17 May, 2018

Upstream Architect - Application/Azure - Oil & Gas

  • Alexander Ash
  • London, UK
Full time Mining / Oil / Gas

Job Description

Job Description

Upstream Architect - Application/Azure - Oil & Gas

Alexander Ash are working with a consulting organisation who are onsite with a large oil and gas firm who are embarking on a huge digital transformation drive. They are looking for an Upstream Application Architect who has strong experience in IT architecture, working across emerging technologies such as Cloud/Azure and Paas/Iaas.

A key part of the Project Lead Architect role is to set the architecture for projects and platforms (efficient, effective, and innovative) to deliver best value solutions, with this role having a focus on applications and technology.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and agree Architecture Quality Plan with the Senior Business Lead Architect.
  • Set the Architecture for projects or platforms focusing on use of industry reference architectures and delivery of minimum viable products
  • Architecture & Design - Lead definition of IT strategies and future applications/services, in service of business need. Conduct feasibility studies and compare TCO of alternative strategies. Comply with the standards and ensure Design Authority process for approvals where compliance cannot be maintained.
  • Work with Digital Security to ensure Architecture alignment with their Digital Security Standards.
  • Act as Design Authority (in conjunction with product vendor Technical Architect as applicable) for Architecture Deliverables during project delivery (typically by SI) to ensure alignment with their Architecture Standards and implementation best practices.
  • Business Architecture & Consulting - Create System Capabilities Model aligned with GPO MPcp. Map Capabilities with the solution architecture for PDE and ensure alignment with other initiatives within GPO M&T. Manage the balance of competing financial, technical and business requirements to produce optimal strategies, portfolios of projects and underlying solution architectures. Understand and interpret wisely the underlying organisation politics and motivations of stakeholders.
  • Create a road-map for PDE roll-out beyond 2018 as a strategic platform for the GPO business and impact on the existing GPO Application Landscape.
  • Accountable for all project architecture deliverables including Key Design Decisions (KDDs).
  • Accountable for design reviews in-line with Governance Standards.
  • Contribute to development of project methods and tools for architects


  • Work Experience with at least 10 years of IT and architecture experience.
  • Industry/domain experience 3-3+ years.

Frameworks & Methodologies

  • TOGAF, Agile (Scrum)

Strategic Technologies

  • Microsoft Azure _ (High Availability on IaaS, Integration of PaaS)
  • Microsoft Development_ (.NET,SQL,VSTS,etc)
  • Machine Learning Technologies

Additional requirements

  • Information Management
  • Operations Management (Shift Handover, Control of work, Asset Lifecycle)
  • Maintenance Management (SAP Plant Management, Logistics & Warehousing)
  • Risk based Inspection Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Safety Instrument Systems,Hazop
  • Engineering Information Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Management of Change
  • Primervera
  • MDM, Power BI, Spotfire
  • 3D modelling & 3D tools(procurement, innovative techs)

Alexander Ash Consulting is acting as an agency

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