Systematic Trader, Junior

25 February 2024
Borough, South East London


Entity: Trading & Shipping Job Family Group: Supply & Trading Group : We are looking for a Junior Trader to join our A1 systematic trading team in Trading & Shipping (T&S) as we strive to transform and connect the global energy market. This role is uniquely positioned for those currently trading with sophisticated coding skills in a front office financial environment. You will join a small team making a big impact to our trading strategies helping drive commercial success. Reporting to the VP A1 Trading, you will be a contributing member of the A1 desk. The desk specialises in systematic and data-driven trading strategies across multiple commodity markets. In this role your time with be split between executing trades based on existing strategies, and research to develop new signals / strategies. Our team has a strong record of success in this space and you will be expected to work collaboratively inside of existing frameworks, following established ways of working. We offer a hybrid working environment (3 days in office, 2 days at home each week, on average). The office will be located in Canary Wharf, London. In the role, you will be empowered to: Execute and optimise portfolio trades across multiple commodities with strict adherence to internal/external rules and regulations. Design and deploy new signals and strategies. Formulate ideas as testable hypotheses, use large datasets to test these within rigorous statistical frameworks. Present results to the wider team and iterate based on feedback. Understand practical issues relating to the successful implementation of systematic trading strategies such as liquidity constraints and transaction costs. Account for these in both research and real trading. About you Essential experience for success in the role will include: Training in statistics and probability Skilled coding in Python, with experience using in a front office financial role Multiple years of trading experience in an institutional environment (e.g. bank, hedge fund, or trading house) Previous experience in commodities or macro assets such as rates/FX Other desirable criteria: STEM background, with some focus in science, math or engineering Entrepreneurial drive with a passion for generating commercial value Quantitative nature and approach to problem solving Committed and eager to team with others and deliver results in a fast-paced environment Why Join our team? At bp, we provide an excellent working environment and employee benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others. We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. There are many aspects of our employees' lives that are significant, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and others benefits. Reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future. Apply now Travel Requirement Negligible travel should be expected with this role Relocation Assistance: Relocation may be negotiable for this role Remote Type: This position is a hybrid of office/remote working Skills: Algorithmic Trading Strategies, Analytical Thinking, Authenticity, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Decision Making, Digital Automation, Digital Collaboration, Digital Communication, Market Knowledge, Negotiating value, Negotiation planning and preparation, Statistics, Strategic Thinking, Trade discipline and compliance, Trade execution and management, Trading Fundamentals, Sentiment and Trends, Trading knowledge Legal Disclaimer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp's recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.). If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations. If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy. This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.


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