Solutions Architect - Enterprise and Global Digital Factory - Brisbane

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Full Time

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Date published

31 July 2020

Date closing

10 August 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP Technology 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.

To enable the rapid deployment of digital solutions we have established Digital Teams across Australia. Think of us as a “startup within a company” made up of multi-disciplinary, non-hierarchical teams with one focus: delivering digital solutions that improve the lives and work of our mining teams. 

We work fast and solve tough problems, and pride ourselves on our culture of open collaboration, safety, diversity of thought and fun. We’re looking for the best and brightest developers, engineers, data scientists and designers to join us, working from our offices in Perth and Brisbane.  

Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

The Solution Architect owns the architectural decisions for the product team, and is the visionary and primary force behind the technical solution. The Solution Architect values simplicity and is unafraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures to achieve an Agile design. The Solution Architect works closely with all team members to create a modular, scalable solution that addresses/incorporates future architectural changes and designs. The Solution Architect drives teams’ engineering practices in test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated deployment, and is a hands-on team member who actively coaches the team to solve complex technical problems. 

The fun parts of the role include:

  • Designs the overall technological architecture of the product with the help of the team
  • Guides project teams on technology strategy related to coding practices, continuous integration and automated deployment
  • Responsible for the technical design of the product
  • Mentors and coaches the technical team, specifically with code reviews
  • Be hands on and engage in coding to help the team to develop the solution and solve problems as they surface
  • Identifies and removes technical impediments
  • Works with Product Owner to align the roadmap with strengths and opportunities within the technical stack
  • Provides the team a roadmap for implementing software engineering practices for higher code quality
  • Shares responsibility with Product Owner for building reusable and scalable components 

About You

You will be curious and creative as you seek for better ways of solving technical problems and designing the solution, never afraid of challenging the status quo. Your sharp communication skill and ability to align multidiscipline stakeholder groups on complex technical decisions will be key to success.

Ideally you will have some or all of the following;

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field like Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field required.  Advanced degree is a strong plus.
  • Experience in Agile Development and technical backlog management, with specific Solution Architect (or similar) experience preferred 
  • Seasoned developer or technical lead with deep insight into newest technologies and trends
  • Can make architecture decisions at a team and product level
  • Experience working on projects that span multiple business units 
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring technical team members 
  • Expertise in working with the tools and technologies relevant to the product team 
  • Understanding of holistic enterprise architecture and interplay of analytical components with enterprise foundational components (data architecture/governance, security, etc.)

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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