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Research Data Scientist


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil


Job Title: Research Data Scientist


Data analytics encompasses the computational and statistical skills required to use data in support of scientific enquiry and sound business decision-making. We are looking to hire candidates to work on challenging data analytics problems for our upstream business, including exploration, development, and production. Select areas of application for this work include real-time surveillance and optimization of production facilities, subsurface fluid flow prediction, and geospatial studies (e.g. spatial pattern extraction and analysis in 2D and 3D).




• Apply statistical analysis, pattern recognition, and machine learning – along with domain knowledge and subject-specific models – to solve science, engineering, and commercial problems.
• Contribute to all stages of data analytics or decision modeling projects, including problem formulation, solution development, and product deployment:
• Translate business-relevant scientific, engineering, and commercial problems into questions that may be address using data analytics.
• Design experiments and/or run simulations to generate new data in support of analytic studies.
• Retrieve and combine data from databases, data historians, and/or data lakes; there is a strong emphasis on programming, particularly using scripting languages.
• Perform exploratory data analysis for quality control and improved understanding.
• Rigorously and reproducibly build, analyze, and compare statistical and/or machine learning models.
• Contextualize the results and synthesize them with existing knowledge and/or domain-specific models.
• Deploy data-analytic products to end-users and/or document data-analytic results in technical reports.




• PhD in one of the following disciplines: Statistics, Computer Science, or Science or Engineering with significant experience in data analytics
• Experience in Python, MATLAB, or R is required
• Excellent communication skills and experience working in a collaborative environment is required
• Knowledge of numerical methods for linear algebra and optimization is an advantage
• Experience in technical software development is an advantage
• Experience working in Linux and in a High Performance Computing environment is an advantage
• Previous work experience in the oil and gas industry is an advantage


Alternate Location: United States: Houston, Texas || United States: Clinton, New Jersey || United States: Baytown, Texas


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Database, Scientific, Engineer, GIS, Engineering, Technology, Research

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