Overview

About Us

Leap’s mission is to combat climate change by enabling a reliable electric grid that runs on clean energy. The electric grid is transforming from dirty (but predictable) fossil fuels to clean (but less predictable) renewable energy. To do so, the grid needs more flexible demand and supply to help maintain stability and reliability.

Leap plays a crucial role in opening up wholesale energy markets to all distributed energy resources, enabling our partners to get paid for providing flexibility to the grid.

Leap is a privately-held tech company with funding from top VCs and well-known energy entrepreneurs. Our core operations are in the San Francisco Bay Area and Utrecht (NL), but we are a distributed workplace with teammates based in Atlanta, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Maui, and Washington, DC.

Who are we looking for?

We’re seeking a driven and detail-oriented individual who will be responsible for executing on and improving Leap’s operations in wholesale electricity markets. This position is essential in helping Leap to grow our business in existing and new markets.

You may be a fit for this role if you:

    • Have five or more years of experience in wholesale energy markets, energy economics, energy trading, or energy management
    • Are familiar with recent trends in Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources and programs
    • Are detail oriented and possess strong analytical, data, and financial modeling skills
    • Love optimizing market strategies, continuously improving operations, and streamlining complex processes
    • Enjoy working collaboratively in a team with a diverse group of amazingly talented and fun people, but are also perfectly capable of working independently
    • Are hands-on and like to take ownership of complex work processes
    • Experience is definitely a plus, but willingness to learn and innovate is a must
    • (Helpful but not required) Hold an advanced degree in energy economics, energy engineering, data science, or related field

What will you be working on?

    • Developing and implementing strategies and processes required for participation in the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), Pennsylvania Jersey Maryland (PJM) RTO, Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE), and other wholesale electricity markets
    • Supporting the implementation of strategies and processes required for participation in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO)
    • Overseeing Leap’s operations in NYISO and other Eastern US markets and being primarily responsible for submitting required market information to ISO and utility clients
    • Overseeing daily energy market bidding and optimization
    • Developing a deep understanding of the NYISO, PJM, and ISO-NE Market Rules and applying it in strategy development and execution
    • Working with Leap’s Engineering team to continuously improve and automate internal Market Operations processes and tools
    • Support the development of market strategies and operations processes in new markets

What’s it like to work at Leap?

Product: At our core we are a tech company. We love technical challenges and build things that we are proud of and would like to use ourselves. Everyone is highly involved in building and designing our products, making them extremely valuable and a pleasure to use.

Purpose: Some of us worked in energy before, some of us haven’t. All of us would like to make a difference and do our part in helping the world move towards a more resilient grid run on renewable energy.

Fun: We work hard, but enjoy our time at work as well as outside of work. With the team spread out over multiple time zones we also embraced flexibility early on, and are focused on results instead of time spent in the office.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.