Company: Shell
Skills: Architect
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

The Energy transition will require significant shifts in the way the world produces and uses energy over the course of this century. Shell's long-term success relies on our ability to provide much needed energy and related products in a way that is commercially competitive, and socially and environmentally responsible.

Our strategic goal in Renewables and Energy Solutions is to build value chains that provide Shell with portfolio resilience through the energy transition. We are working to understand these shifting landscapes, to seize the right business opportunities and lay foundations for new energy models which meet changing customer needs. We are keen to play our part in the transition towards a low carbon future.

What's the Role:

The Delivery Architect is accountable for delivering solutions from design to delivery leading the technical team within a product. These solutions need to be fit for purpose within the portfolio, have technical integrity, the right TCO (total cost of ownership) through its life cycle and a good fit with the digital technology direction of Shell.


Recruit and lead a team of developers to deliver a product that support the renewables and energy solutions business Establish, document, and maintain sound software architecture Liaise with business stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met Foster a culture of excellence within your team Provide coaching to junior team members Be the technical leader of the product team adopting a hands-on approach where needed Set technical agenda for the digital product with business Product Owner and Product Manager Ensure quality of product delivery through ongoing code-reviews and disciplined team ways of working including technical documentation of the products Conform to Shell's architecture guidelines and standards ensuring any deviations are suitably challenged and tracked in an appropriate manner Ensure compliance to the Shell Control framework and ensure security and compliance risks are mitigated, tracked and addressed in a timely manner

What We need From You:
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Applicants must have at least 5 years' experience in roles where they held similar accountabilities
  • It's your excellent influencing and communication skills that will really make the difference, and given the current stage of the business, entrepreneurship and resilience will be required, to help drive and shape the business and technology strategy. You will need technical, operational, and commercial breadth to deliver a strategic technical vision alongside a robust, secure, and cost-effective delivery platform and operational model.
  • Experience and competence in the following areas:
    • Architecture of cloud services and solution design in AWS in compute (e.g., EKS, Lambda, EC2), storage (e.g., RDS, S3, Redshift), integration (e.g., API gateway, MSK, Kinesis), Monitoring, Orchestration (e.g., MWAA, Glue), Device connectivity (IoT core), and understanding of scenarios where cloud-agnostic is preferable
    • Understanding of compute and runtime environments e.g., containers including deployment and orchestration in Kubernetes and Docker, Serverless compute
    • Relational SQL and NoSQL databases including Postgres and Document stores e.g., MongoDB, and Graph databases e.g., Neo4J, Neptune
    • API design and specification including GraphQL, RESTful APIs, Pub-Sub
    • Data Integration patterns including Transactional, Analytical, Virtualization, Streaming, Data engineering pipelines
    • Security Architecture including Identity and Access management, Network Security, Encryption
    • Working knowledge of different programming languages and their suitability to use-cases including Python, NodeJS, Go, JavaScript/Typescript
    • Working Knowledge of version control and CI/CD systems including GitHub, GitOps (e.g., GitHub Actions, Argo CD), Test-driven development
    • Working Knowledge of Data Science and application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence paradigms
    • Working knowledge of Monitoring, Logging, Observability; Service and Operations concerns
  • Experience in Power domain including Asset data collection, Microgrids, Virtual power plants, B2B/B2C energy retail is desired
  • Aware of Architecture frameworks, principles, policies, standards, and governance processes (or related like TOGAF).
  • Experience in Agile delivery frameworks and principles e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills, both oral and written. Good storytelling capabilities, ability to drive change using influence and networking.
  • Delivery focused with doer/hands-on attitude
  • Self-starter that can work independently with projects and stakeholders
  • Organized and methodical. Ability to initiate, plan and develop according to plan though coping with a level of uncertainty and risk.
  • Keen to stay up to date with key developments in IT and external trend-sensing
  • Capability to define the end-to-end architecture and work closely with the development team for helping implement the architecture vision


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.

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.