Company: Halliburton
Skills: Research & Development, Electrical Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

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.

R&D Senior engineering position. Minimum 10 years of experience with microcontrollers as a Hardware and/or Firmware Engineer. MS/PhD Electrical Engineering or similar discipline. Advanced english level required.
Activities and desired skills from Firwmare Engineers:
  • Design and develop embedded firmware for downhole permanent tools
  • Design and develop embedded firmware for Interface Systems (subsea / surface)
  • Embedded C programming on microcontrollers, and microcontrollers including coding of interfaces to external systems as above
  • C++ programming
  • Setting up and developing against different toolchain(s) including but not limited to GCC, CCS, Libero, Vivado etc.
  • Experience with configuring embedded Linux operating systems and development environment, using Buildroot, Yocto or other tools.
  • Bootloader configuration and debugging, JTAG, SWO.
  • Communication interfaces such as SPI/I2C/SCI/CAN/UART
  • Communication protocols
  • Control algorithms for power supplies and motor drivers
  • Understanding of how to work around processing, memory, I/O, timing, and other limitations
  • Using basic laboratory instruments efficiently for test and analysis during development (oscilloscope, function generator, logic analyser etc).
  • Troubleshooting prototype and production tools at Electromechanical Systems level
  • Preferable: FPGA programming (Verilog or VHDL), including coding of interfaces to external sensors, motor drivers, memories, communication interfaces etc.
    Simulation including Pre & Post Synthesis, Chip Layout, Timing and Power Analysis
  • Knowledge of ARM Cortex architectures preferable

  • Activities and desired skills from Hardware Engineers:
  • Design systems with electromechanical subsystems
  • Design and develop embedded hardware for downhole tools, DFM
  • Analyze design issues and identify solutions
  • Focus/lead on high reliability, HT & rugged electronics, IP
  • Lead and advise in Electrical Design Reviews
  • Mixed signal hardware design including microcontrollers, digital signal processors, programmable logic, memory, communication interfaces, ADCs and signal conditioning circuitry
  • Using basic laboratory instruments efficiently for test and analysis during development
  • Switch-mode power supply design
  • Downhole motor driver design
  • Electronic circuit and PCB design (Altium preferred)
  • High temperature and rugged electronics design for downhole tools preferred
  • Electromagnetics preferred
  • Multi-physics simulation preferred
  • Thick-film hybrid electronics and ASIC experience preferred

  • Under broad direction, responsible for leading and executing complex electronic and control system projects with engineers from multiple disciplines. Serves as a technical expert by coaching and developing other employees. Implements new technologies in design of electronic systems. Establishes best practices that incorporate Reliability, Health, Safety, and Environment concepts to guide others in analysis and design. Ensures proper selection of empirical and analytical methods used in design verification. Evaluates project risks and develops risk mitigation strategies. Advises others in application of appropriate industry standards. Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-disciplinary process improvement teams. Significantly contributes to Halliburton's Intellectual Property portfolio by delivering innovative and commercially successful solutions. May be recognized as an authority both inside and outside of the company for providing advisory and consulting work for the organization. Represents Halliburton in external professional societies and conferences. Skills acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline and 10 years of related experience. Completion of a masters or doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline is preferred.

    Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Rua Paulo Emídio Barbosa, 485, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 20011-000, Brazil

    Job Details
    Requisition Number: 72483
    Experience Level: Experienced Hire
    Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
    Product Service Line: Completion Tools
    Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
    Additional Locations for this position:

    Compensation Information
    Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    This opportunity considers people with disabilities

    Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With over 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization.  Halliburton's fascinating and proud history reveals a continuous focus on innovation and expansion that began with the company's founder, Erle P. Halliburton. After borrowing a wagon, a team of mules and a pump, he built a wooden mixing box and started an oil well cementing business in Duncan, Oklahoma.


    In the 1930s, Halliburton established its first research laboratories where the company tested cement mixes, began offering acidizing services to break down the resistance of limestone formations and increase the production of oil and gas, and performed its first offshore cementing job using a barge-mounted cementing unit at a rig in the Creole Field in the Gulf of Mexico. This was the beginning of what was to become the world's most extensive offshore service.


    Halliburton took the initial steps toward becoming a worldwide company in 1926. We sold five cementing units to an English company in Burma, the start of our Eastern Hemisphere operations, and Erle P. Halliburton sent his brothers to open our business in Alberta, Canada. We opened in Venezuela in 1940. By 1946, the company – using its innovative technology – had expanded into Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the Middle East and began performing services for the Arabian-American Oil Company, the forerunner of Saudi Aramco.


    In 1951, Halliburton made its first appearance in Europe as Halliburton Italiana SpA., a wholly owned subsidiary in Italy. In the next seven years, Halliburton launched Halliburton Company Germany GmbH, set up operations in Argentina and established a subsidiary in England.


    In 1984, Halliburton provided all of the well completion equipment for the first multiwell platform offshore China. Two years later, Halliburton became the first American company to perform an oilfield service job on the China mainland


    The final decade of the 20th century brought more changes and growth to Halliburton. The company opened a branch office in Moscow in 1991.


    The company realigned its work into Eastern and Western Hemisphere operations in 2006, and in 2007, divided its service offerings into two divisions: Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation.


    Today, Halliburton offers the world's broadest array of products, services and integrated solutions for oil and gas exploration, development and production.


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    Halliburton is an equal opportunity employer.





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