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Staff Platform Engineer

Staff Platform Engineer

  • Location India - Maharashtra - Pune
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available Yes - Domestic (In country) only
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 133123BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

The Digital Connectivity Site Engineering team is an essential part of the Digital Connectivity portfolio of services, providing engineering capabilities in to the performance, availability, and quality of the network platforms. This is done through automation and orchestration and requires a combination of strong platform engineering capability, together with a detailed understanding and experience of networks incl. routing protocols, firewalls and security, VPN tunnels, and insight software .
Part of the Digital Connectivity Leadership, you’ll help drive the vision for your services and how they integrate and operate within the Digital Connectivity platforms.

Primary activities will be leading the development, customization, testing and support of IT applications and platforms, as well as owning technical designs. Lead the development and testing software with a focus on software defined infrastructure, creating automated processes for the software manufacturing lifecycle which may be full CI/CD pipelines or sub-components for build and deployment.

  • Work in teams of Software Engineers and Business Analysts to translate relevant business requirements into designs for technical platforms. Design, test and operate custom built or customized IT platforms to improve business delivery processes
  • Work with the team to create a clear vision and maximize value from current applications 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:
15 yrs, with a minimum of 10 yrs 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)
  • Working in teams that span multiple time zones and geographies

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