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Contract: Lead Software Engineer / USA

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Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform tasks within the software engineering scope for various projects.
  • Supervision of a small team of software engineers, as required.
  • Regular reporting of individual project progress and resource status.
  • Review and technical input of project plans.
  • Identification of technical, schedule and commercial risks relating to software requirements.
  • Assist the Supply Chain Management Function with procurement/sub-contract activities, including variation order requests.
  • Preparation and review of requirements, design, interface and test documentation, within company and client defined contractual and quality requirements.
  • Generation of work scope/definition and task lists within the software team.
  • Provide technical support and guidance within the software team.
  • Review of individual task solutions, ensuring cross-project standardization and resource optimization.
  • Support of technical and project execution audits, both internal and external.
  • Participation in project close-out and lessons learned activities.


  • Engineering or Science based bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • 3+ years software/electrical engineering work experience within an Oil & Gas controls environment.
  • Proven automation (SCADA) experience with specific focus on PLC logic and HMI/GUI development.
  • Knowledge of computer networking, including ethernet configuration.
  • Ability to program in high level languages, such as C/C++/JavaScript.
  • Core logic skills and experience, including data bit handling.
  • Experience of interfacing with instrumentation over a variety of interfaces (for example, Pressure/Temperature/Flow sensors via Modbus/CAN bus/PROFIBUS/OPC).
  • SQL/Database development experience.
  • Mathematical knowledge to enable tasks such as data scaling/conversion of certain instrumentation data.
  • Fundamental knowledge of the Software Life Cycle - (Requirements/Design/Implementation/Test/Review/Release/Maintainenance).
  • Experience in successfully delivering small/large scale projects.
  • Ability to travel as required at short notice.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge sharing and mentoring capabilities.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Software/Electrical Engineering.
  • 5+ years software/electrical engineering work experience within an Oil & Gas controls environment.
  • Production Controls Systems knowledge.
  • Offshore trained with current certifications (BOSIET-HUET/EBS).
  • Product Lifecycle Management knowledge.
  • Deep understanding of Subsea Topside architecture and an ability to translate that into a winning subsea offering.
  • Excellent comprehension of software methodologies and development processes, with ownership of process improvements and quality.

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