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RD&E PRODUCT OWNER - Drilling Services

Houston, Texas
Job Type
21 May 2024

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, world-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.

  • Assist with defining product and technology roadmap based upon understanding of market and input from stakeholders, such as product line management, sales, support, and services
  • Assist with requirements gathering, analysis, and definition to define features and functional requirements of the product
  • Translate high-level requirements into epics and user stories which can be estimated, prioritized, and executed by software engineering
  • Investigate, analyze, understand, and articulate Weatherford operational processes and workflows into both high-level and detailed diagrams for consumption by software engineering
  • Assist with the definition and prioritization of enhancements, features, and bug fixes
  • Coordinate backlog grooming sessions with Agile team and key stakeholders to manage product backlog
  • Define acceptance criteria for user stories
  • Attend and actively participate in Agile ceremonies (daily standups, sprint planning, sprint review, etc.)
  • Engage with customers and stakeholders to gather feedback
  • Demonstrate software to internal and external users
  • Assist with coordinating beta test activities
  • Assist with reporting of project progressAssist with the creation and review of user manuals, release notes, and help documentation


  • Degree in Engineering, Geoscience, Physics, Computer Science, or similar
  • At least 7 years' oilfield experience or equivalent as a field engineer, technical sales engineer, or support engineer
  • Good operational knowledge of DRILLING product lines
  • Experience in Drilling Engineering software applications
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Creativity, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create, maintain, and prioritize product backlog for consumption by software engineering teams
  • Ability to work with service and support organizations to prioritize defect fixes to meet business needs
  • Ability to assist Product Management team to formulate product roadmap and execute plans according to such roadmap
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to foster teamwork
  • Good computer skills

  • Previous experience as product owner or in project management
  • Experience in developing engineering software within the energy industry
  • Experience in Agile software development
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams
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  • Job Reference: 1332375303-2
  • Date Posted: 21 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Weatherford
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent