Lead Software Engineer –Trading Apps @ Shell - Houston, TX

Job Overview

2 months ago

Lead Software Engineer –Trading Apps

Shell - Houston, TX

The Role

If you’re a lead Java software engineer with Endur and energy trading experience, this role will provide you with an opportunity to shape a greenfield Endur implementation. This innovative implementation will define and adopt best practice in every aspect of the project, providing exceptional learning and growth opportunities for the right individual. You’ll be developing your existing team leadership skills, as well as mentoring agile teams in areas such as Kafka integration, Azure Monitor & Insights, logging frameworks, and OpenComponents. You’ll lead your teams as they build out (and upon) a set of foundational capabilities which will ultimately underpin all Endur instances in the Shell Energy Trading space.

Where you Fit In:

Shell Energy is part of Shell’s Trading & Supply division. Our focus is on natural gas, power, LNG and environmental products markets through major hubs in London, Houston, Dubai, Singapore and Brisbane.

Shell Energy has significant growth ambitions over the coming years. In order to meet our company’s growth and decarbonisation targets, we are embarking on a major programme of work to modernise our Energy Trading Risk Management System (ETRM) platform.

This multi-year programme will initially involve the replacement of old, legacy ETRM systems in Europe and North America. Our intent is to implement new cloud hosted (Azure) Endur systems, utilising the latest in streaming data technologies and system integration and connectivity methodologies. At the same time, we need to support our growing Asian and Australian gas and power businesses and our world leading LNG trading businesses by sustaining and enhancing our current version 19 Endur system.

We are looking for ETRM specialists seeking a significant challenge and an opportunity to grow their careers as part of a team intent on pushing the boundaries of ETRM systems. That team sits at the core of an industry leading organisation at the very heart of the energy transition; helping to ensure a brighter future for everyone.

What’s the role?

As lead Java Software Engineer, you will direct and nurture Endur developers across several Agile teams. Each team is responsible for the development and maintenance of one or more ETRM feature areas. Feature areas will be aligned to a specific commodity (Power, Gas or Environmental Products) and/or a specific functional area (for example, Front, Middle, Back-Office, or integration).

Joining at the start of this ambitious programme, you would work with your teams to develop and adopt foundational config, logging, monitoring and integration approaches whilst delivering feature solutions and value to the business.

These Agile DevOps teams will follow CI/CD practices and be responsible for features from inception, through development to deployment, operations and support. A sense of team ownership and empowerment will be fostered.

Typically, you would perform the following day to day activities:

  • Coaching and mentoring your teams
  • Ensuring teams follow applicable standards for architecture, design, testing, documentation, security and coding practices
  • Ensuring adherence to, and improvement of CI/CD processes by your teams
  • Encouraging teams to adopt innovative approaches to existing problems or new opportunities
  • Continuous improvement to teams’ effort estimation
  • Requirements gathering from end-users or business analysts
  • Formulate design & development based on functional requirements
  • Endur plugin development in OpenJVS & OpenComponents
  • External application development in OpenComponents
  • Ensuring development includes appropriate coverage in terms of Unit, Integration & Performance testing
  • Leading PoCs (Proof of Concepts)
  • Ensuring technical documentation in place for developed solutions
  • Facilitating continuous improvement to sprint demos and peer code reviews
  • Managing the troubleshooting and remediation of production issues

What we need from you?

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Minimum of 15 years of work experience in Endur projects with end-to-end trade lifecycle process.Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a track record of experience leading development teams delivering major Endur implementation programmes.
  • Must have a strong object-oriented development background with understanding and experience of concepts like dependency injection and test-driven-development.
  • Must have experience following a structured CI/CD process to ensure standards and processes are uniformly upheld.
  • Java (ideally version 8+)
    • Multi-threading
    • Junit
    • Maven
    • Logging frameworks
    • Apache libraries
    • GOF Patterns
    • MS SQL Server / SQL & PL
  • Experience in Kafka is a plus
  • Experience in Monitoring solutions – Azure Insights / Grafana etc. is a plus
  • Comfortable working for a dynamic organization with a fast-growing customer base with diverse needs.
  • ETRM/CTRM experience
    • Knowledge of the Endur application with experience developing (OpenJVS and OpenComponents) plugin-based customisations in the following areas:
      • Deal Entry
        • Operation Services
        • Event / Tran Field Notifications
      • Back Office
        • Data generation
        • Workflow processing
      • Valuation (Reval, User Define Simulation Results, etc.)
      • Reporting
    • Knowledge and configuration experience of key Endur technical components including:
      • Grid
      • Domain Services (APM, Credit, Log Monitor etc.)
      • Workflows
    • Experience interfacing the Endur application with external components for the purposes of data transfer both inbound and outbound.
    • Good knowledge of the Endur data model for transactional data, with focus on power and gas markets.
    • Good knowledge of the Endur data model for static data.
    • Experience developing external OpenComponents applications.
    • Experience developing OpenComponents extensions e.g. Result Calculator, Curve Constructor etc.


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. 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.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. As a US Federal Contractor, hiring selections are subject to periodic audit review and documentation of your selections should be maintained for a period of three calendar years. It is the policy of Shell in the U.S. (“Shell”) to provide equal opportunity to all individuals, employees and all qualified applicants for employment consistent with employment requirements and qualifications. Shell prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. All employees are expected to support this policy and contribute to an environment of equal opportunity. If you need an accommodation for a disability during the resourcing process, please speak with an HR representative.

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