Company: BP
Skills: IT - Programming & Database, IT - Software Development
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: London, England, 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 Platform Engineering positions available in both London and Sunbury in Surrey. Role Synopsis:
You are the Platform Engineering Lead, a senior member in the team providing custom-built or customized IT platforms for BP colleagues and external users. IT platforms generally support hosting of applications which in turn, supports revenue earning activity for BP, or directly provides business functionality in the same vein. 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.

You will work with the team to define vision and maximize value from current technical platforms and emerging technologies, showing technical thought leadership. You will also collaborate with peers across IT&S teams and mentor more junior platform engineers.

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.

Relationships: You will contribute to the continuous improvement of the wider IT&S team by supporting more junior Platform Engineers and actively improving the quality standards and efficiency of delivery.

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.

Desirable Experience and Capability:
Primary Skills:

  • 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:
Computer Science or other technical (e.g. Physics, Engineering) degree or equivalent commercial experience

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.