Senior DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023
, United Kingdom

Job Family Group:

Information Technology (IT)

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

October 18, 2023

Business unit:

Projects and Technology

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

The Deployment Engine Platform (DEP) enables our Project and Delivery Teams to deploy software solutions to Azure securely with minimal effort. DEP supports everything from tiny, short lived applications to world-scale multi-region applications. The platform speeds up application development by making development teams more effective with foundational capabilities mapped to:

  • Faster delivery by Project Delivery Teams, projects as common features are implemented once e.g. security, logs etc.

  • Provides a framework for incremental delivery.

  • More supportable, stable environment through automation, shared common features etc.

  • Allows cost management.

You will be part of a community of experts in different capabilities in Information Digital Engineering driving ideas to reality. The Information Data & Analytics (IDA) family is a community of data experts in Shell who create business value every day with their cutting-edge knowledge. We are looking for more members to join the IDA Family.

What’s the role?

Senior DevOps Engineer is an individual with proven experience in adhering to software engineering best practices, delivering software products/applications generating business value. They are expected to have continuous improvement mindset, driving value-based process, product/application optimization. The ideal candidate is able to work as part of a global team with a strong track record working within an energy trading business

Key Accountabilities:

  • Solution consultation and development in accordance to the enterprise technology principles, methods, standards, and practices.

  • Estimation, solution design, detailed technical design, application technical deliverables including code, associated tests and documentation.

  • Contribution to functional excellence in terms of definition and maintenance of standards, methods and tools, bringing in best practices from market standard implementations.

  • Manage complex integration scenarios and interfaces between on-premise solutions, cloud and legacy systems.

What we need from you
We are keen to hear from the candidates with below skill set:

  • Must have experience managing a prominent IdP such as Azure Active Directory (Entra), Keycloak or similar. Capable of designing and implementing Authentication & Authorization (AuthN) solutions across a variety of protocols including OpenId Connect, OAuth 2.0, SAML 2.0. Working familiarity with zero-trust designs beneficial

  • Experience writing multi-stage Dockerfiles

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or any related field is a must

  • Familiar with the release train and inner/outer loop. Strong command of Azure DevOps Pipeline (YAML) or GitHub Actions necessary

  • Working familiarity of a range of databases, such as Azure SQL, Azure Cosmos DB, PostgreSQL or Redis

  • Familiar with event driven architectures and pub/sub. Kafka or Azure Service bus a plus

  • Strong understanding of the business and technological requirements of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recover (RA). Familiar with multi-region infrastructure design.

  • Confident designing and leading the response to a major incident and subsequent blameless root cause analysis/post-mortems

  • Expert in cloud network design, firewalls, and network/application-level security. Working knowledge of NGINX, Azure API Management, Azure Front Door/WAF essential. Experience diagnosing and troubleshooting connectivity issues beneficial

  • Expert in all things Kubernetes, including Helm, Certmanager and Crossplane

  • Well-versed in security by design and secure by default. Familiarity with SOC compliance beneficial.

  • Strong command of observability and monitoring in a multi-tenant cloud. Familiarity with Prometheus and/or Grafana a must

  • Experience working in high performing Agile teams that leverage Azure DevOps Boards and/or GitHub Projects and Git.

  • Proficient developing in a major programming language such as C#, Python, Typescript. Scripting languages like Bash and PowerShell beneficial

  • Expert at writing clear, modular Terraform for Azure

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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