Company: Weatherford
Skills: Research & Development
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Summary of Duties:

This position is the lead acoustic scientist for the US Wireline RDE group, focused on cased hole acoustic sensing. Responsible for support of the US Manufacturing Group, support WISE as a subject matter expert (SME), provide sustaining engineering support for all acoustic cased hole services, lead the development of the next generation of the existing cased hole offerings, and research new options for cased hole acoustic sensing modes and answer products. Assist in the development of optical systems for downhole analysis. Lead the development of acoustic tool, sensor, and service specifications. Lead and collaborate on technical project planning for projects in the primary discipline. Lead tool response and sensor development projects in the primary discipline (acoustics/ultrasonics). Lead and collaborate with Geoscience Development on new cased hole acoustic/ultrasonic answer products and signal processing methodologies. Supplies strategic guidance to the product line for long term acoustic/ultrasonic development efforts. Serve as Subject Matter Expert for field operations (GPL, WISE) focused on addressing data quality, tool response issues and related operational concerns. Aid with optics and photonics sensor development projects. Technical writing. Internal reports. Peer-reviewed publications. Professional Society Presentations and Proceedings. Manufacturing support documentation. Field Operations support documentation, including training material. Collaborate on technical project planning in projects outside the primary discipline. Present technical findings to a wide range of audiences. Technical staff. Scientific peers. Management (RDE and product line). Mentoring of staff (scientific, engineering, manufacturing) on acoustics, ultrasonics, optics, and spectroscopy. Serve as a scientific resource for experimental planning, data analysis and technical writing for the research group. Interface with client's technical staff in area of primary discipline.


  • PH.D in Physics, Acoustics, or Optics AND Five (5) Year of experience in the job offered or related occupation. In lieu of a PH.D in Physics, Acoustics, or Optics AND Five (5) Year of experience, the employer will also accept a Master's degree in Physics, Acoustics or Optics AND Eight (8) Years of experience in the job offered or related occupation. In addition, applicants must have demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Acoustics and ultrasonic.
    • Acoustic wave propagation
    • Sound propagation in the downhole environment.
    • Acoustic and ultrasonic transducer design and operation
    • Diffraction spectroscopy, spectroscopy, and optics.
    • Advanced data analysis program (Origin, OriginPro, or MiniTab
    • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • 2D acoustic/ultrasonic simulation
    • 3D acoustic/ultrasonic simulation
    • MATLAB
    • Experimental planning
    • Technical analysis of publications (tool specifications, software specifications, journal articles, technical sales literature, or patents.
    • OneNote
    • Design of Experiments methods
    • Optical modeling and simulation
    • Electromagnetic modeling and simulation
    • Root Cause Analysis