Lead Cloud Database Engineer

at Shell Energy
Published January 21, 2023
Location Coventry
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Our journey:

At Shell Energy, we believe that home energy matters.

Our home energy business was born out of Shell’s acquisition of First Utility in 2018. As an original challenger to the big energy suppliers, First Utility had a heritage of supplying great value energy and broadband to customers.

Shell Energy supplies 100% renewable electricity, as well as gas, smart home technology and broadband to British homes.

Who you’ll work with:

We’re ambitious with a pace to match, and as part of one of the world’s largest companies, the opportunity and ability to push forward is greater than ever before.

We foster a culture of continuous improvement. Accountability matters, which means enabling transformation through autonomy to influence and see progress through.

Every day we work to provide an environment where all employees feel valued and included, and are able to nurture their talent as individuals and as part of a collaborative team.

A diverse and inclusive workplace, embedded in our principles of honesty, integrity and respect, brings together remarkable people and enables them to be themselves. At Shell Energy, you’ll be able to apply and develop your skills and knowledge as part of a collaborative team that’s helping to innovate.

Your part in our journey:

The Lead Cloud Database Engineer is a member of the Cloud Operations and Engineering team, which is an integral part of IT support within Shell Energy. Joining our team will open an exciting opportunity for you to work with enterprise class cloud services which are used by our software delivery teams and other business users.

What you’ll need to help you make the best of the role:

Excellent working knowledge of the AWS cloud database and storage solutions, including; Amazon RDS, Amazon RDS Aurora, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, S3, EBS.

Infrastructure as code and coding languages such as Terraform

Excellent working knowledge of database engines/technologies (PostgresSQL, MySQL, Cassandra, Oracle or MS SQL Server)

Extensive experience with Infrastructure as Code and a full understanding of CI/CD tools.

Experience with a broad range of AWS services and open source technologies is essential.

AWS IaaS and PaaS services

AWS networking concepts, such as VPCs, load balancing, security groups

Configuration management solutions such as Puppet and Foreman

Proficient in at least one scripting language

Networking concepts and network protocols including IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, TLS

Security concepts, technologies and tools

Monitoring tools, logging, metrics and alarms

Familiarity with DevOps culture, methodologies and tools

Familiarity with Agile development, deployment concepts, methodologies and tools

Experience with open source software solutions

What’s in it for you:

Family Friendly

Company maternity /adoption pay - 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory pay for eligible employees.

Two weeks full paternity pay

BUPA Private Healthcare

Life Assurance

Pension Scheme

Flexible Working

Agile Working/Working from Home where appropriate

Staff Tariffs

Development Opportunities

Mentoring Scheme

Apprenticeship Schemes

Training and Coaching

Development Portal to access development material and share experiences


Exclusive Retail Discounts (from nearly 900 retailers)

25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) and Holiday Trading Scheme

Quarterly Team Socials


Platform to access healthy meal ideas, exercise videos and mindfulness tips

Access to impartial financial advice

E-cards to share thanks with colleagues

A fresh start to the week with free fresh fruit, every Monday

Charity events to support our charity partner

Trim Trail onsite


Ample free onsite parking

Modern, vibrant offices

Den with sofas, PS4 and table football

Onsite restaurant with hot and cold menu and pizza order service

Barista style coffee bar with hot and cold snacks

Smart/Casual Dress

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