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Platform Engineer

Platform Engineer

  • Location India - Maharashtra - Pune
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available Yes - Domestic (In country) only
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 128939BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Role is responsible for supporting software / platform engineering activities (depending on specialism), working with users to capture requirements, using basic technical capabilities to design, develop and maintain the relevant systems and ensuring compliance with the relevant standards. Specialisms: Software Engineering; Platform Engineering.

Role Synopsis

The Digital Connectivity Retail team is an essential part of the Digital Connectivity portfolio of services, providing Platform Engineering for the Convenience and Mobility network technology. This is done through automation and orchestration and requires a combination of strong platform engineering capability, together with a detailed understanding and experience of networks including routing protocols, firewalls and security, VPN tunnels, Juniper and Fortinet.

Primary activities will be the development, customization, testing and support of IT connectivity platforms, as well as owning technical designs. Lead the development of next generation networks with a focus on software defined infrastructure, creating automated processes for the infrastructure deployment and support lifecycle which may be full CI/CD pipelines or sub-components for build and deployment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Embed within BP’s Mobility & Convenience Connectivity team to operate the core services supporting the Current and Future Retail Network
  • Work in Agile environment. Discuss with Product Owner to refine user stories, participate in sprint ceremonies, identify tasks to accomplish the user story and story-point estimations
  • Support the rapid provisioning of Mobility and Convenience Sites to enable a dynamic Retail business
  • Document and maintain standards and diagrams for connectivity and security solutions
  • Respond to Network Anomaly and Security events to identify, reconfigure or remove rogue and malicious devices
  • Provide proactive monitoring and notification to stakeholders of critical network events

Essential Education

Bachelors (or higher) degree in Computer Science, MIS/IT, Mathematics or a hard science.

Job Requirements

Years of experience: 4.6 to 8 years of relevant experience

Required Criteria
  • Contributes to the availability management process, its operation and performs defined tasks. Analyses service and component availability, reliability, maintainability and serviceability
  • Monitors service component capacity, initiates actions to resolve any shortfalls according to agreed procedures, applies techniques to control the demand
  • Aware of opportunities provided by emerging technology to address challenges or enable new ways of working
  • Provides expertise and support on use of methods and tools
  • Designs, codes, tests, corrects and documents complex programs and scripts
  • Release and deployment: Assess and analyses release components. Builds and tests in coordination with testers and component specialists
  • Requirements definition and management: Facilitates scoping and business priority-setting for change initiatives of medium size and complexity
  • Specifies user/system interfaces, and translates logical designs into physical designs
  • Installs or decommissions hardware and/or software
  • Knowledge of technical specialisms, provides detailed advice on their application, executes specialised tasks

Knowledge and experience in:
  • Networking Insight software e.g., VIAVI, SolarWinds
  • Security Event/Log Management e.g., Splunk, Rapid7, Juniper, Fortinet, Cisco, ZScaler, Broadband, LTE, Wireless
  • Agile using Scrum and/or Kanban
  • DevOps practices and techniques (Value Stream Mapping, Lean, flow, eliminating waste)
  • Modern approaches to source-code management and control through tools (TFS and Git/GitHub)

Desirable Criteria
Preferred Criteria
  • Engineering certifications on Enterprise Network/Security technologies (Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, HPE/Aruba)
  • Functional knowledge and familiarity with relevant topics (Retail Payment Technologies, IoT, PCI Compliance)
  • Exposure to adjacent domains such as platforms, storage, databases

Additional Information
Key Behaviors:
  • Empathetic: Cares about our people, our community and our planet
  • Curious: Seeks to explore and excel
  • Creative: Imagines the extraordinary
  • Inclusive: Brings out the best in each other

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