Company: BP
Skills: Architect
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Grade H

Responsible for providing sound technical expertise to support activities in the areas of analytical techniques, testing and data interpretation, facilitating partnerships with stakeholders to understand their needs, delivering a distinctive analytical development advice and troubleshooting service as required, whilst actively supporting continuous improvement.Role synopsis

The Solutions Architect will be the catalyst who creates possibilities, solves problems, and establishes working relationships with our internal business units across BPX Energy's onshore business. You'll discover and analyze customer business and technical needs and collaborate with the central IT&S team to bring projects to life in an expedient and structured fashion.
Individual will be a highly motivated strategic thinker, excellent collaborator to influence stakeholders in transforming the organization with cutting edge technologies in a high paced environment.
The role also requires consulting with the customer to understand their needs, arrive at a minimum viable product and then advocate for the customer to the central technology team to deliver their solution. As a trusted adviser to the business units you will help develop solutions that are in line with BPX Energy's architectural and security standards
Key accountabilities
  • Serve as a trusted adviser at the customer side and assist technology stakeholders in setting and delivering on expectations
  • Work with process and data owners to define the target reference / solution architecture
  • Deliver Solution Architecture for projects in collaboration with the central architecture team focusing on use of industry reference architectures
  • Experience and willingness to adopt new methods of working such as DevOps, Agile, Kanban
  • Build compelling cases for change and achieve buy-in across architecture, security, IT operations, and business teams
  • Frame architectural decisions including total costs for expected lifetime of solution
  • Contribute to Strategy Architecture and Planning profession
  • Engage with Digital Security Team to assess solution design and plan changes to accommodate business requirements in accordance with security policies
  • Organize Architecture Design Reviews to ensure central architecture peer group input is sought for robust design
  • Conduct proof of concept exercises for emerging solutions and prove out potential enhancements to the design
  • Ensure designs are implemented with target architecture and key design decisions are clearly communicated to leadership and all key stakeholders

  • Generates enthusiasm among team members
  • Champions the process of innovative change
  • Collaborates with and influences others not in direct line


  • Facilitates effective team interaction
  • Acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions
  • Works effectively with distributed team members
  • Strong third-party vendor management capabilities

Essential Education
  • Minimum requirement of four-year college degree

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience as Solutions Architect
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, deliver high quality performance on multiple, simultaneous strategic, value-added tasks and priorities
  • Ability to document business processes and system architectures
  • Experience of acting in a solution governance role
  • Excellent collaboration skills, evidence of building highly effective partnerships with projects, vendors, peer architects, security teams and operational Service lines and engagement with senior stakeholders
  • Experience in designing applications that will be migrated to cloud and understanding of the concept of elasticity and scalability
  • Working knowledge of computer programming best practices with experience in languages such as Python, SQL, Java, C/C++
  • Solid understanding of technology required for cloud computing, network, storage on AWS & Azure

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working in large matrix organization
  • Previous experience in the Oil & Gas Industry