Data Scientist


Where you fit in

We play an important role in defining the future of energy, by building the Upstream assets that deliver material cash flows, the Downstream assets where Shell produces advanced, low-carbon products, and the Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions assets that deliver the energy that powers lives and livelihoods.

Projects and Technology supports Shell’s operated and non-operated assets, safely improving performance and raising the bar being a responsible operator. We use our technical, commercial, and digital skills to competitively optimise production and we replicate technologies across the portfolio. Projects and Technology also has a role to play making our assets top quartile on emissions intensity.

What’s the role?

The Data Scientist will join a vibrant Data Science team in the Data Science and ML Capability Center (CC) under the Information, Data and Analytics (IDA) team/IT Digital Engineering VPship. The Data Scientist will be responsible for development, deployment and support of data science solutions/products in an agile fashion on a range of business issues. They will also be accountable for adhering to Shell quality standards for producing digital solutions.

Key Characteristics:

  • Create full-stack data science application/tools on a digital platform
  • Accountable for delivery of data science products in a production scale environment
  • Manage the product lifecycle especially relating to data science, development to support
  • Transform proof of concepts into a larger deployable product in Shell. Rinse and repeat, cross-pollinate ideas across projects and assets
  • Partner with P&T Research teams, convert Proof of Concepts into scalable data products
  • Will adhere to the principles of delivering quality through the MCDS digital quality initiative by conducting regular health checks, audits, code reviews to ensure that clean and maintainable production-level code is being produced by project teams
  • Will evaluate and benchmark all new asset related initiatives prior to developing solutions. 
  • Contributes to community building initiatives like CoE, CoP.

Professional Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in any of the following: Engineering, statistics, machine learning, or other relevant areas
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in industry in a Data Science or related role
  • Background and/or active experience in at least one of the subsurface disciplines, e.g. petrophysics, geology, reservoir engineering, geophysics, etc.

Expected Skills

  • Experience in developing, deploying, supporting models in production
  • Experience in developing end-to-end models using machine learning for predictive modelling in a business/industry environment, i.e. feature engineering, model creation and evaluation
  • Ability to write clean, elegant and maintainable production-level code and experience in version control, testing, refactoring
  • Expertise in at least one Data Science language such as Python (Pandas, Scikit Learn, etc.), Matlab and R
  • Has firm grasp and demonstratable experience on the principles of the model development lifecycle and producing machine learning models that stand up to statistical rigor
  • Has good knowledge and understanding of GIT, Azure, CI/CD pipelines
  • Has demonstratable experience in developing solutions with NLP and OCR
  • Has experience in at least one of the following:
    • ML Ops
    • Machine Learning and Statistics
    • Optimization (e.g. linear programming, multi-objective optimization, meta-heuristics, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills, especially explaining technical concepts to business people
  • Extensive experience working in small, empowered, delivery focused, cross-functional and collaborating teams
  • Experience of working in a virtual team and with virtual stakeholders

Nice to Have Skills

  • Knowledgeable in at least one of the following topics: Computer Vision, Deep Learning, NLP and reinforcement learning
  • Deep expertise with one of the big cloud environments (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)


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 potentials

  • 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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