Graduate High Performance Computing Engineer (2020) | Schlumberger

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Graduate High Performance Computing Engineer (2020)

Abingdon - United Kingdom

Job Description:

The High Performance Computing engineers work on the development of end-user workflows involving the numerical simulation of production from an oilfield asset. The position involves work spanning the whole product development life cycle, enhancing and extending the functionality of our commercial products. These products are market leaders with an established user-base, and the development team has been steadily growing over the past few years.

Our team of software domain experts invents, designs, and applies disruptive cutting-edge technologies to enable our customers to increase reliability, efficiency, and integration. Throughout, we maintain agile methodology and skilled development processes.

As a Schlumberger Software Engineer you’ll have responsibility throughout the full development cycle. You’ll apply your skills in computer science, engineering, and mathematics to design, develop, and test software. Whether you’re creating new products in our transformational programs or enhancing existing ones, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to what each customer needs and bring all the elements together to provide solutions.

Currently, we have the fifth largest supercomputer infrastructure in the world, comprising more than 65 petaflops of processing power. You will join a team of software experts with a variety of core competencies such as Internet of things (IoT), user experience (UX), data analytics, and web and mobile front-end development. Keeping pace with and applying the latest digital technology trends in the oil and gas industry will be your main focus.

The successful applicant will be required to collaborate with other groups, both internal and external to the organization; hence a good team worker is required for this role. Strong software skills are required to develop high quality technical applications.


  • Maintaining and developing end-user workflows involving the numerical simulation of production from an oilfield asset
  • Identifying and keeping abreast of novel technical concepts and markets.
  • Builds sophisticated and optimised numerical solvers
  • Interacts and engages with customers, users, and product managers and technical architects to understand needs and increase positive impact simulators’ efficiency.


Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in Computer Science (recent graduate with less than 2 years of experience).
Alternatively, Masters in Computer Science or Mathematics with CUDA programming experience.


  • Good C++ 
  • GPU experience writing CUDA
  • Mathematical or scientific programming
  • Parallel programming
  • Cross platform development (Linux & PC)
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work to commercial deadlines
  • Good communication skills

Familiarity with one or more of the following skills:

  • Commercial software development
  • Inter-process communication
  • MPI / OpenMP
  • Cloud Architectures

The location:

At our Abingdon Technology Centre, we develop software that enables oil and gas companies to make better decisions for reservoir development. Our software helps quantify reserves and distribution within the formation rocks and to predict changes over the life of the reservoirs. Schlumberger software portfolio spans all technologies from cloud and web-based applications to computationally intensive scientific modelling. Our people create professional software, developing in a dynamic environment and an exciting industry.


Annual Salary Range: from £34,000 to £46,000 depending on qualifications level
Posting date: 12th of November 2019
Closing date: 14th of December 2019 or until fulfilment of the position
Estimated start date: Summer 2020 (flexible)
Company name: Schlumberger
Disclaimer: Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.



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