Senior Solution Architect Disruptive Technologies

Covent Garden
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Job Description
Shell’s Global Commercial and Chemicals business is investing significantly in a high-growth journey starting now. Join us in this influential senior architect role and you’ll have architectural accountability for projects in the digital IT agenda for this growth journey. You will be building some of our most transformative and high-profile projects. You will be collaborating on fast-to-market new solutions to enable transformative business models. If you’re looking for a chance to shine with an expanding global, blue chip business, this could be your ideal move.

The team

You’ll join a well-respected team of enterprise and solutions architects who work in Bangalore, London and Houston to support Shell’s Global Commercial & Chemicals business (GCC). GCC is growing fast and aims to be the best in the market when it comes to supplying lubricants, aviation fuel, bitumen and chemicals to customers in countries all over the world. Your contribution will make a measurable impact on Shell’s effectiveness and profitability.

The role

This is a senior architect role. The focus is on delivering the digital agenda across all of Shell’s Global Commercial and Chemicals businesses. You will be designing innovative market-differentiating solutions based on new or disruptive technologies. You will be an ambassador for architecture; you’ll enjoy end-to-end accountability for delivering a transforming architecture for innovation across the Global Commercial and Chemicals portfolios in Shell. That means directly interacting with business process owners and senior project managers and dealing with a diverse range of technology and business challenges.

You will have had recent hands-on experience in delivering value from disruptive technologies like
  • Advanced Analytics;
  • Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning;
  • Blockchain and the IoT.

Naturally proactive and curious about developments in your field, you’ll quickly get to grips with our architecture framework and cultivate a network of trust within Shell’s IT and business communities. If you like create new solutions to new and existing business challenges; if you like to challenge the status quo and if you enjoy playing a leading role in genuine innovation, you’ll be in your element in this highly visible role.
RequirementsWhat we need from you

Alongside proven experience in a similar role in a similar rapidly developing environment, a track record of creating solutions with new technologies is a must.

Of graduate calibre, in IT, Information Management or Software Engineering, you’re preferably someone who’s shown you can engage and inspire teams comprising developers, testers, business analysts and project managers. Your CV also includes as many of the following as possible:
  • Strategic view
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Working on agile projects
  • Laser-like focus on delivering minimum viable product and a realistic view of value realisation
  • Experience of working in virtual teams including business and IT functions, ideally across different locations and time zones
  • Awareness of Architecture frameworks, polices and standards; ideally TOGAF certified.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach.

Join us and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women’s perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. And we've retained our title as a top employer for women in the Times again in 2016.

We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies backed by leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll help foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme and our extensive Women's Network.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We want to encourage those of you who may face an impairment to regard Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. It's as simple as that.

If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process. From application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.
No. of Positions1DisclaimerPlease 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.
Removal Date 19-Oct-2017
This job was originally posted as