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Chevron Corporation High Performance Computing Software Engineer in Houston, Texas

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of High-Performance Computer Software Engineer

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Be accountable for technology development to deliver High Performance Computing solutions that implement novel, proprietary algorithms, and workflows.

  • Lead and contribute to Software Development projects, take ownership of software products and projects, and personally apply and grow technical skills in the Advanced Computing space.

  • Participate on a team that works closely with HPC operations groups as well as developers and users in various functional groups (E.g., Geophysics, Geology, Reservoir Simulation).

  • Work with the IT R&D group to establish and deliver a program of strategic research and technology development projects. Results will be generated by working closely with domain experts in the businesses.

  • Identify suitable advanced computing techniques and technologies and apply them to relevant application areas within Chevron.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering, computational science, physics, math, or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.

  • Practical experience in the application of parallel programming paradigms (MPI, OpenMP, SIMD/Vectorization) to scientific computing problems.

  • Strong programming skills with experience in C/C++ and other relevant languages with focus on scientific programming.

  • Experience in the development and deployment of large-scale scientific computing applications and workflows.

  • Experience in developing, analyzing, profiling, and improving scalability of scientific HPC algorithms.

  • Knowledge of HPC system infrastructure (compute, network, storage, software stacks).

  • Robust background in numerical techniques (numerical partial differential equations, mathematical optimization, etc.).

  • User and developer-level experience in utilizing HPC/Cluster compute environments.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with a broad range of HPC technologies (compute, networking, storage, etc).

  • Specifically: experience with the use of Graphics Cards (GPUs) as compute accelerators for scientific applications (CUDA, OpenACC, etc)

  • Familiarity with cloud technologies, as they apply to HPC and Technical Computing.

  • Background knowledge of at least one relevant business domain (Geophysics, Geology, Reservoir engineering, Facilities Engineering, etc).

Leadership influence:

  • Influence the development of technical competencies as aligned with emerging information technologies.

  • Execute effective management of technology partnerships with vendors, academia, national labs, and government agencies in areas of functional responsibility.

Innovation Mindset:

  • Pilot emerging technologies in partnership with stakeholders to execute Chevron's IT technology strategies.

Deliver Results:

  • Develop high-quality HPC codes, deployable to end users in Chevron’s environment.

  • Apply HPC technologies and methodologies to R&D projects in various functions, including the development of new HPC applications and codes.

Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrate solid business domain knowledge and financial skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to perform cost benefit analysis at a technical level.

  • Demonstrate strong business negotiation skills, influence, conflict resolution, and resolving technical stalemates.

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.