About the role
As a Quant Researcher you will be responsible for helping to improve algorithmic trading strategies and support existing strategies with others in the Digital Trading team using Python. This will involve conducting in-depth analyses of market data, building and refining models, and collaborating closely with traders and other team members to optimize our trading strategies. You will be working with large and complex datasets to identify trading opportunities and patterns in the energy market.
What you’ll do
As a Quant Researcher you will be responsible for conducting research and analysis of large datasets to identify trading opportunities and trends in the energy markets. Building new trading strategies under the guidance of the Digital Trading team to support the automated trading infrastructure. You will also;
- Monitor and evaluate the performance of trading strategies and make adjustments as needed
- Understand and apply knowledge of market structures in which we engage
- Advise on improvements and find workarounds around IT estate and processes
What you’ll bring to the role
Whilst having a basic understanding of trading and risk management is essential for the role (ideally commodities but could be any other trading market), you will need to be comfortable working in a dynamic environment of a rapidly growing business. You will have
- A strong understanding of financial markets, especially energy markets
- Experience with data analysis and modelling working with large datasets
- Strong team player with ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
- Effective multi-tasker with great written and verbal communication skills
- Strong Python skills and background in statistics and probability theory
- Exposure to C# or any other programming is a plus
- Degree qualified in STEM or have equivalent experience
Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (SEFE GmbH) is a major European energy company focused on maintaining the security of supply and generating commercial value in Europe. Its main business areas include supplying energy to customers, energy trading, gas transportation and the operation of gas storage facilities. SEFE GmbH is an internationally operating group consisting of around 50 companies in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and North America. The SEFE Group employs approximately 1,500 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters.
SEFE Marketing & Trading Limited (SM&T) is an integral part of the SEFE Group. Headquartered in London, SM&T is an agile multi-commodity trader and trading partner. With deep experience in derivatives, digital and analytics and ready for the opportunities arising from the energy transition, we seek to create value, both on a proprietary basis and for its partners, in all key European gas, LNG, power and environmental products markets.
Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day, we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes SM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.