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Engineering Manager, Data Engineering





About the Role

We are looking for an Engineering Manager, Data Engineering to join our growing Technology team based in either our Berlin or London office. This role will concentrate on reliable data acquisition, expanding data providers integrations, and evolving our data strategy towards the frontier, incorporating modern practices. Joining an international technology management team, working directly with a very hands-on Global Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for growing and leading a team with a diverse skillset. 

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

  • Design, develop and maintain microservices, ETL/ELT jobs and system components for our Python-based data integration, processing, and analytics platform.
  • Lead large-scale projects that integrate our data and machine learning applications into trading and energy management applications
  • Act as a player/coach leading a team of software and data engineers as well as providing thought leadership and leading best practice solutions for the team.
  • Take lead in driving a culture of high quality, innovation, and incremental experimentation.
  • Advocate flexible and scalable methodologies that can be applied to a broad set of problems across the technology organization.
  • Provide strong thought leadership and set processes that lead to good implementation architecture.


With a Python backend and deployed on AWS, our application suite uses a host of complex data that helps make sustainable energy more… sustainable. It’s a product that:

  • Uses predictive analytics that’s backed by science to predict trends in the renewable market.
  • Allows more energy companies to adopt greener services, making renewable energy widely available to the general public.


About You

At Trailstone, we believe in a “player-coach” mentality within our leadership team. This person must have strong, hands-on technical expertise in a variety of technologies including AWS Cloud, Python, SQL, Docker as well as the proven ability to fashion robust, scalable solutions for our clients. In addition, we are looking for somebody with the following:

Essential Requirements:

  • Significant experience working in formal engineering environments and deep experience working on and leading and designing software architecture for large-scale data projects
  • Significant team and stakeholders management experience
  • Extensive working knowledge of Python microservice development and ETL/ELT jobs orchestration
  • Expert level knowledge of SQL, including performance tuning for very large datasets (VLDBs)
  • Deep understanding about technical debt in data systems
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing large scale data projects from basic requirements
  • Extensive experience in maintaining mission critical data systems over long periods of time
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics or a related technical field

Technical Skills:

Working alongside a team of technologists, you will gain expertise in the following domains/sector:

  • FastAPI, Pandas, Redis, Fargate, Docker, S3, RabbitMQ, AWS Athena, SQL Server, Kafka
  • Ideally you have experience managing huge volume of time-series data as in the energy/trading/AdTech sectors.


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!