Shell Senior Product Manager, Energy Platform - San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California


Job Title:

Senior Product Manager, Energy Platform - San Francisco, CA

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Job Description:

Shell New Energies

Shell is playing its part in the transition towards a low-carbon future. We aim to cut the net carbon footprint of our energy products by around half by 2050. Our New Energies business, set up in 2016, supports this ambition. New Energies is an emerging opportunity, in which we plan to invest on average $1-2 billion a year until 2020 as we look for commercial investments in new and fast-growing segments of the energy industry.

Energy Platform Team

Shell’s Energy Platform team is leading Shell’s efforts to design, develop, deliver and maintain a global energy management software platform that unlocks value across Shell’s Power business. The Energy Platform team aims to enable Shell’s efforts to harness the potential in its vast fleet of customers, energy assets, and power trading capabilities to deliver value across the energy industry value chain.

The Energy Platform team is a nimble, cross-functional, deeply technical and passionate group that embodies the speed and agility of a startup while embracing the scale of one of the largest companies in the world. Achieving a balance between agility and global scale provides unique opportunities, and the Energy Platform Team borrows from best-in-class product development, continuous delivery, and commercialization techniques while adapting them to the unique global context within Shell.

The Energy Platform team is empowered to coordinate and align Shell’s energy management platform objectives, strategies, and execution approaches across the company, as well as to design, deliver and maintain a mission critical component of Shell’s ability to deliver differentiated products, offerings and capabilities across its expanding global footprint.

The Senior Product Manager will lead product management activities for the Energy Platform. Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate, develop, and evangelize the Energy Platform product strategy & roadmap.

  • Contribute to platform product strategy, and the associated collateral needed to codify and evangelize it (e.g. product positioning, alignment with business capability, business case, etc.).

  • Proactively seek customer and stakeholder input into product strategy, representing our diverse customer base in every decision, especially complex trade-offs.

  • Develop and maintain a core segment of the product roadmap, bringing to bear subject matter expertise, decision making, and ownership in your focus area while simultaneously contributing to the overall holistic product roadmap.

  • Maintain roadmap in a highly transparent process with collateral that demonstrates strategic rationale, priorities, and commitments to win the trust of our customers and stakeholders

  • Serve as an industry-expert on the market, competitors, customer value proposition, business model, and differentiating capabilities

  • Seek strategic alignment and cross-business consistency of our product strategy and roadmap within Product team, Commercialization, and Solutions Delivery teams with the big-picture mindset of an entrepreneur

  • Lead Product discovery for a core segment of the product

  • Understand needs of customers and their business, formulate technical/market requirements for solutions, and identify specific KPIs that represent success by a solution

  • Use best practices in product discovery (e.g. sprints, prototyping, customer interviews) to develop strong collateral (e.g. user stories, market requirements, product requirements, customer value propositions, minimum viable products) from which engineers can seamlessly develop products that achieve success KPIs

  • Prioritize and manage product discovery backlog to deliver maximum value

  • Contribute to team’s best practices toolkit in product discovery and help colleagues think creatively about discovery in their respective focus areas

  • Support Product Delivery for a core segment of the product

  • Prioritize product delivery backlog and create clarity wherever needed to improve team agility, velocity, and quality

  • Support engineers’ evaluation of design trade-offs for solutions

  • Own accountability for delivery of product capabilities on time, on budget, and aligned with product roadmap

  • After feature launch, continually improve features by leveraging quantitative data (success KPIs, user engagement) and qualitative data to feed back into future product discovery/delivery cycles

  • Collaborate with the larger Energy Platform team to fulfill our mission

  • Support Solution Delivery’s efforts to leverage the Energy Platform in commercial use and effort to monetize the platform

  • Support delivery of beta and pilot programs

  • Support other team efforts as appropriate to increase our team’s NPS

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IT Project & Programme Management

Country of Work Location:

United States

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.


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Work Location:

California - San Francisco


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

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline; MBA is a plus

  • 8+ years of experience that informs technical product management in complex and innovative energy software solutions with a globally distributed user base

  • Experience as a technical product manager with a focus on data analytics and/or trading systems. Alternatively, experience as a technical product manager, complemented by significant work experience in energy/financial trading or big data analytics role

  • Comprehensive understanding of the full IoT system stack (device hardware, device firmware, device software, communications, cloud platform, cloud applications) and demonstrated work experience working on at least one layer, as well as a holistic system view

  • Demonstrated subject matter expert in the energy management domain, with experience in energy asset integrations, and energy-domain applications (e.g. wholesale energy market bidding and transactions, DER product sales support tools, forecasting tools, portfolio optimizations, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience owning product strategy, discovery, and delivery for software products

  • Demonstrated leadership in building strong stakeholder relationships and mitigating conflict

  • Comfort across dual-track Agile, continuous integration, extreme development, and test-driven development approaches

  • Must have prior software platform and/or data infrastructure experience

  • Must have managed backend aspects of a platform

  • Expertise across a broad range of technologies and software design patterns

  • Expertise in working with various third-party vendor systems to design software solutions

  • Familiarity across advanced analytics, machine learning, and optimization techniques

  • Familiarity across Cassandra, Scylla, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Kubernetes, Docker, Spark and other modern tools

City, State (if applicable):

San Francisco, CA