HPC Systems Geophysicist in Houston, United States

at Chevron
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted May 1, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of HPC Systems Geophysicist located in Houston, TX thorugh June 1, 2019 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time). 
Requisition ID# 400971
The position requires an individual that has extensive experience in the development and application of advanced High Performance Computing (HPC) methods as applied to geophysical methods in the subsurface.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

The design, development and deployment of large-scale earth science HPC applications and workflows.
Analyzing, profiling, and improving scalability of existing earth science HPC algorithms such as full waveform inversion and reverse time migration.
Working with geophysical researchers on the development of novel algorithms and concepts for seismic imaging.
Communicating and presenting proposals and work results to internal and external stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of a BSc degree in Geophysics, Physics, Computer Science or a Computational Science field.
Minimum of 5 years professional experience in the design, development and deployment of large-scale scientific computing applications and workflows
Practical experience in the application of parallel programming paradigms (MPI, OpenMP, SIMD/Vectorization) to scientific computing problems.
Robust background in the application of numerical techniques.
Experience with proactively evaluating and recommending emerging technologies and collaboration on design and implementation of solutions

Preferred Qualifications:

Track record of developing and implementing novel High Performance Computing concepts.
Understanding of the opportunities and limitations posed by cloud computing and how these pertain to scientific computing workloads.
System administrator-level knowledge of HPC system infrastructure (compute, network, storage, software infrastructure)

Relocation Options:
Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.
International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.
Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:
Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at emplymnt@chevron.com.
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