SENIOR PYTHON BACKEND DEVELOPER

Posted date: 30-12-2021

Location: Dubai or Remote, International

Job category: IT/HW/SW
Full-time
Salary: Up to AED300,000 per annum
Closing date: 30-04-2022

ABOUT COBBLESTONE

Cobblestone Energy is an independent trading firm. Founded in 2017, we are part of the next generation of companies defining the future of global commodity trading. Although we have experienced very strong growth so far, we are still near the start of our journey. We have ambitions to go a lot further.  

Energy in one form or another is fundamental to almost all the world's economic activities. By understanding the demand, supply, and logistics of these commodities, we can better understand the world.  

We specialise in the proprietary trading of the intraday and short-term wholesale electricity markets across Europe. We make use of advanced data analytics and extensive research to drive profitable decision making, trading enough electricity every day to power a small country and growing every day. Technology and risk management form the backbone of our business.   

Cobblestone Values  

  • Lifelong learning with continuous reflection. 
  • Independent thinking through a meritocracy of ideas.
  • The team is more important than the individual. 
  • Being the best in any market we enter.
  • Hiring and keeping only the most effective people. 
  • Others must benefit from our existence. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

At Cobblestone Energy we are on a mission to build the most advanced European electricity trading and analytics platform, with our technology being used by our teams of commercial traders to create significant value. Being a Senior Back-end developer of our team, you will work on exciting challenges that come with large-scale data processing, automation, and analytics. We work in an agile and highly collaborative environment and challenge the norms of traditional business leadership. We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced engineers who are able to own aspects of the technical process and assist in the development of the team as a whole. 

 
This is a rare opportunity to take a leading role in the growth of a major player in the European Electricity Markets. We are looking for someone who would be committed to the long-term success of the business. We operate in the European Energy markets, but our commercial trading operations are in Dubai, UAE. 

If you have excellent programming skills, a passion for developing/improving applications utilizing cutting edge technologies, and strong leadership skills, then we would like to meet you. 

Job Location: Dubai

Office Location: Jumeirah Business Centre 2, Cluster V, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gather, address & implement technical and design requirements. 
  • Refactor existing applications to optimize its performance through setting the appropriate architecture and integrating the best practices and standards. 
  • Ensure high quality code which is very well optimized utilizing the right design, algorithms and data structures
  • Own the technical implementation of the project he/she is handling ensuring the project is on track, deadlines are met, and progress/bottlenecks is communicated to management
  • Manage testing of the projects he/she is handling ensuring robust deliverables
  • Conduct project code reviews on frequent basis and integrate the needed optimizations and changes
  • Prepare, review and own the technical documentation of his/her projects
  • Contribute significantly towards improving and optimizing our processes, best practices & implementations.
  • Mentor & Coach Junior team members and his/her project colleagues

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • BS degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science/Electrical Engineering. Masters is a plus.
  • 5+ years of work experience in Python
  • 1+ years of work experience as a Senior Python Back-end Developer
  • 2+ years of experience in Python Frameworks (Flask or Django)
  • 3+ years of experience in developing REST APIs. 
  • 2+ years of work-experience using AWS cloud and its resources/services. 
  • AWS certificates are a big plus.
  • Strong coding skills with strong competencies in data structures and algorithms.
  • Strong work-experience in Relational Databases including PostgreSQL.
  • Experience in non-relational databases (Mongo DB, Cassandra) is a big plus. 
  • Previous experience in automated testing tools including unit testing & UI testing. 
  • Strong knowledge in Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) utilizing Docker containers. 
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile Development methodologies.
  • Familiarity with front-end languages (e.g. HTML, JavaScript, and CSS). 
  • Excellent analytical, time management and teamwork skills. 

 

Some videos for your reference:

Who is Elexon? For the UK market, they are the system administrator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5j-S6VGqpw#action=share

Some general information about electricity trading arrangements in the UK

https://youtu.be/UDv04q3U6e0

Elexon sushi video. Tries to explain the balancing of the UK's electricity grid

https://vimeo.com/65768597

The videos above are UK centric, but our current interest is Europe wide. Feel free to research the other markets. This is a longer video that to me explains why there is such large opportunity going forward for the electricity traders who are able to efficiently analyse supply and demand fundamentals and move power between countries, for the benefit of all.

https://youtu.be/gacGuWjqKco.

Once Europe is conquered, we do genuinely intend on going global. The American power markets look next on the plate, followed by the Australian and Japanese. 

 

Inquiries should be directed to Hung Nguyen - Talent Acquisition Specialist via Linkedin or email hung.nguyen@cobblestoneenergy.com 

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