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R&D Electrical Engineer - Principal Electrical Engineer

Date:  Mar 25, 2023

Houston, TX, US, 77032

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.



Push your career to the next level by joining a stable R&D team who values your technical contribution.  We are embedded engineers who are pushing the envelope in designing smart control and data acquisition system (DSP / 32 bit uPs) for the down hole drilling industry.   This industry is ideal for energetic engineers who thrive on solving problems.  Our primary mission is designing low power, high reliability embedded systems for downhole drilling tools that operate at extreme temperature and vibration.  You will be provided with the best tools and expected to keep pace with the latest products on the market.  The breath of your knowledge in other disciplines (mechanical, physics, signal processing, software architecture, electronic packaging, manufacturing, test systems etc.) will be utilized.


The engineer will be responsible for developing systems that meet written specifications and requirements for functionality and performance.  The appropriate design and acceptance reviews shall be conducted per Halliburton’s documented standards.


Additional responsibilities include periodic reporting of planned and completed development activities, providing estimated completion dates, and prompt reporting of issues affecting the development of products.  This includes communication with different groups including project management, immediate supervisor, mechanical teams, software & hardware development groups, etc. on an ongoing basis in order to report problems and discuss issues affecting product development.



  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineer and 2 years of related experience. Completion of a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline is preferred
  • Requirements (some or all of the following):
    • Demonstrated skills in embedded firmware development (especially C)
    • Demonstrated skills in digital circuit design
    • Advanced familiarity with data acquisition instrumentation and methods
    • Working knowledge with data analysis tools such as Matlab
    • Demonstrated skills in analog circuit design


Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles give (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available from the R&D Electrical Engineer, Senior R&D Electrical Engineer, up to the Principal R&D Electrical Engineer

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States 


Job Details

Requisition Number: 173359 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Sperry Drilling Svcs 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: 

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Embedded, Testing, Project Manager, Data Analyst, Firmware, Technology, Data