Job Description

Company Description

Pilot Company is an industry-leading network of travel centers with more than 30,000 team members and over 750 retail and fueling locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Our energy and logistics division serves as a top supplier of fuel, employing one of the largest tanker fleets and providing critical services to oil operations in our nation's busiest basins. Pilot Company supports a growing portfolio of brands with expertise in supply chain and retail operations, logistics and transportation, technology and digital innovation, construction, maintenance, human resources, finance, sales and marketing.

Founded in 1958 by Jim A. Haslam II and currently led by CEO Adam Wright, our founding values, people-first culture and commitment to giving back remains true to us today. Whether we are serving guests, a fellow team member, or a trucking company, we are dedicated to fueling people and keeping North America moving.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Description


The purpose of this job is to develop models and algorithms that support the Financial, Commercial and Physical Trading group within the company and implement the models into software applications.

Essential Functions

  • Develop, implement, and maintain quantitative models for trading, risk management, and asset valuation.
  • Utilize programming skills in C++, Python, or R language to create and deploy trading and risk management applications.
  • Collaborate with traders and other team members to understand and address Commercial needs.
  • Analyze and interpret large datasets to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities for optimization.
  • Continuously improve models by researching and implementing cutting-edge techniques and methodologies.
  • Communicate complex quantitative concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify and implement creative solutions to complex problems, demonstrating the ability to think "outside the box."
  • Perform analysis of business decisions and strategic issues, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Commodity markets, term contracts and transaction pricing.
  • Support the continued development of Pilot’s financial and commercial modeling infrastructure and repositories of fundamental market data.
  • Using Excel and Python, build models to develop and provide analytical studies on forward curves and energy commodity prices.
  • Independently prepare advanced ad-hoc analysis, reports, and presentations on demand.
  • Identify areas for improvements and continual development of risk systems
  • Model behaviors that support the company’s common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Complete other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or Computer Science
  • Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance, or Statistics preferred
  • Minimum three years’ energy industry experience required; three to five years’ in Finance, Banking, Consulting, Corporate Development or Economic Planning, preferred

Specialized Knowledge

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required; Advanced Excel needed
  • Strong modeling skills and ability to model, run and analyze statistical and financial data using Python and/or R coding
  • Intermediate knowledge of ETRM software (e.g., RightAngle) preferred
  • Understanding of physical and financial energy commodity trades required
  • Understanding of front, middle, and back-office business and operational risks impacting an energy marketing function required


  • Demonstrated strength in quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills with an emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work well within a team and manage several projects concurrently against tight deadlines
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with stakeholders with differing opinions and with cross-functional teams to support energy risk trading business and operational objectives
  • Ability to prioritize, execute tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate confidence, professionalism, and assertiveness in complex and challenging circumstances
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Time management and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strength in Internal networking, teamwork, and relationship building


Travel required less than 5%

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • General office work requiring sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 25 pounds
  • Able to work evenings and odd hours, as needed
Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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