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Software Developer, Trader Tools


Austin Office | Full-Time Role 


About the Role 

We are looking for an experienced Software Developer to join our Technology team, based on-site in our growing Austin office. This role will directly support our North America Commodity Traders (Power, Gas, Liquids), and as such will provide a fast-paced working environment with short delivery cycles.  

This will be a full-time role, owning the following responsibilities: 

  • Functional Python programming to build & develop new features and tools that enables the on-going support of the Commodity Trading team. 
  • Improving code quality through pull requests and code reviews.  
  • Collaborating with an international team of engineers, business analysts and data scientists as part of a cross-functional Technology department.  
  • Keeping up to date with the latest trends in technology and continuously improving our platform.  


About You 

You will have a few years of experience working in a commodity trading environment as a solutions-oriented developer, directly supporting commodity teams with your software.  

In addition, we are looking for somebody with the following: 

Essential Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or another technical field. 
  • Tangible experience with object-oriented, functional and asynchronous programming and design patterns in Python. 
  • Knowledge of SQL fundamentals and React. 
  • Relevant experience working within the Energy sector is preferred.  
  • A passion for delivering clean code and working with a test-driven mindset.  
  • DevOps mindset with appreciation to work in a hybrid-cloud and container-driven architecture (partly on-premise and partly AWS)  

Our Technology Stack: 

  • Includes: Python (FastAPI, Pandas), AWS (S3, Athena, ECS), Redis, Docker, Atlassian (Jira, Bitbucket), SQL Server, Grafana and more.  
  • Interest in and knowledge of these or similar services is essential.  


What we offer 

  • Competitive compensation and participation in Trailstone’s discretionary bonus plan. 
  • 20 days of annual vacation entitlement plus 10 company holidays. 
  • 10 days of paid sick leave per year. 
  • Health, Vision, and Dental insurance effective on your first day of employment. 
  • 401(k) Matching. 
  • Eligibility to receive external and internal training in accordance with our Learning & Development Policy. 


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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