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Research Scientist/Engineer

Research Scientist/Engineer


Seequent Limited

Seequent (makers of Leapfrog and Geosoft) is a world leader in the development of geoscience software that excels at processing, modelling and visualising 3D data. Our solutions enable people to understand and uncover valuable insights from geological data, then communicate those insights to stakeholders to help make better decisions about their geological challenges.

Our company was born in NZ, and after experiencing massive growth over the last few years, we now have people working from 17 countries across 5 continents. We have enterprise solutions for the Civil, Environmental, Geothermal, Energy, and Mining industries. Our primary software development centres are in New Zealand (head office), and Canada. We also have offices in Australia, South Africa, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Russia, the UK, and the USA.


Christchurch, New Zealand


Relevant divisions
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

Full time



Preferred education

Application deadline
30 June 2019

11 June 2019

Job description
  • Based in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Work on a variety of real-world problems in a collaborative team environment
  • Address challenging numerical/physics problems associated with earth science and engineering
  • Help guide the research direction of a high-growth, innovative company

Based in Seequent’s Christchurch office, New Zealand, the research team guides Seequent to provide innovative solutions to modern problems. As a member of the research team you will work collaboratively with your fellow researchers as well as other members of the wider Seequent team to identify and define research problems, before providing a well-researched solution at an appropriate level of detail to the problem and the audience.

The work will expose you to all aspects of the research/innovation workflow, from ideation to background research through to algorithm design and implementation. Our team’s role is to help the company identify new technical opportunities and assess the technical feasibility of these opportunities. For concepts that go to commercialisation, the research team plays and important role in removing technical barriers associated with algorithm development and implementation. The focus of the research team spans a wide variety of topics, as such, you can expect to be working on a range of computational geoscience problems.

You will be expected to produce research using robust analytical and methodical research methodologies. Oral and written communication is also important for this role with written documentation expected for all work, and the expectation that any findings are communicated to identified stake holders.

Requirements for this role are:

  • A PhD (or Masters with + 3yrs experience) in maths, Physics, engineering or science
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary topics and communicating with domain experts
  • Experience in framing research problems and developing a research plan to address said problem
  • Developing data processing/modelling algorithms
  • Some scientific programming experience


The research team offers a tight-knit collaborative environment within the greater Seequent community. We are involved in the high-level prioritisation of current research tasks alongside stakeholders and the company execs in a structured environment. You will be well supported in skill-development through a wide variety of tasks and will have access to professional development opportunities.

Seequent also offers a fun, flexible and supportive team environment, including medical insurance, healthy snacks, real coffee, on-site gym, flexible hours and Hagley Park right across the road.

Seequent’s global team is diverse – We’re technical experts who are motivated by the challenges our customers face. We use the experience of our people to solve the highly complex problems of today, and work toward the bigger solutions of tomorrow.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

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