Principal Data Engineer- Shell Energy (part of Shell)

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 23312
  • Sector Data Engineering

Job Description

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Reference ID R147729
Updated 05/16/2024
Information Technology (IT)
United Kingdom

What’s the role

The Principal Data Engineer is the one who conceptualizes and designs data foundations and end to end solutions including data platforms for the Shell Business to maximize value from data. The role helps create a data-driven thinking within the organization, not just within IT teams, but also in the wider business stakeholder community. A Principal Data engineer is expected to be a subject matter expert, and an active thought partner in the organization’s data strategy and the key driver to define the Vison and Data Strategy for robust and future ready IT solutions.

Furthermore, your responsibilities include the following:

  • Hands-on technical delivery leader
  • Visible community leader for data engineers
  • Conducts quality, community & conference presentations/trainings
  • Has vast array of technology skills with deep expertise in at least 2 core technologies (Azure, AWS, SAP), shown to up-skill fast, and shown a passion for the industry
  • A skilled communicator capable of speaking to both technical developers and business managers. Respected and trusted by leaders and staff
  • Able to drive change and improvement through a deep understanding of the inter-relationship between People, Process, Data and Technology
  • Conceptualizes and designs Data Foundation initiatives in support of the key business programmers
  • Coordinate the change management process, incident management and problem management process. Ensure traceability of requirements from Data needs and requirements, through testing and scope changes, to training and transition
  • Drive implementation efficiency and effectiveness across the pilots and future projects to minimize cost, increase speed of implementation and maximize value delivery
  • Drives & contributes to community building initiatives like CoE, CoP

What we need from you

We’re excited to connect with candidates who possess the following qualifications and are ready to take on the challenge:

  • Extensive experience as Data Engineer working in product development
  • Extensive experience in Object Oriented programming, Test Driven development, Data Modelling, and with CLEAN and SOLID coding principles
  • Strong experience in managing development teams, version control, and project management tools such as JIRA
  • Strong experience in Databricks, Pyspark, and Databricks HTTP APIs
  • Expertise in prototyping, solution design and deliver the end-to-end projects
  • Able to work/demo on POC involving new technologies
  • Champion in working with any OLTP/OLAP databases. Highly Experienced in building and optimizing complex queries. Highly experienced with data manipulation, processing and extracting value from large, disconnected datasets
  • A proficient communicator adept at engaging with technical developers, architects, and stakeholders

Nice to have Skills

  • Working experience with Devops, Powershell, PowerBI, BASH, and AZURE CLI
  • Hands on experience designing data foundation initiatives like data modelling, data quality, data governance, data maturity assessments and data strategy in support of the key business stake holders
  • Proven Experienced in working source control technologies (such as GITHUB, Azure DevOps)
  • Must have experience in working with AGILE, KANBAN methodologies


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. 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.

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