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Principal Software Engineer

5 Aug 2022

Job Profile Summary

BP Net Zero 2050

BP has embarked on an ambitious plan to modernize and transform using digital technologies to drive efficiency, effective and new business models.

Digital Customers & Markets focuses on customer experience and deliver cross-business group solutions that generate value for bp in current and new markets solving complex challenges with our data and technology expertise to help bp advance a Net Zero future and reimagining energy.

Our Team delivers and runs Digital Products for Fleet Customers globally and are aligned to Product, Service and Platform teams that work together to enable our customers to accomplish their missions.

You will provide hands-on expertise to build and leading multiple autonomous software engineering teams from a technical perspective and collaborate with Architects, Product Owners and the wider business to build a scalable, robust and secure platform.

If technology excites you, we want you!

As a Principal Software Engineer, you are the expert member of a team creating software for BP colleagues and external users.

As an IT provider of choice to your area of BP and delivering innovation at speed you will operate in a dynamic and commercially focused environment, with the resources of one of the world's largest IT organisations working with you.
The role is a hands-on so, as well as driving engineering decisions and best practices, you will also be coding so need to be an excellent hands-on coder.

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Key Accountabilities

Working with users and business analysts to understand requirements
Designing, developing, and testing custom software applications
Supporting and maintaining your software. We believe in DevOps - you build it, you run it!
Monitoring and applying emerging technologies
Providing mentorship and thought leadership to your team and across the organisation
Mentoring and technical leadership of less experienced developers

Essential Technical Skills :

Extensive experience and mastery of one or more of Java, C#, JavaScript/Node.js
Proven willingness and ability to learn, to become deeply skilled in at least one more programming language on top of your existing skillset
Deep experience and understanding of the SDLC, including design, security, design patterns for extensible and reliable code, automated unit and functional testing, CI/CD and telemetry
Expertise in modern technologies like Cloud native, containers, serverless
Proven leadership capability


Confirmed experience of Agile methodologies, DevOps culture and practices, Lean techniques like Value Stream Mapping
User story definition
Application Support
Experience in most of these technologies:
o Azure and/or AWS
o Azure DevOps/Git/GitHub
o RESTful APIs
o Deep understanding of automated testing (unit, functional, integration, e2e)
o Container technologies (EKS, AKS, OpenShift, docker) and Serverless

Leadership and EQ

You embrace a culture of change and agility, evolving continuously, adapting to our changing world.
You are a great team-mate, looking beyond your own area and organisational boundaries to consider the bigger picture and perspective of others.
You are self-aware and actively seek mentorship from others on impact and effectiveness
You apply judgment and common sense. You use insight and good judgement to enable commercially sound, efficient and pragmatic decisions and solutions and to respond to situations as they arise.
You have cultural fluency - you actively seek to understand cultural differences and sensitivities.


Computer Science or other technical (e.g. Physics, Engineering) degree or equivalent commercial experience
Desirable Experience and Capability


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group

IT&S Group

Relocation available


Travel required



United Kingdom

About BP


Join us in creating, growing, and delivering innovation at pace, enabling us to thrive while transitioning to a net zero world. All without compromising our operational risk management.

Working with us, you can do this by:

deploying our integrated capability and standards in service of our net zero and safety ambitions
driving our digital transformation and pioneering new business models
collaborating to deliver competitive customer-focused energy solutions
originating, scaling and commercialising innovative ideas, and creating ground-breaking new businesses from them
protecting us by assuring management of our greatest physical and digital risks

Because together we are:

Originators, builders, guardians and disruptors
Engineers, technologists, scientists and entrepreneurs
Empathetic, curious, creative and inclusive
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  • Job Reference: 678597634-2
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Recruiter: BP
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application