Solution Architect

Job Profile SummaryRole synopsisAt bp, we're striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable and affordable energy. A career in Innovation & Engineering is an opportunity to help shape the future of bp. As part of the team, you’ll create a more efficient business that makes the best possible use of all it's resources as we transform our operating assets in pursuit of our net zero ambition. You’ll also help to develop hydrocarbon resources, delivering progressive projects and growing your talent in all kinds of new and exciting ways within the operational heart of bp.Innovation & Engineering (I&E) is one of bp’s new business groups and is positioned to be an engine for innovation across bp. It will play a key role in redefining bp into a successful, financially resilient low carbon company. Within I&E, the Applied Sciences (AS) teams will apply science, in combination with engineering, digital and commercial capabilities from across I&E, to create profitable low carbon solutions that the world needs.Architecture solves big complex challenges with our data and technology expertise to help BP advance a lower carbon future. We collaboratively work together to meet our customer’s needs. Architects connect all the digital disciplines and the consumers and procurers of technology, to create an integrated, flexible, effective digital architecture for bp.Solution Architect is a new role in the Digital Customer and Markets (DCM) team, where we deliver digital solutions to engage with our customers, create efficiencies and support new business.WHY YOU MATTER?A technologist at-heart are passionate about planning and building robust networks, at scale, supporting constantly evolving business models and consumer grade services. You empower and inspire teams to deliver value, stay ahead of new technologies and integrate those technologies into a flexible and consumer centric services. The choices you make will define our architectures, standards, and solutions we will use to interconnect our people and digitize our businesses!You believe that delivering leading technology solutions, at scale and at pace, depends on deep understanding of application design patterns, and fostering effective frameworks for managing technology across the organization. You are a strategic thinker, able to plan for the future but with a bias for short-term action. You will operate in a dynamic and delivery focused environment, with the resources of one of the world's most forward-thinking digital teams. You are confident and comfortable working across cultures.Key accountabilitiesArchitecture: 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". Job AdvertFormal educationA Bachelor's (or higher) degree, ideally in Computer Science, MIS/IT, Mathematics, hard science, or equivalent work experience.Desirable criteriaA 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 SkillsSolution ArchitectureCloud Native Services; ideally AWSKnowledgeable about technology to support retail businesses in physical stores as well as e-commerce.Experience with tech stacks supporting global businesses associated with supermarkets, convenience stores, or generally those selling food, hot drinks would be ideal.Failing that any industry (fashion, travel, car, etc.) as long as it’s retailPoint of sales systems, payment processing infrastructure, accounting systems, etc. and the integration of those to enable the retail businessesMicroservice ArchitecturesAPI enablement and managementStructured and unstructured data storageDesirable SkillsEmerging Technology MonitoringIT Strategy and PlanningLeadership & EQYou 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.EntityInnovation & EngineeringJob Family GroupIT&S GroupRelocation availableNoTravel requiredNegligible travelTime TypeFull timeCountryUnited KingdomAbout BPINNOVATION & ENGINEERINGJoin 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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