Lead Data Engineer

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Location: Austin, TX 78746

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About TrailStone

At TrailStone we believe in shared success for our investors and our employees. Success is driven by exceptional people working together as a team with a passion for the mission and common values.

TrailStone is a global energy trader and risk manager. Our mission is to play a leading role in facilitating the worldwide transition to renewable power. Our primary business is real-time management of electricity generation assets. Our team of traders, meteorologists, software engineers, risk managers, and data scientists aim to increase the stability of electric grids while minimizing risk for generators of intermittent electricity from wind and solar investments. TrailStone leverages its energy market experience and predictive modelling platform to take and manage financial trading risk in energy markets.

TrailStone operates and develops a platform to trade renewable electricity assets like wind and solar power plants in Europe and North America. Today our Robotic, AI & ML-driven real-time order execution manages thousands of renewable electricity assets.

The Lead Data Engineer is a senior role in TrailStone. You will be responsible for evolving our Data Engineering strategy and delivering global objectives. Additionally, you will be responsible for growing and leading a diverse team. You are also expected to work alongside your team, we are all hands-on managers at TrailStone. This role is expected to spend about 70% of their time coding or reviewing code.

You must have strong, hands-on technical expertise in a variety of technologies including Python, SQL Server, AWS Aurora, Docker as well as the proven ability to fashion robust, scalable solutions for our clients. You must also have a strategic mindset in order to bring the Data Engineering team towards more modern practices.


What will you do?

  • Lead commercially-driven projects that integrate our data and machine learning applications into trading applications.
  • Act as a player/coach hiring for and leading a team of data engineers as well as providing thought leadership and leading best practice solutions for the team.
  • Take lead in driving a culture of quality, collaboration, continuous innovation, and strategic implementations.
  • Set up processes and standards as required.
  • Have a knack of using flexible and scalable methodologies that can be applied to a broad set of problems across the Data Engineering organization.
  • Provide strong thought leadership and set processes that lead to good implementation architecture.
  • Continuously improve and further enhance existing ETL and streaming systems.
  • Contribute to existing and emerging business strategies and goals.
  • Build, lead and mentor the engineering team.

What do you need?

  • Confidence and experience in leading projects and/or teams.
  • Significant experience working in formal engineering environments and significant experience working on and leading data projects.
  • Strategic approach to problem solving.
  • Knowledge about how to automate ETL with scheduling systems, e.g., Airflow, etc.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Python and SQL, including performance tuning for large datasets.
  • Expertise about technical debt in data systems.
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing data projects from basic requirements.
  • Wide experience in maintaining key data systems over long periods of time.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics or a related technical field.
  • Flexible with working hours due to the global nature of the business and team.
  • Commodities, Fixed Income, or Equities Trading experience, a plus.

We're different, and we like it that way!

Here at TrailStone, we value our differences. In fact, our success depends upon them.

Differences in backgrounds, identities and experiences lead to differing views of the world. Different world views lead to healthy differences in opinions.

Different opinions are essential to creating a robust marketplace of ideas.

And it is our ideas that will make TrailStone a market leader in energy innovation and disruption!

By our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, TrailStone is creating value for our employees, our investors, and our communities.

So regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, physical limitations, how you identify, how you pray, who you love, where you went to school, who you consider family, or how old you are… you can belong here!

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