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IT Subsurface Computing Specialist Job

Date: Jul 13, 2017

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Hess Corporation




Hess is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.


We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are a leader in the production of shale oil and gas, and one of the largest operators in the Bakken formation, North Dakota. We are also known for our expertise in the development and production of projects in deep water offshore.


Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth.  We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.


For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at



The Subsurface Computing Specialist is based in Houston, Texas and will be part of the Subsurface Computing Infrastructure and Applications team, reporting to the Senior Manager of IT Subsurface Computing. 



The primary role will be the support and systems architecture of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Network Appliances, VMware, and Windows server based systems for Hess Subsurface Computing IT.  Role will be mainly in support of the Hess Houston office but some projects may be global in scope requiring close interaction with other Hess E&P offices. Other responsibilities will include support of Linux servers and workstations, performance monitoring and analysis, project management, basic IT security, and IT troubleshooting.




  • 5+ years of Oil & Gas Subsurface Computing experience including Linux/Unix
  • 5+ years of experience with Network Appliance (NetApp) servers, storage, software, clustering and integration
  • Very knowledgeable on VMware servers, virtualization, and networking
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server
  • Comfortable with server workstation and blade hardware
  • Advanced Networking Skills
  • Strong background with backups and DR environments
  • Basic scripting and programming knowledge
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office


Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT, Engineering or closely related technical field is strongly desired (or equivalent work experience); advanced degree is a plus


Leading at Hess refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


Posting Notes: Anthony Wayne Vasut | Employee | Information Technology | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No