Intraday Algo Trader at Alpiq (Olten, Switzerland)

The Intraday Algo Trader is to develop and implement automated trading strategies on continuous intraday markets as part of the third-party asset trading team. The role is multifaceted in that it requires fundamental understanding of power markets, strong skills in data science and a commercial mindset to develop and rollout profitable automated trading strategies around trading renewables and flexibility.

Building and maintaining strong relationships with your team colleagues and other essential stakeholders is key. Developing the necessary visions, transforming them into specific actions and design a scalable framework to support our commercial growth ambitions is an important element of this role

Your main responsibilities

  • Develop, modell and operate new automated/algorithmic trading strategies and apply machine-learning techniques
  • Develop fundamental and stochastic statistical analysis together with a team of experienced traders
  • Elaborate proper design and workflows around our existing tools (Procom Bofit/ITA, Likron) and the data platform in the backend
  • Assess gaps and propose additional components/tools to complete the environment
  • Identify new ideas, analyze, visualize and back test trading strategies based on latest market developments for optimal implementation and risk management
  • Mentor all team members, develop operational concept to ensure safe operations
  • Help us to further develop our future set up for becoming a leading team in an algo trading environment on continuous intraday power markets

Your qualifications

  • An absolute team player who sees sharing and development of operational strategies as a key part of your role
  • Preferably track-record in a similar position, experience in intraday power trading
  • Above average academic background with a Master’s degree or higher in, e.g., business, economics, engineering, mathematics or physics
  • Preferably knowledge with 3rd party tools for automated trading and optimization such as Likron, Procom Bofit/ITA
  • Excellent Programming skills in Python, R desirable, preferable experience with Plotly/Dash
  • Preferably experience in modelling fundamental and mathematical models for power markets
  • Ability/Experience to turn analysis into trading strategies and taking commercial responsibility for it
  • Result-orientated, independent working method with high reliability and readiness to take on responsibility
  • Proficient in English, German/French highly beneficial

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