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Quantitative Risk Intern


Austin Office | On-Site | 12-week Paid Internship | From May 2023 onwards


About the Internship

We are offering one quantitative risk analyst internship, based in our Austin office, for Summer 2023.   

This internship will offer you the opportunity to experience our fast-paced commodities environment - researching, designing and implementing internal quantitative based solutions of a high enough quality for production application. Our interns will be given the responsibility of assisting on key projects; like statistical trend analysis, analytic based commodity price scenarios, allowing our risk and portfolio managers to easily adjust the position we want to trade.    

During this 12-week internship, you can expect to use:  

  • Python for backend  
  • SQL   
  • C# for some backend, but primarily for our continuous trading applications  
  • In-house data storage solution built using AWS Athena, S3 and AWS GLUE, along with SQL Server 
  • Statistical methods  


About You  

Ultimately, we are looking for self-driven people who are able to work collaboratively and looking to start a career in software engineering.  

It is not a pre-requisite to know all the languages in our stack nor commodity trading and risk management, but our expectation is that our interns will be able to learn whatever language is required and statistical methods for their assigned project work during the internship (most likely Python and/or React).  

In addition, we are looking for people who possess the following attributes;  

  • Passionate about developing software and writing clean/decoupled code  
  • Self-driven  
  • Able to work in a team  
  • Open to learning new programming languages and statistic based methods 
  • Personable  


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.  


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!  


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