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Senior Solution Architect

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell

London, UK
Posted on Friday, September 8, 2023
, United Kingdom

Job Family Group:

Information Technology (IT)

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

August 29, 2023

Business unit:

Projects and Technology

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Where you fit in

As a Senior Architect in Shell’s Group Enterprise Architecture capability with a specialization in Carbon and Sustainability, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing strategic architectural solutions that align technology initiatives with business goals. Collaborating closely with senior stakeholders, you will design architecture strategies, data strategies, and digitalization roadmaps to optimize organizational processes and enhance efficiency, all while integrating carbon and sustainability considerations into every facet of your architectural approach.

What’s the role?

As a Senior Architect specializing in Carbon and Sustainability, your role will encompass the following responsibilities:


  • Strategic Architecture Leadership: Provide strategic direction by defining and executing architecture designs that encompass diverse aspects, including business processes, data, applications, technical infrastructure, and security. Your focus on cost, time, and quality will ensure the realization of architecture solutions that drive business outcomes
  • Maximizing Business Value: Leverage your expertise to derive optimal business value from IT solutions. Align with business needs, existing IT portfolios, and emerging technology capabilities to create architecture designs that translate into tangible value for the organization
  • Carbon and Sustainability Integration: Demonstrate a strong commitment to environmentally conscious solutions by seamlessly integrating carbon and sustainability considerations into your architectural efforts. Lead the charge in creating architecture designs that contribute to the organization's commitment to sustainability
  • Strategic Design Alignment: Position architecture designs within broader perspectives, such as enterprise, portfolio, or platform levels. Ensure your designs align with long-term IT technology strategies, contributing to the overall success of the organization's technology roadmap
  • Autonomous Design Execution: Translate architectural guidelines into practical solutions. Address technical challenges while adhering to established frameworks and company policies. Your autonomous design execution will contribute to maintaining consistency and efficiency within architectural practices
  • Collaborative Project Engagement: Collaborate effectively within cross-functional teams. Manage smaller architectural tasks with supervision to ensure seamless project execution and alignment with project objectives
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with Project Managers and Business Teams, ensuring that architecture efforts align closely with project objectives. Your communication skills will be key in conveying complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Standard Architecture Tools: Utilize architecture tools like Bizzdesign, PowerDesigner, and others to facilitate architectural processes and deliver desired outcomes efficiently

What we need from you

In this role as a Senior Architect specializing in Carbon and Sustainability at Shell, we are eager to connect with IT professionals who are committed to developing and expanding their expertise in Solution Architecture, especially within the realm of carbon and sustainability. We invite individuals who meet the following criteria to join our team:

  • A solid educational background, ideally bolstered by certifications in the Carbon and Sustainability field
  • A proven track record of strategic architectural leadership, showcasing the capacity to maximize business value through IT solutions
  • A sincere dedication to infusing carbon and sustainability principles into architectural strategies, aligning technology initiatives with our commitment to environmental responsibility


  • Hands-on demonstrable experience in architecting migrations/re platforming of legacy applications into Azure/AWS platform
  • Experience of Microservices, 12 Factor Apps, Cloud Native applications, Data platform
  • Integration: Kafka, Logic Apps, API management
  • While you experience in working with Enterprise Architecture tools such as BiZZDesign is not required, it will certainly be beneficial in your application

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

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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