Saturday, April 30, 2011

Senior Business Analyst (Energy/Commodities/Gas/Oil)

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OpenLink is a leading developer of cross-asset trading, risk management, and related operational and portfolio management software. OpenLink’s diverse client base of over 130 customers worldwide includes 10 of the largest energy companies, eight of the largest financial institutions and seven of the largest central banks, as well as major hedge funds and public utilities. Headquartered on Long Island, New York, and with offices in New York City, Houston, London, Berlin, Vienna, São Paulo, Sydney, Moscow, Canada, and Singapore, OpenLink has more than 900 employees worldwide.

We are looking for former natural gas, crude or electricity traders or schedulers, in energy trading companies or banks. This is a direct client-facing role. The Business Analyst will be working with OpenLink’s customers, consultants, and software engineers to conceptualize, analyze, and design enhancements to OpenLink’s Endur (energy) software system. The primary focus of the Consultant will be to meet the needs of the North American and European natural gas markets. You will assess the natural gas trading marketplace to identify functional gaps. The Consultant will perform cost/benefit analysis to identify enhancements for consideration for existing and potential clients. The Consultant will assist in coordinating and prioritizing development requests concerning the natural gas markets. You will demonstrate to clients how the system functionality can satisfy their business requirements. The Energy Consultant will also help to create test plans for major enhancements to the software, to be used by the QA team for future regression testing.

Requirements

* Excellent interpersonal communications
* Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of relevant industry experience
* Prior experience working as a natural gas, crude, or electricity trader or scheduler, working for a energy trading company or banks such as: JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Glencore, RBS Sempra, Cargill, Bear Sterns, Lehman, Koch Energy, Reliant, DTE, PPL, Allegheny, Mirant, or Constellation
* Knowledge of one or more of the following areas: Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM), power settlements, ERCOT, NERC, ISO integration, business intelligence, Commodities, Equity, Stocks, natural gas
* Strong math or quantitative background
* Experience in designing a trading/risk management software package
* Experience with related industry software packages
* Consulting experience is a plus, but not required
* Bachelors degree or higher in business, finance, math or computers
* Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (e.g. EXCEL, WORD)
* This position requires 50% travel

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