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Technology Lead - DFCoE

Date:  21-Feb-2021
Job Posting End Date:  01-Mar-2021;21:59:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Santiago
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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.

Job Description

BHP’s ‘why’ is to bring resources and people together to build a better world - and we’re harnessing the power of digital transformation to help accelerate this.  We believe that through digital transformation, we will be a more productive and profitable company, we will operate more ethically in our environment, and we will be safer.  Digital Factories are BHP’s approach to rapidly developing and delivering digital products (typically data-science centric) that provide solutions to ‘change the business’ operational challenges.  We are looking for ‘digital unicorns’ to accelerate this transformation via our digital factories.  These ‘unicorns’ we are seeking are passionate and driven people, experts in their field, who are aligned to what we believe and want to be part of our mission. 

As a proven subject matter expert in Software Product Development for both startups and enterprise, and as member of BHP’s global Digital Factory Centre of Excellence, you will play a key role steering, mentoring and supporting Digital Factory product missions that fundamentally change BHP’s performance across safety and productivity.   As a leader of Technology, you will bring a mix of both startup and enterprise software development culture and experience to help fuel BHP’s digital transformation.  The person we are looking for will value simplicity and is unafraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures to achieve repeatable designs that deliver value at velocity.  Above all else however, they are humble but strong leaders and treat all people with respect - while making their voice heard.  

The main game

The Digital Factory Centre of Excellence (CoE) Technology Lead coaches and stewards contemporary and leading-edge digital ways of working (Agile, SCRUM, OKR’s, DevSecOps, CICD), and cloud-based software development expertise across Factories, supporting primarily the Chilean (Copper) and American (Petroleum) Factories.  Their tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and coaching best practice digital ways of working in Agile and DevOps
  • Identifying & executing opportunities for process and pattern development and propagation across Factories, 
  • Assisting with and shepherding accelerated cloud adoption for Digital Factory products
  • Providing an optimized glide-path for software designs and architectural governance for technical leads, solution architects, developers, and data engineers in the Factories. 
  • Ensuring digital fluency is uplifted not only in the factories, but in the region.

The CoE Technology Lead works closely with peer Digital Factory Technical Leads to create modular, scalable solutions that address/incorporate future architectural changes and designs while being compliant with standards, guidelines and patterns. The Technology Lead stewards the Copper and Petroleum Digital Factory’s needs for DevSecOps process & tooling, enhancements to Cloud capabilities, and accelerated alignment with Global Architecture processes, standards and guidelines. With a strong, working knowledge of Digital Ways of Working (e.g. Agile, OKR’s (objective and key results), Mission Planning, Sprint routines, Communities of Practice and more), they are able to coach Factory teams on best practice and both adopt and excel at digital ways of working to help them solve complex technical problems and deliver value at velocity.

Our Person

The successful candidate will be known quantity in both the startup and enterprise software product development community and must be able to demonstrate:


  • They are a natural, engaging, humble yet strong leader -  demonstrating a positive ‘can-do’ collaborative attitude, and a exhibiting a bias to action.
  • That they want to have fun; they want to ‘make a dent in the universe’.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in practical, modern software architecture and / or software development – from an enterprise level and also developer experience 
  • Minimum 5 years experience in modern Agile, SAFe, SCRUM, KANBAN, Lean Software, Lean Startup, OKR methodology, Cloud development and related architectures 
  • A demonstrated Startup mindset, balancing speed and adaptability with the critical cyber and architecture requirements.
  • Possesses practical experience in both a software startup and enterprise software development environment is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field like Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field required.  Advanced degree is a strong plus.
  • Experience in Agile Development, DevSecOps, and technical backlog management, with specific Solution Architect (or similar) experience preferred 
  • Experience working on projects that span multiple business units 
  • Understanding of holistic enterprise architecture and interplay of analytical components with enterprise foundational components (data architecture/governance, security, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills with ability to align stakeholders on complex technical decisions
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring technical team members 
  • Dual Spanish/English written and verbal communication skills 

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 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.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

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