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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 133124BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Digital Connectivity – Field Networks team is an essential part of the Digital Connectivity portfolio of services, providing key engineering design and support for bp’s field networks globally. This will be a hands-on networking role and you’ll use a combination of networking skillsets and automation tools to affect change across bp’s field networks. To be successful in this role, you’ll need a solid networking foundation, including mastery of 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 leading the development, customization, testing, and support of field networks, as well as owning technical designs. You’ll lead the development and testing of new iterations of network designs, with a focus on software defined infrastructure, creating automated processes, which may be full CI/CD pipelines or sub-components for build and deployment. You’ll also be a part of the team that provides expert support during incidents and troubleshooting escalations to ensure availability of our field assets.

Key Accountabilities: -

  • Work 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
Education :
Preferably a Bachelors (or higher) degree in Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Mathematics

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:
  • Networking insight software: e.g., VIAIVI, IPFabric
  • 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)

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