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Head of Data Services, D&C Technology

Date:  20-Nov-2020
Job ID:  3373
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Managers
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

D&C Technology is a functional unit that supports Alpiq’s Business Area Digital & Commerce with management systems for the trading, origination and energy sales businesses, including the delivery of digital solutions for customers from the industrial, commerce and energy sectors.


In this role you will report to the Head of D&C Technology.  Your primary responsibilities will be to design, implement and manage a data strategy specific to the D&C business, including the underlying technologies, and to provide support to a wide range of projects and day to day support activities to the other teams within D&C, notably the Market & Quantitative Analysis and Trading teams.  You will manage a team of Optimization Experts, Data Engineers and Data Scientists with a mix of skillsets that includes software development, data analytics, machine learning, optimization and control.

Your main responsibilities

  • To manage a team that includes Data Scientists and Optimization Experts, and to ensure the performance of the team
  • To lead the data services strategy from a technology perspective for D&C, working closely with the other teams of D&C to understand and support their objectives, to ensure standards and governance of the strategy thereof
  • To allocate data resources to D&C Technology projects or to support other teams and initiatives and to ensure the right-sizing and skills of the team
  • To identify/document use cases for data analysis and forecasting and to establish and maintain leading edge solutions and relevant tools to support the D&C business
  • To support service development and customer projects in terms of data analysis, forecasting and optimization, notably for the provision of Alpiq D&C’s energy management services
  • To support the D&C transformation/digitalization program with the implementation of advanced analytics, machine learning and algorithmic trading
  • To develop and maintain ‘scripts’ in support of the business and to ensure quality and standards
  • To develop and maintain data ingestion solutions and ensure prompt delivery of new data feeds to data users across D&C
  • To work with other teams within Alpiq, notably Group IT (Infrastructure Management) for the coordination of data governance and technologies and Market & Quantitative Analysis in relation to their support to the D&C business divisions
  • To provide inputs to the D&C Technology strategy, budgets and business planning exercises, to maintain cost controls in your area
  • To stay informed of data technology advancements, including use cases and benchmarks from relevant sectors
  • To perform/contribute to research and development initiatives and to represent Alpiq at external events
  • To ensure succession/continuity in key positions and to avoid dependencies on individual persons

Your qualifications

  • 5+ years of management experience working in an IT/Technology environment with an advanced data and analytical focus
  • Minimum of a master’s degree or an equivalent certification, ideally in a mathematics, statistics, computer science, or similar discipline
  • Knowledge of data solutions, advanced analytics, machine learning, forecasting methods, and similar, preferably gained within the trading or energy sectors
  • Knowledge of programming and cloud technologies for data ingestion, processing and analytics, such as Python, Java and data science frameworks such as Keras and Tensorflow
  • Experience of project management and software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, DevOps) would be advantageous
  • Strong business acumen, good organizational, communications and inter-personal skills, team and goal oriented
  • Fluent in English; competency in German and French is advantageous


Your opportunity
We offer you modern terms of employment and an interesting and multifaceted area of responsibility in an exciting, dynamic environment. Have we sparked your interest? Then please apply using our job application portal. Alpiq stands for equal employment opportunities. Designations of persons and functions apply to all sexes. Applicants from recruitment agencies can only be considered upon prior arrangement by telephone.

About Alpiq
Alpiq Holding Ltd is a Swiss energy company operating throughout Europe. Its activities include the generation and supply of electricity, energy trading and energy management. Alpiq Ltd. is a subsidiary of Alpiq Holding Ltd. with headquarters in Olten.



Alina Tauscher
Tel.:  +41 62 286 7258



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