Java Developer

LondonSouth East
30 Oct 2016
17 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
As part of the drive to develop IST's technology capability, we are looking for experienced developers to help create the next generation of trading and middle office tools.

The role reports to a DevOps manager in London and will provide the development and support capability whilst being co-located with Traders, Schedulers/Operators and Middle Office teams.

IST is looking to derive competitive advantage and commercial differentiation from the use of technology in our trading and middle office activity. This position will be part of the team building new applications to provide that capability.
IST IT&S is a strong proponent of flexible working. Flexible hours, locations and work days will be considered and, if possible, accommodated.

Key accountabilities
  • Be part of a business facing development team to deliver new solutions to the Oil Front Office and Middle Office.
  • Work with other developers, Business Analysts and testers as part of the wider team within Oil Europe and Finance Information Technology and Services.
  • Contribute to analysis, design and development of systems, business processes, data and interfaces.

Essential Education

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Exceptional development skills in Java and JEE
  • Excellent communication skills - the role includes working directly with end users to solicit requirements and feedback
  • Experience of Agile SDLCs, particularly Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience working in a team and positive collaboration to achieve a shared goal
  • Strong understanding of programming paradigms such as distributed architectures and multi-threaded programme design.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Development skills in C#/WPF and C++
  • Strong User Interface/User Experience design skills, including UI design principles, human-computer interaction paradigms, usability guidelines, layout, navigation and widget design
  • Experience in RESTful web service development.
  • Business knowledge of commodity or financial trading
  • Experience working in commodity or financial markets front or middle office technology teams
  • Experience of Cloud hosted applications and Platform as a Service (eg Redhat Openshift)
  • Experience in working with geographically disperse teams (ie non co-located teams)
  • Strong numerical skills ideally with a numerate degree
  • Familiarity with Excel including macros.

Relocation available

Travel required

Is this a part time position?

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.

Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) is BP's face to the traded markets for BP in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance. IST's role is to enhance Group value through distinctive supply, commodity trading, risk management and information technology skills underpinned by a world class finance, control and compliance infrastructure. IST has a dynamic and highly skilled workforce, which creates value by combining analysis and commercial innovation with the material asset base of BP.

IST fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. We are proud of our stance on fairness, equal opportunity and meritocracy, which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential.

IST Information Technology & Services (IT&S) is the progressive global IT arm of BP. The expertise IT&S provides is central to the operation and development of Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) - one of the world's largest energy trading businesses. Delivering innovative solutions for supply and commodity trading activity across IST's Global Gas and Oil Strategic Performance Units is at the heart of what IT&S does.

Our people and culture are diverse, reflecting the truly global nature of our business - in excess of 500 employees provide a presence in over 50 countries, with key hubs in London, Chicago, Houston, Calgary and Singapore. We support our people by offering an exciting variety of professions and provide excellent training opportunities to help them progress their careers.

Integrated Supply & Trading

Closing Date
[ "14-Jan-2017" ]