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Structured Product Trader

Date:  16-Feb-2021
Job ID:  3690
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

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

In our Merchant Trading business unit, we are currently looking for a Structured Product Trader to join our Structuring Desk. The Structuring Desk focusses on pricing and management of long term  and non-standard products such as PPAs, flexible contracts and trades in illiquid markets. The Structuring Desk covers all requests from the Origination teams from Nordics to Spain and Italy. This newly created role is an attractive opportunity for somebody who likes to combine his/her quantitative expertise with a proactive, commercial approach to the power and gas markets and therefore offers a diverse set of activities. The job is to be based at our offices in Olten, Switzerland and has the following profile. 


Your main responsibilities 

  • Pricing structured products from Origination channels and brokers, using available pricing tools and market inputs, spanning PPAs and structured products 
  • Further building on models at the desk and working towards their integration within Alpiq’s Merchant Trading platform
  • Proposing enhancements to existing tools as well as developing prototypes for new ones, in cooperation with the Quant team to ensure Merchant Trading-wide consistency in approach
  • Improving data flow and data management at the desk
  • Participating in hedging proposals for new deals


Your qualifications 

  • Higher/University degree in business, mathematics, physics, or similar 
  • At least 4-6 years of comparable experience in the energy trading or financial services industry
  • Excellent analytical skills and proficiency in mathematical modelling and solving complex numerical problems 
  • Advanced coding skills in Python, MySQL, Oracle, C#, C++
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Great collaboration and communication skills, fluent English required, additional languages a plus

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.



Moritz Nauer
Tel.:  +41 62 286 74 35



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