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BP Americas, Inc. HPC Platform Engineer in Houston, Texas


Job title:

HPC Platform Engineer

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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

Job Family Group:

IT&S Group

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Job Profile Summary:

Role Synopsis

The HPC Platform Engineer will work in the HPC Systems and Performance Team to support the Digital Technology teams and ensure we deliver computational power and storage systems as effectively as possible. The HPC Platform Engineer help lead the team to set HPC computing architecture strategy, help lead the evaluation of new technologies, implement and support these new computing, storage and networking technologies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead delivery of high performance computing systems. Deep understanding of computing, network and storage systems to be able to identify and resolve challenging reliability and performance issues

  • Able to work with HPC Software Development Team to optimize and implement research codes to ensure they run effectively.

  • Must be able to lead systems projects and ensure effective computational solutions are developed and supported

  • Will help lead the evaluation, testing and implementation of new computing ideas and technology

Time Type:

Full time


United States of America


United States - Texas - Houston

Job Advert:

Essential Education

  • BS in math, computing, technical science or engineering preferred

Domain Experience

  • Background in Geophysics, Geology, Engineering or Scientific computing is preferred

Essential Expertise and Job Requirements

Technical capability:

  • Very strong demonstrated drive to deliver new capabilities in the technical areas of computer science, mathematics and geophysics

  • Very strong demonstrated experience diagnosing performance issues on a holistic basis

  • 7+ years experience evaluating, implementing and supporting high performance computing systems. Experience with tools used to analyse systems and applications performance is valuable.

  • Strong drive to enhance programmer and researcher productivity.

  • Deep experience in process automation and performance analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies like machine learning

Leadership and EQ

  • Embraces a culture of change and agility. Adapts to our changing world.

  • Effective team player who looks beyond own area/organisational boundaries to consider the bigger picture and/or perspective of others and works across cultural boundaries with sensitivity. Able to communicate technical details clearly and effectively.

  • Is self-aware and actively seeks input from others on impact and effectiveness

  • Applies judgment and common sense - uses insight and good judgement to enable commercially sound, efficient and pragmatic decisions and solutions, responding to situations as they arise.

  • Complies with bp's Code of Conduct and demonstrates strong leadership of bp's Leadership Expectations and Values & Behaviours

Experience Level:



Innovation & Engineering