WS/2669 - Solutions Architect - Cloud Based Oil and Gas Projects

Job ID



Information Technology/System Analysis/Design


Solutions Architect - Cloud Based Oil and Gas Projects




Highly Competitive Day Rate


USA Houston

Open To

US Nationals or Green Card holder

Start Date


URGENT: A major Oil and Gas Operator seeks a Solutions Architect to work with a wide range of stakeholders to identify and develop architectures and act as the design authority across a number of Oil and Gas Upstream Finance projects. The scope covers business processes, applications, interfaces, technology and data. Applicants are invited with a strong background in delivering solution architectures for complex solutions across multiple vendors. Experience of cloud-based technologies such as MS Azure solutions and microservices architectures is highly sought after. This is a great opportunity for a data architect working in an exciting project for a major operator. The contract is initially for 6 months but it is likely to be extended for another 6 months.

The projects are multi-vendor, multi-technology integrated workstreams with many integrations to the oil company’s systems of records.

Responsibilities: The following deliverables are expected to be completed:
  • Develop key design decisions, conceptual and logical architectures for each project
  • Ensure that the solution components are aligned to the Company’s Technology Standards/Reference Mode
  • Identify the correct technical blocks and design the integration point
  • Review and assess data flow
  • Review business requirements and where applicable compare different products; select appropriately based on product gap analysis.
  • Secure approval(s) from the appropriate Architecture Review Board e.g. Upstream, Platforms, Big Data & Analytic
  • Own the non-functional requirement
  • Build awareness of new capability being delivering by other workstreams e.g. Upstream Data Lake, integration, Data Market Place etc. and recognize opportunities for Finance to leverag
Preferences: The successful candidate will hopefully have some or all of the following:
  • An academic background in IT, Data Management or Systems highly advantageous.
  • Experience in delivering solution architects for complex solutions essential – experience of delivering across business, technical, and data architecture domains desired.
  • Experience of cloud-based technologies and therefore experience of MS Azure solutions and microservices architectures desired.
  • Experience working with multi-vendor solutions essential.
  • Strong background in data integration essential.
  • Experience of Azure cloud technologies highly desired
  • Knowledge of Upstream open standards desired.
  • Strong understanding of “Big Data” concepts and applications essential
  • Proven experience of working projects across functional and business architectures.
  • Excellent stakeholder management essential – ability to communicate effectively and keep all stakeholders informed and onboard with developments.
  • Experience within the upstream oil and gas industry desired.
  • Experience working with financial systems advantageous.
You will be someone who loves to make things happen, who can communicate complex technical issues in a clear manner, who can work at the detailed level but also see the bigger picture, and be someone passionate about identifying and delivering simple solutions to complex problems.
Other Information
Package: A highly competitive market Day Rate is on offer dependent on skills and experience.

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