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Shell Site Reliability Engineer Lead, Cloud Native Engineering - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


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Site Reliability Engineer Lead, Cloud Native Engineering - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

What’s the role?

Do you want to work on a team building Shells next generation software engineering & AI platform? Do you want to work with the latest opensource toolset? Join our newly formed Cloud Native Engineering team as a Lead Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) and help shape the future of software and data modelling at Shell.

As an SRE you will join a team of reliability engineers who partner with development teams throughout the organization with the goal of improving products, features, and flow reliability.

An SRE spends just as much of their time working on systems as they do writing code. You’ll be tasked with all manner of work from building operational tooling, automating operational workflows, performing architecture and design reviews, investigating system failures and complex outages, improving our monitoring infrastructure, defining service level objectives and agreements for products and flows, and much more.

Our Tech stack: Azure & AWS, Packer, Terraform, Vault, Jenkins, Docker, EKS (Kubernetes), Prometheus, Grafana, EFK, Pager Duty, and more!

About Cloud Native Engineering

The Cloud Native Engineering Practice is an organization of engineers who work with our production services throughout their entire life cycle, from design and architecture, through implementation, deployment, and sustaining operation. SRE’s delivers important system properties: reliability, performance, efficiency, and scalability, for the products and platforms that our customers use every day.

SREs work in high-performance squads with expertise on large scale system reliability and in-depth understanding of critical business components architecture, as well as dedicated engineering teams building comprehensive tools, platform and infrastructure.

We need your skills and passion to help make it happen!

On a Normal Day, You Will

  • Lead and inspire a team of SRE Engineers in the US, Europe & India to deliver world class services

  • Work with development partners to shape the architecture, design, and implementations of new and existing systems to enhance their reliability, performance, efficiency, and scalability

  • Ensure all key services are measured, monitored and raising alerts when needed

  • Automation of deployment and configuration processes

  • Develop reliability tools and frameworks for use by all engineers

  • Share on-call for most critical systems and lead incident response and no-blame post-mortem analysis and review

  • Drive efficiencies in systems and processes: capacity planning, configuration management, performance tuning, monitoring and root cause analysis.

  • We are expert in infrastructure and best practices, and we help development teams using infrastructure more effectively.

  • We are on point for capacity planning and to help teams anticipate and prepare for growth.

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Information Technology

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.


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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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.

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related technical discipline. Equivalent practical experience is a reasonable substitute.

  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience.

  • Grit, drive and a deep feeling of ownership.

  • Good programming skills in one of C/C++, Java, Javascript, Python or Go, and an ability to pick up new ones.

  • Experience in the Linux environment and a good understanding of its fundamentals and internals: filesystems and modern memory management, threads and processes, the user/kernel-space divide, etc.

  • A good understanding of large-scale distributed systems in practice, including multi-tier architectures, application security, monitoring and storage systems.

  • Working knowledge of the TCP/IP stack, internet routing and load balancing.

  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes, Terraform, Prometheus, Jenkins (or other similar toolset).

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX