Lead Architect AI/ML Job at Shell London

July 5, 2023

Are you the experienced digital pathfinder and architect for Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML)? Do you want to move the needle on the energy transition? Are you curious to find new ways, technologies and drive innovation? Then here is your chance to show off. Shell is looking for a Lead Architect Innovation AI/ML who really makes a difference. You will have delivered full stack architecture solutions at scale, ideally in the Azure/AWS stack, combined with a recent strong focus on AI/ML.

Where you fit in
You will work as Digital Pathfinder for Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML). Shell is heavenly investing in making AI/ML work for their customers, their operations, and to delivering on its strategy of Powering Progress. We use AI/ML for lower carbon energy solutions for our customers, designing and implementing the energy system of the future, and for reducing the footprint of our operations. Since the world of AI/ML is moving so fast, we need to be able to scout new opportunities fast, test them out and see how they will fit in our overall digital landscape. And it covers the entirety of Shell: from exploration and wells management thru chemicals, refineries, customer solutions, hydrogen, power and renewable generation and storage. Our desire is to have a modern landscape that makes it easy for our users to create, train and deploy their own specific AI/ML model without having to think about data management.

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The IT Innovation Team has just been revamped. The team and space are still shaping up.

What’s the role?
First of all, you will be our frontrunner in scouting new AI/ML solutions and technologies and see if those are valuable for Shell. You will have a large network of internal and external stakeholders, including academia and research companies. You will be their driver for testing out such new tech, and ensure you find the most valuable ones
Secondly, we want you to ensure that all AI/ML solutions Shell creates, trains and deploys are within the right architectures and guidelines. You set the architecture strategy for AI ML and ensure all stakeholders are aligned. Since AI/ML is an ecosystem play, you are fluent in setting up and grow those relationships
Thirdly, you are a great communicator. Since you are the one setting out strategies, it is part of the job to enthuse others
And finally, you are a master of the end2end full stacks that ensure we have SaaS and PaaS AI/ML environments. You understand the layers, the data journeys, AIMLOps, and the technical architecture we need to scale out our AI/ML solutions fast and seamless
And of course, passion. You will also require the passion to drive IT related business activity towards value-based outcomes built on a foundation of a well-integrated landscape. You will have full ownership of the AI ML innovative data and architecture space and setting the pace for it. You are the key focal point for business and IT to bring clarity in this fast-evolving AI/ML world.

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Furthermore, your accountabilities include:
Identify and develop Shell business opportunities to apply innovative AI/ML solutions, from scouting to deployment
Work with Business and IT teams to pilot and scale-out (when successful) these innovative AI/ML solutions across Shell. The Lead Architect AI/ML takes a hands-on approach to delivering these pilots and initiate the related scale-out
Build and maintain a strong external network to identify new (applied) innovation opportunities in AI/ML
Work with other Shell teams to build and maintain the AI/ML innovation funnel
Work with the IT AI/ML foundational portfolio teams to ensure the Shell AI/ML foundational services are fit for purpose and future-proof

What we need from you
We’re keen to hear from digital innovation professionals who has substantial experience in AI/ML, architecture and innovation with a passion for energy. Beyond that, we’d want to hear from individuals who have the following:
Experience in delivering full stack architecture solutions at scale, ideally in the Azure/AWS stack, combined with a recent strong focus on AI/ML
Extensive and proven experience in managing and delivering innovative AI/ML / Data Science solutions in multinational environments. Deep domain and IT technical and hands-on skills in applied AI/ML
Creative thinker and visionary, with a track record in defining and deploying innovative solutions to deliver business value and change in the defined space. Used to challenge the status quo and work with it
Used to work in squads and chapters, in a scaled Agile fashion
Strong stakeholder and comms skills, with an emphasis on building a shared vision, working through resistance and building external partnerships
Experience in large energy companies or alike and its stakeholders
Skill to leverage digital technologies to reimagine new ways of engaging business models: new processes, new customer and data journeys, new ecosystems and partners
Evaluate and bring forward new technologies to drive business growth and improve customer experiences

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Company Description
Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy 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.

An innovative place to work
There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work
To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are 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.

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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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