Cobblestone Energy (Lagos, Nigeria) 7 hours ago

Seeking Math wizards for a high-powered career in energy trading

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.

Over the years we have grown organically. As part of our journey to be the best in all markets we enter, we would like to welcome a Quantitative Analyst into our team to develop and test automated quant trading strategies using sophisticated statistical techniques.

They will already be on a successful career path and looking to take the next step with increased responsibility and be a part of our growth story.

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

Cobblestone Energy is becoming the most advanced electricity trading company in the electricity markets. You will be part of the dream team, a group of vibrant and talented individuals from all over the world working together to create something excellent. We are looking for driven and creative individuals that think both inside and outside the box and achieve fulfilment from contributing to an environment where ideas matter.

What we offer in this role

  • A full-time position on our analyst team.
  • Committed and remarkably talented colleagues.
  • Great compensation and rewards.
  • An exciting, challenging and fulfilling career.
  • An opportunity to work on new things from scratch and make independent decisions.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Opportunity for leadership on the analyst team and within the company.


  • Design and develop decision-supporting analysis, tools and models that support profitable trading in short term power markets.
  • Research and implement systematic trading strategies on the short-term power markets.
  • Maintain and enhance the team’s existing quantitative tools, processes, data and infrastructure.
  • Develop new quantitative capabilities that are complimentary to the team’s both fundamental and systematic decision process.
  • This includes researching and onboarding new data sources, developing new tools, factors, models and reports, and translating investment ideas/concepts into code/algorithms leading to actionable insights.


  • Proven experience of working with large data sets/data science.
  • Proven experience with large scale mathematical optimization software
  • Python with experience in NumPy, SciPy, pandas and ORMs such as SQL Alchemy
  • Quantitative analytical background is a must.
  • Experience in analysing Short term European power markets – understanding key drivers an advantage.
  • Understanding of the theory (and practicalities) of European flow-based power market coupling (Euphemia) and bid/offer curve expertise beneficial


  • A degree in a numerate subject
  • Strong quantitative and analytics background,
  • Experience with quantitative modelling in Python, R, MATLAB, C++, Excel VBA or comparable programming work, data modelling tools, and knowledge and experience using relational databases and SQL.
  • Three or more years of experience in a quantitative analytics environment required, experience in electricity trading is desirable but not required.

Job Location:

The role will be based in our Corporate office in Dubai.

Office Location:

Jumeirah Business Centre 2, 16th floor Cluster V, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Some videos for your reference:

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

[...] general information about electricity trading arrangements in the UK

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

[...] 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.

[...] 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.

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