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Platform Engineer

Platform Engineer

  • Location United States of America - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ064427
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group:

IT&S Group

Job Summary:

bp’s Innovation & Engineering (I&E) organization is the central organization for all software and platform development. We build all the technology that powers bp’s businesses, from upstream energy production to downstream energy delivery to our customers. We have a variety of teams depending on your areas of interest, including infrastructure and backend services through to customer-facing web and native applications. We encourage our teams to adapt quickly by using native AWS and Azure services, including serverless, and enable them to pick the best technology for a given problem. This is meant to empower our software and platform engineers while allowing them to learn and develop themselves.

Job Description:

As a Platform Engineer II, you will be responsible for building, maintaining and solving the software infrastructure and services that powers our technology platforms. In this role, you will work with a team of engineers and collaborators to ensure that the platform is highly available, scalable, and secure. You will also be responsible for automating routine tasks, improving the platform's performance, and providing technical support to other teams.

  • Design, build, and maintain the technology platform's features and infrastructure
  • Ensure the platform and services are highly available, scalable, and secure
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the platform to identify potential issues and make recommendations for improvements
  • Collaborate with other platform and services teams to identify and resolve complex problems
  • Mentor junior engineers and contribute to the development of the engineering team
  • Write software design and operational support documentation

Technical Skills we need from you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and processes, and be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knolwedgable in problem-solving, with the ability to analyze complex problems, identify root causes and develop creative and effective solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with your peers through to senior leaders. You should be able to engage and influence others to collect requirements, describe what you’re doing, work through problems, and find productive solutions
  • Self-starter, able to handle ambiguity, navigate uncertainty, identify risks, and find the right people and tools to get the job done

Software Skills

  • Experience in C# programming language developing cross-platform solutions. You should be competent in the use of data structures, algorithms, runtime complexity, API design, as well as unit and functional test methodologies
  • Ability in writing secure, stable, testable, and maintainable code with minimal defects
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Resourceful in software engineering practices, along with knowledge of the full software creation process, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operations
  • Resourceful in building complex software systems end-to-end which have been optimally delivered and operated in production. You should understand security and privacy standard processes as well as how to properly monitor, log, and alarm production systems

Infrastructure Skills

  • Strategic in building and scaling infrastructure services using Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure
  • Understanding of using core cloud application infrastructure services including identity platforms, networking, storage, databases, containers, and serverless
  • Ability to handle large-scale distributed systems
  • 2+ years of experience in application development and support environments with more than one technology and multiple design techniques. You’ll have supported these production systems through on-call rotation

Database Skills

  • Knowledge of databases, such as relational, graph, document, and key-value
  • Ability in data modeling and database design

Why join us

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Agility core practices, Agility core practices, Analytics, API and platform design, Business Analysis, Cloud Platforms, Coaching, Collaboration, Configuration management and release, Continuous deployment and release, Data Structures and Algorithms, Digital Project Management, Documentation and knowledge sharing, Facilitation, Information Security, iOS and Android development, Mentoring, Metrics definition and instrumentation, NoSql data modelling, Relational Data Modelling, Risk Management, Scripting, Service operations and resiliency, Software Design and Development, Source control and code management {+ 4 more}

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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