SparkChange is a high-growth, venture-backed financial technology company that helps institutional investors adapt to the climate crisis. The company links the financial world to carbon markets, and sells data, analytics and investment solutions, including SparkChange CO2 ETP, voted Europe's #2 ETP launch in 2021.
With 450 financial institutions having pledged $130 trillion of assets under management will be net zero aligned by 2050, carbon is widely considered the problem to solve. We believe the future of financial investing must integrate the carbon price.
To achieve this, SparkChange’s team of financial and carbon market experts has created a ‘carbon gateway’ that can be integrated across the global financial system.
- Our data and analytics platform enables investors to create and implement strategies to meet their specific decarbonisation, risk or returns objectives.
- Our investment solutions are designed to achieve both financial returns and environmental impact.
This combination provides investors with a comprehensive solution to meet their environmental pledges and differentiate their ESG product offerings in a fast-growing, competitive landscape. They can now identify, quantify, and understand the actions needed to meet their environmental objectives, implement high-integrity solutions, and report effectively to their stakeholders. And, most importantly, they can support the global effort towards achieving net zero.
Our Core Values:
Everyone is an entrepreneur: We take ownership and always stand by our results. We get things done quickly and never give up.
We love what we do: We’re passionate about our work and the global impact we can have as a team, even with a small footprint. We take pride in everything we put our name to.
Best idea wins: If your idea makes the most sense, that’s what we’re doing, regardless of your role or seniority.
We think big and long term: We strongly believe in the power of thinking big and challenging ordinary perspective.
No egos: We don’t get carried away by past wins. There’ll always be bigger challenges, ways to improve, and new frontiers just ahead.
Hybrid - London Office a few days per week.
Up to £90,000 per annum.
Sparkchange is developing cutting edge data sets for institutional investors that link carbon and financial markets, leading to more efficient capital allocation to companies that are well prepared for the energy transition. We believe our approach to be unique and are seeing significant interest from a broad range of potential clients.
The successful candidate will work closely with our research team, to turn prototypes into models running in production in our cloud-based platform, to be accessed via our Web frontends or via our APIs.
In this role, you will start with a white paper or prototype in Excel or Python: interpret it, challenge it and ultimately implement it in our cloud-based platform. You will be able to write clean, re-usable, extendable object-oriented code that can be read, tested, and used by other members of the engineering team.
Required Skills and knowledge:
- 3+ years of experience in a similar role in financial markets, at a buy-side, sell-side or data vendor
- Experience developing models in an OOD language such as C#, Java or C++
- Working knowledge of Python and Excel
- SQL databases
- REST APIs
Experience in any of these is a plus
- Azure cloud tools, especially Azure Data Factory and Azure Batch
- GIT source control
- Index development and implementation
- Machine Learning, including Natural Language Processing