BP Americas, Inc. ALM Tooling Engineer in Houston, Texas


Job title:

ALM Tooling Engineer


Corporate & Functions

Role synopsis:

The role will be responsible for providing support and engineering expertise for a number of ALM Tooling, SDLC and operational tools/services. The key focus of the role is to support the Splunk application along with ITSI Glass table tools used by North American Gas & Power (NAGP). The Role will form part of the current AES Engineering team in Houston working closely with the ALM tooling team in the UK who own and manage the Splunk platform.

The team currently covers:

  • Support of existing platforms including Virtualisation, Cloud, Splunk, TFS, Artifactory, Ansible, SonarQube, Tableau, & Jira.

  • Best practices for building, packaging, deploying and auditing .NET and Java based applications on both Microsoft and Linux platforms.

  • Hands-on Agile/Scrum/Kanban process adoption using the BP IST Standard TFS Scrum Template with TFS 2015

  • Tools to support the Release and Deployment process

  • Management of self-service BI platform

  • Code quality and static analysis

The role will work closely with all levels of development and support, including internal support teams and external suppliers to ensure end to end service is delivered to the business delivered in line with agreed SLA targets.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Negligible travel

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide face to face support capability for ALM tools in use in Houston.

  • Provide support and engineering capability in US hours for Splunk including the ITSI glass tables put in place to support the S3 project (Endur implementation).

Essential Education:

IT Related Degree (optional) or proven experience in the desired areas.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Experience of the Splunk ITSI platform

  • Experience in working with multiple delivery teams

  • Docker, Kubernetes, Openstack, Mesos and Openshift

  • Certified Scrum Master

  • VMware/VSphere Experience

About BP:

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP is one of the three largest energy companies in the world, operating in over 100 countries across 6 continents. Information Technology & Services (IT&S), provides a full range of IT services to BP's global business segments.

IT&S plays a critical role in the delivery of defined world-class operational services that BP businesses can rely upon in support of their own performance. Our specific accountabilities include the delivery of services to specified target levels, including availability, recoverability and cost to the corporation. These services must also be delivered safely and secured against the growing risk of viruses and other security threats.

We aim to benchmark our performance favorably against a defined peer group of the world's best and intend to deliver our services with professionalism to rival any major business corporation in the world - this is what we mean by being 'World Class'. To achieve this exciting level of performance will require a commensurate level of enthusiasm, commitment and expertise in our people.

Application close date:



Software Engineering & Quality

Job category:

Information Technology & Services

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Strong experience in software configuration management experience with Microsoft and Linux based application development technology

  • Strong knowledge and experience using Team Foundation Server and its capabilities

  • Strong experience of setting up and running an operational Splunk cluster

  • Implemented automation toolsets Chef, Puppet and Ansible.

  • Experience of implementing platforms on AWS Web Services

  • Experience with scalable, distributed enterprise windows environments.

  • Strong working understanding of LINUX and Windows Server operating system, and its security.

  • Experience working with Maven, Artifactory

  • Knowledge of SOA and Micro service patterns

  • Understanding of Java Enterprise SDLC tools chains

  • Scripting experience; PowerShell, Python, Bash

  • Strong Understanding of architectural concepts and design patterns

  • Demonstrable client management skills, good communications skills.

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization

  • Experience with Agile-based methodology/Scrum/Kanban and Waterfall.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

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

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.