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Shell Senior Systems Engineer - PetroSigns - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Senior Systems Engineer - PetroSigns - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

What’s the role?

Systems Engineering is end-to-end responsible for the operations of the landscapes and the delivery of the day-to-day E2E application services according to the agreed Service Levels and/or Operate Level Agreements. They are the day-to-day service integrator (end-to-end) to ensure applications landscapes remain compliant.

The Systems Engineer drives Incident/Problem resolution by assisting in key operational activities in terms of delivery, fixes, and supportability with operations staff and/suppliers. They ensure regulatory and compliance controls are embedded in landscape operations and assist with evidence collection.

The Systems Engineer assists with supportability and transition activities of enhancements and project solutions. This includes analyzing and understanding business functional and non-functional requirements for supportability impact, as well as assessing implications of landscape changes and reviewing for enhancement and continuous improvement opportunities. They also build knowledge of relevant information risks and regulatory requirements.

Where you fit it?

The Projects & Technology Service and Operations Management PetroSigns team makes sure that application landscapes remain stable, reliable, updated and perform as required by the Reservoir Engineering user community globally. They do this by ensuring ITIL processes are embedded throughout and by delivering high quality process and technical solutions where required.

In addition, the services team will regularly provide 2nd level technical support as well as taking a technical lead role in upgrade, deploy and improvement projects globally when related to PetroSigns, Eclipse, Petrel and other applications.

To achieve this, the team actively embrace and drive collaborative activities, champion and implement emerging methodologies and ways of working (DevOps, Continuous Delivery), actively seek improvement opportunities in terms of process and technology and ensure that the core scope of the team is delivered in a clinical and highly efficient manner to create a solid foundation upon which the team operates.

Team activities include daily operational and technical landscape support including:

  • Incident, problem and situation management

  • Performance analysis and remediation

  • End-to-end monitoring of the application landscapes

  • Deployment of applications using the continuous delivery approach

  • Technical Project Lead activities for a variety of fast-moving projects

  • Process Improvement and implementation.

In addition, the team actively and visibly seek out opportunities to improve and refine how we operate, work and ultimately deliver value to our end users.

The PetroSigns portfolio is highly technical. It covers all Reservoir Modelling software and Hydrocarbon Volumetric Management systems used in Shell. The service has a global user base with different levels of technical complexities including Database Management Systems (SQL Server), Virtual Workstations (VWS), Windows servers and Technical Storage. Managing services under these conditions require specialized tools, skills and knowledge.

This portfolio offers highly technical opportunities working with a mix of vendor and Shell proprietary technologies supported by dedicated teams with staff in The Netherlands, US and India providing back-end operational support, service improvements and technical project lead related activities.

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IT Service Management & Delivery

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.

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.

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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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 - EP Center Americas


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in an IT related discipline preferred.

  • Minimum five (5+) years of experience of corporate IT experience.

  • Proven IT Infrastructure skills covering Windows Server and/or Linux administration. Additionally: SQL Server database administration and fine tuning, experience with middleware administration and configuration (Web applications on IIS, Tomcat, Active Directory, Kerberos KDC, DNS) and experience with Python scripting (optional PowerShell).

  • Strong collaboration and engagement skills using both spoken and written English. Customer focused with pro-active attitude. Able to work with various specialized multinational support teams and suppliers to bring complex requests or problems to timely resolution. Requires strong willingness to learn, improve and share knowledge.

  • In-depth analytical and troubleshooting skills on a variety of platforms with the ability to clearly identify various components of the services and reported issues.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX