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Reference ID 144163BR_EN Updated 30/07/2020 Employment Type Full Time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United Kingdom City/State London - Shell Centre Work Location London - Shell Centre

The Role

IT Engineering drives business value through providing world class technical, functional and consulting expertise to deliver the right skills, at the right time, in the right place. In IT Engineering you will have opportunities to work on IT projects, programmes and products across the value chain of Shell. Our technical career paths will support your personal development through learning and certifications. We are the home of technical talent where you can grow your career, develop leading edge skills and deepen your business knowledge.

Comprising of six capability centres, we bring together natural sets of skills at scale, providing our customers with size and depth in terms of business and platform knowledge. The capability centres promote continuous improvement of functional excellence, giving you the methods, standards, best practices, platforms, tools and external insights to support and accelerate your capability development. Our communities of practice provide access to expertise and learning, where your skills and passion for innovation and excellence will thrive.

What’s the role?

This role as the Manager of Data Engineering & Design is a key member of Information Data & Analytics Capability Center in IT Engineering group in Shell IT function. This leader is responsible for leading a team of savvy Data Engineers who will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. Your experience leading data pipeline builders and data wranglers who enjoy optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up is essential to the role. Your Data Engineering team will support our software developers, database architects, data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:
  • Leadership of a team of experts that design, build and implement data Engineering solutions and strategies
  • Communicate with key stakeholders to promote Engineering designs and solutions.
  • Identify the required scale of the resources, securing them and assigning them to individual projects, ensuring our best resources work on our most challenging projects. It is expected active recruitment of talent is needed as well. Key interface towards the ITM's / Program Managers within all lines of business to meet the demands
  • Prioritize and allocate resources. Manage utilization.
  • Create the optimum mix of internal and external resources and the desired geographical balance between the IT Hubs and other business proximate locations.
  • Define and maintain standards, methodologies, tools and knowledge repositories along with contributing to functional excellence in terms of standards, methods and tools.
  • Perform all aspects of staff management Appraisals, staff development plans, management of succession talent pipeline to ensure the next generation of leaders are being identified, coached and mentored - and all other associated line management responsibilities
  • Responsible to manage data engineering & design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of various data formats and database design approaches.
  • Expected to work in an Agile and manage Continuous Improvement ways of working.
  • You will run ideation sessions with project stakeholders and users, translating complex ideas into logical data models.

What we need from you
  • Prior IT Management experience in data engineering & design;
  • Experience in leading design solutions and a deep understanding of various data formats and database design approaches;
  • Demonstrated background leading teams that build and optimize ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets as well as experience with Big Data Tools (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka etc.) matched with an advanced knowledge working with SQL;
  • Proven ability to handle broad set of IT Delivery, Support, Architecture and Strategy leaders and stakeholders (Agile);
  • Strong awareness and experience in managing the risks around complex change projects (e.g. integration, data, change);
  • Experience working with Azure and AWS cloud-based services;
  • Experience in resource management, understanding the core roles/skills needed and managing the project demand and operational/improve demand.

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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