Service Architect - Reservoir Management in Confidential

at BP
Location Confidential, United States
Date Posted August 31, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
You are the IT strategy and architecture lead for our Reservoir Management Business Services. A technologist at-heart, you are passionate about planning and building compelling services and products. You will motivate and inspire service teams to deliver value and be constantly identifying enhancements yourself. You will stay ahead of new technologies and integrate those technologies into products. The choices you make will define our architectures and directly influence business area success.You believe that delivering an effective technology depends on a deep understanding of business landscape, long-range planning but with a bias for short-term action, and fostering effective relationships. You will operate in a dynamic and delivery focused environment, with the resources of one of the world's most forward-thinking IT departments and leading IT vendors at your fingertips. You are confident and comfortable working across cultures and can help make sure the voice of each team member is heard.
Key accountabilities
Team: You will play an integral role in building the teams skillset while demonstrating your leadership values through delegation, motivation and trust. You will not just lead, but you will "do". Our culture is exploring, thinking and doing, and you will live this every single day.Architecture: Like most large enterprises, some elements of our service portfolio contain the most advanced technologies readily available. Other elements represent legacy investments. You will develop architectures and service plans that enable us to continually evolve and innovate.Relationships: You will build strong relationships with business users. You will understand and live their day to day experiences. Through this knowledge you will constantly drive improvements to the service you deliver. Working together with a Portfolio Architect and Service Owners we will establish a long-term service direction.Technology: You are an excellent technologist, you have a passion for understanding and learning. You will bring good hands on skills, and an ability to rapidly assess new technologies.Safety and Compliance: Safety of our people and our customers is our highest priority. We will advocate and help ensure our architectures, designs and processes enhance a culture of operational safety and improve our digital security.
Essential Education
Essential experience and job requirements
A confirmed background supporting a business with extensive real-world experience of architecting, designing, and delivering an IT service. You love envisaging the art of the possible and making that a reality.Deep-seated functional knowledge of the technologies used to deliver business activities. You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves, getting involved, and diving into delivery challenges.Experience in building and leading a tight-knit team of engineers. You accomplish exceptional service outcomes in a respectful and supportive culture.A proven grasp of architecture development and design thinking in an agile environment. You adapt techniques to drive phenomenal business results from a service.
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
Typically one working week a quarter
Desirable criteria & qualifications
Familiarity with Unix and high performance computing environmentsHands-on experience with Python.Worked with a variety of cloud technologies.Exposure to a breadth of technologies domains such as platforms, packaged A first degree from a recognized institute of higher learning, ideally computer science or engineering based would be desirable.
Relocation available
Travel required
Yes - up to 10%
Is this a part time position?
About BP
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.BP is one of the three largest energy companies in the world, operating in over 100 countries across 6 continents. Information Technology & Services (IT&S), provides a full range of IT services to BP's global business segments.IT&S plays a critical role in the delivery of defined world-class operational services that BP businesses can rely upon in support of their own performance. Our specific accountabilities include the delivery of services to specified target levels, including availability, recoverability and cost to the corporation. These services must also be delivered safely and secured against the growing risk of viruses and other security threats. We aim to benchmark our performance favorably against a defined peer group of the world's best and intend to deliver our services with professionalism to rival any major business corporation in the world - this is what we mean by being 'World Class'. To achieve this exciting level of performance will require a commensurate level of enthusiasm, commitment and expertise in our people.
Corporate & Functions
Closing Date
If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (~4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest) As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at or by telephone at 281.366.1999. Read the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the poster supplement - for more information about Equal Employment Opportunities. (Spanish version) BP is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. View our policy statement.
Eligibility Requirements
If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.

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