industry
  • Familiarity with CQRS and event sourcing

Senior C# Developer – Power and Gas Trading | London, United Kingdom

Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: OD00827
Type: Permanent

Global Power and Gas Trading company requires Senior C# Developer due to expanding Front Office technology team.
The role

  • Design, develop and maintain software including trading robots for continuous and auction-based renewables trading.
  • Work in a cross-functional team with engineers, business analysts, traders, data engineers and data scientists.
  • Stay up to date with the latest trends in technology and continuously improve our code base, systems, and processes.
  • Mentor junior members in the team by emphasizing code quality and conducting pull requests and code reviews.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or another technical field, and/or demonstrable industry experience.
  • Sound understanding of, and working experience with, object-oriented, SOLID and asynchronous programming and design patterns in C#.
  • Sound understanding of, and working experience with, microservice architecture, domain-driven design, well-designed APIs and efficient algorithms.
  • Demonstrable experience in C# Server Side; messaging Middleware RabbitMQ/MSMQ/Tib EMS/etc; exchange APIs EPEX/ICE/CME/Trayport etc; SQL Server or Oracle/MySQL/PostgreSQL; git
  • DevOps mindset with appreciation to work in a cloud-native and container-driven environment (partly on-premises and partly AWS).
  • Knowledge of tech stacks ASP.NET Core, SignalR, OpenAPI, RabbitMQ, Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, ZeroMQ is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience with ReactJS, Python, WPF is desirable but not essential.
  • Domain knowledge in the energy sector and/or Real Time trading algorithms is desirable but not essential

Your background

  • Passion for delivering clean code and working with a test-driven mindset
  • Proactive, pragmatic problem solver with a strong bias for action
  • Actively help yourself and others to be successful
  • A positive, team-oriented mindset, and a passion for mentoring and sharing knowledge
  • Self-starter, requiring little supervision or guidance
  • Shows ownership and accountability in all aspects of work
  • Comfortable in a startup environment with less structure and driven by deadlines
  • Continuously learn and challenge the status quo

Structured Gas Trader – Power and Gas Trading | Copenhagen, Denmark

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Reference: OD00829
Type: Permanent

You will be responsible for further developing our structured trading activities, managing and optimizing our non-linear risks and adding value to the gas portfolio. You will be in close dialogue with team members and other teams on the trade floor to achieve these goals. You will constantly be challenged to identify new opportunities in the market and to be innovative in your
approach.

The role:

  • Structure, negotiation and execute structured gas transactions (including swing products, spread options, virtual storages, vanilla options etc.)
  • Managing and optimize the non-linear risks in our portfolio
  • Build client relations through face-to-face interactions
  • Develop, test, and execute new trading strategies and improve existing ones
  • Participating in portfolio construction, challenge consensus view and monitor exposure.

Your Background

  • Relevant energy sector experience.
  • Thorough understanding of European energy fundamentals
  • An established network in the Gas structured market
  • Very strong team player
  • Degree qualification in a numerate discipline (Finance, Economics, Engineering or Physics, etc.)
  • Enjoy responsibility and take active part in development of the desk
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong stakeholder management capabilities
  • Result-orientated mindset with focus on delivery
  • Good English skills, written and verbal (preferable additional language skills).

Middle Officer – Oil Trading | Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: OD00831
Type: Permanent

The Middle Officer’s primary purpose is to monitor daily trading activity for the trading desk, make sure ETRM system is up to date with the trading information and communicate properly with the decision makers (Traders and Management).

The role:

  • Ensure trading activity complies with internal and external policies and limits;
  • Update and enrich ETRM system deals and data to reflect current trading strategies and operations;
  • Analyze daily Profit & Loss and Exposure for designated Line of Business;
  • Communicate regularly with Trading to ensure proper booking and system allocations;
  • Coordinate with various functional groups to highlight inconsistent data in ETRM;
  • Perform ad hoc market or quantitative analysis;
  • Ensure market valuation of positions held are as accurate as possible;
  • Share knowledge and expertise with other Middle Office team members;

You background

  • A strong interest and prior experience in energy commodity trading;
  • Around 3-5 years of experience in a similar role, most of which in the Trading and/or Energy industry;
  • University degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Economics or Information Technology;
  • Broad understanding of physical commodities trading and global markets (terminologies, contracts, data, fundamentals);
  • Functional understanding of paper/derivative contracts and concept of hedging as well as Risk
  • Management controls;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel, preferably with VBA and SQL programming, Python is highly desired;
  • Knowledge of an ETRM system;
  • Great communication skills;
  • Rigor, attention to detail, and a proactive attitude;
  • Ability to remain independent and objective with respect to trader expectations;
  • Conceptual thinking: understanding key issues and implementation of coherent, practical solutions;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage priorities;
  • Excellent written and oral English. Other languages are considered a plus;

Power Intra day Quant Analyst – Power and Gas Trading | Lugano, Switzerland

Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Reference: OD00833
Type: Permanent

  • Power and gas trading company is looking for a talented quantitative analyst to strengthen its intraday power desk.
  • You are passionate about data engineering with a winning attitude towards quantitative development, and you have an ambition as well to make a difference in energy trading.

The role:

  • Build and develop quantitative analysis and models
  • Translate model results into trading strategies and signal
    Build, optimize and maintain tool to enhance performance

Your background:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering with strong technical background
  • At least 2 years of experience in modelling for power trading; intraday is a plus
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Have strong coding skills (mainly python)
  • Strong data analysis skills, you are able to make sense to data
  • Be able to work autonomously
  • Fluent in English and/or French, Italian is a plus

Senior Demurrage Analyst – Oil Trading | Rotterdam, Netherlands

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Reference: OD00824
Type: Permanent

Global Oil Trading company requires Senior Demurrage Analyst to join international team.

*******ONLY EU CITIZENS WILL BE CONSIDERED******

The role

  • Demurrage claims processing process. With your knowledge of demurrage regulations you are able to operational lead the demurrage team in the process and use this knowledge in the negotiations with barge owners and counterparts.
  • Assessing commercial contracts for both the purchase and sale of products and freight and provide its input on demurrage risks and optionalities. Also give advice before (term) deals are concluded.
  • Continuously explore value chain for demurrage related optionalities and improve/ further automate demurrage processes according to the annual department & personal goals.
  • Chasing the approval / payment of outstanding demurrage claims, for this it will be necessary to travel regularly to the different suppliers and become visible at network events.
  • Enlarging the claimed / received amounts and improve current processes and work methods.
  • Training of the commercial and operational people on the impact of demurrage on their daily work and create awareness.
  • KPI follow up and improvement, such as;
  • Deduct the amount reserved for doubtful debtors
  • Decrease the lead time of unpaid invoices
  • Business improvements (reports / training / GT&C’s / etc)
  • Discuss demurrage results with the commercial managers on the basis of reports (that you constantly improve) and advise them based on your expertise.

Your Background

  • Bachelor degree (HBO) or demonstrably equivalent level;
  • Five years of relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge of or affinity with the oil sector and its related products;
  • Knowledge of or affinity with barges & vessels is a benefit.Bachelor degree (HBO) or demonstrably equivalent level
  • Strong communication skills (both Dutch and English, preferably German as well)
  • Accuracy and sense of systematics
  • Stress resistant
  • Proactive and driven
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Team player: Flexible, energetic and able to perform in a rapidly changing environment

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.

Senior C# Developer – CFD Trading | London, England

Location: London, England
Reference: OD00825
Type: Permanent

The role:

  • Work closely with the business, product owners, and colleagues, building strong working relationships with key business users
  • Participate in Agile team ceremonies and all stages of the development lifecycle (analysis, design, implementation, unit/integration testing)
  • Perform analysis and resolution of production application/system issues
  • Clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences and the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Assume a high level of ownership to progress projects from conception through to the production within agreed project deadlines.
  • Technical design and timely implementation of code changes and various system enhancements to trading platforms according to technical specifications and the company’s design and coding standards

Your Background

  • Strong experience of designing and developing complex high-performance services and/or server-side applications at both a high and low level on the Microsoft stack and C#/.NET Core
  • Experience of SQL Server including stored procedures
  • Proven ability of tackling challenging projects
  • Experience in full software development lifecycle from design to deployment
  • A proven track record of developing high quality software to business specification whilst understanding processes, requirements, and the delivery pipeline.
  • GIT source control
  • Unit testing & mocking
  • Common architectural patterns, including Gang of Four

Other beneficial skills

  • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Container Instances)
  • Developing highly scalable systems
  • JIRA and Confluence
  • Knowledge of spread betting or financial derivative trading

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 LNG Business Analyst – Oil Trading | London, United Kingdom

Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: OD00812
Type: Contract

Global Oil Trading major required Senior LNG Business Analyst.  You will be responsible for the analysis and implementation of business processes and the specification of software solutions to support those processes.

Working on a global LNG ETRM projects primarily across back office, finance and settlement. The BA will have exposure to LNG trading and finance processes and be able to demonstrate the ability to implement business change initiatives

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Working in a dynamic environment to manage priorities and manage business expectations
  • Working closely with a wide range of key business stakeholders (front, middle, back office) to understand requirements (functional & non-functional), running workshops and writing up results.
  • Assist in the set-up of and valuation of standard trading products
  • Able to understand and support the day to day needs of the trading desks
  • Lead the implementation of System based solutions
  • Provide assistance as required to other projects
  • 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.

Your Background

  • Extensive LNG Trading expertise.
  • A background working with ETRM systems
  • Experience of Oil and Power.
  • Product control & finance functions
  • 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.

Senior ETRM Business Analyst – LNG Trading | London, United Kingdom

Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: OD00815
Type: Contract

Global LNG and Shipping Major requires Senior ETRM Business Analyst to join global team. The role is working on an application implementation including documenting business requirements, creating and executing test cases, application configuration, report building, supporting users during acceptance testing and post go live. Understanding the trading lifecycle is essential to being able to translate business requirements into IT specifications.

 The role:

You will be working with the Architect leads and different business areas to gather requirement for documenting, design, configuration, testing and support of the OpenLink Endur application and its interfaces as it relates to the LNG business unit.

This will be to remodel all deals for LNG/Shipping and simplify the Interfaces feeding data into Endur.

 Your background:

  • 10 years recent experience as a Business Analyst using the OpenLink Endur or any other ETRM application.
  • Ability to interact with business/user community to determine functional or technical requirements, to perform custom reporting, or to solve specific application problems or issues.Responsible for actively participating in design, configuration and testing of Endur, shipping and pricing applications.Create and execute test plans for the solutions.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exposure to the full deal lifecycle including the following:
  • Trading Entry & position Management
  • Valuation & Risk Management
  • Shipping operations using Veson IMOS or any other application
  • Industry Interfaces ie Trayport, ICE, CME
  • Operations/Logistics/Nominations (Gas & LNG)
  • Invoicing & Settlements
  • Market Data Feeds and Curve Management (ZEMA)
  • Good problem-solving and analytical 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.