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Graduate DevOps/Automation engineer (Full Time Position)

Abingdon - United Kingdom

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Graduate DevOps/Automation engineer (Full Time Position)


Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UK

About Schlumberger:

We are Schlumberger, the leading provider of technology and services to the energy industry. Throughout much of the oil and gas lifecycle in over 120 countries; we design, develop, and deliver technology and services that transforms how work is done. We define the boundaries of the industry by unleashing our talented people’s energy. We’re looking for innovators to join our diverse community of colleagues and develop new solutions and push the limits of what’s possible. If you share our passion for discovery and want to find out what you could really do, then here is the place to do it.

Schlumberger is leading a digital transformation of the oil and gas industry to enhance real-time global collaboration, operational efficiency, and the integration of data, expertise, and technology information. We are also bringing these skills into the energy transition to enable our company’s purpose to create technology to unlock access to sustainable energy for all. Our technology services and solutions translate acquired data into useful information that improves decision-making—anytime, anywhere.

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.

Essential Responsibilities and duties:

As a Schlumberger DevOps/Automation engineer, you’ll have responsibility throughout the full development and operation cycle. You’ll apply your skills to design, develop, test solutions to support development and operation of our software while continuously improving on your products. Your main goal is to reduce toil and increase quality. 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 super computer 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, back-end development, SRE, Cloud engineering. Keeping pace with and applying the latest digital technology trends in the energy industry will be your focus.

At Schlumberger Abingdon, UK, we require a junior DevOps/Automation engineer to design, develop, test solutions to support development and operation of our software. The focus of the team is the delivery of a leading commercial Software as a Service product to help experts in the energy sector plan the development of their field assets.

This work requires the successful applicant primarily to be experienced in cloud engineering, continuous integration and deployment, and scripting. She/he should be flexible, open to learn in areas where not proficient and ready to be involved in all DevOps specifically automated testing, automated deployment and build, software reliability engineering and operation support. It is beneficial, though not mandatory, to have security knowledge and experience. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to:

  • Design and implement efficient DevOps solutions leveraging the clouds (Google, Azure, Openshift, Kubernetes, Docker). 
  • Build and maintain pipelines for continuous integration and deployment as well as the infrastructure needed for it (Azure Pipelines).
  • Design and implement solutions for monitoring overall health of our products and auto-healing as needed.
  • Reduce the toil by automating manual repetitive works across the team.
  • Work closely with the SRE team to extend their work.
  • Understand and troubleshoot the product operation.
  • Participate in technical reviews of requirements, designs, code and other SCRUM ceremonies.
  • Create and maintain workflow documentation as and when needed.
  • Share expertise throughout Schlumberger and expand his/her informal network.
  • Identify and keep abreast of new technical concepts in DevOps/Automation.

The development team works closely with the product and service teams in Abingdon and from the wider Schlumberger organization, as well as engaging with external groups.
To be successful the applicant must be comfortable working in an Agile software development environment, be able to demonstrate strong initiative, as well as proactively collaborating with other groups.


  • Degree or higher qualification in either Computer Science, or Mathematics, Science or Engineering Discipline with programming experience (<= 3 years experience in a related domain) 

Competencies and skills:

  • Experience with Scripting (Python, bash, PowerShell, groovy).
  • Experience with the Cloud (Google, Azure, OpenShift).
  • Experience with SRE based operation and continuous integration and deployment.
  • Experience with monitoring overall product health and developing auto-healing solutions.
  • Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent time-management, multi-tasking, and communication skills.
  • Ability to combine technical skills and design sensibilities.
  • Exposure to any of the following would be advantageous:
  • Experience developing and using web services (APIGEE or other)

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, or other characteristics protected by law.

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