Technical Geoscientist in Den Haag, Netherlands

at CGG
Location Den Haag, Netherlands
Date Posted December 13, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Job Description

The Technical Geoscientist is responsible for ensuring the quality of the software, workflows, documentation and training material that is delivered to our clients.
The successful candidate will be working primarily on the Jason Workbench, a comprehensive software package for advanced seismic reservoir characterization. The Jason Workbench has been around for 30 years and is the preferred reservoir characterization technology at many international majors and national oil companies.
The Technical Geoscientist is a key member of the software development team. He or she works closely with the software developers in an agile process to turn initial requirements into high-quality software. During the development cycle, he or she tests the software extensively and provides feedback to the developers on usability and technical correctness from a geoscience point of view. The Technical Geoscientist also works with the Technical Writers to ensure that the resulting products are sufficiently documented for adequate knowledge transfer to internal users of all regions and for use by external customers. Another essential function of the position is to provide information, advice and internal assistance to all regions such that external support can be delivered in a timely manner.
The primary responsibilities of the Technical Geoscientist are to:
Provide expert user input during the design and implementation of the software
Ensure that the software operates as specified and is user-friendly
Ensure quality and usability of documentation and maintain training materials
Provide advanced support and knowledge transfer to internal users of the software
Although this position is primarily focused on the Jason Workbench, the Technical Geoscientist should have an understanding of all relevant GeoSoftware products and workflows.


Principal Accountabilities
Analyse workflows and software and recommend improvements to workflows and software
Conduct functional and usability testing and document the results in tight interaction with the software developers
Provide timely feedback to developers for implementing the necessary adaptations to meet the desired functionality and quality
Reproduce and aid in the understanding of reported software bugs; assist with workarounds as necessary
Provide information for documentation and roll-out presentations
Develop and maintain training materials
Provide software and workflow support to internal users in the regional offices
Provide software and workflow support to external clients when required by the regional offices
Person Spec
Enthusiastic team player
Ability to communicate well, both verbally and written
Proficiency in English
Ability to quickly learn the intricacies of new software
Effective analysis and problem solving skills
Interest in software testing
An eye for detail
Qualifications and Experience
Master’s degree or higher in geophysics, geology, geoscience or equivalent
At least 2-5 years of experience in Oil and Gas Geoscience or equivalent
Familiarity with Linux and Windows
Software testing experience
Knowledge or experience in (preferably agile) software development practices
Familiarity with some geoscience reservoir characterization software packages

Framework and Boundaries
The Technical Geoscientist will report to the Team Lead of the Jason Environment team.
Additional Information

Ability to travel internationally with no limitations.
International travel required every one to two months
Fluent in English

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