Senior Data Scientist

Novi Labs delivers world-class Oil & Gas forecasts via an end-to-end platform that leverages machine learning and data science. Join our talented technical team to help us improve and expand our products and further solidify our market-leading position.

Benefits of Working at Novi Labs

  • Small, talented team
  • Highly collaborative work environment
  • High autonomy with true project ownership
  • Small company with visibility into company decisions and priorities
  • Easy line-of-sight to how your contributions directly benefit customers


We are looking for a senior-level data scientist with demonstrated experience solving long-standing problems in the unconventional oil and gas industry. You will be working with a small team of data scientists, software engineers, and industry experts to build machine learning-powered products for industry-leading companies. This is a key role on a small team. To be successful, It will be important that you feel comfortable driving projects on your own, but also enjoy brainstorming and collaboration.

What you’ll do here

Data science at Novi Labs is a hands-on role, which means you will own solutions from the research stage through productization and deployment. You will work on projects that include:

  • Powering traditional RE workflows with machine learning
  • Researching the true impact of pad design and development scenarios
  • Inventing novel approaches for forecasting and optimization
  • Developing analytics-powered data products for advanced insights
  • Working with data sources that include subsurface and remote sensing

As a key member of the team, you will participate in fostering a culture of continual learning and data science excellence. You will collaborate with our SMEs and engineering team to produce solutions that are effective, robust, and scalable. Your work at Novi Labs will help us both maintain our technical leadership and expand into new product areas.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on data science and machine learning experience
  • Previous employment at an unconventional E&P or data provider
  • Knowledge of the PyData stack (e.g. pandas) that goes deeper than the APIs
  • Practical experience using classical machine learning algorithms to drive business value
  • Comfortable with ambiguous requirements and open-ended research questions
  • Experience turning research into customer-facing products
  • Experience with development best practices (e.g., git, unit tests, CI, Docker)

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Familiar with production forecasting and pad optimization methods
  • AWS tooling (e.g., lambda, EC2, etc.)
  • Previous work on an agile team

Cultural Fit

At Novi, culture fit is as important as the technical fit. Our team will be a great fit for you if you:

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy working on small, highly collaborative teams
  • Desire to grow your technical skill set
  • Are able to influence through well-reasoned ideas and clear communication
  • Enjoy working across teams to deliver solutions that work well for customers
  • Enjoy team and company successes as much as your own
  • Enjoy owning a deliverable from start to finish
  • Are happy to task switch when necessary to help teams succeed
  • Enjoy knowing what’s happening across the company

More About Novi

  • Professional work environment with a clear understanding of work/life balance
  • Flexible Leave Policy
  • Heath/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Quarterly release celebrations and community service outings

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      Remote work with visits to head office in Austin, TX

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      Senior Data Scientist

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