Software Developer II, Technical E&P Applications
SouthWestern Energy Company 64 reviews - Houston, TX

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Company Overview

Currently the fourth largest producer of natural gas in the continental United States, Southwestern Energy Company is a growing independent energy company primarily engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within North America. We are also focused on creating and capturing additional value through our natural gas gathering and marketing business, which we refer to as Midstream Services. Visit to learn more.

Working at Southwestern Energy

Southwestern Energy produces and provides energy to our world. It’s a commitment that has motivated our employees for more than 80 years. Every day we are explorers and producers, working to discover innovative new ways to fuel the future. Our culture demands creativity and innovation, and we foster this by building programs and procedures that make our company and industry better. We give employees, including new hires, the opportunity to be a contributor from the first day on the job. It’s important to us to create a rewarding and inclusive work environment. We reward team and individual performance, in addition to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits. We support our employees with opportunities to participate in ongoing development training and support groups.

We are at the forefront of several significant projects, including the Fayetteville Shale and Marcellus Shale plays. In fact, Southwestern Energy was the first to discover the economic viability of the Fayetteville Shale and is the largest producer of its natural gas. In a few short years, we achieved two significant milestones – total gross operated production of 2 Bcf per day and surpassed 3 Tcf cumulative gross operated production. In the Marcellus, our gross operated production reached nearly 700 MMcf at year-end 2013. Our work is also well known in the Arkoma Basin in Western Arkansas, East Texas, and we have exploratory efforts in the Brown Dense, located near the Arkansas-Louisiana border, East Texas, Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin and Niobrara formation, and New Brunswick, Canada.


The Software Developer II’s role is to develop and maintain E&P software. Activities include development of new custom solutions, maintenance of existing solutions, and integration with 3 rd -party on-premise and hosted solutions. The developer is responsible for all phases of the SDLC process for small individual projects and specific development tasks for large group projects.

  • Gather requirements, design, code, test, and implement software solutions for small projects.
  • Design, code, and test specified functionality for large projects.
  • Maintain, enhance, upgrade, and retire existing software solutions.
  • Collaborate with analysts, architects, project managers, and business subject matter experts on new and existing solutions.
  • Provide end-user and on-call support for existing software solutions.
Position Requirements:
  • Four-year university degree in computer science or management information systems with 3+ years of experience or 8-10 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working individually and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Development Environment:
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005-2012
    • C#, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WCF, Entity Framework
    • AJAX, HTML5
    • Telerik DevCraft
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Informatica PowerCenter 9
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012
  • Oracle 11g
  • IIS 6.0/7.5


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