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Reference ID R84937 Updated 03/02/2023 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States Work Location (City) Houston

The Role

Where you Fit In:

The Domain Architect is accountable for the architecture of Trading and Supply (T&S) for Shell’s Energy Americas Power Trading business. This role ensures the business value of IT solutions is maximized by applying knowledge of the T&S business needs and opportunities, the existing portfolio of IT applications, and the current and emerging technology and IT service capabilities. 

The Shell Energy Power segment in Trading & Supply supports the Energy trading business lines. It provides critical services through interconnected Business-critical interfaces and systems. The segment is an integral part of dynamic Shell Trading business.

You will work within an extended natural team to ensure that IT solutions for Shell’s T&S business have a high-quality architectural design with full consideration around ease of integration, risk exposure, compliance, ability to operate, scalability and cost effectiveness. The resulting roadmaps and high-level designs will have a measurable impact on the effectiveness and profitability for Shell.

What’s the role?

The Domain Architect is a leading member of the Business IT and the Shell Architecture IT teams, helping to shape the future of the company.

Your day-to-day role includes the following activities:

  • Driving the architecture and supporting the natural teams within the business
  • Driving Solution or product selections against capabilities required within the business, including vendor selection and management.
  • Responsibility for the architectural standards and governance of projects within the segment to ensure the security, safety and cost effectiveness of all solutions deployed for the business.

To do this, you should have a good understanding of the Power Trading domain both inside Shell and in the external market. You will keep abreast of trends and developments in IT generally in the sectors mentioned above, both internally and externally. You will have a good awareness of regulatory environment as applies to the sector and security threats and risks. You will also be familiar with Shell's Target Operating environment and reference architectures; and will be in a position to influence the direction that these take in the future.

You will be responsible for assuring the quality of architecture deliverables from the natural teams, and should be familiar with the process and tools that drive these artefacts (TOGAF, BiZZDesign)

You will guide and support project teams (including Segment/Solution architects) to ensure compliance of developments with the solution architecture.

You will provide technical support and expertise to the natural team to drive the segment roadmap and project support; from both your own knowledge and from other technical roles in Shell.

Other accountabilities include:

  • Work with the Delivery Architects to maintain the segment architectures, application portfolio inventory, landscape diagrams and lifecycle maps for the applications within the portfolio.
  • Identify and propose potential portfolio changes and improvements, including decommissioning. Develop and maintain application roadmaps for the portfolio.
  • Work with the Business Interface IT Managers, IT Engineering, IT Operation, Business Process Owner and Business Architects to provide consultancy on architecture and portfolio matters. This includes, but is not limited to benchmarking of the portfolio against external practice; externalisation efforts to keep a highly visible external perspective; advise on any project issues; advise touch points with other Lines of Business and opportunities to leverage applications, processes etc.
  • Develop and maintain segment architecture including target selections.
  • Ensure architecture artifact quality and retention in appropriate tools, for example, BizzDesign.
  • Facilitate Architecture Risk Assessments on projects, and conduct Assurance Reviews and Stage Gate signoff for medium and low risk projects, involving data, technical and integration architects as needed
  • Participate in and contribute to the Line of Business segment architecture network.
  • Maintain knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements, including data privacy regulations (e.g. GDPR), and ensure that those are included in architecture strategy and design decisions.
  • Proactively review segment portfolio with ITM and business to maintain the alignment on how personal data is managed and handled properly.
  • Lead natural teams towards increasing value and decreasing risk of data.

What we need from you?

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as an IT Architect within the Power Trading Domain.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Strong Stakeholder Engagement and Management skills.
  • You must have the following knowledge and understanding:
    • Know the TOGAF standards and understand the Shell Architecture Framework and be able to explain the role of architecture in IT processes/organisation.
    • Understand segment architecture and the link to portfolio management and platforms.
    • Understand the fundamentals of relevant architectures (process, data, application, integration) and be able to apply it effectively in support of the segment.
    • Know the Target Operating Environment (TOE).
    • Know relevant IRM standards for Architecture and understand how to use the standards.
    • Be curious of developments in IT solutions that will support and be relevant to the segment and be able to apply these in support of the business development agenda.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

An innovative place to work

There’s 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 you’ll 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 we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re 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 we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re 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.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll 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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