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Senior Platform Engineer

Senior Platform Engineer

  • Location United Kingdom - London
  • Travel required Up to 10% 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 RQ074316
  • 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 delivery of energy 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 Senior Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the software infrastructure and services that powers our technology platforms. In this role, you will provide technical leadership of junior engineers to ensure that the platform is highly available, scalable, and secure. You will also be responsible for developing features, improving the platform's performance, and providing technical support to other teams.

  • Design and document sophisticated software components, services, and platforms

  • Implement robust and maintainable code with clear and maintained documentation

  • Deliver customer value in iterative fashion while working towards longer term systems to solve roadmap goals with increasing efficiency

  • Serve as a technical lead and own projects end-to-end

  • Communicate status and changes to the work they are responsible and accountable for, keep all stakeholders informed of changes and updates to original plan

  • Design test automation on all code implemented through unit testing and integration testing

  • Work with internal and external teams to bring new platforms to market

  • Maintain and enhance software frameworks for development

  • Serve as a technical mentor for other engineers on the team

  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to the development of best practices

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and resolve platform-related issues

  • Support internal and external audit teams to prepare for and participate in security, software licensing, and regulatory audits, ensuring that all necessary documentation and evidence is available and accurate

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement new controls and procedures to address identified compliance gaps or risks

Technical Skills we need from you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems or equivalent work experience

  • Skillful in the ability to adapt to new technologies and processes, and be able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Skillful 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

  • Skillful in C# programming, specializing in developing cross-platform solutions that are efficient and scalable

  • Skillful in Python scripting, with a strong emphasis on leveraging dynamic languages for automation

  • Skillful in writing secure, stable, testable, and maintainable code with minimal defects

  • Skillful in systems design

  • Experience in software development, with a focus on platform or service engineering

  • Skillful in software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operations

  • Skillful in designing and building complex software systems end-to-end which have been optimally delivered and operated in production. You should understand security and privacy best practices as well as how to properly monitor, log, and alarm production systems

Infrastructure Skills

  • Skillful in building and scaling infrastructure services using Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure

  • Skillful in the understanding of using core cloud application infrastructure services including identity platforms, networking, storage, databases, containers, and serverless

  • Skillful in troubleshooting large-scale distributed production systems

  • Experience working on production systems. You’ll have supported these production systems through on-call rotations

Database Skills

  • Skillful knowledge of databases, such as relational, graph, document, and key-value

  • Skillful ability in data modeling and database design

  • Skillful in SQL

Skills that set you apart

  • Possess a passion for mentoring and coaching engineers in both technical and soft skills

Travel Requirement

Up to 10% 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


Business Acumen, Commercial acumen, Communication, Data Analysis, Data cleansing and transformation, Data domain knowledge, Data Integration, Data Management, Data Manipulation, Data Sourcing, Data strategy and governance, Data Structures and Algorithms, Data visualization and interpretation, Digital Security, Extract, transform and load, Problem Solving

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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