Gas Trading Data Engineer

Houston, TX 77010

Posted: 09/18/2023 Industry: Energy-Front Office Job Number: 1746

Job Description

A global, merchant energy trading firm in Houston is searching for an experienced Data Engineer to support its natural gas & power trading teams. The position is part of a global Data Science and Engineering team that manages both 1) real-time market and fundamental data and 2) provides cloud-based infrastructure for the Energy Front Office including Traders, Trading Research Analysts, and Data Scientists. The collective Data Science and Data Engineering and Front-Office Teams create sophisticated statistical models and algorithms that produce predictive signals that drive trading strategy and commercial decisions.  

Key responsibilities include:
  • Serving as SME for technical projects supporting the natural gas & power trading desks,
  • Building and maintaining critical data integration ETL/ELT pipelines,
  • Designing data models from disparate data sources,
  • Assisting in automating trading processes,
  • Implementing industry best practices, and
  • Communicating across multiple stakeholders in Houston, London, and Geneva.
Educational and professional requirements include:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field that includes computer science/software engineering studies, 
  • 5+ years of experience working with Python and SQL (required),
  • Prior experience with ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) data integration processes,
  • Proficiency with AWS data stack (S3, Redshit, Glue, Lambda), 
  • Experience with the broader energy markets is required in one OR more of the following areas: crude oil and refined product, natural gas and/or markets,
  • Experience in energy trading (natural gas and / or power) is highly desired,
  • Experience in crude oil & natural gas upstream and midstream will be considered, and
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced trading environment. 

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