Software Developer – Reservoir Technology

  • Full Time
  • Norway



Personal Qualities


We’re 20,000 colleagues in more than 30 countries delivering oil, gas, wind and solar power to 170 million people worldwide. Taking on tough energy challenges is our job. Right now, we’re facing an enormous task: supplying the world with the energy it needs, while lowering emissions.

We’re up for the challenge. Are you?

The position

By joining our team in Technology, Digital & Innovation you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a long-lived DevOps team responsible for the FMU (Fast Model Update) software portfolio in Equinor. You will participate in all aspects of the software development life-cycle.

  • Liaise with the customer on requirements, technical design, implementation, quality assurance, deployment and support.

  • Build subsurface competence. Understanding our reservoirs is extremely important whether we produce hydrocarbons from it, or store CO2 in it. Reservoirs being far into the subsurface means there is much uncertainty in both the data and models. Equinor is an industry leader in cutting-edge uncertainty modelling that leverages, among other things, assisted history matching to run model simulations in high-performance computing clusters. FMU (Fast Model Update) is the name of a reservoir modelling methodology which resolves major bottlenecks related to building and maintaining reservoir models.

  • Work with open source software development. Equinor has an “open source first” strategy, and a significant portion of our FMU software portfolio is either already open source or have a plan to be open source.

  • Build your competence. We focus on competence development and we will cater for unique opportunities for you and the team to develop. We encourage you spending part of your time on building your competence and staying up to date on technology and trends.

  • We are organized as a competence center with presence in Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Oslo. 


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture. For this position, we are also looking for:

  • Phd or Master’s or degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent

  • Experience in Python, C, Typescript  or other programming languages. Experience with shell scripting and Linux is also a plus, but not a requirement.

  • Curious and eager to work as a developer where you will build and improve your software craftmanship. 

  • Self-driven team player who will give and receive feedback daily, enjoy pair programming sessions, contribute to establishing best practices and common guidelines.  

  • Passion for creating high quality software and willingness to work with open source software.

  • Innovative, forward leaning, and have a creative  mindset. 

  • Strong motivation to learn, both in general and specifically the complex domain of reservoir modelling that includes insight in geology and understanding of uncertainty management.  

General information

Please attach copies of your CV, diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language.Through this link you can find important information on what to include in your CV, which will make the application process easier and faster.

Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated.
If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. Candidates will be asked for information on affiliation to high-risk countries for a security assessment. Furthermore, background checks are performed on all final candidates and all permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

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