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Lead Data Analyst - Energy Trading

Role: Lead Data Analyst - Energy Trading

Location: London (WFH options available so will consider candidates across the UK)

Duration: until 31/12/2021

Rates: up to £750/day (inside IR35)

Start Date: ASAP

Our London based energy client is currently looking for an experienced Lead Data Analyst to join them on an initial contract until the end of the year as they expand their investment in data and analytics and their data and decision making capabilities across the organisation. This role is to support the IT delivery team to identify the future shape of that end to end landscape as well as to support the development of a target landscape for trading analytics and the underlying data and services need to support this.

Responsibilities include:

  • A strong understanding of the data used in energy commodity trading e.g. pricing, trade data, physical implications of deals, market data, fundamentals etc.

  • A strong understanding of typical IT systems used in trading

  • Engage with people across a range of roles (front, middle, back office) and seniority in the business

  • Actively elicit and manage requirements

  • Lead and facilitate effective workshops and other sessions, including virtual workshops.

Essential experience

  • Excellent knowledge of energy commodity trading (particularly the front office) with a good understanding of trading data

  • Hands on experience building and delivering trading tools, and in particular market analysis of fundamentals data

  • Be highly analytical - able to problem solve, absorb large amounts of detail and to see the big picture

  • Understand data engineering tooling such as Databricks/Spark, ADF, Apache Airflow, SQL, document and NoSQL databases, Azure Functions, Web Apps, and distributed / event-driven architecture (event hub, event bus, Kafka etc.), ELK, etc.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Agile working and practical experience of leading in an iterative/Agile development team (including sprint planning, daily scrums, reviews and retrospectives).

Desirable criteria and qualifications

  • Experience in toolsets for managing requirements, for example, Azure DevOps, SharePoint, etc.

  • Professional accreditation e.g. Foundation in Business Analysis or ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis, Professional Scrum Master I (Fundamental) Assessment from

If this role sounds of interest and you would like further information, please respond with an up to date copy of your CV for consideration.