Trading System Analyst


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


The Trading Applications Analyst is responsible for supporting key business applications and associated interfaces used globally by the Fuels business.  These applications enable our business understand and manage risk in order to capitalize on commercial opportunities. The person filling the role will work as part of the global support team on base support, enhancements, projects, and business consulting as required.

A strong understanding of the supply and trading business paired with effective communication skills, a continuous improvement mindset, and core technical skills are foundational to the success in this position.

Job description


As part of a global IT team supports our growing trading business within the Downstream, the position provides opportunity to grow technology knowledge while working closely with the business to expand business process knowledge in the Trading Domain. For our custom built trading applications (TORA, FPW, and PMR) acts as an SAP consultant by translating business requirements to IT requirements, and works closely with the developers to get those implemented. 
The employee will also have the chance to learn more about our new asset-backed trading (ABT) capabilities while developing valuable system enhancements focused on enabling new supply trading activities and growing value through Digital Transformation.

  • Maintain SAP design and relevant data elements / update configuration and training documentation within designated tools
  • Provide troubleshooting for end-users, Provide Level 2/3 support for bugs and fixes, work on enhancement and projects according to priorities set.
  • Implement improvements to the business processes and analyze new business scenarios to determine if can be met with existing design, or if new development / configuration is needed
  • Participate in decision making processes and business committees as required 
  • Act as custodian for interfaces to co-dependent applications 
  • Agree testing approach with users for changes and projects, Carry out testing
  • Develop functional specifications for custom program (reports, enhancements or interfaces) and configuration
  • Utilize and advise Development Team for technical design and construction



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or IT-related fields
  • Functional experience supporting SAP MM or SD modules
  • Extensive experience in end-user application support
  • Good understanding of ABAP programming language for debugging and troubleshooting
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able / willing to travel internationally on occasion (< 10%)
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional IT and business teams

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities


  • Strong Advantage: Working knowledge of Energy Trading Risk Management (ETRM) systems and asset-backed trading principles (e.g. position management, priced inventory, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Agile Frameworks (i.e. Scrum and Kanban)
  • Ability to manage workload under time pressure and changing priorities
  • Knowledge of business application product lifecycle (design, implementation, change management)


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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