Senior Tax Attorney


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

About Houston


ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.

The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.


Learn more about what we do in Houston here.

What role you will play in our team


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Tax Attorney ready to take on complex challenges within a Fortune 50 multinational corporation. You will gain a wide variety of experience, work on dynamic projects and develop value-added tax strategies. Business line managers will look to you for advice regarding major transactions, tax policy trends and tax savings opportunities. Initial assignment will be in one of our Tax Planning roles or in our Tax Law Appeals & Litigation group where you will be responsible for resolving appeals and litigation with taxing authorities and advising our tax compliance organization on new tax laws and regulations. During your career at ExxonMobil rotations between the different tax teams will deepen your knowledge of the business and expand your range of tax technical skill.


This position will play a key role in helping our corporation compete to win by successfully navigating both domestic and international tax issues. Throughout your career, you will be given many opportunities to enhance your skills, gain new skills and collaborate with the best and brightest colleagues. If this aligns with your career interests, we encourage you to apply now! 

What you will do


Tax Planning

Develop and implement tax planning strategies that align with business objectives through collaboration with key stakeholders
Stay updated on tax laws, policies, regulations and industry trends
Analyze business operations, transactions and investments and identify potential tax issues, opportunities and risk management strategies 
Support tax-related matters associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestments    
Advise on international and cross-border tax issues related to international transactions
Analyze complex tax issues and recommend practical and strategic solutions 


Tax Law Appeals & Litigation


Successfully resolve appeals and litigation over tax disputes with federal or state tax authorities with creative solutions and collaboration
Provide vital support and analysis for Tax Planning groups when they need focused efforts to research complicated tax questions
Distill recent legislation and regulations into practical guidance for our tax compliance organization to assist our corporation in complying with an ever-changing and complex tax environment

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • J.D. 
  • At least 5 years tax legal experience
  • Experience with cross-border commodity trading involving derivatives 


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Tax LLM preferred
  • Technical tax knowledge
  • Creative solution to enable business objectives
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Adds value by collaborating effectively with business and other support functions 
  • Shares knowledge to develop capabilities of the whole team

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer you: 


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life

  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match

  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans

  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing

  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you

  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

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Employee Equal Opportunity


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


Nothing herein is intended to override the corporate separateness of local entities. Working relationships discussed herein do not necessarily represent a reporting connection, but may reflect a functional guidance, stewardship, or service relationship. 


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