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Opening for a Senior Computational Mechanics Research Engineer at Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes has an opening for a senior computational mechanics research engineer in The Woodlands, Texas (USA) office as described below. Interested candidates are encouraged to review the posting and apply online on the Baker Hughes careers web site


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Senior Computational Mechanics Research Engineer - The Woodlands, TX  (Job Number:1706689)



The Woodlands, TX 77380



Full Time Regular



Baker Hughes Incorporated has an opening for a Senior Computational Mechanics Research Engineer in The Woodlands, TX.  As a leader in the oilfield services industry, Baker Hughes offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high performance organization. Our leading technologies and our ability to apply them safely and effectively create value for our customers and our shareholders. Baker Hughes is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer.



Baker Hughes Technology Group is seeking an experienced Computational Mechanics expert with strong Mechanical Engineering background to advance science of drilling through analysis, modeling, lab testing, design, and development of novel technologies to improve Drill Bit performance.


Baker Hughes Drill Bits Technology group is seeking an experienced Computational Mechanics Research Engineer with strong Applied Mechanics background and expertise in technical software development to develop next generation of modeling tools. With a strong understanding of physics and exceptional numerical modeling and software development skills, this position will play a key role in advancing computational modeling capabilities that improve Drill Bit performance.



  • The Sr. Computational Mechanics Research Engineer will focus on numerical modeling of drilling mechanics and bit dynamics problems for the Drill Bits product line
  • Own and lead the development of drilling modeling software
  • Develop software design and architecture for the next generation modeling tools
  • Work closely with product development, lab services, engineering, and field operations to understand requirements and gather feedback
  • Coordinate with testing services group to design and conduct tests on industry leading facilities to validate predictions
  • Deploy software to large number of users and follow up with support and improvements
  • Apply scientific approach to identify and investigate challenging drilling mechanics and system dynamics problems and advance the fundamental knowledge
  • Conceptualize, design, build, and test prototypes of novel drill bit technologies
  • Brainstorm and develop innovative solutions that bring value to our business and to our customers



  • Doctoral Degree in Computational Mechanics or related disciplines with a focus on solid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, numerical methods, and high-performance computing
  • 6+ years of experience conducting research in O&G drilling mechanics and bit dynamics
  • Hands-on experience designing, conducting, and interpreting tests in the laboratory and the field
  • 5+ years of experience developing mathematical models of physical systems and implementing numerical methods to simulate nonlinear problems
  • Ability to develop robust algorithms for discrete representation of complex 3D geometries and their interactions
  • 5+ years of experience designing, developing, and deploying large scale computer software to simulate complex physical phenomena
  • Exceptional object oriented programming skills with experience developing modular and robust software architectures to facilitate large scale computing and long term growth
  • Experience designing GUI and graphics display to deliver a rich user experience
  • Hands-on experience configuring applications on high-performance compute clusters
  • Strong skills with data analysis and interpretation techniques
  • Strong desire to develop innovative solutions from concept to full scale testing
  • Passion to develop fundamental understanding of physical problems
  • Strong drive to take on challenges with or without direction
  • Ability to build peer relationships as well as work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills with a drive for results
  • Must be action oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus



  • Previous experience developing drill bit dynamics software is preferred



  • Successful candidate will be authorized to work in the US.
  • 10 – 15 % travel required for this role.




Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. By being the service company that best anticipates, understands and exceeds our customers' expectations, Baker Hughes Advances Reservoir Performance. The company's 39,000-plus employees work in more than 80 countries in geomarket teams that help customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. Baker Hughes' technology centers in the world's leading energy markets are pushing the boundaries to overcome progressively more complex challenges. Baker Hughes develops solutions designed to help manage operating expenses, maximize reserve recovery and boost overall return on investment through the entire life cycle of an oil or gas asset. Collaboration is the foundation upon which Baker Hughes builds our business and develops next-generation products and services for drilling and evaluation, completions and production and fluids and chemicals. For more information on Baker Hughes' century-long history, visit our website.


Baker Hughes is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, race, national origin, ethnic origin, color, disability status, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation or any other protection guaranteed by local law.

If you are applying to a position in the US and you are an individual with disability or a disabled veteran status, religion, sexual orientation or any other protection guaranteed by local lawran and would like any type of assistance to submit an application or to attend any recruitment or selection event, we would like to help you to ensure that your experience is as smooth as possible. If you need assistance, information, or answers to your questions, feel free to contact us or have any of your representatives contact us at Baker Hughes Application Assistance Toll Free at 1-866-324-4562.This method of contact has been put in place ONLY to be used by those internal and external applicants who have a disability and are requesting accommodation


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