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Shell IT Product Manager - Blockchain Trading in London, United Kingdom


Job Title:

IT Product Manager - Blockchain Trading

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Job Description:

Are you a talented IT Product manager or scrum master with valuable experience in managing products (IT Software development), applying agile methodologies and managing squads, and want to have impact on exciting IT projects and develop your career?

Why this role is so important

Shell has launched its first blockchain application, as well as being a Shell first this application is also a global breakthrough – enabling the world’s first oil product derivative trade using blockchain to be executed in November 2018.

This application is called Downstream Exchange (DSX). DSX reduces manual effort in trading by reducing the need for inefficient forms of communication and provides access to real time pricing information so deals can be valued and executed much faster than previously possible, locking in favourable economics.

What you will be doing:

This is an exciting product which is enabling business value for the IT Products trading team using the latest IT technology. As product manager you’ll be responsible for managing the Downstream Exchange suite of products.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Act as the point of contact between the business, the customer, the stakeholders and the team, and is responsible for effectively managing communication between these groups.

  • Lead and coach a team of an 8-team squad plus burst capacity when required.

  • Brings together the customer and business needs into a vision that represents the overall direction and scope of the product and uses that vision to manage a budget and guide product priorities and strategy (including go to market strategy).

  • Work alongside the Product owner developing new features and capabilities to continue the innovation journey of the blockchain platform and product vision.

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Information Technology

Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

London - Strand


  • Significant Agile experience: Understanding of core agile principles and ability to apply agile methodologies (eg, Scrum and/or Kanban) to a project Customer Centricity: Working closely with service designers and researchers and to develop a deeper understanding of the business customers and how to address customer needs and pains

  • Proven experience working on a DevOps environment

  • Experience in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, RackSpace IaaS or OpenStack and containers such as Docker and Kubernetes

  • Knowledge of Blockchain and Hyperledger technologies

  • Knowledge with design thinking methodologies

  • A proven ability to set and evangelize a vision, direction or strategy to stakeholders and a team

  • Leadership capability to manage through ambiguity and empower a team to work collaboratively to deliver on their goals

  • Ideally exposure to the Oil Trading Derivatives business

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