BP Americas, Inc. Solution Architect-ERP in Denver, Colorado


Job title:

Solution Architect-ERP



Role synopsis:

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.

Req ID:



United States - Colorado - Denver

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • 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


Essential Education:

  • 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

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.

Application close date:



Architecture & Design

Job category:

Information Technology & Services

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Colorado


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at BPUSApplicationAssis@bp.com or by telephone at 281.366.1999.

Read the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the poster supplement - for more information about Equal Employment Opportunities. ( Spanish version )

BP is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. View our policy statement .

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.

  • Conceptual Skills,

  • Decision Making,

  • Informing Others,

  • 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):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

bp.com #tag:


Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.