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Systematic Trader CERT

Systematic Trader CERT
London, GB
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, United Kingdom

Job Family Group:

Trading Jobs

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Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

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Where you fit in

An exciting opportunity to work on the Systematic Trading Desk within Shell Trading. The successful applicant will be focusing on developing a funnel of algorithmic trading strategies, expose these to rigorous back testing and deploy them into live trading environment taking advantage of the existing infrastructure. It will be expected that you can propose strategies backed by experience, including experience as a front-line trader, possibly from different asset classes (e.g. financial markets, other commodities, as opposed to Energy).

What’s the role?

The Systematic Trading desk itself, part of Shell Energy Europe & Africa’s (SE-EA) Europe, seeks to leverage improvements in technology, programming frameworks and quantitative analysis to develop profitable algorithmic trading strategies across a variety of tenors and commodities within the wider Global Shell trading Remit.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop, implement, and manage short/medium term quantitative trading strategies.

  • P&L accountability for the proprietary strategies.

  • Demonstrating a clear understanding of the risks being taken

  • Executing trades within mandated authorities.

  • Observe and strictly comply with all regulatory guidelines.

  • Coach & educate colleagues, including those on other teams.

What we need from you

Essential Skills & Requirements:

  • This posting target experienced trading professionals. You are likely to be a strong contender if you have hands on experience in risk taking

  • Ability to formulate systematic ideas and prove alpha generation via structured and established back testing methods

  • Experienced programmer, ideally in Python and possibly C#

Desirable Skills & Requirements:

  • Market knowledge in European energy or Crude or the wider commodity markets.

  • Previous experience using C#, JavaScript, Blazor for Front End Development is desirable.

  • Experience in cross commodity trading is desirable.

  • Experience in commodities market outside Europe and Oil markets is desirable.

  • Previous experience in working with in an established systematic team is desirable.

Personal Attributes

  • High degree of pragmatism and the desire to deliver business value whilst maintaining high standards of work

  • Resilience under pressure and a proactive attitude to overcome hurdles

  • Team player with the ability to collaborate across different teams

  • Uses best practice development techniques but open to change of approach according to conflicting timelines/risks involved

  • Used to working in a flexible, independent manner on a mixture of small unstructured and large structured items


SE-EA is part of the Shell Trading & Supply organization with a focus on European gas and power markets. As such, SE-EA trades natural gas, power, green power certificates, voluntary/compliance driven environmental products with counterparties including major resource holders of gas, upstream producers, investment banks, trading houses, utilities, power generators, large as well as up-and coming retail gas and power marketing companies, regional and local gas and power distribution companies, gas storage operators, and large industrial and commercial gas and power users.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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