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Shell Developer - Data and Compliance - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Developer - Data and Compliance - Houston, TX

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the developer in the Compliance space is to serve as the technical expert on various compliance systems utilizing .Net and SQL skills. The current team is made up of 13 people including BA’s and developers. The developer will perform coding guidance, help with business interactions and execute change/code activities, this will include both project work and sustain and improvement enhancements. The developer will work alongside Project Managers, other developers, and BAs to provide IT solutions to meet business needs.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Compliance involves supporting the Trade reporting, Real time reporting, position limit processes, monitoring and other surveillance activity.

  • Developers in the compliance space work on projects, discretionary, operational items. This would include Business Analysis, Functional/Technical Requirements Definition, Technical Design, Technical Specifications & Acceptance Criteria, and Acceptance Test Plans

  • Unit, system integration, and E2E process coding and testing for new enhancements, projects and performs or facilitates change management communication to the user community on future IT solution changes.

  • Liaising with a diverse set of business and IT stakeholders

  • Liaising with external software vendors

  • Act as a technical expert for both business process and applications in delivery space.

  • Capture and analyse technical process and requirements in project, discretionary, operational items

  • Support operations in security, incident/problem management, change management and other run and maintain activities as a technical expert.

  • Champion global streamlined enterprise business processes and information standardization, as well as all IT procedures and policies.

  • Help handle escalations from the support team on operations when there is a system failure that they cannot decipher

Key Activities:

  • Assist and spearhead changes/development around Application Change Requests (ACR’s).

  • Develop technical documents for change requests (fault resolution and enhancements) and ensure completeness and business sign off.

  • Help provide Level 3 support when escalated to in conjunction with IT Services and Operations ITSO/SOM.

  • Participate in deployment related activities for bundle releases, including cutover planning and execution.

  • Participate in project activities as funded.

  • Help serve as technical subject matter expert Compliance.

  • Coach, mentor and cross train L2/L3 Business Analysts.

  • Help develop, change and implement system health checks. Work with business users on health check results to drive root cause analysis.

  • Work with IT Managers on all business initiatives involving compliance and assisting with recommendations and estimates on technical/functional solutions.

Key Challenges:

  • The Trading business is very dynamic and solutions provided to the business have significant impact to the bottom line. The compliance developer must be able to interact directly with the business in a demanding environment and deliver solutions with agility and flexibility.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders and deliver practical solutions taking multiple agendas into account

  • Capacity to manage complex interfaces across organizational and geographic boundaries in both the Project team and the service delivery teams. This requires the capability to manage multiple tasks and have the ability to network / influence to achieve results.

  • Candidate should be well versed in the technical aspects of the Compliance solution, as well as the underlying business processes supported.

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Information Technology

Country of Work Location:

United States

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.


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

Work Location:

Houston - One Thousand Main


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • Three (3) years plus development experience.

  • Experience in technical analyses, IT change management, IT project management, preferably within Shell context.

  • Familiar with a range of technical analysis, modelling, and design methods; has excellent knowledge of IT standards, applications, and trends.

  • Skilled in .NET development required.

  • Ability to write and execute SQL queries required.

  • Experience in communicating and partnering with stakeholders across cultures and at all organizations, singly and in groups

  • Comprehensive understanding of technical process improvement, benefit and risk management, and software testing and of all testing events throughout the development lifecycle.

  • Takes a systematic and analytical approach to problem solving and pays close attention to detail

  • Expert level knowledge of IT/Architecture, knowledge of the technology landscape including current developments and the most commonly available products.

  • Comprehensive understanding of business process improvement, benefit and risk management.

  • Knowledge of Trading.


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, rapidly changing environment

  • Strong engagement skills, working with leaders on a regular basis

  • Need for strong team-working skills in a virtual environment; willingness to travel periodically

  • Ability to effectively engage a virtual team of developer and business analysts located in different geographies

  • Ability to respond to organizational and environmental changes that impact projects.

  • Strong knowledge of coding/commenting principles.

  • Must have strong communication skills and be able to define technically advanced IT solutions

  • Must have a process oriented aptitude

  • Ability to self-start and direct efforts based on high-level business objectives yet seek guidance as necessary.

  • Ability to act as a focal point for a specialized area (technical)

  • Ability to take a systematic and analytical approach to problem solving and pay close attention to detail.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX