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Shell Data Engineer in London, United Kingdom


Job Title:

Data Engineer

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Job Description:

We’re seeking a savvy engineer with a passion for data. Bring your experience to an exciting role in analytics where you’ll help drive and grow our data architecture. With all kinds of opportunities to learn and grow in a positive, supportive global company.

Where you fit

You’ll be joining a dynamic, growing team of experts in analytics, with a focus primarily on expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection across multi-functional teams.

Based in London, this is a fast-paced environment with ever changing needs, where you’ll bring your experience as a data pipeline builder and data analyst to optimize or even re-design data systems, growing them from the ground up to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.

What’s the role?

As Data Engineer, you’ll be supporting our software developers, database architects, data analysts and data scientists on a range of data initiatives. Always ensuring optimal data delivery architecture is consistent across on-going projects, whilst confidently assisting with data-related technical issues and data infrastructure needs.


To succeed, you’ll need to relish the opportunity to be autonomous, whilst simultaneously offering data support to multiple teams, systems and products, as you manage wide-ranging duties including:

  • Identifying, designing, and implementing internal process improvements.

  • Assembling large, complex data sets that meet functional/non-functional business requirements.

  • Building the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources.

  • Building analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.

Your input is going to be vital one, as you provide strong project management and organizational skills alongside your excellent interpersonal skills. Working successfully with diverse global stakeholders, including data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.

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Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Company Description:

The world faces energy challenges that are becoming more complex each day. We’re looking for people who share our passion for taking on those challenges with cutting edge technology, innovative thinking and a commitment to properly managed risk. Shell develops and operates some of the largest and most complex projects in the world and we always endeavour to work at the leading edge of technical innovation.


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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.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

London - Shell Centre


What we need from you

We’ll be calling on your Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems, or another quantitative field, along with your strong experience in a data engineering role. Beyond that, we’re keen to talk to men and women with as many of the following on your CV:

  • Skills in IT Architecture, business analysis and integration solutions.

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.

  • Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets.

  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Proven expertise in manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets.

  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.

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.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

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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