Principal Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

Where you fit in

The Principal Data Scientist will be part of the Trading & Supply Capability Centre team/IT Digital Engineering VPship. The Principal Data Scientist will be responsible for initiating, development and deployment of data science solutions/products in an agile fashion to the Assets.

What’s the role

As Principal Data Scientist, you will need to work closely with our stakeholders in the business to translate their business challenges and opportunities into data science solutions. You will be responsible to lead the implementation of these solutions by a multidisciplinary team including data scientists and data engineers. The Principal Data scientist will help shape the strategy for developing and managing machine learning models in production, to ensure quality is maintained.

Furthermore, your responsibilities include the following:

  • Developing data science models and predictive quantitative models, specializing in energy market analysis and fundamentals modelling, particularly for Carbon credits trading
  • Providing data science consultancy to business users, including problem structuring, project definition, and scoping
  • Serving as a Technical Lead on Data Science Projects, guiding teams in effective project execution
  • Collaborating within the Data Science and ML team to deploy models to production, utilizing both existing and emerging methods and technologies relevant to Shell’s use cases
  • Establishing core infrastructure for feature engineering, model training, deployment, ongoing monitoring, and automation of AI/ML workflows
  • Coordinating with Infrastructure, data engineering, and DevOps teams to enhance deployment velocity, including streamlining processes for deploying models and data pipelines into production
  • Partnering with Product Management to translate product requirements into robust, customer-agnostic machine learning architectures
  • Staying updated on new engineering practices and technologies, continually improving Agile practices, and fostering relationships and alliances in academia, IDT, and industry

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 a Data Scientist preferably in Trading and Risk or Energy Industries with good understanding on energy market analysis and carbon trading fundamentals
  • Broad experience and knowledge in Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Engineering
  • Leading a data science program hands-on end to end – Conceptualization, Development and Deployment
  • Directly or indirectly leading a team of data scientists, ML Engineers, with walue realization from data science and converting projects to a large program – scaleup and replicate
  • Solid experience in at least one of the following:
    • Machine Learning and Statistics
    • Probabilistic Modelling (i.e. General Linear Models, Stochastic processes, Bayesian Networks, Hidden Markov Models, Hierarchical Modelling, Time Series Modelling, etc.)
    • Algorithms & Optimization (i.e., linear programming, multi-objective optimization, meta-heuristics, etc.)
  • Experience in end-to-end machine learning model development for predictive modeling in business/industry settings, including feature engineering, model creation, evaluation, and post-production support.
  • Proficient in writing clean, maintainable production-level code in Python/Matlab/R, with expertise in version control, testing, and refactoring.
  • Solid Experience of cloud environment specifically Azure is required along with good knowledge and understanding of, GIT, Azure, CI/CD pipelines
  • Extensive experience working in small, empowered, delivery focused, cross-functional and collaborating teams

Nice to have Skills

  • Gas/Power Trading knowledge - Short-term trading, physical assets trading (CCGT, Wind, Solar, Battery)
  • Risk - Modelling & understanding of risk & risk management
  • Quantitative Skills - Statistical methods to check and investigate numerical data for practical insights
  • Commodity Modelling - Energy (power, gas, environmental products) and meteorology
  • Knowledge of Information Management, data strategy and governance
  • Commercial skills in Value Assurance, Value estimation and Realization, end-to-end value mapping Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teamwork, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Experience of working in a virtual team and with virtual stakeholders in agile methodology


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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