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Job DescriptionIntroduction:The Shell Downstream Analytics and Reporting Competence Centre (ARCC) deliver critical Reporting & Analytics capabilities across most of the businesses and processes in Shell Downstream (DS), sitting in the heart of the “Downstream Engine”. While a proportion of that work is traditional MI and reporting, we are seeing an increasing need for more advanced and real-time analytics.We believe that too much corporate IT “just happens” in to existence, often with an eye only for technical considerations. We want to turn this around and build a reputation for good design, solid aesthetic, and highly useable products. Our teams build applications used by tens of thousands of internal staff per day, and we work with massive, real time datasets spanning the globe using an ever changing mix of technology – front end/visualization tools, connectors, data pipelines, and “big data” back end/stores. Each of these has “features” which can be used in various ways. Taking steer from business stakeholders (“why”), architects (“what”) and developers (“how”), the Platform Capability Engineer defines “how” these features are to be used in Analytics and Reporting projects in Downstream, tests them and defines the standards, constraints/boundaries and best practice for each item, then trains and supports the rest of the organization in their use, through both formal training sessions and by working on day to day projects.The most successful engineers are collaborative, working well with vendors and internal teams of technical experts, stakeholders, and architects to cut straight to the most valuable innovations. They understand how these innovations will be used, and apply broad experience and standardized patterns to ensure that testing is both thorough and risk based in order to get the best for Shell. With a natural curiosity, they’re highly driven, often with a consultant background.RequirementsRequirements Purpose and Accountabilities

  • Drive the identification and development of the use of features and capabilities in the tools, platforms and systems used by the Analytics and Reporting teams, including the development and maturation of standards, best practice, patterns, checklists, guidance and training.
  • Challenge and advise – when working on projects, the best engineers are partners and consultants, not just executors of process.
  • Deliver face to face, recorded, ad-hoc and personal training and support to peers, managers and others.
  • Sense the regular “heartbeat” in how the technology space is evolving and the technology is being used both inside and outside Shell.


  • The Senior Platform Capability Engineer reports to the Analytics Engineering Manager and has between 1 and 4 direct reports.
  • The Platform Capability Engineer reports to the Senior Platform Capability Engineer.
  • Commercial Awareness – Influence on programme scope of $USD 10M+
  • Consultant mindset – must be constantly thinking about how the status quo could be improved.
  • Stakeholder management – typically works within cross-functional teams. Needs strong stakeholder skills to ensure teams are all working towards the same goals.
  • Highly customer focused and fast paced environment.

Special Challenges

  • Needs to be able to deal with state of the art, differentiated and often unproven technologies which require some learning on the job
  • Needs to be comfortable with sometimes vague and changing scope and priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to interact and build relationships both within Shell (IT & Business teams) and external software suppliers.
  • Ability to ensure one team mind set across IT teams, product vendors and business colleagues in order to drive more effective delivery.
  • We work in globally dispersed teams – flexible working hours will be expected.

Skills & RequirementsEducation

  • Bachelor or master degree in a technology, design or engineering-related field.
  • Formal knowledge of information technology and computer science theory.

Relevant ExperienceRequired

  • 4+ years as a SAP BI consultant and 2+ years as an SAP HANA consultant developing service offerings in a consultancy Environment.
  • Professional experience with SAP solutions and a background in ABAP for HANA or HANA native development.
  • Experience formulating technical and business requirements.
  • Experience in various data loading and replication methods for loading data into SAP HANA from different data sources.
  • Experience on designing, developing and maintain Analytical Views, Attribute Views and calculation views.
  • Experience optimizing performance of HANA views.
  • Working experience on SAP HANA Studio or Eclipse.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and balancing multiple priorities.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, in English, required.
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills. Is highly experienced in communicating with business at all levels.


  • Experience working in a global team/working in a global business environment/different cultures.
  • Comfortable to work with global stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of Front End Tools like SAP Business Objects, PowerBI, Spotfire or others
  • Knowledge and experience on SAP HANA CDS Views.
  • Working knowledge of SCRUM and other agile approaches e.g. Kanban, XD, etc. Practical experience is a strong plus.
  • SAP BW on Hana or Hana Training/Certification helpful.
  • Optional : Good to have Machine Learning, and Predictive Analysis knowledge.

Company Description Shell began operations in India more than 80 years ago. At Shell India, we invest in our people through our industry-leading development programmes, which see our employees, thrive and gain access to experts on a local and global level. To date, we have invested more than US$ 1 billion already in India’s energy sector alone, in socially and environmentally responsible ways. Shell is the only global major to have a fuel retail license in India.Shell has established a new IT hub in Bangalore, and plans to scale it up over a five year period. The purpose of the IT Hub is to enable the Business by focusing on business outcomes, delivering fit for business technology solutions which enable business agility and profitable growth.