Principal Architect

BP ,
London, Greater London


Job Description

Accountability: 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. Essential Education * A Bachelor's (or higher) degree, ideally in Computer Science, MIS/IT, Mathematics/hard science or equivalent work experience. Essential Experience and Job Requirements * A confirmed background in architecture with extensive real-world experience of architecting, designing, and delivering transformational IT projects. You love envisaging the art of the possible and making that a reality. * Deep-seated functional knowledge of key technology sets. You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves, getting involved, and diving into delivery challenges. * Experience in building and leading 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 environment. You adapt delivery techniques to drive outstanding project delivery. * Extensive experience developing others to build architecture capability across an organization PLUS * You have had exposure to adjacent technology domains such as other platforms, networks, and cyber security. * You bring powerful interpersonal skills including the ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language. Technical capability: Essential Skills: Requirements Definition and Management Solution Architecture Technical Specialism Professional Development Systems Integration Innovation Information Assurance Data Analysis Database Design Desirable Skills: Emerging Technology Monitoring Systems Design User Experience Analysis Business Risk Management Capacity Management Network Design Service Acceptance Systems Development Management IT Strategy and Planning IT Management Business Modelling Leadership and EQ: * You notice morale within your team and work to positively influence this. * You create an environment where people listen and speak openly about the good, the bad, and the ugly, so that everyone can understand and learn. * You promote a culture of change and agility, evolve continuously, adapting to our changing world. * You work across organizational boundaries and build high quality, trust-based relationships with leaders and employees within IT&S & the wider BP, applying cultural sensitivity. * You are self-aware and able to recognize and manage your impact on others. * You apply judgement and common sense at scale. * You comply with BP's Code of Conduct and demonstrate strong leadership of BP's Leadership Expectations and Values & Behaviours. Manager Expectations * 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 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 principal architect for our most critical projects or services. A technologist at heart, you are passionate about planning and building compelling services and products. You will motivate and inspire a project delivery team to deliver robust and cost-effective IT solutions. You will 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 support innovative business models in our Advanced Mobility Unit through technology development and partnership. Link: * You are very comfortable in ambiguous environments with ever pivoting objectives; amidst those you can