Entity:Innovation & Engineering
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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.
As a Staff Platform Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for providing technical leadership, mentorship, and management of a team of talented engineers. With a passion for automation and a drive to tackle challenging problems in innovative ways, you will be expected to lead by example, motivate, and challenge your team to deliver their best work. Your ability to empower, challenge, and coach your teams, as well as your passion for problem-solving and creating innovative solutions, will be crucial in delivering the next generation of software platforms and services.
Provide hands-on technical leadership to drive the execution of a rich and innovative roadmap; owning teams that design, build, and operate a highly complex and cutting-edge software platforms and services.
Act as a technical expert, mentor, and coach, providing guidance and support to the team
Set project and team goals, prioritize and execute initiatives, and deliver results in a product-led, empowered environment
Be a genuinely inclusive leader, with an enthusiasm for building and leading a diverse team spanning multiple geographies
Rise to the challenge of owning and operating a service that is critical to bp’s digital strategy
Resource allocation, budgeting, and yearly planning
Attract, hire, retain, and motivate a diverse and world-class engineering team
Communicate effectively with team members, stakeholders, and customers
Drive the quality software and platform engineering at the team level
Work with other team leaders to drive cohesive solutions
Promote robust and maintainable code, clear documentation, and high-quality work
Develop and implement controls and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards, including security, software licensing, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
Coordinate with 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
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or equivalent work experience
Expert in enabling the team to solve complex problems by helping to break them down into small iterative steps of incremental value
Master in leading, coaching, and mentoring driven individuals
Expert ability to provide technical leadership, and governance with a focus on balancing agility, flexibility, supportability, scale, and consistency.
Demonstrated ability to mentor and manage software and platform engineers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
Experience building, leading, managing and mentoring high-performance engineering teams
Experience creating and managing budgets up to $5M+
Ability to align budgets with product goals and priorities
Experience forecasting future budget needs and making data-driven decisions
Proven track record of managing and evolving a product portfolio and/or driving product vision and strategy
Track record demonstrating the ability to build a diverse and strong team – attracting, hiring, retaining, and motivating the best talent
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate ideas, expectations, and feedback to team members, stakeholders, and customers. Foster collaboration and teamwork
Master ability to influence teams and individuals in order to drive initiatives forward without a strict top-down mandate
Ability to collaborate closely across silos to function as one team, delivering cohesive solutions
Expert in problem solving and critical thinking - Lead by example to motivate and challenge the team to deliver their best
Possess a passion for analyzing complex problems, identifying root causes, and developing creative and effective solutions
Master in the ability to adapt to new technologies and processes, and able to work independently and as part of a team
Software Engineering Skills
Skillful in designing and building complex software systems end-to-end which have been optimally delivered and operated in production. You should understand security, compliances scalability, and reliability best practices as well as how to properly monitor, log, and alarm production systems
Experience working designing, building, and operating cloud systems, with an understanding how to architect and build them
Ability to take raw product requirements and create software and platform architectures and designs to bring them to life
Master 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 at least one programming language (C# or Python) developing cross-platform solutions.
Skillful in systems design
Infrastructure and Operations
Master in building and scaling infrastructure services using Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure
Master in the understanding of using core cloud application infrastructure services, including identity platforms, networking, storage, databases, containers, and serverless
Master knowledge of networking technologies and abstractions in modern architectures
Master in troubleshooting large-scale distributed production systems
Experience supporting production systems. You’ll have supported these production systems through on-call rotations
Skillful knowledge of databases, such as relational, graph, document, and key-value
Skillful ability in data modeling and database design
Skillful ability in SQL
What sets you apart?
You have a product-centric mindset that you use to understand business needs. You have the technical and interpersonal skills to collaboratively design scalable systems and engineering solutions that meet those needs
You employ strong senses of empathy and curiosity to build the best possible experiences for the users of your products
You focus on delighting customers with amazing user experiences and customer service
You are comfortable operating in an environment that is loosely coupled but tightly aligned toward a shared vision
What does success look like?
You will have found your place in our mission by understanding how to drive engineering solutions and look to future challenges
You will understand our customers and the impact our product has on their lives
You will make contributions to the wider engineering goals of the company
You will inspire a team environment where ideas are shared and openness is valued
You will help us scale-up and build world class digital platforms that bring energy to tens of millions of customers
What you get back?
The ability to choose your own path to success – you will have the freedom to define how the technology is built together as a multi-discipline product team
The freedom to have real impact – engineers and managers at bp are trusted with a high degree of autonomy, you’re not a cog in the machine
The opportunity to inspire teams
Up to 10% travel should be expected with this role
This role is not eligible for relocation
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
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.