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Northpool

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Number of employees

28

Locations

Leiden

Countries

Nederland

Company profile

Northpool is a commodity trading company with a strong focus on energy products. Northpool’s core business is trading European power and gas combined with expertise and knowledge of a broader range of energy products such as oil, coal and emissions as all energy related products.

Student profile

WE ASK:

• Outstanding analytical and mathematical skills
• Logical reason & problem-solving attitude
• Some work in the evenings or weekends
• An analytical or quantitative degree at MSc level
• Clear and fluent English
• Good social & communication skills
• Maximum three years of work experience

WE LIKE:

• Knowledge of energy markets and/or sustainable energy
• Affinity for meteorology
• An ability to learn fast
• Excellent programming skills
• Creative, proactive thinking
• Proven experience in data analysis
• Interest in trading

Relevant studies

Physics and Astronomy

Chemistry

Bio-Pharmacy

Life Sciences

Mathematics

Study levels

WO

Student backgrounds

Dutch

International

Vacancies

DATA ENGINEER

LOOKING FOR A REAL CHALLENGE?
Are you the Data Engineer that will shape the energy transition? Do you want to work in a dynamic and continuously evolving environment? Are you the Data Engineer that builds the foundations of the technology for the traders of Northpool?

GRASP THE OPPORTUNITY
The key to success of a winning trade can be found in the fluid processing of the latest relevant data. As Data Engineer your first focus will be designing, building and operating our database systems. You will be responsible for expending and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture as well as optimizing the data flow and data collection. The design, architecture and configuration needs to meet the high performance requirements of the business.
You will work closely with the data analysts to translate questions from the traders into visualization tools. Together with the software engineers you’ll streamline data flows and develop trading algorithms that beat the markets. As Data Engineer you have extensive experience in SQL and database architectures. You have experience with Java and are familiar with JSON/REST API’s. Knowledge of big data and cloud solutions as well as visualization possibilities is nice to have as it will enable you in building a data architecture foundation ready for the future.

WE ASK:
• An analytical, quantitative or IT degree at BSc or MSc level
• 3+ years of work experience in commercial environment
• Strong analytic SQL skills
• Java backend experience
• Knowledge of Database architectures
• Good social and communication skills
• Natural drive to deliver solutions

WE LIKE:
• Experience with big data solutions
• Knowledge of cloud solutions
• Common with data visualization tools
• Flexible work mentality
• Familiar with Oracle, JSON/REST API and/or Python etc.
WE OFFER:
• Competitive compensation package
• Annual company performance-based bonuses
• A non-hierarchical workplace
• Young and highly motivated teammates
• High responsibility
• An office that’s fun to work in

INTERESTED?
Do you like to see the trading in real practice or directly want to apply for this job?
Please submit your resume, motivation and grade list to careers@northpool.nl or contact us at +31(0)88 2400 300. We will respond to your application as soon as possible.

Physics and Astronomy Chemistry Computer Sciences Life Sciences Mathematics

INTERNSHIP

LOOKING FOR A REAL CHALLENGE?
Are you the Data Engineer that will shape the energy transition? Do you want to work in a dynamic and continuously evolving environment? Are you the Data Engineer that builds the foundations of the technology for the traders of Northpool?

GRASP THE OPPORTUNITY
You’ve probably never heard of the power markets. You likely didn’t know that energy is traded on an exchange. No matter. If you’re interested, and you have what it takes, we’ll give you everything you need for a challenging, joyful and educational internship.
Once you start your internship you’ll be taught the basic understandings of the energy markets. You’ll be trained and supervised by the traders and analysts who are daily involved in trying to beat the markets.
After this first education and you have gained some knowledge about the energy markets and the impact of energy transition we are facing you’ll be assigned in a research project which will be directly linked to the markets and our trading activities. Want to give your career a head start? When you excel during your internship, you are ready to start your career at Northpool. The challenges? As countries switch from coal, oil and gas to wind, water and sunlight to power their grids, the markets change. Competition gets fiercer, volatility increases and opportunities get bigger. And what about wind, water and solar energy? No one can precisely forecast how much there will
actually be.

WE ASK:
• Outstanding analytical and mathematical skills
• Logical reason & problem-solving attitude
• Approaching graduation at MSc level
• Clear and fluent English
• Good social & communication skills

WE LIKE:
• Knowledge of energy markets and/or sustainable energy
• Affinity for meteorology
• An ability to learn fast
• Excellent programming skills
• Creative, proactive thinking
• Interest in trading

WE OFFER:
• A career opportunity - we hire to retain
• A non-hierarchical workplace
• Highly motivated teammates
• Support and investment in you
• A fair internship compensation
• An office that’s fun to work in

INTERESTED?
Do you like to see the trading in real practice or directly want to apply for an internship?
Please submit your resume, motivation and grade list to careers@northpool.nl or contact us at +31(0)88 2400 300. We will respond to your application as soon as possible.

Physics and Astronomy Chemistry Computer Sciences Life Sciences Mathematics

JUNIOR ENERGY ANALYST

LOOKING FOR A REAL CHALLENGE?
You’ve always had an analytical mind and superb mathematical instincts. You can’t rest until you solve the puzzle and understand what is going on. Are you intrigued by complex systems and do you want to see direct results of your knowledge? Become a Junior Energy Analyst. Northpool Energy Trading is the perfect place to turn your analytical insights into direct results.

GRASP THE OPPORTUNITY
You’ve probably never heard of the power markets. You likely didn’t know that energy is traded on an exchange. No matter. If you’re interested, and you have what it takes, we’ll give you everything you need to fully understand the energy markets. You’ll be trained by the experienced analysts as well as you’ll sit
side-by-side with a seasoned trader, to understand what really drives the market. You will learn the fundamentals of the market. You’ll get insights into our models and our trading strategies. You directly see the challenges and opportunities in the market, the
puzzles that need to be solved to optimize the trading.
Once you’ve acquired the fundamental knowledge, we’ll put you to work on several projects. Optimizing the current models and creating and innovating new models and trading strategies to stay ahead of the market. Your project results will have a direct impact on the trading activities as will your analytical skills be
directly put to the test once you assist the traders on the trading floor when they are trying to beat the markets. Interested in trading? A career as a trader can be the next step in your career at Northpool.
The challenges? As countries switch from coal, oil and gas to wind, water and sunlight to power their grids, the markets change. Competition gets fiercer, volatility increases and opportunities get bigger. And what about wind, water and solar energy? No one can
precisely forecast how much there will actually be.

WE ASK:
• Outstanding analytical and mathematical skills
• Logical reason & problem-solving attitude
• Some work in the evenings or weekends
• An analytical or quantitative degree at MSc level
• Clear and fluent English
• Good social & communication skills
• Maximum three years of work experience

WE LIKE:
• Knowledge of energy markets and/or sustainable energy
• Affinity for meteorology
• An ability to learn fast
• Excellent programming skills
• Creative, proactive thinking
• Proven experience in data analysis
• Interest in trading

WE OFFER:
• Competitive compensation
• Annual performance-based bonuses
• A non-hierarchical workplace
• Highly motivated teammates
• A possible career in trading
• Support and investment in you
• An office that’s fun to work in

INTERESTED?
Do you like to see the trading in real practice or directly want to apply for this job?
Please submit your resume, motivation and grade list to careers@northpool.nl or contact us at +31(0)88 2400 300. We will respond to your application as soon as possible.

Physics and Astronomy Chemistry Computer Sciences Life Sciences Mathematics

JUNIOR ENERGY TRADER

LOOKING FOR A REAL CHALLENGE?
You’ve always had an analytical mind and superb mathematical instincts. You can’t rest until you solve the puzzle, clear the level, or beat the opponent. Want a job that not only celebrates these traits, but rewards them? Become a Junior Energy Trader. This high-pressure environment is the perfect place to turn your innovative instincts into huge opportunities.

GRASP THE OPPORTUNITY
You’ve probably never heard of the power markets. You likely didn’t know that energy is traded on an exchange. No matter. If you’re interested, and you have what it takes, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about making the market your
playground. If we recognise the traits of a trader in you, we’ll start you as a Trading Assistant. You’ll sit side-by-side with a seasoned trader, who will turn your natural talents into distinct skills. Learn what factors drive the market, and how to use those factors to make
the biggest impact. Love working with models? Great. Because we’ll expect you to work with the team to optimise our trading models and strategies. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals of power trading, we’ll put you to work on the Western European market. Every day will be a challenge. You’ll push yourself to the absolute limit. Your goal? Outperform this competitive market and beat the system. The challenges? As countries switch from coal, oil and gas
to wind, water and sunlight to power their grids, the markets change. Competition gets fiercer, volatility increases and opportunities get bigger. And what about wind, water and solar energy? No one can precisely forecast how much there will actually be. So we’ll teach you how to read the signs, make predictions, and use your analytical skills to take calculated risks that come with tangible rewards.

WE ASK:
• Outstanding analytical and mathematical skills
• Logical reason & decisive action under pressure
• Some work in the evenings or weekends
• An analytical or quantitative degree at MSc level
• Clear and fluent English
• Good social & communication skills
• Maximum three years of work experience

WE LIKE:
• Interest in trading
• Knowledge of energy markets and/or sustainable energy
• A problem-solving attitude
• An ability to learn fast
• Creative, proactive thinking
• Experience with programming languages
• Affinity for meteorology

WE OFFER:
• Competitive compensation
• Annual performance-based bonuses
• A non-hierarchical workplace
• Highly motivated teammates
• A fast-track to more responsibility
• Support and investment in you
• An office that’s fun to work in

INTERESTED?
Do you like to see the trading in real practice or directly want to apply for this job? Please submit your resume, motivation and grade list to careers@northpool.nl or contact us at +31(0)88 2400 300. We will respond to your application as soon as possible.

Physics and Astronomy Chemistry Computer Sciences Life Sciences Mathematics