Developer, PL/SQL

  • Full-time

Company Description

Vitol is a leader in the energy sector with a presence across the spectrum: from oil through to power, renewables and carbon.  From 40 offices worldwide, we seek to add value across the energy supply chain, including deploying our scale and market understanding to help facilitate the energy transition. To date, we have committed over $2 billion of capital to renewable projects, and are identifying and developing low-carbon opportunities around the world.

Our people are our business. Talent is precious to us and we create an environment in which individuals can reach their full potential, unhindered by hierarchy. Our team comprises more than 65 nationalities and we are committed to developing and sustaining a diverse work force. Learn more about us here.

Job Description

We have developed our own Commodity Trading Risk Management (CTRM) system that covers all aspects of our business activities across the globe: from trade entry through middle-office with P&L reporting and price risk management down to invoicing and for whichever commodity we are trading: electricity, renewables, gas, crude oil, refined products, biofuels, or carbon certificates. Vitol is unique in the energy trading world in making our CTRM the core of our business processes that everyone at Vitol works with, often on a daily basis.

As a member of the CTRM team, located in Geneva, Switzerland, you will:

  • Actively contribute to the development of our core system by developing new features based on user requirements to meet our evolving business needs
  • Work closely with a wide range of users to identify & prioritize requirements and design technical solutions
  • Maintain & further improve system modules, including the ones you will help build but also existing ones
  • Provide business applications support and training to users on day to day issues
  • As we are working as one united team that covers all the functions of our CTRM, the projects you will be involved in may be as diverse as:
  • Modelling cash-for-product loan repayments in our Finance P&L
  • Building a valuation engine for non-linear complex options that we trade
  • Running a systems integration with a company we’ve acquired

Our core technologies, including PL/SQL and Oracle Forms Builder, are still an important part of what we do, and they have enabled the Vitol success story. When you join, you will work with our established technologies to get familiar with the data model and business logic, and quickly start adding value to our business. For those interested, we will also create opportunities further down the line to be part of this important technology migration.


  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or an equivalent field
  • Proven data modelling skills to translate business situations into data structures, proficiency in SQL
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar position(s), e.g. as a user-facing DB engineer
  • Entrepreneurial drive, ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Proactive and user-focused “make it work” mentality with a genuine interest in the functional as well as technical aspects of each challenge encountered; comfortable with daily release cycle model
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Full proficiency communicating in English in a business context (verbally & in writing)

Qualifications and skills that will help you stand out 

  • Experience with PL/SQL (preferred) or a similar procedural DB programming language (e.g. T-SQL)
  • Previous experience in the commodities and/or trading industry
  • Practical experience with Oracle Forms builder
  • Experience with programming in C#, C++ or Python
  • French language skills a plus (but not required)
  • Office based role (1 day per week home office) 

Additional Information

Our Geneva office

Our office is located very centrally, 5 minutes from the main train station and 1 minute from the lake. The office has a rooftop lunch area, with views over the lake and Alps. We organize regular activities to enable our people to meet colleagues from other teams in an informal setting, and to celebrate special achievements.

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