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Network Platform Owner

Network Platform Owner

  • Location United States of America - Colorado - Denver, US: West Memorial - Houston
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available Relocation may be negotiable for this role
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ071679
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

IT&S Group

Job Summary:

The bpx energy Network Platform Owner will prioritize and oversee the activities of the Network Platform (DevOps) Squad, including operations and maintenance, enhancements, standards, and governance of our WAN, LAN, WLAN, and Cloud Networks.   In addition, the Network Platform Owner will coordinate across the Technology organization and the bpx business to ensure diverse business and enterprise initiatives can be supported by the Network Platform.  With bpx Technology work spread across multiple teams, supported by multiple vendors, the Network Platform Owner is responsible to ensure the prioritization of support to those efforts and, more importantly, for the overall coordination, integrity, and governance of the bpx networks.  The Network Platform Owner’s responsibilities include all WAN, LANs, WLANs, Cloud Networks, firewalls, remote access services, and other network services for both our Corporate and Process Control environments.

The bpx energy Network Platform Owner, in collaboration with the Cloud Architect and the Enterprise Architecture Team, will drive strategy for how networks are engineered, monitored, managed, and maintained to address critical business priorities within bpx energy.  The Network Product Owner will collaborate with the Field Communications Platform Owner and the Network Architect to ensure seamless, performant connectivity from field devices and field users, through diverse wireless networks in the field, to bpx’s cloud platforms and offices.

Job Description:


  • Lead the Network DevOps team as the Product Owner for the Network Platform

  • Plan and prioritize platform feature and user story backlog and development for the platform

  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with platform strategy

  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of features and user stories

  • Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities

  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals

  • Monitor network management tools for performance, tuning, troubleshooting and capacity planning; evaluate vendor’s performance of the 24X7 monitoring, management and support of Network infrastructure

  • Provide governance feedback to network standards, polices or guidelines.

  • Collaborate with Architects on design and ensure implementation and support vendors adhere to design private networks and protect intellectual property

  • Oversee operations, engineering, and changes for the following elements of the Network Platform:

    • Local area network including wireless access points and WLAN

    • Wide area networks

    • Core networking services such as DNS, DHCP, Certificate authority, access control,

    • Next generation network services such as IDS, IPS, proxies, ATP, DLP, SD-WAN, and micro-segmentation 

    • Remote access solutions

    • Remote monitoring and management of system alerts and notifications

    • Cloud (IaaS, and PaaS) network architecture principles and implementations

  • Provide leadership for the network team for definition, design and implementation of new network infrastructure components and services

  • Engage with Digital Security Team to assess existing network security and plan changes to accommodate business requirements in accordance with security policies

  • Organize and plan proof of concept testing for emerging network technologies

  • Assess and optimize the connectivity ecosystem by ensuring that users, servers, data and applications are connected in the most effective manner


A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; or equivalent (10+ years) work experience.


  • 5+ years of Network Operations and/or Network Engineering/Design experience.

  • Hands-on experience in Agile approaches to Product Management.

  • Understand network technologies such as Ethernet, ATM, VPLS, MPLS, ISDN, IPSec, VLANs, HSRP, TCP/IP, PPP, EIGRP, BGP, QoS, Multicast, ACLs, VPNs, IP Tel, VoIP, VxLAN, and Structured Cabling

  • Experience with IP, BGP, MPLS, MP-BGP, IS-IS, RSVP and LDP, as well as DNS, DHCP, IPSec,

  • Experience in a NOC, Tech Operations, or Tier 2/Tier 3 Technical Support role

  • Experience with cloud networking concepts, technologies, and capabilities (preferably AWS native, and third party)

  • Understanding and experience with network security

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


In addition to the essential criteria & qualifications the successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience working as part of geographically dispersed team, effectively communicating prioritized business needs and project statuses

  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, deliver high quality performance on multiple, simultaneous strategic, value-added tasks and priorities

  • Strong communicator who can explain complex technical concepts to both IT management and business stakeholders in a consumable fashionVendor/contractor management

  • Networking certification (JNCIE/CCNA/CCNP/CCIE)

  • Experience with multiple of the following networking vendors’ products:  Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, HP-E, ZScaler

We offer a reward and wellbeing package to enable your work to fit with your life. These can include, but not limited to, access to health, vision and dental insurance, flexible working schedule, paid time off policy, discretionary annual bonus program, long-term incentive program, and a generous 401K matching program. How much do we pay (Base)? $120,000 - $188,000

*Note that the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting.  

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation may be negotiable for this role

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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