Subject Matter Expert in Oil and Gas (Drilling and Wells)



Oslo, Norway
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024
About Cognite
Embark on a transformative journey with Cognite, a global SaaS forerunner in leveraging data to unravel complex business challenges through our cutting-edge Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) platform. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms. In the realm of industrial digitalization, we stand at the forefront, reshaping the future of Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. As an integral part of the esteemed Aker family, Cognite brings forth a legacy of innovation and excellence. Excitingly, we are set to extend our footprint to the vibrant landscapes of India, which opens the door for you to be part of the expansion from the beginning. Join us in this venture where data meets ingenuity, and together, we forge the path to a smarter, more connected industrial future.
Cognite is a global leader in industrial software and AI with our Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, at the core. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms.
As a subject matter expert at Cognite, you will leverage your domain expertise in the drilling and wells sector to play a crucial role in working together with our clients to identify key value opportunities that will impact their business, defining and deliver on relevant use cases, support technical delivery teams (data scientists and data engineers) in their deliveries from ensuring data quality to use case results interpretation, and provide insights on potential strategies and obstacles.
This position requires a strong domain and technical background, excellent communication skills, and the ability to coach and collaborate effectively. You will be a part of the Data Science team that plays a crucial role in defining and building data-driven solutions that empower our clients to make impactful business decisions. The Data Science team consists of both generalists and subject matter experts in areas such as Oil and Gas, Power & Utilities, and Manufacturing.

To be successful in this position, we expect you to leverage and be a critical asset in the following areas:

  • Leverage in-depth technical knowledge of our Industrial SaaS and its applications in the oil & gas domain to conduct technical discussions with clients in order to define relevant use cases based on the business needs and industry readiness, showcase the value, drive adoption and stickiness of our solutions.
  • Leveraging technical teams, design and develop tailored data-driven solutions for our customers that drive adoption of our industrial SaaS.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring customer satisfaction and return on investment from our clients.
  • Demonstrate how Cognite Data Fusion and Cognite Applications can be used to solve the critical challenges that lead to realizable value at scale.
  • Provide on-site technical support to clients and partners.
  • Coach and mentor technical teams, esp. data scientists, in their everyday work to ensure business value of their deliveries.
  • Collaborate with Tech Sales, Product Engineering, and Partners to stay up to date on latest capabilities and provide customer feedback

We believe most of these should match your experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field (e.g., Geology, Geophysics, Computer Science, Engineering)
  • A minimum of 5+ years of full-time work experience as an engineer, consultant in Oil and Gas, drilling and wells domain
  • Strong understanding of industrial processes in Oil and Gas with proven understanding of the current challenges and opportunities digitalization can provide to solve them.
  • Strong interest and familiarity with relevant technology, such as Big Data; Digital Twins; and Machine Learning
  • Ability to lead requirements and value definition workshops
  • Experience with Python, data analysis is a plus
  • Excellent presentation and coaching skills
  • Self-motivated with a results-oriented mindset
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Enjoys the responsibility of being the domain expert and facilitating dialogue between a broad range of stakeholders
  • Proficiency in English is a requirement
  • Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Why choose Cognite? 🏆 🚀

A snapshot of our many perks and benefits as a Cogniter

  • Competitive salary and benefits, including a pension plan, insurance, parental benefits, and much more.
  • Join an organization of 70 different nationalities 🌐 with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in focus 🤝
  • A highly modern and fun working environment with sublime culture across the organization, follow us on Instagram @cognitedata 📷 to know more
  • Flat structure with direct access to decision-makers, with minimal amount of bureaucracy
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best people on some of the most ambitious projects found anywhere, across industries
  • Join our HUB 🗣️ to be part of the conversation directly with Cogniters and our partners.
  • Gain perks like a paid mobile telephone subscription and broadband connection.
  • Get access to extended private health services with Aker Care.
  • Hungry? We’ve got your back. A subsidized lunch at the canteen is delivered by our chefs who specialize in options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarian, salads and hot soups every day
  • Stay fueled between meals with snacks and drinks on the house.
  • Our own Cognite exclusive coffee bar ☕ with the friendliest baristas is here to brew coffee for coffee lovers, tea for tea lovers, smoothie for smoothie lovers, and the baristas creative concoctions when the mood strikes.
  • We take your mental- and physical health seriously by having a broad health offering and a free membership to our fully-staffed gym on-site.
  • A pet lover? Get the chance to meet Spot🐶!
Apply today!
If you're excited about the opportunity to work at Cognite and make a difference in the tech industry, we encourage you to apply today! We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and identities to join our team. Please do not hesitate to contact our Talent Acquisition team with any questions - Oda Danielsen at
We encourage you to follow us on Cognite LinkedIn; we post all our openings there.
Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that was established with one clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion™, enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @CogniteData or LinkedIn:
Equal Opportunity
Cognite is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment at work and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive the same level of consideration for employment; everyone we hire will receive the same level of consideration for training, compensation, and promotion.
We ask for gender as part of our application because we want to ensure equal assessment in the recruitment process. Your answer will help us reach this commitment! However, the question about gender is optional and your choice not to answer will not affect the assessment of your application in any way.