Mobile App Software Engineer

Location: Edinburgh

About this Vacancy

Petroleum Experts (Petex) is recruiting experienced developers with Mobile App software development skills. Activities may include: App store design and deployment, algorithm development, software coding, interface design and testing of the software tool kit. The company will support your personal development to allow you to deepen your knowledge of both software development and the science of Mobile App development for the geological modelling and engineering markets.

Midland Valley, the creators of Move™, have developed two complimentary digital mapping apps for field geologists: FieldMove Clino for smartphones, and FieldMove for larger, touchscreen tablet devices using the iOS, Android, or Windows operating systems. We are looking for talented and creative individuals who can help enhance and develop the FieldMove product as well as contribute to the new development of Mobile Apps to support the current Petroleum Experts IPM software suite.

You will interact closely with our digital field mapping, structural geology, and petroleum engineering specialists as you help to develop and improve all aspects of the product. As a member of the software team you will also be involved with the app build, documentation, testing, and deployment systems.


We offer an exceptional package which includes salary, performance related bonuses and other benefits and relocation assistance (where applicable). The company encourages team working and salary is based on personal performance and contribution to the success of others. Starting salary will depend on experience.

Qualifications and Skills Requirements

  • A first degree in either Computing Science, Maths, Geology, Geophysics or Engineering.
  • Must possess good numerical, problem solving, and organisational skills.
  • iOS (iPhone/iPad) or Android platform development skills.
  • Windows or Linux or Mac platform development skills; MSVS or GCC; Qt Creator.
  • C or C++ programming and design; Boost.
  • GUI development using Apple or Android native tools, Qt Quick, or Qt, or QML.
  • 3D graphics toolkits experience; OpenGL or OpenSceneGraph or Q3D or WebGL.
  • GDAL, GIS, Oracle Spatial, PostGIS, ArcGIS SDK, SQLite; Protobuf; GPS skills.
  • CI experience including cmake, JIRA, Perforce/Git SCC, Jenkins, JAVA, bash, batch files, TestRail.
  • Apple, Android, Windows tool-set, build system, deployment experience including TestFlight.
  • AppStore, Google Play, Windows Store app registration and paid app publishing experience.

Company Information

Petroleum Experts is an industry leader in developing and delivering state of the art engineering software products and superior technical support to the oil and gas industry. We have an impressive, broad range of clients worldwide, including all major operators as well as service and contract companies. We operate globally from the head office in Edinburgh (UK), and with regional offices in the USA and the Far East. As a result of the acquisition of Midland Valley Exploration Limited we are also a leader in the field of structural geology, and creators of Move™, the best-in-class upstream O&G 3D structural modelling product.


Please send your CV, along with a cover letter that highlights your suitability for this role, to

posted: 04 June 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.