BP Americas, Inc. Business Intelligence Technical Specialist – BO Dev Lead in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Business Intelligence Technical Specialist – BO Dev Lead


Integrated Supply & Trading

Role synopsis:

The lead business objects developer will work on the design, specification, delivery and support of reporting solutions for BP’s trading business. Work closely with the BIRR team and user community to deliver projects and improvements on time and to specification(s). This role will ensure that design and technology choices are motivated by the group strategy and roadmap, and work to agreed standards and policies.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Negligible travel

Key accountabilities:

  • Primary interface to NAGP business groups for Business Objects.

  • Responsible for the stability and quality of BO delivered by BI team and other NAGP project teams and managed services.

  • Supports the design, implementation and maintenance of Business Objects Universes to support daily valuations, risk management, accounting and pricing within a dynamic Energy trading environment.

  • BO SME working alongside ETL, BA and DA teams.

  • Responsible for documenting universe features and data available for end user consumption.

  • Works closely with data architecture team to balance universe and reporting ease of use with optimal database performance.

  • Supports user base with report design techniques and consult with potential projects regarding correct usage of Reporting tools.

  • Assist infrastructure team with upgrade activities.

  • Ensure change request deliverables are produced and completed within the requested boundaries of time and scope, and in compliance with change governance guidelines.

  • Provide technical analysis and design specifications for the assigned deliverables, and work with other team members to complete its implementation.

  • Work to ensure smooth delivery into the operational environment, and identify and establish the required development and operational infrastructure requirements.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Essential Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

  • Experience with Visualization tools e.g., Tableau, Lumira, PowerBI

  • Experience in leading team(s)

  • Understanding of project financials

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.

Application close date:



Business Analysis & Consulting

Job category:

Information Technology & Services

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest).

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience working with Business Intelligence / Analytic systems in large-scale enterprise IT environments.

  • 10+ years with Business Objects Universe & Web Intelligence design skills.

  • 7+ years experience with Oracle and SQL*Server databases with demonstrated proficiency in writing stored procedures (PL/SQL, T-SQL), data modeling, and query tuning.

  • 5+ years experience in the Energy trading space with exposure to Front, Mid, and Back Office solutions.

  • Demonstrate the ability to follow standard methodologies in BO development and evidence of project completion, including transition to support; successful operational management in an enterprise environment.

  • Ability to work independently and with others in a widely dispersed, dynamic, team environment.

  • Strong problem solving, time management, organizational skills coupled with excellent documentation skills and ability to think out of the box.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems.

  • Project Management experience with BO upgrades / implementations.

  • Ability and confidence in leading activities with conflicting priorities.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.