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Senior Petrotechnical Data Architect

Date: 13-Jan-2022

Location: AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges. We are creating a better future by developing new energy businesses and low carbon solutions. Our Geoscience team plays a critical part in gathering and sharing knowledge for safe and responsible exploration, development and production.

We know that great results come from our people feeling valued and getting the support they need to bring their whole selves to work and reach their full potential. We also recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate.

Woodside Culture

We recognise that a key contributor to our success is an inclusive culture that promotes diversity and a sense of belonging.

Flexible work arrangements including part time hours or job share will be considered – please indicate on your resume if you wish to be considered for a position with flexible working arrangements.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Geoscience Computing Team Lead, you will be key in maximising the value of our cloud-native architecture and cloud computer environment, by implementing and assessing Petrotechnical data workflows. This role will guide and oversee our Service Providers to ensure quality of workflows and proactively assess roadblocks.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement Petrotechnical data workflows in cloud systems, ensuring best practice for cloud-native architecture and the subsurface cloud compute environment.
  • Provide expert quality assurance and advice around all aspects of Petrotechnical solution architecture and use of cloud computing.
  • Guide the growth of others by creating a collaborative environment to evolve new ideas and best practice for Petrotechnical data workflows and cloud systems.
  • Manage the integration of multi-vendor cloud services with on-premises technologies, while monitoring compliance.
  • Maintain and communicate Subsurface technology roadmaps and work to recommend new capabilities that would simplify adoption and drive greater value out of data assets and cloud services.
  • Foster and develop external relationships with cloud, subsurface applications and subsurface data management services providers.
  • Engage closely with Business to plan and deliver Petrotechnical solution architecture and cloud computing services and improvement projects within agreed timeframe and budget.

Skills & Experience:

Your proactive nature and solutions focused mindset will see you succeed in this role, coupled with:

  • Professional-level certifications in Architecture, DevOps and/or Cloud Technology.
  • Experience in a similar role, with knowledge of seismic and well data management domains.
  • Ability to deliver services across functions and multiple assets through the development of strong working relationships, excellent time management and clear communication.
  • A team player mentality committed to providing the right balance between data and information management best practice and business requirements.  
  • Tertiary qualifications in Information Services or related discipline will be highly regarded.

Recognition & Reward:

What you can expect from us:

  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance.
  • Flexible work arrangements to best suit your needs.
  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs and assistance with further education
  • Industry-leading 16 weeks paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave.
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Access to our state-of-the-art campus, with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how and where you work.


Diversity statement:

Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce.

We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education. Inclusion centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work. We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those seeking a more flexible working environment, including part-time opportunities

Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on 27th January 2022. 

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