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Platform Engineering Lead

Malaysia - Central - Kuala Lumpur
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Job ID 102771BR Job category IT&S Group Segment Corporate & Functions Relocation availableNo CityKuala Lumpur CountryMalaysia Travel required Negligible travel

Job profile summary:

About BP

BP has embarked on an ambitious plan to modernize and transform using digital technologies to drive efficiency, effective and new business models.
As a Platform Engineering Lead, you’ll be a senior member of the team, providing custom-built or customized IT platforms for BP colleagues and external users. IT platforms generally support hosting of applications which in turn, supports revenue earning activity for BP, or directly provides business functionality in the same vein. Strong themes running throughout Platform Engineering include automation of manual activity, focus on operational integrity at scale, optimization of technical resources, and speed to value.

Lead Platform Engineers work with the team to define vision and maximize value from current technical platforms and emerging technologies, showing technical thought leadership. They also collaborate with peers across IT&S teams and mentor more junior platform engineers.

The Insights and Enablement squad provides common network insights and network foundational functions. You will support us using tools to aid the diagnostics, capacity, visualisation of the network stack and you will be identifying and isolating complex network incidents to support other network squads. You will operate and enhance the tools such as DDI and NPM. We deliver these services around the world and have teams across regions. You could be called upon to lead resolution of major incidents outside of working times on a rotational basis with other regions.

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.

Key Accountabilities

Team: You will lead teams of Software Engineers and Business Analysts to translate relevant business requirements into designs for technical platforms. You will design, test and operate custom built or customized IT platforms aimed at improving business delivery processes. You will work according to professional engineering practices, including Internet protocols, coding standards and reviews, source control management, design and operations processes.

Relationships: You will work with the team to create a clear vision and maximize value from current applications and emerging technologies, demonstrating technical thought leadership in your business area across a wide range of technologies. You will also contribute to the continuous improvement of the wider IT&S team by supporting and coaching Platform Engineers and proactively improving the quality standards and efficiency of delivery.

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

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Essential Education
  • Ideally a Bachelor's (or higher) degree from a recognized institute of higher learning, ideally focused in Computer Science, MIS/IT, Mathematics or a hard science.
  • 5 years’ experience in a relevant role or roles.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

Technical capability:

  • Operating Network management, performance and visualisation tooling platform
  • Network diagnostics such as flow analytics, deep packet inspection and network performance data interpretation to solve complex network issues from data produced through the tooling platform
  • Operating Networking technologies such as DNS, DHCP, IPAM, LAN, WAN, SDWAN, Cloud networking and its underlying layers across a multi-vendor product suite
  • Lead Incident Management working with engineers and OEM
  • Lead Problem Management to drive root cause findings and mitigation
  • Capacity Management
  • Enhancement and Release Management
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring
  • Methods and Tools
  • Network Design
  • Programming/Software Development
  • Release and Deployment
  • Requirements Definition and Management
  • System Design
  • Systems Installation/Decommissioning
  • Technical Specialism
  • Platform Engineering

  • Diagnostics of Hyperflex/VMWare/KVM virtual appliance technologies
  • Driving Network automation
  • Availability Management
  • Database Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Security Administration
  • System Integration
  • Data Analysis
  • Porting/Software Configuration

Leadership and EQ
  • You always empower people – encouraging positive team morale and ensuring that every team member with expertise has the power to make decisions, at the lowest possible level.
  • You always get the basics right, from quality development conversations to recognition and ongoing performance feedback. You can develop, coach, mentor and inspire others.
  • You comply with BP's Code of Conduct and ensure your team does too. You also demonstrate strong leadership of BP's Leadership Expectations and Values & Behaviours.
  • You create an environment where people listen and can speak openly about the good, the bad, and the ugly, so that everyone can understand and learn.
  • You embrace a culture of change and agility, evolving continuously, adapting to our changing world.
  • You are an effective team player, naturally looking beyond your own area/organizational boundaries to consider the bigger picture and/or perspective of others, and building trust-based relationships with leaders and employees across IT&S and BP.
  • You are self-aware and seek input from others on your impact and effectiveness.
  • You apply judgment and common sense at scale – you use insight and good judgment to deliver commercially sound, efficient and pragmatic decisions and solutions and to respond to situations as they arise.
  • Cultural fluency – you operate across cultural boundaries with sensitivity

Desirable Criteria
  • You are confident working with commonly used network equipment in an enterprise environment (such as Cisco, Juniper, HPE/Aruba, etc).
  • You have had exposure to adjacent domains such as platforms, storage, databases, etc. You know your way around a command-line.
  • You have good knowledge and understanding of modern development methodologies (Agile using Scrum and/or Kanban).
  • You know about DevOps practices and techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, Lean, flow, eliminating waste.
  • You have experience of modern approaches to source-code management and control through tools such as TFS and Git/GitHub.
  • Have good interpersonal skills including the ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language.

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.

In IT&S we are committed to providing flexible working arrangements. Agile or flexible working encompasses a wide range of working options, which help people to achieve their full potential. It is more than ad-hoc home working or part time working; it’s about role modelling BP’s IT technology to get a job done, in a way that works well for both the business and our employees.

So even if a job is advertised as full time, please reach out to the hiring manager or the recruiter if you would like flexible working arrangements to be considered.

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