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Full-stack Python Developer - February 2023

remote, remote
For one of our clients we are looking for a Full Stack Python Developer

Project description:
  • Our client, one of the largest European traders of natural gas and electricity, prioritizes the digitalization of its trading activities to strengthen its position in the algorithmic trading space as global energy markets evolve. Part of this digitalization includes a unique mission to scale advanced analytics, automation, and other technologies within the client's trading organization and maximize the value from its data and technology investments.
  • The goal of the Implementation Hub Project is to advance Short Term Trading (STT) and Dispatch with process automation, digitalization of business processes, and adaptation of existing systems to market changes.
  • The services mentioned in the task description will be provided within the framework of an agile development method.
  • Planned project duration (start/end date): 02.2023- 12.2023

  • The consultant will be working on the topics within the project that the client has decided to outsource, due to the lack of internal capacity and specialized expertise to accomplish the amount of work within the project duration.
  • The topics include development of the cost calculation API, implementation of a web application for spot bidding using an optimiser, implementation of monthly auctions functionality in the MCO HU tool, bidding aFRR flexibility to continuous energy market in Nordic MCO, replacement of DA spreadsheets with a web tool for MCO HU. Therefore, the external consultant has a unique position compared to the client's internal project staff and provides significantly different services than the internal staff.

  • Design and implement robust, integrated, cloud-based web software solutions (backend and frontend components) with a focus on innovative technologies to accelerate the client’s trading and analytics capability based on the client's Algo-trading DevOps standards. The scope of work encompasses the following solutions – MCO HU tool, MCO Nordic tool, Cost Calculation API, Exchange APIs.
  • Participate in Sprint Planning meetings to understand client requirements from business and technical teams. Subsequently, elaborate on possible solution options based on own knowledge and experience. The client will sign-off on the results. Maintain project-related technical documentation about the implemented solution in a project Wiki. Create release notes for deployments into production environments.
  • Perform development and technical tests (unit tests, regression tests, integrations tests and performance tests) of the developed functionality with the goal that all requirements are met. Conduct these tests every time before new functionality or bug fixes can be released into production - these are typically part of the work defined in the sprint. Provide evidence of the testing to the client. In case of issues the go-live can be postponed, backlog items might be carried over into the next sprint.
  • Build and deploy developed components to cloud-based environments (typically 3 dedicated environments dev/test/prod for each app)
  • Implement programmatic interfaces (API) to interact with internal (Optimiser) and external systems (Exchanges)
  • Communicate to front office and risk stakeholders via email and online meetings (MS Teams) on daily basis as part of Daily Scrum meetings, and other Scrum-related meetings (Sprint Planning, Sprint Review on 3-week basis) to transform their business requirements into trade automation and analytics solutions
  • Communicate to other developers involved into the Implementation Hub project, data scientists from Quants Team and design architects, the infrastructure Dev/Ops team throughout the full agile development process to come up with solution options, prepare deployment environments while adhering to the client Algo-trading DevOps guidelines.

Skills required:
  • Bachelor's or an MS in computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or other related STEM discipline
  • Experience in software engineering with Python (other OO programming languages, especially C# is a plus)
  • Experience with at least one Python web development framework (Plotly Dash, Django, Flask, FastAPI, Pyramid)
  • Experience with at least one JS Web frameworks (e.g. ReactJS, VueJS)
  • Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and API development experience
  • Protecting API endpoints and apps using modern auth flows with OAuth2
  • Data Engineering skills with Pandas, Numpy is a plus
  • DevOps, Docker / Kubernetes, IP networking and cloud technologies (preferably Azure)
  • Experience analyzing user requirements and data in order to design algorithms, tools and solutions
  • Energy market domain knowledge and expertise in machine learning and optimization experience are a plus
  • Experience with trade automation and analytics is a plus
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with agile delivery processes (Scrum, Kanban etc) as well as familiarity with energy trading and risk management would also be a plus
  • Excellent communications skills (written/verbal), fluent English, with emphasis on demonstrated ability to convey complex technical principles to non-technical audiences
  • Intercultural awareness and international orientation

Start: ASAP
Capacity: 40 hours/week
Duration: till end of 2023
Location: Remote

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