Senior Solution Architect

Ends 28 Feb 2018

SENIOR SOLUTION ARCHITECT – MI & ANALYTICSCOMPANY DESCRIPTIONShell 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.JOB DESCRIPTIONAn ideal move for someone who’s proven their experience in a role as Solution Architect with expertise in management information and analytics in an international environment. This role is a chance to showcase your strategic thinking, technical background and stakeholder management, contributing to projects that span the globe.WHAT’S THE ROLE? Shell has earned a reputation as a pacesetter. There’s so much going on here – our projects span the globe. Join us and you’ll find it’s a refreshingly collaborative environment where people are encouraged to ask questions and explore new approaches. An ambassador for architecture, your challenge will be to strike the right balance between meeting business needs and the overall IT strategy, pulling together individuals with different views to arrive at the right solution for everyone. You’ll be providing end-to-end solution architecture development, consultancyand assurance to anywhere between one and five different projects. Accountable for some of our higher level, higher risk projects, you’ll focus on management information and advanced analytics and how we can derive maximum commercial value from a wealth of data. Your remit spans document reference models, documenting projects solution architecture and coaching other business analysts and detail designers in their work.If you enjoy thinking proactively and strategically, and you have the natural people skills to defuse differences of opinion and manage multiple stakeholders – you’ll be in your element here. ABOUT THE TEAM: Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, active across more than 80 countries, employing some 90,000 people. Our business is organised into Projects & Technology, Upstream and Downstream. Downstream (the sector you’ll be part of) refines, supplies, trades and ships crude worldwide, and manufactures and markets a range of products, and produces petrochemicals for industrial customers. Specifically, you’ll be part of our Downstream IT Strategy, Planning & Architecture (SPA) organisation.REQUIREMENTSWHAT WE NEED FROM YOU: You’ll make the most of your experience (in a similar role) of designing, building, integrating and supporting MI solutions, including building hybrid landscapes where SaaS solutions need to integrate with on-premise applications.It’s your personal skills that will make the difference. You’ve proven you’re a confident communicator and a good storyteller – someone who can influence others and drive change, even when you’re working across time, geographical, and cultural boundaries. You’ve gained a reputation for being rigorous and well organised, with a good eye for detail; your strong planning skills and awareness of project delivery methodology enable you plan effectively, even when there’s uncertainty or risk.Technically, SAP expertise is important, but we don’t want someone who’s exclusively worked in SAP. We’re keen to hear from men and women whose CVs include:
A degree, preferably related to Information Technology, Information Management or Software Engineering
SAP BIW, SAP ECC AND SAP HANA
Spotfire
Microsoft
In addition, some of the following would be ideal:
Experience with Togaf
Knowledge of data modelling
IBM Rational System Architect
OUR VALUES: Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunitiesWOMEN’S PERSPECTIVE: We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. And we've retained our title as a top employer for women in the Times again in 2016.We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll help foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme and our extensive Women's Network. PEOPLE WITH AN IMPAIRMENT: At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We want to encourage those of you who may face an impairment to regard Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. It's as simple as that.If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process. From application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.InterestedYou can apply via the ''Apply'' button.*DISCLAIMER: Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Agency calls are not appreciatedKeywords: Vacancy, Full-time, London, Software architect, Software Engineer


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