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Senior Platform Engineer

Senior Platform Engineer

  • Location India - Maharashtra - Pune
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 133117BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Digital Connectivity – Operations Networks team is an essential part of the Digital Connectivity portfolio of services, providing key engineering delivery and support for bp’s networks globally. This will be a hands-on networking role and you’ll use a combination of networking skillsets and automation tools to support and affect change across bp’s networks. To be successful in this role, you’ll need a passion to deliver for our customers across bp, a solid networking foundation, including routing (BGP, OSPF, etc.), switching, and wireless networks, as well as an aptitude and a desire to automate as much of your work as possible.

Primary activities will be providing technical leadership in the day to day delivery of support, change and optimisation of bp networks in support of our business customers, whilst looking for opportunities to automate and simplify tasks. You’ll work as part of bp’s network dev ops squads in an agile fashion, developing new products, leveraging our growing suite of cutting edge internal tools as an expert user and working across site, datacentre and cloud exchange networks.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead technically in teams of Platform / Network Engineers to translate relevant business requirements into designs for technical platforms. Design, test, and operate large-scale networks and IT platforms to improve business delivery processes
  • Work with the team to create a clear vision and maximize value from current designs and emerging technologies, demonstrating thought leadership
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of wider team by supporting and coaching Platform Engineers and improving quality standards and efficiency
  • Build awareness of internal and external technology developments, manage delivery of system improvements, identifying and implementing continuous improvement plans
  • Lead and promote a culture of security and compliance
  • Provide technical leadership to teams of engineers workign to resolve high priority incidents
  • Use and assist in the development of our internal suite of network tools to provide analysis and insight to support the development of new products and resolution of incidents
  • Understand the bp business landscape and ensure a great experience for our users
Preferably a Bachelors (or higher) degree in Engineering, Computer Science, IT

Desirable Experience and Capability:-
12 years, with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

Required Criteria:
  • Deep knowledge of networking technologies from a diverse set of vendors, including: Aruba, Juniper, Riverbed, Cisco, Zscaler, Versa, Fortinet, Infoblox
  • Experience designing, building, and supporting virtualization platforms, preferably KVM-based
  • Confidence and experience troubleshooting complex issues that span multiple platforms/technologies
  • Confidence and experience in working at a global scale on mission-critical networks that tolerate very little downtime
  • Supports remote installation and decommissioning of network hardware and infrastructure
  • Creates high-quality documentation for designed solutions that adhere to bp’s architectural standards
  • Continually seeks and is aware of opportunities provided by emerging technology to address challenges or enable new ways of working
  • 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
  • Release and deployment: Assesses 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

Preferred Criteria:
  • Engineering certifications on platform technologies (Cisco, Juniper, Aruba, Fortinet, Versa)
  • Exposure to and experience with adjacent domains such as cloud platforms, storage technologies, databases
Knowledge and experience in:
  • Technical leadship of, support and development of engineering teams
  • Networking insight software: e.g., VIAIVI, IPFabric
  • Agile using Scrum and/or Kanban
  • DevOps practices and techniques (Value Stream Mapping, Lean, flow, eliminating waste)
  • ITIL practices such as incident, problem, change
  • Modern approaches to source-code management and control through tools (TFS and Git/GitHub)

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