For our office in Düsseldorf we are looking for graduates and young professionals in Mathematics, Physics or Business as

Analyst Algorithmic Trading & Optimization (m/f/d)

In Germany Statkraft has since 1999 been an active trader of power, gas, renewable and emission certificates and a broad range of structured products. We are one of the leading players and service providers in managing distributed energy generation.

The Continental Energy & Market Access unit is responsible for the energy management of Statkraft’s own and 3rd party assets and market access business across Continental Europe and the UK (currently Germany, UK, Belgium, Ireland, France, Turkey and South East Europe) with strong growth ambitions.

The energy sector is currently facing a strong transition towards digitalization and automation driven by decentralisation of generation and increased market dynamics. In order to handle the resulting increased complexity efficiently, Statkraft makes use of algorithmic trading and virtual power plant solutions that automatically balance renewable generation, steer asset flexibility in real-time and run trading activities. These algorithms make millions of decisions per day to send orders to the power exchange and steer the physical assets. They are backed up by our state-of-the-art data science infrastructure and monitoring solutions, which need to be continuously developed further.

Your role: 

  • Develop and improve algorithms for managing flexible assets, balancing renewable generation, and executing various trading strategies
  • Contribute to the improvement of our algorithmic trading and monitoring systems
  • Develop, maintain and document robust optimisation algorithms and market models
  • Analyse commodities and markets, improve forecasts, develop bidding and trading strategies to increase the profits from the assets
  • Collect and engineer the data necessary for modelling
  • Contribute to further developing the business by establishing models and procedures that facilitate extracting the market value of our portfolio

Your profile:

  • Excellent university degree, e.g. in mathematics, physics or business with strong quantitative focus
  • Strong interest in short-term energy markets, algorithms and data science
  • Strong analytical skills and a commercial mind set
  • Modelling and programming experience preferably in Python
  • Proactive and independent way of working
  • Good communication skills as well as strong command of the English language

Statkraft offers:

  • Professional and personal development in an exciting company
  • A positive working environment characterised by competence, responsibility and innovation
  • A diverse workplace with regard to gender, age and cultural background
  • Competitive terms of employment and excellent benefit schemes


For us the ideas of our committed and ambitious colleagues make the difference. If you want to share our passion for renewable energy and be a part of tomorrow’s energy world, please apply through our online application form.

Expected Start Date:
as soon as possible
Raul Frincu (Talent Acquisition Specialist)
Telephone: +49 (0)211 60244 4415
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