Senior Data Engineer

Job description


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group:

IT&S Group

Job Summary:

Responsible for supporting the delivery of business analysis and consulting processes and procedures for the defined specialism using sound technical capabilities, building and maintaining effective working relationships, ensuring relevant standards are defined and maintained, and supporting delivery of process and system improvements. Specialisms: Business Analysis; Data Management and Data Science; Digital Innovation.

Job Description:

As part of bp “reinvent”, we have created a major new business line called “Innovation & Engineering” (I&E). One key remit of this group is to drive the transformation of the company through its use of digital and data.

A major digital sub-team within I&E is Digital Production & Business Services (DP&BS). DP&BS are responsible for all digital and data initiatives and operations across the following areas of the bp business: Production & Projects including Health, Safety, Environment & CarbonRefining & OperationsWells & SubsurfaceBusiness Services including Finance, Procurement, People & Culture, Performance Management

Strategy & Sustainability“dataWorx” is the name for the data team that is responsible for all data within these areas, and we are developing deep data capability to transform the access, supply, control, and quality to our vast and ever-growing reserves of data. dataWorx covers many data sub-disciplines, including data science, analytics, engineering, and management as well as specialist areas such as geospatial, remote sensing, knowledge management and digital twin.dataWorx is looking for outstanding data engineers to power this transformation and unlock the value of our digital assets to power our journey to NetZero emissions and build a new, balanced bp.


Effectively works with cross-disciplinary team, working closely with architects, other data engineers, software engineers, data scientists, data managers and business partners.

Implements and maintains reliable and scalable data infrastructure.

Leads, grows, and develops a squad of data engineers that writes, deploys, and maintains software to build, integrate, lead, maintain, and quality-assure data at bp.

Advocates for and ensures their teams adheres to software engineering standard methodologies (e.g. technical design, technical design review, unit testing, monitoring & alerting, checking in code, code review, documentation)

Responsible for deploying secure and well-tested software that meets privacy and compliance requirements; develops, maintains and improves CI / CD pipeline,

Responsible for service reliability and following site-reliability engineering standard methodologies: on-call rotations for services they maintain, responsible for defining and maintaining SLAs.

Help design, build, deploy and maintain infrastructure as code.

Containerizes server deployments.Actively gives to improve developer velocity.


  • Deep and hands-on experience (typically 3 - 5 years) designing, planning, productionizing, maintaining, and detailing reliable and scalable data infrastructure and data products in complex environments
  • Deep and hands-on experience on Azure Big Data Stack and DatabrickDevelopment experience in one or more object-oriented programming languages (e.g. Python, Go, Java, C++)
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL database fundamentals, query structures and design standard methodologies, including scalability, readability, and reliability
  • Experience implementing large-scale distributed systems in collaboration with more senior team membersKnowledge and hands-on experience in technologies across all data lifecycle stages
  • Strong partner management
  • Continuous learning and improvement mindset
  • BS degree in computer science or related field

Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.). If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

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