Company: SLB
Skills: IT - Software Development
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Sugar Land, Texas, United States

Returnship SLB Technology Returnship Embedded Software Engineer

Period 2023, 12 weeks, Start date week of Sept 11 th 2023

Location HFE Technology Center

Discipline Software Engineer/Sustaining

Type : Hybrid- follow location specific flexible arrangements

About SLB Technology Returnships

Did you take a break from the professional world to pursue other priorities? Do you want to develop technologies and create solutions that drive the energy transition? If you are an experienced, passionate engineer or STEMinist with curiosity and learning agility, eager to return after a break of two or more years, the SLB Technology Returnship program is for you.

This three (3) months paid returnship will refresh your technical skills. In addition to technical training suited for your key job responsibilities, we provide professional development and peer mentoring with full access to SLB Technical communities. Our returnship is designed with an intent to hire in mind, i.e the possibility of becoming full-time employee after completion of the program with a technology leader in the Energy Industry.

Business area summary

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet. At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that's been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world's greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world's growing energy demands. We're working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It's what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.

Houston Formation Evaluation Center (HFE) is located in Sugar Land Texas.

At Houston Evaluation Center we are designing, developing and manufacturing cutting-edge technology to transform the toughest Energy Exploration and Production (E&P) challenges into groundbreaking solutions for energy sustainability and affordability. Our multidisciplinary teams seamlessly create an impressive breadth of technology solutions.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Our ideal candidates are passionate about using technology to solve challenges once deemed "unsolvable." During the program the job responsibilities will include:

Assist in identifying and organizing requirements. Apply relevant usability procedures and principles.

Gather and analyze requirements and estimations.

Understand and help develop, publish and review technical documentation and requirements

Complete safety and environment standards training.

Upon completion of Returnship the participant will then develop into a skilled Embedded software engineer and will focus on designing and implementing the embedded software that is integral to SLB measurement and control systems. The training and job responsibilities will expand gradually to:

Design and implement software of embedded systems from requirements to production.

Design, develop, code, test and debug system software

Review code and design

Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resources

Integrate and validate new product designs

Support software QA and HiL Testing

Interface with hardware design and development



A career break for two or more years

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience

Good understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) principles as well as the ability to interpret, generate, and present technical material and problem solve

Ability with MS Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint)

Knowledge of National Instrument test systems would be preferred

Adequate knowledge of reading schematics and data sheets for components

Previous working experience in software engineering


Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills

Previous experience working in a collaborative and diverse environment

Experience with working with multi disciplinary teams

Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting on embedded targets

Programming experience in C and C++

Experience in embedded systems design with pre-emptive, multitasking real-time operating systems

Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review

Experience in writing hardware and peripheral drivers

Adequate knowledge of reading schematics and data sheets for components

Knowledge in Arm and TI processors would be advantageous especially: Cortex series and 28xxx DSP

Experience in writing hardware and peripheral drivers

Excellent knowledge communication protocols such as CAN, RS232, RS485, SPI, I2C etc

How to Apply

The program is designed to increase the pipeline of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) talent who are returning from a two or more-year career break. This program provides the opportunity for professionals to get back into the workforce at a later stage in their life and offers a powerful return-to-work strategy for individuals. We value the skills you've honed during your break!

Candidates can apply through our website directly.

About SLB Technology

SLB Technology is the world's leading supplier of technology and information solutions to customers in the E&P industry, employing more than 105,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 90 countries.

At SLB Technology, we understand that technology is only as valuable as its operational impact. We continuously optimize every solution, large and small, to anticipate the evolving needs of our customers and industry. Domain expertise fuel this innovation loop at every stage, from design, development, and deployment through testing and optimizations that begin the cycle again.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation / modification to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability to assist in the hiring process, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in the interview process, please contact company website to request assistance. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to.

SLB Technology is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. SLB Technology is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.