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Software Engineering – General Internship (12-13 months)

Cambridge - United Kingdom

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Software Engineering – General Internship (12-13 months)



Cambridge, 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.


Job Summary:

Prototyping the digital platform for the future of the company, we have an opportunity to join Schlumberger Cambridge Research on a 1 year internship. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Digital Research department which comprises the Data Lab, the Automation & Planning (A&P) programme and the Domain & Integrated Systems (D&IS) programme. 

This role is technical and requires a lot of coding, supporting our research scientists in delivering their work to the wider organisation. We currently have two positions for 2022 entry, one in A&P and the other in D&SI; applicants applying will be considered for either position. 

In A&P we are developing a system for real-time deployment of large-scale Bayesian Networks. This system advises our well engineers and assists their decision-making by offering explanations (XAI) for its recommendations via a proprietary semantic web ontology. Additionally, we create state-of-the-art solvers for AI Planning and Scheduling; the resulting plans are interwoven by the ontology with the vision of a truly integrated digital infrastructure. These are extensive multi-year research efforts, you will be guided and supported throughout and success is not measured by completion of a pre-specified list of tasks. The specialism of the group is in the development of the algorithms and the role of the internship is to provide software development support and expertise around the front-end and also the backend integration between algorithms and data stores, so this suits an open-minded learner who is comfortable acquiring and applying a changing skill-set. 

For the position in the D&IS, depending on your personal interest and duration of the internship, your role will be to work with data scientists and domain experts, helping develop advanced data analytics, cloud computing, and user interfaces. 

Your work will involve programming in Python, SQL, as well as Java and C++. Other programming languages and frameworks may also be required, and training resources and time will be provided.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Interns will be mentored and responsible for developing aspects of the Schlumberger digital solutions from the cloud and web-based applications to data analytics. Interns will experience the development of prototype solutions and the interaction scientists, domain experts and end-users to assist in the testing of the prototypes.  

  • Develop software that integrates with a variety of real-world business systems 
  • Support scientists on software development for user-ready prototypes, data analysis, user interfaces 
  • Present demos to visitors and internal stakeholders 
  • Acquire and apply software development skills in a supportive environment of continuous learning 



  • Studying towards a Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related field. 



Required skills: 

  • Passionate interest in programming  
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Good communication skills 

Exposure to any of the following would be a plus, however demonstrating an ability to learn is more important than specific existing skills : 

  • Scripting (Python, Shell), C++, C#, Java, JavaScript 
  • System design, including producing UML diagrams 
  • Development of Web Applications  
  • Source code control such as Git 
  • Systems integration, databases, SQL 
  • Semantic web, SPARQL 
  • AI Planning, PDDL 


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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