Company: Nabors
Skills: Design Engineer
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Some College
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Company Overview

Nabors Industries owns and operates one of the world's largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a provider of offshore drilling rigs in the United States and multiple international markets. Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools, and innovative technologies for its own rig fleet and those of third parties. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors' highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.


Nabors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. To learn more about our Fair Employment practices, please refer to the Nabors Code of Conduct.



Be part of the Nabors Early Career Development (ECD) program to fast track your career! This rotational program will provide access to advance your knowledge and skills in high-profile roles within the ECD program. You will start as a full-time User Experience (UX) Designer in Digital Technology. The ECD program offers four rotational assignments in key areas of digital technology during the initial two years of employment, to help build your knowledge and career development. The UX Designer is a creative thinker who loves to be on the cutting edge, solving problems through innovative technology solutions. And be passionate about customer experience, digital design and platform development. By joining our team, you will play a vital role in making an impact for our clients and the people they serve through our growth strategy, enhanced user experiences, and engagement through the entire lifecycle of customers' interactions with our digital solutions. Take your talent and skills to the next level. Contribute to the design of leading digital experiences for world-class clients. Be part of the Nabors team. Position based out of Houston, TX



  • Bring user-centered design (UCD) process & User Experience (UX) methods to digital solutions from concept to launch
  • Develop the plan, oversee the process and give guidance to the teams that work with you
  • Lead effective client presentations that create excitement and demonstrate how the creative delivers on the strategy
  • Leverage knowledge of wider industry UX trends and relevant technology trends
  • As you move from concepts to more detailed designs, create low and high fidelity prototypes that allow you to collaborate and quickly iterate ideas with the project team and get designs in front of end-users for validation
  • Identify gaps between the current and the ideal user experience
  • Continuously challenge the effectiveness of design, recommending changes, as appropriate
  • An appreciation of commitment to safety leadership
  • Solid comprehensive problem-solving skills
  • Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to multitask and work well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to generate research ideas


  • Bachelor degree or Masters/PhD in Electrical/Controls Engineering or equivalent, Computer Science or IT majors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Experience in UX (User Experience) processes and User-Centered Design (UCD) approaches, including planning, designing and facilitating user sessions and client workshops, analyzing findings and articulating results
  • Familiarity with software development lifecycle either in traditional waterfall or agile methodologies
  • Experience with Agile, Design Sprints, Experience Design and Design Thinking Methodology
  • Experience with at least 1 modern design, wire-framing or prototyping tool like Sketch, Figma, Canva or equivalent?
  • Skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in groups/teams, able to develop strong team relationships.



  • 1 to 3 years experience in actual software development projects as a UI/UX/UCD designer
  • Experience in working with front-end web development or other teams
  • Ability to suggest and implement design methods and processes?
  • A clear passion and enthusiasm for learning and pursuing your expertise, constantly challenging the definition of what makes good user experience
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating your innovative work across multiple forums
  • Ability to inspire people and work in a highly collaborative, team-based environment



  • Autonomy- Level 1 (Work is closely supervised with limited discretion)
  • Problem Solving- Level 2 (Solves a variety of easy problems of limited scope and complexity; refers to policies and practices for guidance)
  • Business Acumen- Level 1 (Very limited understanding of how the business works in terms of strategic perspective, financial acumen and market orientation; errors do not have any effect on the organization)
  • Acco untability- Level 1 (Effectively plans ahead to meet commitments, prioritizes time/workload effectively to deliver quality results and efficiently manages workload)
  • Leadership- Level 1 (Organizes and leads the team; ensures day-to-day activities are smoothly performed. If not acting in a leadership role, demonstrates leadership some qualities.)



  • Relevant certifications in design methodologies and tools
  • Experience Design or Design Thinking certifications



  • Office environment
  • Occasional travel to rig yards and field
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and use hands. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision

Today, Nabors owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the United States and numerous international markets. With operations in 28 countries, Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools and innovative technologies throughout many of the most significant oil and gas markets. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

As of April 16, 2018, Nabors’ assets include:

  • 407 land drilling rigs
  • 31 offshore platform rigs