Data Engineer

Retail (SEFE Energy)



Are you an experienced Data Engineer looking to join an organisation committed to placing data and technology at the heart of their business model?

The role

Are you an experienced Data Engineer looking to join an organisation committed to placing data and technology at the heart of their business model?

As a B2B energy supplier SEFE Energy supplies thousands of businesses across the UK, France, and Netherlands. To remain competitive, we must be agile, constantly adapting to the ever-changing energy world, driven by forces of decarbonisation, competition, digitalisation and shifting customer expectations. Our Always Reaching for Better strategy equips us to respond to changes and advancements, and quickly seize opportunities to grow and develop.

Want to join us on our journey?

We are looking for someone to join our Portfolio Modelling team in Paris. Working with key stakeholders you will help develop tailored insight into demand and portfolio forecasts across Gas, Power & Emissions.

What you will do?

In the role of Data Engineer (forecasting) you will work closely with your immediate colleagues whilst building effective working partnerships across Portfolio Management, Sales, Risk and Finance to ensure we maintain rigour and accuracy around our data modelling and produce industry leading forecasts.

Some of the key activities include

  • Owning, creating, maintaining, and analysing demand forecasts and associated data architectures, pipelines and datasets from existing databases, industry file flows and unique structured/unstructured sources for use across portfolio analysis and ML analytics.
  • Ensuring a stable and automated operating environment, with strong back up and benchmarking processes, for data analytics, visualization, quality assurance, report content monitoring and issue resolutions.
  • Liaising with the Data Scientists/Architects/Quants and Portfolio Quants to ensure tier one insight into portfolio EBITDA performance, customer metrics, price and fundamental influences, and external portfolio impacts.
  • Dealing with the discovery of new structured and unstructured data sources from internal systems, industry APIs/web scraping/file flows, Counterparty news sources and market participant data sets.
  • Using ML tools and statistical techniques to assist data science projects in systemising data analysis, deployed production environments and effective decision making
  • Input into R&D for concept and prototype development across the desk, department and business for data mining and data-gathering techniques leading into ML/AI design and forecast data visualization.
  • Taking the lead with Sales channels on ensuring marketing volume and growth exposure are forecast correctly.
  • Guarantee key stakeholders of Execution Desk, Portfolio Strategy and Logistics have transparency over all the portfolio forecasts and a full scenario analysis of portfolio distribution.
  • Working with Logistics, Portfolio Modelling and Risk to ensure assumptions, data calibration and visualization for portfolio and deal parameters are up to date, accurately modelled and reconciled.
  • Contributing to the business progressively implementing strategy sheets to tier 4 portfolio level ensuring a degree of quant proficiency across the mental model frame up, back testing and returns profiling.

What you’ll bring to the role?

You will be experienced in systemizing financial data flows and producing analysis across both structured and unstructured data. You will have achieved this through gaining experience with weather, commodities, fixed income, financial services, or another applicable industry.

You will demonstrate the following

  • Object orientated programming, with python expertise to a proficient level to support data manipulation libraries/package management/web frameworks (eg Pandas/Dask, Numpy/Scipy, Matplotlib/seaborn/plotly, pip/conda, flask/Django)
  • SQL, SQLAlchemy and Alembic expertise
  • Machine Learning and AI techniques, micro service architectures such as Docker/Kubernetes and Windows Servers, Elastic Search (ELK Stack) and IIS Web Hosting (desirable)
  • Understanding of front-end web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript (React, Angular or Vue) and visualization platforms e.g. PowerBI / Tableau and Azure DevOps flow board (desirable)
  • Commodity portfolios ‘beta’ and ‘alpha’ (desirable)
  • Demonstratable ability to perform in trading / portfolio management / financial services / research
  • Fluency in business English (essential)

Applications for this role to be submitted in English.

Our offer to you

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive, and broad reaching benefits package which includes

  • bonus earning potential
  • non-contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • buy / sell holidays
  • life assurance
  • allowance for medical and dental insurance
  • range of optional flexible benefits

Based from our offices in Paris, you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home.

We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.

Who are we?

We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees. The 350 people working in SEFE Energy are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome.  We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, Have courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations and above all offer support as your career develops.

Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us.  We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

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