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Senior Data Scientist - Trading

Field Energy

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Join the forefront of the clean energy revolution as a Senior Data Scientist at Field

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Field, Fora Montacute Yards

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Organisation summary: Field is a pioneer in renewable energy, focusing initially on battery storage to enhance grid reliability and sustainability. Poised to be Europe’s leading clean energy company, Field is expanding its horizons beyond batteries. With the imminent deployment of their automated trading platform, Gaia, in the UK power markets, Field offers an unparalleled opportunity to be at the heart of the energy transition movement.

  • Develop cutting-edge algorithms for energy trading and revenue optimization.
  • Manage live trading and physical asset operations, offering 24/7 support.
  • Deploy and maintain essential real-time software.
  • Make strategic decisions in volatile market conditions and present findings to leadership.
  • Analyze trading strategies and drive product roadmap development.
  • 3+ years experience in Trading, Data Science, Data Analytics, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in Python for data tasks.
  • Strong communication skills for complex concepts.
  • Knowledge in applied probability, statistics, and algorithmic trading strategies.
  • Experience in UK or European power markets is advantageous.

Benefits: Competitive compensation, employee share scheme, enhanced parental leave, company bonus, hybrid working, pension, generous holidays, learning budget, 'work from anywhere' policy, mental health resources, environmental leave, social events, and more.

Senior Data Scientist - Trading

Department: Technology

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: UK - London

Description

At Field, we’re accelerating the build out of renewable energy infrastructure to reach net zero. We are starting with battery storage, storing up energy for when it’s needed most to create a more reliable, flexible and greener grid. At Field, we will show that batteries are a valuable part of our energy infrastructure - now, not in some distant future. 

We have ambitious plans to become Europe’s defining clean energy player over the next few years, expanding beyond batteries into new asset types.

Overview

At Field, we are developing our automated energy trading platform, Gaia.  Before the end of this year we will deploy Gaia to trade in real-time for our physical assets in the UK power markets.

You will be part of a small, fast moving team of certified power traders, wearing multiple hats, and you will have a tangible impact shaping how we increase revenue. You will be working with people across  the organisation: platform engineers, data scientists, the executive team, commercial operations, and more. 

This is an operational role and the candidate will need to be flexible regarding their working hours, and be in a position to participate in an on-call rotation as part of a small team.  The market is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and you will be one of the key responders for any aspect of trading that requires humans in the loop, such as responding to unplanned or emergency scenarios.

This is an exciting time to join Field, right at the core of the business. In the next few years our team’s responsibility will expand rapidly as we deploy Gaia for dozens of assets in the UK and across Europe.

Key Responsibilities

This is a broad and varied role with the opportunity to have massive impact. As part of the team, you will:

  • Develop algorithms to trade, forecast and co-optimise revenues across multiple markets
  • Be part of the team that manages live trading and physical assets, and provide 24/7 support
  • Deploy and maintain real-time, mission-critical software
  • Develop the ability to inform and/or override algorithmic decisions in volatile market conditions
  • Present trading results to senior management
  • Identify gaps in our trading strategy from backtests and competitor analysis, and improve and iterate on our trading strategies
  • Drive the development of the product roadmap

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

A bit about you

  • You’re up for an operational role and are keen to get stuck into trading in the power markets. You are happy to be flexible with working hours and are able to be on-call

  • You’re a clear, impactful communicator, able to articulate complex concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • You thrive in autonomous work environmentswith a positive and proactive approach
  • You’re excited to learn - you enjoy learning about new and complex topics and are able to pick them up quickly
We are interested in candidates from a variety of backgrounds such as Trading, Data Science, Data Analytics, Operations Research or related fields, with a minimum of 3 years experience. 

Required Skills

  • Demonstrable experience drawing conclusions from data to make impactful decisions
  • Expert in Python development for data manipulation, analysis, visualisation and more
  • Ability to communicate complex topics and results effectively at all levels
  • Strong applied probability and statistics knowledge
  • Development and deployment of algorithmic trading strategies
  • Experience in the UK or European power markets is a plus

Benefits

We’re offering a competitive compensation package, including participation in our employee share scheme which rewards all employees for the growth of the business.

Other benefits include

  • Enhanced parental leave, for all new parents:

    • 6 months fully paid primary carer leave
    • 3 months fully paid secondary carer leave
    • 10 days fully paid leave for fertility treatment


  • Up to 10% company wide bonus based on company performance 
  • Hybrid working (blend of home and office working to suit individual needs)
  • Nest pension (8% combined contributions) on qualifying earnings 
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • £2,000 annual learning & development budget to spend on whatever best supports your growth
  • 1 month a year ‘work from anywhere in the world’ policy
  • Spill: our mental health benefit allowing every Fielder access to equal and unrestricted therapy and resources 
  • Green leave: paid time off to do something good for the environment
  • Fun co-working office space in Shoreditch, London 
  • Dog friendly office (with some regular furry friends already in the team)
  • Free team lunch once a week
  • Regular team socials
  • Birthday carbon offset: a gift from Field to the world to celebrate your birthday
  • & many more on the way!
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