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Sr Specialist Emerging Technology Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Information Technology
Date:  Nov 17, 2021


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

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

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 Hess.com. 

This position is for an Emerging Technology Specialist to join the CTO organization.  The CTO organization seeks to improve our business performance through technology application and enable Hess to thrive in a continually disruptive world.  The responsibilities of this position include collaborating with assets to define, enable and implement technology breakthroughs.  The position will engage with the technology startup ecosystem, traditional suppliers, and research firms, as well as entities outside of the energy industry. Key internal interfaces include executive leadership, asset teams/management, and the various functional leaders including Supply Chain, Facilities/Projects and CIO organization. This position is significantly outward facing and serves as the organization’s interface with the external technology ecosystem. 


The focus of the position will be to manage the technology funnel process in order to enable the identification, tracking, notifications, categorization, prioritization, pilot readiness and performance metrics of our technology scouting and implementation process.  While this process has already been established, continuous improvement to adapt to the accelerating pace of technology experimentation within the organization will be a priority.  This effort will include coordination of interactions and ideas with internal and external parties (including venture capital, technology scouting firms, startup incubators, strategic suppliers, etc.).


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.



  • Manage internal process for scouting, validating, and implementing new technologies through the Hess Technology Funnel and Pilot Project Processes.
  • Network internally and externally (including outside of E&P industry).  Build relationships and contacts in assets/functions/IT, suppliers, competitors, start-ups, external industries
  • Scan for technologies applicable to solve business problems and enable future visions
  • Propose technology product development and pilots
  • Develop pilot implementation plans and business alignment.  Track and support implementation via important metrics.  Apply lean/agile/project management tools.
  • Conceive and evaluate economics and provide pilot and scale-up justification
  • Provide strategy development support



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, 8 or more years strongly preferred
  • Broad understanding of core principles of the Upstream business with specialist knowledge in at least one functional and/or technical discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop novel approaches to complex problems. Ability to articulate and clearly communicate problems and solutions in a concise and logical manner
  • Free thinker with the ability to find alternatives to conventional methods or new ways of doing work
  • Active listener with the ability to understand organizational pain points and translate to opportunities through technology scouting.
  • Demonstrated strong influencing capabilities
  • Works well in a collaborative environment; actively shares best practices and is a team player
  • Ardent Networker – across industry, outside of industry, professional societies
  • Effective multitasker with the ability to handle significant and broad assignment of break-in work while maintaining core responsibilities.

Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, or Math.  Master’s degree or higher preferred (required for Geosciences). 

Behavioral Competencies

  • Creativity – constantly seeking new ideas and ways of doing things to enhance value and reduce delivery risk.
  • Inspires Innovation – uses a full scan of the world and seeks world-class performance; bold in exploring disruptive changes to make breakthroughs happen to the ultimate benefit of the shareholder
  • Thinks Strategically – Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented
  • Demonstrates Courage – questions the status-quo, takes hold of challenges and formulates a way forward
  • Builds Trusted Relationships – works to move outside of comfort zone and develop trusted relationships that enable business challenges to be tackled with effective partnership; creates effective teams
  • Delivers High Performance – unsatisfied with the status quo; urgently driving to improve business performance through relationships, process, innovation, etc.

Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to MyHR@Hess.com.

Posting Notes: Anthony Wayne Vasut | Employee | Information Technology | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25846