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HPC Emerging Technology Analyst

Date: Mar 29, 2019

Location: Houston, TX Texas, US

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 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, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of HPC Emerging Technology Analyst located in Houston, TX Texas / United States.  

Requisition ID#400600


This position will be accountable for strategic research, technology development and business engagement to deliver High Performance Computing solutions that differentiate Chevron’s performance. The successful candidate is expected to manage projects and small programs and personally apply and grow technical skills in the Advanced Computing space.  They will 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).  The candidate will also work with the IT R&D Portfolio Manager to establish and maintain a program of strategic research and technology development projects.  Results will be generated by working closely with domain experts in the businesses. The candidate should have a strong desire to identify suitable advanced computing techniques and technologies and apply them to relevant application areas within Chevron.


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


  • Leading emerging technology alignment with architecture, asset plans and portfolio planning cycles.
  • Application of HPC technologies and methodologies to R&D projects in various functions, including the development of new HPC applications and codes.
  • Piloting emerging technologies in partnership with stakeholders to execute Chevron's IT technology strategies.
  • Maturing emerging technologies to a specific level of maturity, generating organizational awareness and longer-term ownership in asset teams.
  • Identification of internal & external influences from business and technology which have mid-to-long term impact on Technology Management at Chevron.
  • Influencing 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.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Geophysics or Computer Science. 
  • 5+ years of experience in developing, analyzing, profiling, and improving scalability of scientific HPC algorithms.
  • 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 .
  • Knowledge of HPC system infrastructure (compute, network, storage, software infrastructure).
  • 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.
  • Some travel will be required.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with hardware accelerators (GPU, Xeon Phi, etc.).
  • System-administration level experience with Linux OS, particularly in HPC/Cluster environments.
  • Background knowledge of at least one relevant business domain (Geophysics, Geology, Reservoir engineering, Facilities Engineering).


Relocation Options:


Relocation may be considered.


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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.


Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

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