Quantitative Developer- Spain or UK

Quantitative Developer- Spain or UK

Sparta Commodities


We are looking for an experienced Quantitative Developer, based in Spain or the UK, to join our Data team, working with our Commodity Owners and Data teams to optimise our current petroleum, commodity, and data cleansing models. Using sophisticated statistical techniques, machine learning and other cutting-edge technologies to ensure our data is of the best quality for our clients (who are among the largest in the oil trading market). As a self-starter you will get to design our quant infrastructure, have significant input in how our large data sets are managed, and take ownership.

We are a fully remote company, and we strive for fast deployments to support the rapid growth we are experiencing, and this hire is key to our continued success.


  • Optimisation of models (Non-Linear Optimization)
  • Data cleansing and building automated ETL pipelines
  • Refactor and design as needed, using design principles. Architecture of new libraries, analytics platforms, and data pipelines
  • Extend codebase for other products
  • Developing new pricing and cleaning algorithms
  • Working closing with Quants and other stakeholders to understand requirements and deliver robust, reliable and performant solutions.

Required Skills

  • BSc/MSc /PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or relevant.
  • Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Pricing analytics background (any asset class, commodities is beneficial).
  • Python, Pandas, NumPy, SciPy and Excel.
  • Unit testing and TDD.
  • Excellent understanding of software development best practices (such as functional and OO paradigms and standard design patterns) and design principles (SOLID).
  • Commercial SQL experience.
  • Experience with AWS is beneficial (EC2, Lambda, S3).
  • Experience with Git, Bitbucket or other source control techniques.
  • Outstanding English communication, both verbal and written, and presentation skills.

Desirable Skills

  • C++ is beneficial.
  • Experience in Petroleum refining or similar is beneficial.
  • Experience managing small teams and project deliveries is beneficial.
  • Understanding of Linear programming, Non-Linear Programming, Mixed Integer Programming, Quadratic Programming and Convex Optimization.
  • Experience with at least one commercial or open-source optimization library or mathematical modelling language. This could include Gurobi, AMPL, GAMS or CPLEX.

About Us

We are a Swiss, VC backed Startup with subsidiaries in Spain, US, and Singapore. We focus on providing only actionable pricing and insights to commodity traders and have the ambition to digitise the market and to become the leading end to end platform for traders in all commodities verticals. Following great market traction and the financial backing from Venture Investors, we are on a path to scale globally and are preparing for take-off.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to be part of a disruptive Startup that is challenging the status quo on commodity trading data and analytics.
  • Enjoyable, fast paced and challenging environment, working alongside a great and dedicated bunch of “A” player colleagues.
  • Competitive salary.
  • 100% remote working.
  • Attractive and hopefully life-changing company stock option plan.
  • Training and education budget.

Sparta Commodities is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity within its workforce. As an international business, we are determined that suitably qualified persons will never receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, race, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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