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Manager - Energy Trading Platform Design


London (UK)

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Managing the energy trading platform design in keeping with the new business and new technologies

Establish governance, process and best practice methods for development activities in energy trading IS

Strong understanding of energy trading IS trends and in-depth understanding of the energy trading IS landscape

Design & develop quality and performing software that works and addresses business requirements against coding standards

Delivery of on-going efficiencies and improvements across the development function

Design, develop and maintain core framework components

The Role


  • Responsible for prioritising and managing own workload, and others as required Inputs into project plans for design & development activities
  • Develop the IS strategic architecture through previous energy trading experience, understanding of EMT business requirements, energy trading industry trends and ensure ongoing development follows the strategic architecture

Operational Responsibilities

  • Supports the assessment of system requirements, identifying and addressing any potential issues prior to implementation Undertakes development work ensuring design principles are adhered to
  • Maintains an understanding of relevant industry trends and current knowledge of the technology deployed in the business area
  • Provides guidance and support to Development Leads on development activities
  • Evaluates impact analysis on major design options
  • Completes development deliverables in a timely manner and to the appropriate level of quality so that the delivered solutions are fit-for purpose, can be efficiently supported and the impact of future change requests can be assessed Inputs into plans for Technical Verification/Regression testing plans, as required
  • Ensures peer reviews and unit tests are prepared and executed for their own work to the appropriate standards
  • Uses understanding and knowledge of budgetary and estimation process to provide effort estimates for own work required to develop software
  • Creates and updates application documentation Follows all change control procedures and puts in place full version control and configuration management to ensure that the production service is not compromised
  • Ensures compliance with statutory and company procedures, including security policies Contributes to retrospectives to incorporate learning’s into future work
  • Works to identify opportunities to improve development standards, processes and tools
  • Maintains an understanding of relevant industry trends and current knowledge of the technology deployed in the business area

In addition to the above, those with team lead responsibilities will be required to:

  • Observe and ensures team complies with requirements of security and company policies in place
  • Leadership and People Management (or Teamwork)
  • Coach, motivate, energise and inspire fellow team members

The Person


  • Own (and others as applicable) workload managed to a consistent standard within specified time periods
  • Develop strategic architecture for energy trading

Operational Responsibilities

  • Architectural governance for all projects ensuring focus on target architecture
  • Required software is delivered to the appropriate quality, within agreed timescales
  • Ensures compliance with statutory and company procedures


  • Added value to customers' businesses
  • Customer satisfaction scores confirming delivery to expectations

Leadership and People Management (or Teamwork)

  • Recognised by team members and stakeholders for consistent and good quality delivery
  • Understands financial and physical commodity trading and can demonstrate architecture of software solutions to support this type of business.
  • Understands derivative trading and can demonstrate architecture of software solutions to support this type of business.
  • Understands vanilla and complex structured options and can demonstrate implementation of analytical models to provide valuation and risk for these type of trades.
  • Understands market data, including price, volatility and correlation data and how it is used to value and risk vanilla and complex structured options.
  • Understands market risk, in particular option greeks, and how they are used and applied in a trading business.
  • Understands VaR and PaR and their importance in managing risk in a trading business.

The Company

Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.

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To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email careers@centrica.com typing ‘Update required: Manager - Energy Trading Platform Design R9937960’ in the subject title.

Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.