Principal Solution Architecture - Data Platform

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Full Time

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Date published

27 July 2020

Date closing

10 August 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

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

BHP is generating large amounts of data from different sources. Reporting to the Manager Architecture & Quality, your task, as a Solution Architect, is to provide expertise in the design of solutions utilising or extending BHP’s core data platforms and contribute to project velocity and enablement by producing and maintaining re-usable design artefacts such as design patterns and guidance notes.

Through a diverse range of project and team engagements you will gain exposure to various problem spaces and data domains and bring your expertise in modern data centric technologies to the table to guide, propose, document and implement world-class solutions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide expertise in guiding the design of solutions utilising or extending BHP’s core data platforms – such as Integration, Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing, Data Virtualisation, Advanced Analytics and Data Lakes.
  • Ensure architectural adherence and conformance throughout the execution phase of a project via architecture governance routines and engagements.
  • Champion the adoption of BHP platforms and BHP cloud services
  • Define, communicate and maintain standards, frameworks, guidelines and best practice design patterns for data platform orientated solutions.
  • Fulfil (where necessary) both program architecture roles and solution architecture roles on projects.
  • Pro-actively engage and collaborate with Global Architecture, Cyber Security, Data Platform Teams, Project Teams and Cloud Teams.
  • Participate in relevant Architecture Panel(s) and adhere the BHP’s Architecture Standards and approval processes.

About You

You are a person with a drive for continuous learning and adaptable to new technologies. You enjoy keeping up to date with the latest happenings in the market in regards to data-centric platforms.You will bring your expertise in modern data centric technologies to the table to guide, propose, document and implement world-class solution designs.You are also an excellent communicator who can guide and influence project and program stakeholders across the organization.
  • 7+ years’ in architecting roles including technical architecture, solution architecture, data architecture, integration architecture and/or or enterprise architecture.
  • 5+ years professional exposure to modern data centric platforms and infrastructure - including enterprise data warehouses/data lakes, master data, integration platforms, data virtualisation, reporting/data warehousing and advanced analytics platforms.
  • 2+ years of experience architecting with data centric PaaS or SaaS services.
  • Proficient in architecture modelling (Archimate) and architecture modelling tools (e.g. iServer).
  • Significant experience in architecture leadership and coordination roles on major data platform projects.
  • Experience in the creation of data platform related standards, patterns and/or reference architectures.
  • Proven stakeholder management and coaching skills.
  • Drive for continuous learning/improvement and adaptable to new technologies and approaches.
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written.

Supporting a diverse workforce

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.  


The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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