At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.
About the Role
As a Principal Solution Architect, you will play a key role supporting the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) systems that fundamentally change BHP’s performance across safety, productivity and people performance. A part of the Enterprise & Global Technology function, the HSE team is accountable for the end-to-end delivery and ownership of the global HSE systems.
The Principal Solution Architect will be critical in the embedment and integration of Off-the-shelf solutions into our landscape. Your primary responsibility will be to provide technical expertise and guide the team on the architectural and software design of a solution. You will work closely with all product members to create a modular, scalable, reusable solution that addresses future software and architectural changes in line with BHP architectural standards, governance frameworks and emerging technologies.
Key responsibilities include:
Defines and manages functional and non-functional requirements that consider business expectations for the system and operational concepts.
Develops and selects effective design solutions, works with relevant vendors/stakeholders to procure products, and provides design expertise to inform selection.
Develops a system integration strategy/plan, assembles and integrates systems accordingly.
Provides specialist advisory on BHP architectural standards, governance frameworks and emerging technologies.
Enhancing user experience by improving usability, accessibility and desirability of a design solution.
Determines the underlying cause of problems and evaluates multiple solutions to ensure a planned and structured approach to solving complex problems.
The successful candidate will have:
Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field like Statistics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics or related field required. Advanced degree is a strong plus.
Significant experience in developing integration architecture for a brownfields systems landscape.
Significant experience in embedding third party applications into an existing complex brownfields systems landscape.
Significant experience architecting, designing and building software applications.
Understanding of IT and operational technology (OT) from a design, implementation and run perspective.
Over 5 years’ experience in an architecture role as a senior architect.
TOGAF and Cloud Architect certification.
Positive attitude to support the business.
Self-driven individual with the ability to handle large technically complex projects utilising time management and multi-tasking skills.
Strong problem-solving ability: both business and technical level. Able to work collaboratively to resolution with diverse stakeholders.
Strategic thinker, open to new ideas and assists in defining direction.
Effective communicator, with solid interpersonal and analytical decision making.
Experience in Agile Development.
Understanding of holistic custom software development technical practices, frameworks and tools.
Strong understanding of holistic enterprise architecture and interplay of analytical components with enterprise foundational components (data architecture/governance, security, etc.)
About our Process
At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.
BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website (LINK)
Supporting a Diverse Workforce
The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms