Senior Risk Analyst (Automation Projects)

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 01/24/2023 Industry: Energy-Middle Office Job Number: 1689

Job Description

A global energy trading & marketing firm is searching for candidates to join its commodities middle office risk team and focus on automation and improvement initiatives. The position is dedicated to utilizing Python and other technology to migrate and improve models, and on delivering continuous improvement and innovation initiatives within a middle office risk team supporting four trading desks (Low Carbon, Gasoline, Distillates, Crude). 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to understand requirements,
  • Evaluating, recommending, and implementing applications, tools, and solutions for the commodity risk teams that ensure timely validation of deal blotters and business summaries from the front office, price curves, deal level MTM, exposure, and P&L,
  • Becoming a superuser for the ETRM systems, and
  • Supporting regional and global standardization initiatives.


Educational and professional requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Finance or related numerate field; 5+ years of experience working with multiple development environments and programming languages (object-oriented development in C#, Python, SQL, and/or Java); experience in risk, trade reporting, valuations, product control, or a middle-office PnL roleis preferred; strong understanding of financially traded instruments; and ability to communicate complex trading transactions. Experience in the energy markets is not required, but it will be necessary to have a strong understanding of the trading transaction cycle.

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