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Short Term Trading Manager, North America



About the Role

Trailstone is looking for a Short-Term Trading Manager to join us on-site in our Austin, Texas office. The selected candidate will operate under the direct supervision of the Head of North America Power Trading. In the early months of this role, this individual will be responsible for hiring and managing a team of 2 to 3 short-term traders. This position will play a pivotal role in developing and supporting our renewable asset management business. 

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

  • Lead, manage and develop the Short-term Trading team in accordance with our growth plan for 2024 and beyond, overseeing onboarding and providing thorough training materials. 
  • Develop and implement short-term trading strategies in areas such as ERCOT, PJM, SPP, MISO, CAISO, NE-ISO, NY-ISO. 
  • Monitor power markets to identify and capitalize on trading opportunities. 
  • Manage and mitigate risk associated with short-term trading activities. 
  • Collaborate with analytical and other trading teams to calibrate and improve our power flow models and enhance their value on trading decisions.  
  • Stay updated on industry trends and regulatory changes.


About You

The successful candidate will be a primary contributor to risk management and portfolio optimization in our proprietary trading activities. As such, we are looking for somebody with the following attributes and tangible experience:

Essential Qualifications:

  • Over 5 years of experience in the energy industry with short-term trading experience. 
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, capable of managing and mentoring a team. 

Set Yourself Apart with: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline; e.g Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Economics, Finance or Engineering.
  • Coding skills with SQL and Python. 
  • Experience with renewable generation. 


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 natural gas which is physically delivered on their respective 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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