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Senior Lead Engineer - Technology at Halliburton Energy Services, Inc

Senior Lead Engineer - Technology

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc Houston, TX Full-Time
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We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.

The Development Manager is a member of the Baroid Software leadership team. This role is accountable for developing and implementing the company’s vision for the role of SW Development within the department. The individual fulfilling this role is accountable for planning and overseeing the implementation of the development effort throughout the project lifecycle. This individual must possess strong leadership skills and thorough knowledge of development processes to ensure that team members are equipped to deliver the Development role within project teams.

General Description of R&R:

Under broad direction, supervises others either directly or through subordinate supervisors and/or team leaders. Coordinates diverse activities within a functional area. Develops, prioritizes and justifies various projects, processes and/or initiatives supporting strategic direction. Determines tactical direction with regard to policy/procedures, work force staffing, and budgeting. Participates in setting strategic direction. Develops and manages department budgets. Manages performance and salaries of staff by hiring, firing, conducting performance appraisals, coaching and mentoring for career and skills development, and arranging training. Leads a cross functional, cross department or cross center team in developing, prioritizing and justifying various corporate projects, PSL projects and/or initiatives (e.g., standards, best practices, lessons learned). Possesses broad understanding of business aspects and associated technology of the PSL. Exhibits general management skills and understanding of associated computer aided product development tools. Supports reliability analysis and promotes optimum use of development tools and standards during the design process. Incorporates project management techniques in all job processes. Understands and promotes quality directives. Job role is independently accountable for a large staff or support arm of the organization or a single profit/loss or revenue center, major product line, or support function. Skills are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent degree, and minimum of 8 years of experience or through 14 years of related experience.


 General Leadership

  • Able to attract, develop and retain top talent within the Development discipline, including sustaining an effective succession management plan and evaluating employee performance
  • Strong decision making and risk assessment to ensure the likelihood of successful product delivery
  • Ability to create a strategy and work with the team to determine the tactical actions needed to implement the strategy
  • Ability to manage Software Development Vendors including vendor selection, on boarding, off boarding, and monthly invoice reconciliation
  • Stay current on latest test approaches and tools, and transfer this knowledge to the development team
  • Able to analyze and improve organizational effectiveness using data collected from project results, lessons learned, and other input sources

Development Leadership

  • Ability to create, communicate, and execute an effective SW Development vision and strategy
  • Demonstrate the value of the SW Development function; influencing the organization to stay committed to quality practices to ensure successful product releases
  • Experience successfully managing globally distributed team with onshore and offshore components
  • Lead Developers in working effectively on Collaborative Agile teams to support “potentially shippable’ goal and strong collaboration across roles
  • Provide Development leadership across the company to enable continuous improvement in SW Development Best practices within the organization to be successful (e.g. work with IT, Business, and Production Operations)
  • IT savvy, able to understand required technology and infrastructure needed to support the SW Development function (Collaboration Zones, Tools, and Processes)
  • Ability to take sole accountability for the SW Development discipline across technology centers
  • Ability to guide SW Development strategy from a balanced, computer science and Oil & Gas, perspective
  • Thorough understanding of the SW Development Discipline

Interpersonal Skills

  • Self-starter, ability to work independently as well as effectively within a team environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; attention to detail
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. Ability to articulate a problem and translate it into a written report
  • Strong organization and project management skills. The ability to manage multiple strategic and tactical projects, following through from start to completion with minimal supervision
  • Present good image of self, department and company to customers, users, and staff

Minimum Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science or related degree
  • 8+ years leading a large Enterprise SW Development team which is globally distributed delivering highly complex and integrated software across multiple platforms
  • Experience working with current technologies in a Web/Cloud environment
  • Familiar with different development tools, software configuration management tools, and other tools supporting the development lifecycle
  • Proficient with Stage Gate and Agile process

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in the Oil & Gas industry
  • Experience implementing unit testing and SW design patterns to deliver quality software
  • Ability to leverage advanced software development techniques in the software design and implementation process
  • Candidates having a higher level of education or experience may be considered for a higher level position
Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.


3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States 

Job Details

Requisition Number: 89467 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Baroid 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: 


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