BP Americas, Inc. Solution Architect-ERP in Denver, Colorado
The Solutions Architect is accountable for the design and delivery of ERP solutions across BP’s Onshore Gas business, primarily focusing on implementation of SAP and integration with applications across the system landscape.
Individual will be a highly motivated strategic thinker, excellent collaborator to influence stakeholders in transforming the organization with cutting edge technologies in a high paced environment.
The role also requires working as individual contributor in developing strategy and roadmap for ERP landscape by working with Architects across the organization, identifying emerging technologies, defining Solution Architecture and owning the Design Authority.
The Solutions Architect also acts as a Project Lead Architect for ERP projects.
United States - Colorado - Denver
Is this a part time position?:
Yes - up to 25%
Own the logical architecture, assess the baseline and set direction and govern the evolution of roadmap
Work with process and data owners to define the target reference / solution architecture
Deliver Solution Architecture for projects and platforms focusing on use of industry reference architectures
Provide SAP Functional expertise (including future SAP strategy) to process owners, and projects as required.
Own the Design Authority on projects acting as Project Lead Architect
Experience and willingness to adopt new methods of working such as DevOps, Agile, Kanban
Build compelling cases for change and achieve buy in across architecture, security, IT operations, and business teams
Frame architectural decisions including total costs for expected lifetime of solution.
Contribute to the strategy for business
Contribute to Strategy Architecture and Planning profession.
Engage with Digital Security Team to assess solution design and plan changes to accommodate business requirements in accordance with security policies
Engage with other Architects as necessary to ensure that the appropriate architectural stakeholder input is taken into account or concern addressed
Organize Architecture Design Reviews to ensure wider architecture peer group input is sought for robust design
Conduct proof of concept exercises for emerging solutions and prove out potential enhancements to the design
Ensure designs are implemented with target architecture and key design decisions are clearly communicated to leadership and all key stakeholders
Review and consider prospective changes to the baseline solution that have been raised by process owners, projects, production support, continuous improvement initiatives and the business for architectural impact.
Participate in the Change Request Boards of projects and programs where there is the likelihood of potential change to the solution.
Discuss emerging technologies and applications with vendors to assess options
Generates enthusiasm among team members.
Proactively seeks opportunities to serve in leadership roles.
Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model.
Manages the process of innovative change.
Collaborates with and influences others not in direct line
Facilitates effective team interaction.
Acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions.
Works effectively with distributed team members
Strong third-party vendor management capabilities
- Minimum requirement of four-year college degree
Desirable criteria and qualifications:
Professional Financial qualifications and/or sound knowledge and familiarity with accounting standards in Oil and Gas Industry.
Familiarity and/or knowledge of production, revenue and accounting process in Oil and Gas industry.
SAP Certifications in SAP Financials
Previous experience in the Oil & Gas Industry
Previous experience as a Solution Architect or Project Architect in the Finance domain
Understanding of the SAP Product roadmap for Finance
Project management experience
Experience working in large matrix organization.
Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, deliver high quality performance on multiple, simultaneous strategic, value-added tasks and priorities
Desire to continually learn outside of a classroom environment, and successfully apply learnings
Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques
Work as part of geographically dispersed team, effectively communicating prioritized business needs and project statuses
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.
Application close date:
Architecture & Design
Information Technology & Services
United States - Colorado
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Essential experience and job requirements:
10+ years of relevant work experience in IT with minimum of 6-8 years in cloud hosting and cloud application services
Experience working in a hybrid environment with multiple datacenters, multiple public cloud and SaaS providers.
Strong understanding of cloud architecture best practices, standards and services
Strong understanding of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and inter cloud Identity services.
Experience with the Azure and AWS cloud platforms
Experience with virtualization solutions for servers and desktop/workstation provisioning either on-premises or cloud platforms
Cloud Services/IaaS engineering experience is required.
Experience with Active Directory integration in a hybrid on-premise / Azure / AWS environment
Experience with Virtual Private Clouds, Cloud Exchanges, and other concepts that enable hybrid on-premise and cloud environments to function.
Knowledge of and experience implementing hosting to support complex applications e.g. service oriented architectures or distributed graphics processing engines.
Ability to work with multiple external teams and accomplish shared goals through the building consensus
Experience with automated infra build and deploy technologies
Vendor management experience is required.
Strong communication (written/verbal) and collaboration skills
Consulting, negotiation and relationship skills
Problem solving skills
Experience working in geographically dispersed organizations and decentralized hosting arrangements.
Enthusiastic, high-energy individual, self-motivated, people-oriented and self-directed
Must be an intelligent, articulate and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the IT team, who can communicate security concepts to technical nontechnical colleague.
Must be able to maintain focus on achieving results, whilst being patient and pragmatic
Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):
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