VISAGE Software Developer/Engineer | Schlumberger

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VISAGE Software Developer/Engineer

Abingdon - United Kingdom

Job title:

VISAGE Software Developer/Engineer


Abingdon, United Kingdom

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 Description:

At Schlumberger Abingdon, UK, we require an experienced Finite element software developer to work on the VISAGE geomechanics Finite Element program. The VISAGE finite-element geomechanics simulator enables you to plan for and mitigate risks by modeling problems before they occur. This includes the following:

  • Compaction and subsidence
  • Well and completion integrity
  • Cap-rock and fault-seal integrity
  • Fracture behaviour
  • Thermal recovery
  • CO2 disposal

The focus is the delivery of a leading commercial Software 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 Finite Elements and have preferably have a civil or mechanical engineering background.  Knowledge of programming in Fortran and C++ is beneficial but not mandatory.

She/he should be flexible, open to learn in areas where not proficient and ready to be involved in all aspects of the software development cycle specifically, design, development, automated testing, automated deployment and build, software reliability engineering and operation support.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to: 

  • Program the Finite Element Method specifically around geomechanical applications and contribute to the software in areas such as -
    • Non-linear material models – elasto-plasicity and visco-plasticity algorithms
    • Linear Solvers
    • High Performance Computing – specifically parallel computing using MPI and OMP    
  • Build regression tests and own source code quality.
  • Contribute to the automated deployment and build in Azure.
  • Support the software quality engineering and contribute to the software operation.
  • Participate in technical reviews of requirements, designs, code and other SCRUM ceremonies.
  • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • Share expertise throughout Schlumberger and expand his/her informal network.
  • Identify and keep abreast of new technical concepts in Finite Elements.

Qualifications and competencies:

The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • Degree or higher qualification in either Mechanical, Mathematics, or Civil Engineering with programming experience.
  • Multiple years of commercial experience developing Finite Element software in preferably Fortran or C++.
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment
  • Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be involved and deliver in all aspects of the software development cycle (design, development, automated testing, automated deployment and build, software reliability engineering and operation support)
  • Excellent time-management, multi-tasking, and communication skills.
  • Ability to combine technical skills and design sensibilities

Experience in any of the following would be preferred:

  • Knowledge of the following -
    • Extended Finite elements
    • NIVIDIA CUDA coding
    • CMake, Python, Tcl/Tk
    • Multiphase fluid modelling and the Schlumberger ECLIPSE and INTERSECT software
  • Cloud platforms e.g. Google Cloud Platform & Microsoft Azure
  • Container platforms (Docker) and orchestration
  • Scripting – Windows and Linux


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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