• Data Engineer

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/17/2019 6:11 PM)
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  • Company Overview

    Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas. 

    At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.

    • Our vision is to be the premier exploration and production company contributing to global progress by helping meet the world’s energy needs.
    • Our mission is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our shareholders.
    • Our strategy is to deliver top-tier returns by maximizing recovery and minimizing costs through continuous improvement.

    Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and San Antonio and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.


    Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.


    For additional information about Apache, please visit:


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    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    Position Title:  Data Engineer


    Location: Houston, Texas


    Specific Responsibilities:

    Data Engineer, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Data Engineering & Analytics team at the company’s Houston, office reporting to the Director, Data Engineering & Analytics.


    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

    • Working knowledge of Oil and Gas business processes.
    • Customer-service orientation, with focus on clarity of requirements, management of expectations, and successful delivery of quality work products.
    • Work with engineers, geoscientists and management to frame open ended problems in terms of deliverables that can be generated using data science techniques.
    • Work with subject matter experts to evaluate multiple internal and external datasets for applicability and usefulness in achieving model objectives.
    • Work with management and user community to scope and prioritize project efforts using risk vs value criteria.
    • Explore and examine data from a variety of angles using appropriate profiling techniques to understand the data and determine hidden weaknesses, trends, and/or opportunities.
    • Employ appropriate visual, machine learning, and statistical methods to prepare data for use in predictive and prescriptive modeling.
    • Create data driven solutions that provide structure, assist in the decision making process, and facilitate automation.
    • Effectively communicate recommendations to stakeholders and management.

    Job Qualifications


    Professional Qualifications & Experience:

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

    • Degree in a Technology-related field, or a prominent field in the Oil & Gas ecosystem (i.e., Geosciences, Geography, or an applicable Engineering discipline).
    • 2-5 years work experience.
    • Consistent experience working in development project teams, and in support of customer data requirements.
    • Multiple years experience querying and analyzing data sources across platforms, including relational databases, COTS application systems, and unstructured data sources.
    • Applied experience with development of analytics tools, using technologies such as SQL, Python, R, and other data-stack languages.
    • Applied experience with use of business intelligence and visualization tools, such as TIBCO Spotfire and Microsoft PowerBI.

    Behavioral Competencies and Personal Characteristics

    The successful candidate will exhibit the following behavioral competencies and personal characteristics:

    • A “Team of Teams” mindset with the objective of aligning your vision, mission, and strategy with the company’s overarching vision, mission, and strategy;
    • A natural desire to work with a sense of urgency and a contrarian spirit;
    • A solid grasp of economic, industry and competitive landscapes;
    • The capability to change and generate process improvements for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
    • Strength of character, including the highest levels of honesty, integrity, ethics, professionalism, trust, and loyalty;
    • An approachable, likeable personality;
    • An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong track record of agility and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment;
    • A hands-on employee who can also see the big picture;
    • An employee who leads by example, with the energy and ability to work collaboratively across the entire organization;
    • The agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced company culture;
    • Confident, while checking ego at the door, and fearless in the face of speaking up to challenge norms or convention;
    • Self-aware with excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and
    • Highly intelligent, intellectually and emotionally, with excellent analytical, strategic, business judgment, and problem-solving skills.


    Core Values and Leadership Attributes

    The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

    Core Values:

    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.

     Leadership Attributes:

    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.


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