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Third Party Asset Trader (f/m/d)

Date:  4 Jul 2024
Job ID:  8591
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

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

You will be joining a team of 4 traders and 1 algo trader with high commitment and a strong trading skill-set that operates on a 7/7 day shift basis during working hours (and work closely with our analysts, originators, meteorologist, 24/7 intraday desk) in Olten, Switzerland. We manage a direct marketing virtual power portfolio, that consists of renewables assets and biogas units in Germany, France, Sweden and Finland.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Trade and steer a virtual power plant portfolio of wind/solar in DE and FR on a 7/7-day shift basis in Intraday and Day Ahead market (during office hours). 
  • Develop and steer a virtual power plant portfolio optimization processes as well as intraday and day ahead proprietary trading strategies 
  • Participate in the development, design and operation of our new automated/ algorithmic trading strategies in the new built Algo Framework together with the team and our algo trader 
  • Daily Assessment of trading performance, analysis and back testing of executed strategies and of our automated and algo-based trading strategies 
  • Participate in elaboration of proper design and workflows around our existing automated services and our analysis tools
  • Knowledge sharing with colleagues and 24/7 shift team
  • Challenge our existing trading software landscape and work together with our analysts/developers team to enhance its development
  • Help us to further develop our future set up for becoming a leading renewables team in an algo trading environment on continuous intraday power markets 

Your Profile:

  • University bachelor or master’s degree in Engineering, Economics, IT or similar 
  • Good knowledge of physical energy market including related data flows (ideally intraday power markets including the management and trading of a renewable assets portfolio)
  • Good analytical skills and strategic thinking approach
  • Open minded, multi-tasking and used to working under pressure
  • Strong Team-player and problem-solver 
  • Excellent commercial mind-set and very good communicator
  • Good programming and IT skills (ideally Python)
  • Proficient level of English, German a big plus
Your benefits
  • Generous annual leave incl. bridge days and free working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Opportunity of 5 days flexible leave
  • Very good social benefits and excellent pension fund contributions, optional additional savings contribution (tax free)
  • Financial contribution to daycare center costs and voluntary family allowance
  • Free barista coffee and fruit
  • Various flexible work models
  • Financial and/or time support for further education
  • Complete benefits overview

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Data protection
At Alpiq, data privacy is an important topic. Please therefore take note of the corresponding Privacy Notice that appears in the online application form and explains in detail the purpose for which we process your personal data. It is of great concern to us to inform you as transparently as possible and process your data only in a fair manner.

Application process
Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Federica Maraschio



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