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Summer 2023 Quantitative Research Intern


About Trailstone

Trailstone is a global energy and technology company, operating at the intersection of renewable and conventional power. We trade energy in global markets, and we provide a best-in-class service to manage the inherent intermittency of renewable power generation across the short, medium and long term.

As an energy trader, we buy and sell electricity and gas which is physically delivered on the grids, and we leverage our physical market knowledge to trade financial commodities.

As a provider of renewable energy management services, we take on the complexity of managing renewable power across different countries so that our customers can focus on their core mission of investment and growth. Trailstone offers an efficient, fully automated front-to-back renewable power management platform underpinned by our long-standing market experience, proprietary technology, data analytics and meteorology.


About the role

Job Title: Summer 2023 Quantitative Research Intern

Location: Austin, TX

Quantitative Researchers at Trailstone play a central role in our mission of making sustainable energy sustainable. As a Quantitative Research intern, you will join a multi-disciplinary team of quantitative and fundamental analysts, developers, traders and meteorologists engaged in the expansion of our renewable asset management business, power and gas trading, and traditional wholesale structured transactions.


  • Develop and improve systematic trading strategies that can successfully adapt to an evolving energy commodities trading landscape
  • Analyze statistical and fundamental signals for trading of energy commodity markets
  • Develop software to automate trading workflows
  • Collaborate with the broader quantitative team to make progress towards ambitious short-term commercial goals

Essential Qualifications

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Proficiency with Python for both general computer programming and quantitative analysis
  • Progress towards a degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Economics).
  • Highly curious, detail-oriented, and possesses a passion for high-quality research work product
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Advantageous Qualifications

  • Academic or industry experience analyzing power or other energy markets
  • Demonstrable interest in developing a career in energy trading, renewables, or quantitative finance
  • Experience with software engineering best practices, e.g. version control, code review, unit/integration testing, and continuous integration and deployment
  • Experience with other scientific and mathematical programming languages, especially Julia

We’re different, and we like it that way!

Here at Trailstone, we value our differences. In fact, our success depends upon them.

Differences in backgrounds, identities and experiences lead to differing views of the world. Different world views lead to healthy differences in opinions. Different opinions are essential to creating a robust marketplace of ideas. And it is our ideas that will make Trailstone a market leader in energy innovation and disruption!

By our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Trailstone is creating value for our employees, our investors, and our communities.

So regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, physical limitations, how you identify, how you pray, who you love, where you went to school, who you consider family, or how old you are… you can belong here!


Current roles

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