Automation Engineer

Location: Sugar Land - United States

Automation Engineers are responsible to design, develop, document, test, and commission automation systems within constraints such as development cost, product quality, product safety, and time. In this job, the engineer is expected to work effectively with other engineering domains, such as mechanical, electrical, and IT, to solve cross domain problems that automate equipment and/or processes related to the use of sensors, actuators, and IT infrastructure to accomplish a specific task. Knowledge of current architectures in automation technologies including protocols like OPC/UA and DDS is preferable.

Automation engineers effectively employee expertise related to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Control Systems engineering
  • Control algorithm development
  • Workflow Automation

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and implement sub systems for industrial human-machine automation systems;
  • Analyze domain problems and identify, adapt, and/or develop technologies from the fields of artificial intelligence, automated and autonomous systems, and industrial automation to address them;
  • Document and validate automated processes with domain experts;
  • Evaluate and develop probabilistic state estimation techniques that are relevant and applicable to decision making automated systems;
  • Integrate systems and software considering qualifications such as security, safety, performance, and reliability.
  • Support senior technical team in the creation of a technical roadmap for advanced technologies stack & industrial control systems
  • Support engineering team in understanding, and oversee correct implementation of chosen technologies;
  • Support, participate and perform technology transfers from technical collaboration projects in areas of planning under uncertainty, machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, and cognitive systems;
  • Liaise between R&D, research and field operations organizations to promote appropriate decision making technologies and solutions;

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor / Masters / PhD in Science or Engineering with a major in Automation &/or Control Engineering, Systems Engineering, Robotics.
  • Expertise in system integration of hardware/software systems;
  • Ability to develop, understand and implement complex software sub systems;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working independently in a large software setting;
  • Excellent communication skills, with proven record of technical mentoring and technical writing;
  • Expertise in artificial intelligence, such as, machine learning, automated planning and scheduling;
  • Expertise in industry standards for automation, including equipment, architectures, new upcoming technologies.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor—priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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