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Recruiter: Gazprom Marketing & Trading
Listed on: 18th January
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £60000 - £90000
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent

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About us

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group - the world's largest gas producer and one of the world's largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other's needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we're committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Role objectives

Develop and support an in-house modelling platform that hosts bespoke supply and demand models for the traders and analysts.

Duties & Responsibilities

Must liaise directly with both traders and analysts to establish requirements, develop, and test new functionality.
Develop and support the end-to-end software development lifecycle, being involved in all activities: design, development, testing and deployment, ensuring our tooling and processes are enhanced as we evolve.
Provide BAU support to ensure high availability.
Work with other IT teams to build or define required interfaces and architecture.
There is the potential for this role to develop into a technical leadership role for the right candidate.

Skills & Competencies

Senior/advanced Python programming skills
Experience of developing complex, business-oriented functionality with limited or fluid requirements, under tight timescales. This may have been gained on any trading floor or similarly paced environment.
Experience of continuous integration and deployment of Python applications
Disciplines that support Agile software development: automated testing, Continuous Delivery, code review, pair programming, specification by example, etc.
Testing software (TDD or BDD, py.test, mock).
Writing software that is compliant to the SOLID principles. Passionate about writing clean code, refactoring, aiming to find simple solutions for complex problems.
Version control with Git. Experience using the workflow based on forks, branches and pull requests presented by GitHub and/or Azure DevOps.
Relational SQL databases
Conda (using conda as package manager and, even better, having used conda-build to build and distribute your own conda packages).


Commodities trading experience would be highly regarded.
Comfortable interfacing with mathematical models.
Web UI development using Vue and Typescript would be an advantage.
ORM for SQL Databases, ideally SQLAlchemy.
MongoDB (interfacing from Python).
Advanced distributed / concurrent programming.
Cython, Panda, numpy
Demonstrate technical authority in order to have credibility within a talented team
Outstanding analytic and problem-solving skills. Should be prepared to take a problem to its conclusion with minimal guidance and support.
Intellectual curiosity to investigate and share new libraries and technologies.
Must be comfortable communicating directly with demanding end users, in an open, transparent and honest manner, so you're able to share bad news as well as good news.
Committed to Agile development best practises


A Computer Science or similar degree, preferably including or in conjunction with a numerate degree such as maths/physics/engineering.