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Weatherford Data Science Lead in HOUSTON, Texas


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger – a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other’s successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Weatherford is hiring a Data Science Lead for our Spencer Road Research & Development facility in Houston, TX.

We are looking for a motivated Data Science Technical Lead to help develop and enhance market-leading AI/ML solutions for the energy industry. This role requires collaborating with Product Management to identify and define problems that are best solved by AI/ML. The Data Science Technical Lead works with the team to define the requirements, quality measures, and solution approach and provides oversight and guidance to other data scientists to develop the solution.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (not listed in any particular order)

  • Based upon understanding of customer needs and input from stakeholders, such as Product Management, Sales, Support, and Services, identify opportunities for Data Science solutions in the Production Software space.

  • Lead requirements gathering, requirements analysis, and requirements definition for AI/ML solutions.

  • Assist with determining project timelines.

  • Provide oversight to the data science team for the data science approach in the development of AI/ML solutions and products.

  • Identify third-party data science tools, applications, and frameworks that will improve efficiencies and accelerate the development of AI/ML solutions.

  • Assist with the definition and prioritization of enhancements, features, and bug fixes.

  • Determine conditions of satisfaction and acceptance criteria for requirements.

  • Assist with defining, improving, and ensuring adherence to the software development process including a process and framework for developing AI/ML solutions.

  • Engage with customers and stakeholders to address complaints and issues and gain feedback.

  • Demonstrate AI/ML solutions to internal and external users.

  • Assist with coordinating and executing pilots and trials of AI/ML solutions.

  • Assist with the creation and review of user manuals, release notes, and help documentation.

  • Assist with the creation and review of user manuals, release notes, and help documentation.



  • Bachelors in computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Data Science or related field.

  • This position is open to fully remote candidates located outside the Houston area. However, for candidates located in the Houston area, hybrid schedule is required.

  • Must be authorized to work in the US with no sponsorship.

  • Knowledge and experience applying Data Science to industrial applications.

  • Experience integrating Data Science solutions with software products.

  • Demonstrated ability of working with Product Management to formulate product plans and road maps and work with development organization to execute those plans and road maps.

  • Experience directing the efforts of other data scientists.

  • Ability to communicate data science, complex problems, solutions, and technologies in an understandable manner to non-subject matter experts.

  • Ability to work with service and support organizations to prioritize defects to meet business needs. Ability to drive teams to deliver on timelines with quality.

  • Ability to work in a globally distributed team environment.


  • Master’s or PhD in Engineering computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field.

  • Previous experience developing commercial software solutions.

  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment.

  • Experience in developing engineering software in the energy industry.

Job Locations US-TX-HOUSTON

ID 2024-244375


Position Type Regular Full-Time