Company: BP
Skills: IT - Programming & Database
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: London, United Kingdom
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BP has embarked on an ambitious plan to modernize and transform using digital technologies to drive efficiency, effective and new business models.

IT&S is at the centre of BP's Group Strategy. We use our data and technology expertise, to improve efficiency, increase effectiveness and harness the transformational potential of digital technologies and new business models.

Our innovations and achievements lead the way for BP to modernise the way it works. IT&S touches every part of BP and we have employees in over 30 countries.
Join us and you'll have an opportunity to use your existing experience and expertise whilst continuing to develop professionally. Personal growth and development is encouraged and learning opportunities are plentiful. You are empowered to Explore, Think, Do.

If technology excites you, we want you!

At IT&S, all the roles are within Chapters. While your role will continue to remain within the Chapter, your initial activities described below may change over time. The chapter will be based on your skill set and will be confirmed if you are the successful candidate.

Due to BP's ambitious plan to modernize and transform using digital technologies to drive efficiency, effective and new business models, we currently have multiple positions available in both London and Sunbury in Surrey.Role Synopsis:
The first activity for this role is working as a forward/field engineer, embedded in the Upstream Digital teams.
You will:
  • Bring your creativity to establish best practices and promote them through means such as creating deployment templates, simplify their adoption with One Click deployments etc.
  • Work with the core exngineering in the Microsoft Azure Platform Services team (who manage BP's Microsoft Cloud) to represent the interests of Upstream, providing feedback and opportunities to improve the platform services they offer.
  • Lead Upstream's Azure optimisation efforts to identify opportunities to reduce costs, educate the Upstream community of Architects, Service Owners and Squads to drive savings and showcase success.
  • Provide engineering support to Upstream projects as required
Key Accountabilities:
Our IT platforms host our applications which provide business functionality for internal or external users. Strong themes running throughout Platform Engineering include automation of manual activity, focus on operational integrity at scale, optimization of technical resources, and speed to value.

Team: You will be one of the more senior Platform Engineers, helping to define vision and maximizing value from current technical platforms and emerging technologies. You will help design, test and operate custom built or customized IT platforms aimed at improving business delivery processes. You will work according to professional engineering practices, including Internet protocols, coding standards and reviews, source control management, design and operations processes.
Core and field engineers: You may be part of the core platform team, developing and supporting the platform features, or you may be a field engineer embedded in an application team ensuring their success in using the platform to its full capability.
Platforms: You will provide thought leadership to iterate and improve technical standards for platform engineering. You will work with the team to create a clear vision and maximize value from current applications and emerging technologies, demonstrating technical thought leadership in your business area across a wide range of technologies.
Technology: You will build awareness of internal and external technology developments, managing the delivery of platform improvements, identifying and implementing continuous improvement plans for Platform Engineering and ensuring learning is shared across the team.
Safety and Compliance: Safety of our people and our customers is our highest priority. You will advocate and lead in this and promote a culture of security and compliance in everything that we do.

Experience and Capability:
Technical Capability

Primary Skills:
  • Expertise and experience in Azure cloud platforms and services
  • Network and System Design
  • Programming/Software Development
  • Release and Deployment
  • Modern development methodologies (Agile using Scrum and/or Kanban)
  • Capacity Management
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring
  • Methods and Tools
Desirable Skills:
  • DevOps practices and techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, Lean, flow, eliminating waste Availability Management
  • Modern approaches to source-code management and control through tools such as TFS and Git/GitHub
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language.
  • Exposure to adjacent domains such as platforms, storage, databases, etc. You know your way around a command-line.
Desirable Education:
  • A Bachelor's or higher degree, preferably in Computer Science, MIS/IT, Mathematics or other technical subject (e.g. Physics, Engineering)
  • OR
  • Significant experience in a relevant role or roles.
Flexible Working:
In IT&S we are committed to providing flexible working arrangements. Agile or flexible working encompasses a wide range of working options, which help people to achieve their full potential.