Software Engineering Lead (Node.js)United Kingdom - South East - London
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 a Software Engineering Lead who works as a senior member within a team to provide innovative, custom built software to BP colleagues and external users. This custom software either supports revenue earning activity or helps reduce costs within BP functions by automating manual activity. Ultimately, this work will help us become a digital leader in our sector, so we can drive energy transition and solve real-world problems.
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 building out microservices in Node.js on Azure.This role will interact directly with our development teams, architects, business product owners and 3rd party vendors.
Team: Developing the capability of your teams to deliver the most agile solutions is one of your top priorities. Our culture is exploring, thinking and doing, and you will live this every single day. Working across the team you will identify, assess and manage risks that may affect the success of the project.
Relationships: You will develop and maintain a series of internal and external stakeholder relationships and support project delivery. You will work with the team to get the most value from current applications and emerging technologies, leading technical thinking across a wide range of technologies. The role requires ability to influence and inspire change in a positive and impactful way.
Software Engineering: You will lead teams of software engineers and business analysts to facilitate the translation of relevant business requirements into designs for technical platforms.
You will design, test and operate custom built or customised IT solutions aimed at improving business delivery processes. You will act in accordance with professional engineering practices, including Internet protocols, coding standards and reviews, source control management, design and operations processes.
Technology: You will build awareness of internal and external technology developments, managing the delivery of process and system improvements, identifying and implementing continuous improvement plans for and ensuring best practice is shared across the team.
Safety and Compliance: Safety of our people and our customers is our highest priority. We will advocate and help ensure our architectures, designs and processes enhance a culture of operational safety and improve our digital security.
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.
Essential Experience and Job Requirements:
Essential Experience and Job Requirements:
Node.js including knowledge of Express and Mocha. Ability to write production ready, highly reliable, resilient server side code.
REST API development and best practices.
Relational and non-relational databases such as SQL Server and Redis.
Unit, integration and API testing.
Build and deploy CI pipelines (preferably on Azure DevOps).
Azure cloud services such as API management, app service and SQL database.
Significant hands-on experience of agile ways-of-working and associated engineering practices e.g. TDD, pair programming, code reviews etc.Business capability:
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.
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
Has good knowledge and understanding of modern development methodologies (Agile using Scrum and/or Kanban).
Knowledge of DevOps practices and techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, Lean, flow, eliminating waste.
Experience with modern approaches to source-code management and control through tools like TFS and Git/GitHub.
Good interpersonal skills including the ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language.
In IT&S we are committed to the provision of flexible working arrangements. Agile or flexible working encompasses a wide range of working options which support individuals to their full potential. It is more than ad-hoc home working or part time working, it’s about finding the best way and role modelling BP’s IT technology to get a job done, 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 as flexible working arrangements may be considered.
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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.