ABOUT COBBLESTONE

Cobblestone Energy is an independent trading firm. Founded in 2017, we are part of the next generation of companies defining the future of global commodity trading. Although we have experienced very strong growth so far, we are still near the start of our journey. We have ambitions to go a lot further.  

Energy in one form or another is fundamental to almost all the world's economic activities. By understanding the demand, supply, and logistics of these commodities, we can better understand the world.  

We specialise in the proprietary trading of the intraday and short-term wholesale electricity markets across Europe. We make use of advanced data analytics and extensive research to drive profitable decision making, trading enough electricity every day to power a small country and growing every day. Technology and risk management form the backbone of our business.   

Cobblestone Values  

  • Lifelong learning with continuous reflection. 
  • Independent thinking through a meritocracy of ideas.
  • The team is more important than the individual. 
  • Being the best in any market we enter.
  • Hiring and keeping only the most effective people. 
  • Others must benefit from our existence. 

Job Description 

At Cobblestone Energy we are on a mission to build the most advanced European electricity trading and analytics platform, with our technology being used by our teams of commercial traders to create significant value. Being in the DevOps team, you will work on exciting challenges that come with large-scale data processing, automation, and analytics. We work in an agile and highly collaborative environment and challenge the norms of traditional business leadership. We are looking for enthusiastic and resourceful engineers who are passionate about building highly reliable and performance data processing solutions. You want to help the commercial team make data-informed decisions, have a curious mindset, and are motivated to understand our business better. Developing a strong domain knowledge of our industry over time is key to long term success in this role. 
 
This is a rare opportunity to take a leading role in the growth of a major player in the European Electricity Markets. We are looking for someone who would be committed to the long-term success of the business. We operate in the European Energy markets, but our commercial trading operations are in Dubai, UAE. This role begins with 3-months onsite, after which you may choose between continuing onsite, or working remotely. If working remotely, you may be required to travel periodically to Dubai. Cobblestone Energy shall handle all visa and paperwork issues on your behalf. 

If you have excellent programming and DevOps skills, strong problem-solving skills, and a passion for developing applications utilizing cutting edge technologies, then we would like to meet you. 

Job Location: 

It can be in our Dubai office or remotely with periodic travel to Dubai 

Office Location: 

Jumeirah Business Centre 2, Cluster V, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Responsibilities 

  • Setup and integrate automated processes that help to maintain and monitor our infrastructure 
  • Integrate CI and CD tools up to best standards
  • Development of infrastructure as code, build corresponding pipelines and deploy apps to AWS 
  • Document the corresponding infrastructure configurations & deployments adhering to best practices 
  • Support other DevOps engineers in their tasks 
  • Optimize and Automate DevOps processes 
  • Troubleshoot and solve issues in testing, staging & production environments 

 Requirements 

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics 
  • At least 1 year of work experience in AWS environment services and resources 
  • At least 1 year of work experience in Git versioning tool 
  • At least 1 year of work experience in SQL databases  
  • Professional AWS certification is a big plus 
  • Working experience in CI/CD tools 
  • Working experience in Linux environment 
  • Working experience in Docker containers & Docker images 
  • Working experience with bash scripting 
  • Working experience with Kubernetes 
  • Strong knowledge in Python Language 
  • Strong English communication skills 
  • Autonomous problem solver, with the ability to grasp concept quickly

Some videos for your reference:

Who is Elexon? For the UK market, they are the system administrator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5j-S6VGqpw#action=share

Some general information about electricity trading arrangements in the UK

https://youtu.be/UDv04q3U6e0

Elexon sushi video. Tries to explain the balancing of the UK's electricity grid

https://vimeo.com/65768597

The videos above are UK centric, but our current interest is Europe wide. Feel free to research the other markets. This is a longer video that to me explains why there is such large opportunity going forward for the electricity traders who are able to efficiently analyse supply and demand fundamentals and move power between countries, for the benefit of all.

https://youtu.be/gacGuWjqKco.

Once Europe is conquered, we do genuinely intend on going global. The American power markets look next on the plate, followed by the Australian and Japanese. 

 

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