Junior Software Engineer
Endgame Economics

Surry Hills, Sydney

Closing date: 23rd June 2017

Position title: Junior software engineer
Nature of position: Full time, permanent following 6-month probationary period
Location: Surry Hills, Sydney.
Required experience: Graduate up to 2 years' experience
Required qualification: Degree in software engineering, comp. science, equivalent experience/qualification
Salary: $65 k to $90 k including super (exact level will depend on skills and experience)

Established in February 2016, Endgame Economics is a technology-led consultancy that provides mathematical and economic advice. Much of our work is to advise organisations that operate in, or oversee, the National Electricity Market ('NEM').

We provide quantitative and mathematical advice, and so we are constantly working with data and constructing models to help our clients understand and solve problems. Our clients include:

  • Market bodies - regulators, the national rule maker, the market operator.
  • Private businesses - generators, renewable developers, network operators.
  • Other clients - law firms that handle matters in the electricity sector, and investors in energy assets.

We are constantly working with data and constructing models to help understand and solve problems. We need mathematically minded software engineers to design optimisation (linear and integer programs, evolutionary programming) and stochastic (Markov/hidden Markov) models and implement them in scalable, user friendly web apps that our advisory team and clients can use to answer their questions quickly, easily, and reliably.

We are therefore looking to recruit a junior software engineer to join our team. We are a small three-person team based in Sydney, and you will be the first full-time addition to our technical team. In the role, you will also collaborate with our advisory team who interact with our clients.

What we offer

The work that you do will directly influence the development of the electricity sector. The tools that you design will shape the future of the electricity grid. The software you develop will influence:

  • investment in renewable generators, such as wind and solar farms;
  • how new technologies such as batteries and demand response are used within the grid; and
  • how the power system and its markets are operated.

You can build the tools that will help people decide the future of the power system in Australia. We are a small, dynamic firm and so our staff are our greatest asset. Because you will be joining our team early, there will be opportunities to expand your role as the business grows.

We offer great working conditions. We are well located near Central Station and close to countless delicious lunch options and good coffee. Our office includes end-of-trip facilities including bicycle parking and showers with towel service.

We offer competitive remuneration that will be reviewed regularly and increased in line with your performance and skills.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate must harbour a deep-seated eagerness to learn. In addition, it would be preferable to have some assemblage of the following skills, experience or character traits:

  • Analytic skills and knowledge of mathematical models - optimisation, stochastic modelling, game theory and statistics - are highly regarded
  • Numerical computing for the above (we use Python, Gurobi, and dabble in R)
  • Web development (we use Django)
  • Familiarity with version control (we use git)
  • Database management (we use PostgreSQL)
  • AWS magic
  • A soft spot for Linux operating systems

How to apply

To apply, please send your application to careers@endgame-economics.com with the subject line 'Junior software engineer application'. Your application should include:

  • A short covering letter describing why you are interested in the job (no more than 1 page).
  • A description of any experience you may have (no more than 2 pages).
  • A list of the subjects you have taken, and the grades that you have received.
  • Contact details of two referees - we will not contact your referees without your express prior permission.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 23 June 2017. We will review all applications and respond to candidates to arrange interviews by Friday 30 June 2017.



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