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Shell Data Scientist Researcher- Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Data Scientist Researcher- Houston, TX

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Job Description:

The Data Scientist is part of the data science team within the Data Science CoE.

The Data Scientist is responsible for initiating, development & delivery of data science solutions in an agile fashion to the business in order to provide insights & improvement to business processes or support the creation of innovative business models.

Data scientists use data and their analytical ability to find and interpret rich data sources; manage large amounts of data; merge data sources; ensure consistency of datasets; create visualizations to aid in understanding data; build mathematical models using the data; and present and communicate the data insights/findings and produce and present results with dashboards.


• Accountable for preparing and Identifying Requirements for a Data Science Service

• Accountable for preparing a Work Scope for a Data Science Service

• Accountable for executing the Data Science Work Scope

• Accountable for Final Review of the Data Science Service/Work

• Accountable for the Closeout, Quality Review and Customer Satisfaction Survey

Within the defined scope of the Analytics discipline:

• Accountable for defining Objectives and Strategies for Information and Data exploitation through analytics

• Accountable for defining and maintaining Policies and Standards for Information and Data analytics

• Accountable for developing Roles, Responsibilities, and Competencies for Information and Data analytics

• Accountable for the development and execution of Enterprise Improvement Plan for Information and Data analytics

• The Data Scientist will report into the Manager Data Scientists as a member of the Data Science team

• In some projects, the Senior Data Scientist will have the role as Project Manager with a junior colleague doing parts of the actual work

• Works in a Lean development environment which requires the individual to be self-driven, take decisions independently and be flexible in order to cater to demand.

Special Challenges:

• Building constructive and trusting relationships with mostly remote business stakeholders

• Dealing with challenges in data acquisition from other parts of the business

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R&D FS - Math Comp & Data Science

Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


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.

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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.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Houston - Westhollow Technology Center


• Bachelor or master degree in statistics, mathematics, theoretical science, operational research or computer science

• MBA/Ph.D. in a relevant domain is strongly preferred

• Significant experience in data science delivery in a corporate environment

• Must have strong technical skills and direct, hands-on experience of developing advanced analytics algorithms/models.

• Skilled in analytics

• Skilled in data design integrity

• Skilled in value exploitation

• Awareness of lifecycle and data management is desirable

• Awareness of information and data strategy and governance is desirable

• Commercial skills are an advantage.

• Have strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills. Is experienced in communicating with business at all levels.

Job Experience Requirements

Candidates for the position should have experience in the delivery of analytics solutions within business or industry.

Position requires business knowledge of:

• Hands-on code development (R, Python, MatLab, SAS).

• Use of advanced analytics technology in the context of application deployment

• Expertise in data source extraction (ETL) is also strongly preferable (HANA, SQL, Oracle, SharePoint, Hadoop, Spark

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