Data Scientist

Job description

The Role

Where you fit in

Shell’s global Trading and Supply business is one of the largest energy trading operations in the world with key hubs in Singapore, Dubai, Houston, London, and Rotterdam, trading in crude oil, natural gas, LNG, electrical power etc. Our business in Asia has set huge growth targets for the coming years with major focus on green and sustainable energy. To accommodate this demand, we are looking for talented and enthusiastic Data Scientist based in Singapore to support existing and new projects in the Asia space.

What’s the role?

We are looking for Data Scientists to help expand the trading desk’s quantitative ability by providing development support and best practices to market analysts. The data scientist will work in a high paced environment in tandem with the product team to build scalable models and support front office traders with their analysis and modelling needs. They will apply different ML (Machine Learning) techniques such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, predictive modelling and building forecasting models to equip the Shell trading desks with right strategies to best position them in the market

What we need from you

We are keen to speak to professionals with minimum of 2 years of experience in a Data Scientist role. To be successful in this role, we need someone who is an analytical problem solver, is excited about analytical models and algorithms, can multi-task, and can credibly interface between technical teams and business stakeholders.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Expertise in statistical software packages, modelling techniques/ software, including Python

  • Proficiency and hands-on experience in machine learning, including data mining, statistical analysis, pattern recognition and predictive modelling

  • Proven ability / track record in translating the data models to long lasting business value and outcome


  • PhD or Master's in Statistics, Applied Math or Computer Science or equivalent

  • Tech stack experience: Databricks, GIT, Microsoft Azure Data Lake, Azure Table/Blob stores, SQL

  • Can explain software engineering best practice e.g. CI/CD, 12-factor, git branching strategies, test automation

  • Experience in time series analysis / predictive modelling with low granularity time series data, preferably in a trading domain (Commodity/Security)

  • Story telling of Machine Learning models to business problems

  • Agile Delivery techniques (e.g. SCRUM), user stories, tools such as Azure DevOps

Company description

Shell is one the largest foreign investors in Singapore and began operations in 1891. Today, we have more than 3,200 employees in Singapore alone. The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site today is the largest Shell refinery in the world in terms of crude distillation capacity, which makes Singapore a key regional supply and trading centre for Shell in the East. Singapore is the largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region. We also have one of the largest single-branded retail networks in Singapore, providing customers with a wide range of quality products and services. When you join Shell in Singapore, you can count on our commitment to help you thrive and propel your career by means of our industry-leading development programme and our available and unrivalled pool of local and global experts. Our numerous global and local skill pools as well as our diversity are key to our success and continuing innovation.

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.


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 Royal Dutch/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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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