About the job
Where you fit in
The Energy transition will require significant shifts in the way the world produces and uses energy over the course of this century. Shells long-term success relies on our ability to provide much needed energy and related products in a way that is commercially competitive, and socially and environmentally responsible.
Our strategic goal in Renewables and Energy Solutions is to build value chains that provide Shell with portfolio resilience through the energy transition. We are working to understand these shifting landscapes, to seize the right business opportunities and lay foundations for new energy models which meet changing customer needs. We are keen to play our part in the transition towards a low carbon future.
Whats the role?
As a Delivery Architect, you are accountable for delivering solutions from design to delivery leading the technical team within a product. These solutions need to be fit for purpose within the portfolio, have technical integrity, the right TCO (total cost of ownership) through its life cycle and a good fit with the digital technology direction of Shell.
Your responsibilities would include:
Recruit and lead a team of developers to deliver a product that support the renewables and energy solutions business
Establish, document, and maintain sound software architecture Liaise with business stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met
Foster a culture of excellence within your team
Provide coaching to junior team members Be the technical leader of the product team adopting a hands-on approach where needed
Set technical agenda for the digital product with business Product Owner and Product Manager
Ensure quality of product delivery through ongoing code-reviews and disciplined team ways of working including technical documentation of the products
Conform to Shells architecture guidelines and standards ensuring any deviations are suitably challenged and tracked in an appropriate manner
Ensure compliance to the Shell Control framework and ensure security and compliance risks are mitigated, tracked, and addressed in a timely manner
What We Need From You
Significant experience in roles where you held similar accountabilities
Its your excellent influencing and communication skills that will really make the difference, and given the current stage of the business, entrepreneurship and resilience will be required, to help drive and shape the business and technology strategy. You will need technical, operational, and commercial breadth to deliver a strategic technical vision alongside a robust, secure, and cost-effective delivery platform and operational model.
Experience and competence in the following areas:
Architecture of cloud services and solution design in AWS in compute (e.g., EKS, Lambda, EC2), storage (e.g., RDS, S3, Redshift), integration (e.g., API gateway, MSK, Kinesis), Monitoring, Orchestration (e.g., MWAA, Glue), Device connectivity (IoT core), and understanding of scenarios where cloud-agnostic is preferable
Understanding of compute and runtime environments e.g., containers including deployment and orchestration in Kubernetes and Docker, Serverless compute
Relational SQL and NoSQL databases including Postgres and Document stores e.g., MongoDB, and Graph databases e.g., Neo4J, Neptune
API design and specification including GraphQL, RESTful APIs, Pub-Sub
Data Integration patterns including Transactional, Analytical, Virtualization, Streaming, Data engineering pipelines
Security Architecture including Identity and Access management, Network Security, Encryption
Working Knowledge of version control and CI/CD systems including GitHub, GitOps (e.g., GitHub Actions, Argo CD), Test-driven development
Working Knowledge of Data Science and application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence paradigms
Working knowledge of Monitoring, Logging, Observability; Service and Operations concerns
Experience in Power domain including Asset data collection, Microgrids, Virtual power plants, B2B/B2C energy retail is desired
Aware of Architecture frameworks, principles, policies, standards, and governance processes (or related like TOGAF).
Experience in Agile delivery frameworks and principles e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe
Strong interpersonal/communication skills, both oral and written. Good storytelling capabilities, ability to drive change using influence and networking.
Delivery focused with doer/hands-on attitude
Self-starter that can work independently with projects and stakeholders
Organized and methodical. Ability to initiate, plan and develop according to plan though coping with a level of uncertainty and risk.
Keen to stay up to date with key developments in IT and external trend-sensing
Capability to define the end-to-end architecture and work closely with the development team for helping implement the architecture vision
An innovative place to work
Theres never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.
Join us and youll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.
An inclusive place to work
To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways were nurturing an inclusive environment one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential.
Were creating a space, where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and well take it from there.
Were closing the gender gap whether, thats through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
Were striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.
A rewarding place to work
Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.
Were huge advocates for career development. Well encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.
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