Job Profile Summary

About BP-

“Are you looking for a career in tech that truly helps make the world a better place? Bp is moving through the biggest transition in its 100+ year history with the goal of becoming one of the world’s largest renewable energy providers and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. At bp, we provide great environment & benefits such as an inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, learning and development opportunities, life & health insurance, medical care package, and many others benefits!

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

Role synopsis

Architecture is a collaborative discipline, and it plays a critical role in the integration of our businesses. Architects connect all the digital disciplines and the consumers and procurers of IT, to create an integrated, flexible, effective IT architecture for bp.

Key accountabilities

  • Architecture: You rigorously develop solution architectures, seeking practical solutions that optimize and re-use capabilities. You will care passionately about the integrity of the Digital capabilities you develop. You will be responsible for designing and building solutions that best meet the business needs and are aligned with the Digital strategy and roadmaps.
  • Technology: You are an excellent technologist and have a passion for understanding and learning. You will contribute to digital transformation initiatives from an architectural perspective, facilitating the delivery of solutions. You will bring good hands-on skills in key technologies, and an ability to rapidly assess new technologies with a commercial mindset.
  • Safety and Compliance: The safety of our people and customers is our highest priority. You will advocate and help ensure our architectures, designs and processes enhance a culture of operational safety and improve our digital security.
  • Team: You will play an integral role in building the team’s skillset while demonstrating your leadership values through delegation, motivation and trust. You will not just lead, but “do”.
  • Relationships: You will build strong relationships across the business and Digital teams. You will understand the long-term needs of the solutions you are developing, and enable delivery by building a rapport with team members both inside and outside of bp.

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Formal education

A Bachelor’s (or higher) degree, ideally in Computer Science, MIS/IT, Mathematics, hard science, or equivalent work experience.

Desirable criteria

  • A confirmed background in architecture with real-world experience of architecting, designing, and delivering transformational IT projects. You love envisaging the art of the possible and making that a reality.
  • Deep-seated functional knowledge of key technology sets. You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves, getting involved, and diving into delivery challenges.
  • Experience in being part of a tight-knit delivery team. You accomplish exceptional project outcomes in a respectful and supportive culture.
  • A proven grasp of architecture development and design thinking in an agile environment. You adapt delivery techniques to drive outstanding project delivery.
  • The ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language.

Essential Skills

  • Experience of Cloud Solutions Architecture – ideally AWS and holding current Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02) or Professional (SAP-C01) certification.
  • Experience of loosely-coupled microservice architectures and modern software engineering practices.
  • Experience of composing digital products comprised of SaaS, partner ecosystem and corporate system components.
  • Familiarity with API enablement and management.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and evolving commercial and technical environment.
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset, curiosity and continuous learning.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of architecting customer-facing digital products
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring
  • IT Strategy and Planning

Leadership & EQ

  • You create an environment where people listen and speak openly about the good, the bad, and the ugly, so that everyone can understand and learn.
  • You promote a culture of change and agility, evolve continuously, adapting to our changing world.
  • You work across organizational boundaries and build high quality, trust-based relationships with leaders and employees within Innovation & Engineering and the wider bp, applying cultural sensitivity.
  • You apply judgement and common sense at scale.
  • You comply with bp’s Code of Conduct and demonstrate strong leadership of bp’s Leadership Expectations and Values & Behaviours.

Entity

Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group

IT&S Group

Relocation available

No

Travel required

Negligible travel

Country

United Kingdom

About BP

INNOVATION & ENGINEERING

Join us in creating, growing, and delivering innovation at pace, enabling us to thrive while transitioning to a net zero ‎world. All without compromising our operational risk management.

Working with us, you can do this by:

• deploying our integrated capability and standards in service of our net zero and ‎safety ambitions
• driving our digital transformation and pioneering new business models
• collaborating to deliver competitive customer-focused energy solutions
• originating, scaling and commercialising innovative ideas, and creating ground-breaking new ‎businesses from them
• protecting us by assuring management of our greatest physical and digital risks

Because together we are:

• Originators, builders, guardians and disruptors
• Engineers, technologists, scientists and entrepreneurs‎
• Empathetic, curious, creative and inclusive

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