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IT Solution Architect Energy Trading & Sales (f/m/d)

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Date: 30-Jan-2023

Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Company: Uniper



Our Operations & IT team in Düsseldorf is looking for you!



What we offer
At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer competitive salaries, company pensions and performance related benefits. Our people can also take advantage of our extensive flexible benefits package with discounts on high street vouchers, health and dental care, holidays and more.



How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.



What we are looking for

Energy Trading and Energy Sales are the backbone of Uniper’s business, which is enabled via a modern Azure Cloud-based IT estate. In order to mature our IT architecture in this business domain we are looking for an  "IT Architect" to drive the journey towards a state-of-art IT architecture for the energy trading and energy sales business.
Along with our international team of IT architects your responsibility will be to:

  • Design, enhance and assess IT solutions for our international trading & sales business in alignment with our customer demand, IT strategy and design principles
  • Support Uniper in progressing with our decarbonization targets by implementing net zero & renewables solutions, expanding our PPA & certificate trading business and embark on the green gas transformation
  • Enable growth into further markets and products by extending our global IT footprint in Eastern Europe as well as the further diversification of gas procurement sources by strengthening our LNG portfolio
  • Closely collaborate with stakeholders on elicitation of functional requirements and quality attributes as well as on choosing the right solution across key dimensions
  • Align with IT change delivery and IT run support teams to capture impact of architectural decisions and adjust accordingly
  • Actively identify areas for improvement and contribute to architecture studies and proof-of-concepts to drive new technologies and innovative ideas into business and IT
  • Partner with other enterprise, technical and data architects across Uniper as part of the architects community to ensure overall consistency of design and foster knowledge sharing
  • Shape the architecture of the front-to-end trade lifecycle processes (pricing, deal entry, validation/matching,  confirmation, valuation, settlement, dispatch etc.)



Who we are seeking

  • Relevant university degree in computer science or information technologies (or appropriate work experience)
  • Strong general background and technical skills in enterprise computing with hands-on experience as IT architect or software engineer
  • Sound knowledge of foundational IT subject areas like networking, operating systems, software engineering, application integration, event streaming and security in the context of the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Professional experience in the utilities industry (gas, power, LNG, bulk, certificates), esp. trading and wholesale business
  • Good understanding of major front-to-end trade lifecycle business processes, respective capabilities and related IT requirements
  • Expertise with industry specific systems across CTRMs, nomination & dispatch solutions, broker platforms and optimization software
  • Proven track record of designing sustainable IT solutions and participating in complex IT change programs
  • Ability to work independently and engage with stakeholders across multiple levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Good interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills, e.g. for chairing meetings, facilitating workshops, presenting to senior stakeholders in business terms
  • Fluent Business English language skills. German considered as an advantage
  • Willingness for continuous professional and personal education




If you have any questions about this role, please contact:

Nadine Peralta da Margarida

Please note that applications by e-mail cannot be considered for data protection reasons.



Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
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Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.