BP Americas, Inc. Director of Digital Solutions (Development and Deployment) in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Director of Digital Solutions (Development and Deployment)



Role synopsis:

We recognize and emphasize that digital transformation is more than a technology initiative. It is about the practical, business focused review of technology to properly deploy the highest value return to the business. The Director of Technology (Development and Deployment) will be responsible for driving multiple initiatives and be actively engaged with a multi-disciplined, matrixed team that offers pragmatic digital solutions that optimize BPX Energy’s bottom line. All members of the digital transformation team possess intellectual curiosity, out of box thinking, strong problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, and an ability to work/influence across multiple stakeholder groups.

We want every interaction with digital transformation to be simple, easy and fast delivering the highest value to BPX Energy. We collaborate with user experience and design, business and technology partners across the enterprise to build software experiences our users are passionate about. We are on a journey to build the future of BPX Energy by transforming the way we work to get there. Our mission is to drive a significant step-change in our time to delivery and build more integrated digital-centric solutions via cross-functional coordination and ownership.

We are looking for our Director of Technology (Development and Deployment) to manage the technology development team in coordination with the business optimization and analytics team and is responsible for defining, delivering, and managing the lifecycle of our digital solution development and deployment. We work, think and approach problems differently and we drive to change both how BPX operates and how digital is engrained in all we do and deliver to the business. In this role, you will identify new opportunities to build digital solutions to help our BPX business teams meet their financial goals. You will be responsible for creating an integrated digital solution strategy, build and manage a solution roadmap and oversee the team of technologists/developers who will deliver these transformative results to BPX.

Projects are broad in scope and require creativity and world-class strategic thinking, as well as strong project management and leadership skills. The successful candidate must be energetic and enthusiastic about digital transformation and have experience with finance and accounting or digital solution management. They will be self-motivated, results oriented and able to independently lead major strategic initiatives. Strong customer-focus on pragmatic digital solutions with high ROI is a must.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:


Key accountabilities:

  • Management of the delivery teams, maintenance of the program/project plan, and oversight of the delivery process to keep efforts on track (e.g., deliverables, milestones, resources, and costs).

  • Technical leadership with proven results to build and manage agile development team for digital transformation and data analytic solutions (i.e. robotic process automation, Python, R, VB.net).

  • Vendor management including managing contracts, vendor compliance with BP policy, vendor resource management as appropriate. (i.e. UiPath, DataRobot, OCR vendors, Natural Language Processing vendors).

  • Publishing and regularly updating the digital transformation dashboard which tracks program progress from execution and impact point of view.

  • Maintaining weekly reporting and commentary regarding progress.

  • Assessing status and identifying risks that may impact progress.

  • Create technical strategy, data design, and roadmap for digital transformation solutions.

  • Actively participate in system design, coding and testing.

  • Deliver all releases on time with high quality.

  • Enforce coding standards across all departments.

  • Develop and revise statements of work, which should include accurate time and cost estimates.

  • Analyze user requirements and usability metrics to ensure customer satisfaction

Essential Education:

  • Technical degree in computer science, data science, engineering or other related field, graduate degree preferred

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

Foster an environment of safety first operations

  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment

  • Forward looking thinker; who actively seeks opportunities and solutions

  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles:

I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value.

M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed.

P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives.

A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance.

C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48.

T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier

About BP:

BP's BPX Energy business (formerly known as the Lower 48) operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Denver (Colorado), BPX Energy employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the premier, high return, onshore exploration and production company that consistently increases asset value.Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.In 2018, BP completed a $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's world-class unconventional oil and gas assets in the Permian-Delaware basin in Texas, along with two premium positions in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville basins in Texas and Louisiana. These assets currently produce 190,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, of which about 45 percent are liquid hydrocarbons. The deal represents BP’s largest purchase since buying ARCO in 1999. It is a transformational acquisition for our BPX Energy business which gives the BPX Energy team access to some of the best acreage in some of the best basins in the onshore U.S.

Application close date:



IT Service & Delivery

Job category:

Information Technology & Services

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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)

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Proven track record of building complex relationships and partnerships that generate high value returns with technology/digital deployments (preference for Finance, Accounting, and Engineering functions)

  • Deep technology know-how, business operations, and end-to-end automation life cycle management.

  • Agile, SCRUM methodologies and management.

  • A can-do attitude offering solutions not problems and the ability to learn quickly and thrive in a complex, dynamic environment.

  • Demonstrated capability to challenge status quo and deliver new concepts and technologies based on personal understanding and learning

  • Self-starter with outstanding organizational skills and ability to track multiple project deliverables with minimal direction

  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to make decisions and progress in the face of ambiguous and at times overlapping priorities; i.e. Managing to fixed scope and date scenarios

  • Apply architectural and functional specifications to each project

  • Highly developed communication and presentations skills with a superior ability to effectively communicate and present complex concepts and issues to leadership teams in a highly compelling, persuasive, fact-based manner.

  • Highly skilled at working cross functionally with technology, service, and product teams to create, implement and evolve our digital solutions offering tangible, measurable results.

  • Highly experienced people management; proven track record of building and inspiring high-performing teams

  • Create/follow standards and governance for code reviews and coordination with IT and other related teams.

  • Proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, PowerBI, Power Apps, Sharepoint, Flow

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

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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.