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Staff Enterprise Technology Engineer

Staff Enterprise Technology Engineer

  • Location United Kingdom - Sunbury
  • Travel required No travel is expected with this role
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ067895
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group:

IT&S Group

Job Summary:

Responsible for delivering software / platform engineering activities (depending on specialism), using advanced technical capabilities to fully understand user requirements, acting as the lead for the design, development and maintenance of a software system / infrastructure platform, and assisting in creating the vision to maximize value from current and emerging technologies. Specialisms: Software Engineering; Platform Engineering.

Job Description:

Role Title: Staff Enterprise Technology Engineer

Role Family: Networks


Lead the design and implementation of complex network architectures, including LANs, WANs, data centers, and hybrid cloud environments. Develop network strategies and roadmaps aligned with business objectives and industry best practices.

Manage and maintain enterprise-level network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and wireless controllers. Ensure network reliability, availability, scalability, and security. Oversee the implementation of complex network changes and configurations.

Develop and enforce network security policies, standards, and procedures. Implement advanced security measures, such as intrusion detection and prevention systems, next-generation firewalls, and secure remote access solutions. Conduct security audits, assessments, and penetration testing to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

Lead the troubleshooting and resolution of complex network issues and incidents. Conduct in-depth analysis, root cause identification, and implement corrective actions. Coordinate with cross-functional teams and external vendors for timely incident resolution.

Monitor and analyze network performance, capacity, and utilization. Identify performance bottlenecks, congestion, and latency issues. Implement network optimizations, such as traffic engineering, QoS, and caching mechanisms. Ensure optimal network performance and scalability.

Design and implement network automation and orchestration solutions using tools like Ansible, Python, or SDN technologies. Streamline network provisioning, configuration management, and repetitive tasks to improve efficiency and reduce manual errors.

Lead network-related projects, including network upgrades, migrations, and technology refresh. Define project scope, objectives, and deliverables. Develop project plans, allocate resources, manage timelines, and ensure successful project execution within budget and timeline constraints.

Provide technical leadership and guidance to junior network engineers. Mentor and coach team members to develop their technical skills and professional growth. Conduct performance evaluations, set goals, and provide constructive feedback.

Evaluate network equipment vendors, help negotiate contracts, and manage vendor relationships. Collaborate with procurement teams to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement of network hardware, software, and services.

Maintain comprehensive network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, and standard operating procedures. Develop and deliver training sessions, workshops, and knowledge sharing sessions to enhance team capabilities and disseminate network-related knowledge.

Keep abreast of emerging networking technologies, industry trends, and best practices. Evaluate and recommend new technologies and solutions to improve network performance, security, and reliability.


A Batchelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field, or an equivalent amount of experience.

The typical candidate will have fifteen years or more of proven experience in a senior networking role in a large, global enterprise.

Expert-level knowledge of network protocols, including TCP/IP, routing protocols (OSPF, BGP), switching protocols (VLAN, STP), and network security protocols (IPsec, SSL/TLS).

Strong experience with network design and architecture, including complex enterprise networks, data centers, and cloud environments.

Extensive hands-on experience with network devices and technologies from leading vendors.

In-depth knowledge of network security principles and best practices, including firewall management, VPNs, IDS/IPS, and network access control.

Expert-level knowledge and experience in network troubleshooting tools and techniques.

Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, management, and stakeholders.

Proven experience in mentoring and developing junior engineers.

Relevant network certifications (e.g., CCIE, JNCIE) are preferred.

Travel Requirement

No travel is 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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