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The Automation COE is Looking for You

Halliburton invites qualified candidates to apply for a position with the Automation Center of Excellence (COE) in Houston, Texas. Candidates with interests and background in control systems theory, robotics, mechatronics, dynamic modeling, or data analytics and machine learning are encouraged to apply. This position provides an opportunity to participate in a strategic research and development program shaping the industrys future technology. By solving challenging technical problems you can have a rapid impact on a commercial market with significant revenue. Successful candidates are expected to perform original and relevant research and development to expand the groups expertise and technology portfolio.  The Automation COE at Halliburton encourages a culture of continued learning, inventing, and innovating by bringing together a diverse group of top notch engineers and researchers. The group has a track record of developing advanced control and smart systems that are used to produce value around the world every day. Our goal is to continuously grow the groups core research expertise in the area of control, robotics, dynamic modeling, filtering, data analytics, and machine learning to build advanced automation and control technologies and maximize the value of data to ensure the long-term success of Halliburton.


  • Conducting research and development in modeling, control, and data analytics for solving challenging problems in the oil & gas industry
  • Contributing to the identification of high value problems and opportunities
  • Participating in control system design, control system prototyping, and implementation
  • Design smart systems to augment complex tasks
  • Collaborating with team members and providing necessary support for technology transfer
  • Publishing results in patent applications, technical journals, and conferences

Required Education and Skills

  • Experience and strong interest in solving practical problems, from invention to implementation in the field
  • An excellent publication and patent record consistent with experience.
  • Extensive knowledge in control theory, such as modern control, adaptive control, robust control, nonlinear control, optimal control, Model Predictive Control, etc., with outstanding ability to identify the proper control method for solving practical control problems and, when necessary, to develop new control methods, and/or
  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience in the application of Data Analytics including machine learning techniques such as SVM, Neuro Network, Bayes network, Genetic Algorithms, etc., preferably with control applications, and/or
  • Knowledge of robotic systems with high DoF control, path planning, mechatronics, dynamic modeling of complex systems
  • Demonstrated teamwork, strong communication skills, and collaborative in complex engineering projects.
  • Skills acquired through the completion of a degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline. Minimum educational requirement of a masters degree and zero years experience or bachelors degree and two or more years related experience.
  • Strongly Preferred MS or PhD from Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with a focus on Control Theory and Applications, Robotics, Mechatronics, Machine Learning, or Data Analytics.
  • Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available.

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States 

Job Details

Requisition Number: 73864 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Sperry Drilling Svcs 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Required Qualifications

  • None

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