San Francisco, CA, United States
Engineering, It, Energy
Jun 05, 2020
Principal Engineer, ML Engineering
No. of Positions:
Shell Power and the Energy Transition
Shell is a leader in the energy transition towards a low-carbon future. We aim to cut the net carbon footprint of our business and energy products by 65% by 2050. Shell is investing $1-2 billion a year as we look for commercial investments in new and fast-growing segments of the energy transition.
Central to Shell’s energy transition strategy is developing a leading global clean power business. Our Power strategy focuses on meeting commercial, industrial and residential customer needs, bolstered by our activities in generation, power trading and marketing, retail energy, distributed energy resources and grid services, as well as our ability to optimize supply and demand across our large asset and customer portfolio. We’re also deploying low-carbon energy projects, including wind, solar, storage and natural gas.
Shell has demonstrated for more than a century its ability to transform and grow its energy sources, products and services to support societal development and evolution. Our Shell Power business is now combining our experience, partnerships and technical know-how to enable new ways to continue powering progress towards a more sustainable energy future.
Shell Energy Platform
The Shell Energy Platform organization is leading Shell’s efforts to design, develop, deliver and maintain a global energy management platform that unlocks value across Shell’s Power business. Shell Energy Platform aims to enable Shell’s efforts to harness the potential in its vast fleet of customers, energy assets, and power trading capabilities to deliver value across the energy industry value chain
The Shell Energy Platform organization is a nimble, cross-functional, deeply technical and passionate group that embodies the speed and agility of a startup while embracing the scale of one of the largest companies in the world. Achieving a balance between agility and global scale provides unique opportunities, and Shell Energy Platform borrows from best-in-class product development, continuous delivery, and commercialization approaches while adapting them to Shell’s unique global scale.
Shell Energy Platform is empowered to coordinate and align Shell’s energy management platform objectives, strategies, and execution approaches across the company, as well as to design, deliver and maintain a mission critical component of Shell’s ability to deliver differentiated products, offerings and capabilities across its expanding global footprint.
The Principal Engineer, ML Engineering will lead ML engineering activities for the Shell Energy Platform and significantly contribute to data science, data engineering, optimization engineering, orchestration engineering and ML Ops efforts. This experienced engineer will grow and optimize this critical technical foundation for Shell Energy Platform, and will work across Shell’s global power business, suite of portfolio companies, and enterprise Centers of Excellence to deliver outsized value. Responsibilities include:
Lead ML engineering efforts for Shell Energy Platform
Serve as the senior ML engineering expert for a global platform and global commercial operations that rely on best-in-class ML techniques, software engineering and MLOps.
Serve as the Shell Energy Platform’s evangelist on best practice ML engineering principles, techniques, tools, and processes. Engage on and inform enterprise-level ML engineering standards, techniques, principles, tools and processes across Shell.
Serve as technical architect for designing capabilities that accelerate development speed, value creation, and asset reusability for data scientists across the globe.
Guide team delivery and increase throughput on development of ML engineering capabilities and features, as well as commercial project delivery.
Guide and develop a high-performing ML engineering team
Team – oversee and develop the emerging Shell Energy Platform ML engineering team.
Culture – develop and nurture an empathetic team culture based on respect, collaboration, equal opportunity, diversity, and recognition of strong contributions.
Collaboration – Work closely and align principles, tools and techniques with strategy, product management, software engineering, architecture, solution delivery, and commercial teams across Shell Energy Platform and Shell.
Process – Embrace best practices in ML engineering, product management, product development, engineering, and user support to deliver outstanding team results.
Professional development – support motivating, developing and retaining talent, maintaining a deep talent bench and developing team capabilities needed to succeed.
Recruiting – support proactive recruitment of exceptional talent, maintaining a rich pipeline of talent to quickly bring onto the team.
Contribute significantly to Data Science, Data Science Infrastructure, Optimization and MLOps
Data Science – support development of Energy Platform’s data science capabilities, including design of frameworks, techniques and tools leveraged across our user base.
Data Science infrastructure – support design and delivery of cloud, data and compute infrastructure for data science, ML engineering, optimization, orchestration and ML Ops.
Optimization – support design and delivery of optimization capabilities, including design of frameworks, techniques and tools leveraged across our user base.
MLOps – support MLOps activities that underpin our delivery and support efforts.
Contribute as senior technical leader of Shell Energy Platform
Serve as a technical senior leader of the Shell Energy Platform team, providing expertise, support, and leadership across the team.
Support team strategy, culture, planning, productivity and advocacy activities.
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At least 10 years of experience that informs machine learning engineering capabilities in complex energy software solutions with a globally distributed user base.
Advanced technical degree strongly preferred (e.g. PhD in computer science, engineering, data science, etc.) or equivalent experience in relevant field.
Demonstrated technical expertise and leadership across data science, data engineering, software engineering, orchestration, optimization and infrastructure domains.
Demonstrated technical expertise in theory and application of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques and orchestrations, with preference to application in the energy domain.
Development competency in distributed systems, streaming data and functional programming.
Development competency in data engineering and storage, including across breadth of tools such as S3, RDS, EFS, No-SQL, graph db, Spark, etc.
Experience in energy management domain is a plus, with comfort in energy asset optimization, asset control and data flow loops, and wholesale electricity market applications
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San Francisco, CA
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