Junior IT Embedded Application Developer

28 Nov 2016
11 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
RWE Supply & Trading is the interface between the RWE Group's operating companies and global wholesale markets for energy and energy-related raw materials and is a leading European energy trading house.

It is the interface between the RWE Group and the global trading markets for energy and energy-related commodities as well as the hub for all tradable commodities, in both their physical and/or derivative forms. This includes power, gas, coal, freight, oil, weather derivatives, biomass, emissions certificates and renewable energies. RWE Supply & Trading is responsible for the economic optimisation of power generation and the entire non-regulated gas business of the RWE Group, including all procurement, storage and LNG-related activities.

Large industrial companies and trading partners are offered long-term delivery concepts by RWE Supply & Trading next to a trading-based portfolio management.

The headquarters in Germany boast Europe's largest energy trading floor, complementing the network of additional trading floors in London and Swindon, as well as the subsidiary, affiliate and branch offices in Den Bosch, Prague, Singapore, New York, Mumbai and Jakarta.

We are currently recruiting for three Application Developers, one to be based at each of our office locations of Swindon, London and Essen. You will carry out diverse and meaningful IT activities across the Front Office functions. Our range of services includes the provision, development and operation of standard and special software as well as the required hardware and network infrastructure. You will work in a wide range of areas - proprietary trading of energy commodities (power, coal, gas, oil, LNG), Commercial Asset Optimization, Sales & Origination, analytical functions such as Structuring & Valuation or Risk Management.

You will be 'embedded with the business' to closely support the traders / analysts in their daily activities. As well as supporting the current Front Office applications you will be expected to apply best practices from elsewhere and to develop new applications/tools.

You will be given full support to realise your career aspirations and to grow within the company. This will include individual development support based on specific personalised needs. Development measures could include 'on the job' experience, formal training (software engineering, business analysis, project management), secondments and rotations.

We are looking for candidates educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a numerical or analytical subject area such as maths, economics, business administration or science related discipline. You will also have some IT experience gained preferably in financial markets/instruments or energy trading.

In addition, we are looking for the following skills:


  • Good technical foundation including architecture, design, programming, testing and deployment.
  • Some knowledge of Information Systems ideally in a Commodity Trading market.
  • Experience of using agile project methodologies (especially SCRUM) preferred.
  • Strong Java and C# skills
  • Familiarity with VBA
  • Familiarity with database systems and languages, in particular Oracle and SQL
  • Familiarity with software development tools, such as version control, project management, and defect tracking systems
  • Awareness of documentation and coding standards
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Tools


  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Can learn and assimilate new ideas/concepts quickly.
  • Able to apply appropriate methods, tools and applications.
  • Challenges 'status quo' and able to innovate and 'follow through' on ideas.
  • Excellent written and presentation/communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with programmers, traders and managers.
  • Resilient and hardworking, especially under pressure.
  • Ability to organise, plan and deliver to commitments.
  • Can work independently in a high-pressure, time-critical environment
  • Self-starter, the ability to learn quickly and take accountability.
  • Passionate, enthusiastic and motivated to succeed.
  • Mobility and flexibility as you could be working in any of our trading locations.
  • Good English language skills (German language is desirable).

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to kathryn.macrae@rwe.com