Architecture Specialist

BP - Chicago, IL

Job profile summary:
BP has embarked on an ambitious plan to modernize and transform using digital technologies to drive efficiency, effective and new business models.

You are the architecture specialist for one of our projects or services. A technologist at heart, you are passionate about planning and building compelling services and products. You will work as part of a project delivery team to deliver robust and cost-effective IT solutions. You will also stay ahead of innovative technologies and demonstrate your understanding through effective and rapid delivery. The choices you make will define the fitness for purpose of our IT capabilities and ultimately the success of our business.

You believe that delivering an effective solution depends on several key factors: a deep understanding of business need; rigorous project planning (with a bias for short-term action); and fostering strong relationships. You will operate in a dynamic and delivery-focused environment, with the resources of one of the world's most forward-thinking IT departments and leading IT vendors at your fingertips. You are confident working across cultures and can help make sure the voice of each team member is heard.

At IT&S, all the roles are within Chapters. While your role will continue to remain within the Chapter, your initial activities described below may change over time.
You will work within an agile delivery squad initially focused on delivering solutions for Fuels Value Chain in North America.
This IT&S role will interact directly with our development teams, business product owners and 3rd party vendors.
Looking for an experienced hire who can provide technical leadership to deliver solutions and commercial value to Fuels North America.
Experienced in conceptual and logical modelling or top-down data classification using ontological techniques
Experienced at information requirements gathering and development of a data architecture to meet these requirements
Experience with ER/Studio, ERWIN, Eclipse or another modelling tool
Experience with 3NF, dimensional or ontological modelling techniques
Self-motivated and can operate with limited direction
Strong written and verbal skills
Experience with working in an Agile environment
Understanding of master data management principles and processes
Experience creating data warehouses and data marts, along with source system interfaces
SQL coding experience

Key Accountabilities:
Team: You work directly with a delivery team. You will help build the team’s skillset, including your own, while demonstrating our values through motivation and trust. You will "do". Our culture is exploring, thinking and doing, and you will live this every single day.

Relationships: You will build relationships across the business and IT. You will understand the long-term needs of the solution you are developing and enable delivery by building a rapport with team members both inside and outside of BP. The role requires thought leadership, ability to influence and inspire change in a positive and impactful way.

Architecture: You rigorously develop solution architectures, seeking practical solutions that optimize and re-use capabilities that may range from data architecture to systems, information or applications architecture. You will care passionately about the integrity of the IT capabilities you develop.

Technology: A strong technologist, you have a passion for understanding and learning. You will bring good hands-on skills in key technologies, and an ability to rapidly assess new technologies with a commercial mindset.

Safety and Compliance: The safety of our people and customers is our highest priority. You will advocate and help ensure our architectures, designs and processes enhance a culture of operational safety and improve our digital security.

Job Advert:Essential Education:
A Bachelor's (or higher) degree, ideally in Computer Science, MIS/IT, Mathematics, hard science or equivalent work experience.

Essential Criteria:
Minimum of 5 years in IT, ideally focusing on information architecture
Minimum of 3 years data architecture
A confirmed background in architecture with real-world experience of designing and delivering IT projects. You love envisaging the art of the possible and making that a reality.
Functional knowledge of key technology sets. You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves, getting involved, and diving into delivery challenges.
Experience as part of a tight-knit delivery team. You accomplish exceptional project outcomes in a respectful and supportive culture.
A proven grasp of architecture development and design thinking in an Agile enviroment. You adapt delivery techniques to drive outstanding project delivery.

Technical capability:
Essential Skills:
Requirements Definition and Management
Solution Architecture
Technical Specialism
Systems Integration
Information Assurance
Data Analysis
Database Design

Desirable Skills:
Emerging Technology Monitoring
Systems Design
User Experience Analysis
Business Risk Management
Capacity Management
Network Design

Leadership and EQ:
You embrace a culture of change and agility, evolving continuously, adapting to our changing world.
You are an effective team player, looking beyond your own area/organizational boundaries to consider the bigger picture and/or perspective of others, while applying cultural sensitivity
You are self-aware and actively seek input from others on impact and effectiveness.
You apply judgment and common sense – you’re able to use insight and good judgment to enable commercially sound, efficient and pragmatic decisions and solutions and to respond to situations as they arise.
You comply with BP's Code of Conduct and demonstrate strong leadership of BP's Leadership Expectations and Values & Behaviours.
Provide ongoing feedback to your employee tree, both formally and informally, with the aim of supporting their performance and development within the Chapter
Coach and mentor to help build domain experience amongst peers
Be responsible for Chapter member’s personal development and the management of performance reviews
Contribute to relevant supply and demand conversations, to adequately staff squads with appropriately skilled employees
Assess candidates as part of the Talent Acquisition process, interviewing to identify future IT&S talent
Sharing knowledge (cross-pollination) between Chapter members that can be utilised by various Squads

Desirable Criteria:
Contribution to reference architectures.
Proficiency in one or more relevant skills or competencies deeper.
Relevant accreditation or certifications.

About BP:
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.