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PCN Product Line Architect

Houston, Texas


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Chevron is accepting online applications for the position PCN Product Line Architect through 07/14/2022 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time (CT)). 

Chevron’s strategy is straight-forward: be a leader in efficient and lower carbon production of traditional energy, in high demand today and for decades to come, while growing lower carbon businesses that will be a bigger part of the future. To achieve these goals, we’ll build on the assets, experience, capabilities, and relationships we’ve developed over 140 years to incubate and grow new business.

Technology will play a crucial role in unlocking ever cleaner and more affordable sources of energy. Chevron is seeking innovative, technology professionals with a desire to thrive in the global digital environment and help us lead the global energy transition. An IT career at Chevron offers you the opportunity to work in a technical environment with a global reach. You’ll find that we make a business of investing in our people and encouraging your professional development through a learning culture and challenging on-the-job opportunities. We differentiate ourselves through the application of cutting-edge technology, and by taking a collaborative approach that includes in-house expertise, proprietary solutions, and strategic partnerships. We also offer flexible work schedules and very competitive benefits.

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The Facilities & Equipment Operations Product Line Architect will work with Process Automation disciplines (Automation Analysts, Automation Engineers, Facilities Engineering, etc.) in various BU’s and the center to drive cohesion in the disparate portfolio of  PCN applications and deliver a set of business capabilities as technical services.  

The Role

This role requires a deep understanding of Process Automation requirements required by the BU customers of Surface Digital Platform/Process Automation matrixed organization and technical capabilities required to support the enterprise involving all aspects of application transformation (e.g., replacing / modernization, rationalization, etc.). These patterns need to be well understood along with modern deployment techniques (SaaS, PaaS, local hosting, etc.). Will also need to apply the appropriate decision-making criteria (technical / business / cost / security) and with oversight of the teams performing the actual work.

As a PCN Product Line Architect, you will:

  • Architecting / Delivering of assigned “product lines” within the Surface Digital Platform – Facility & Equipment Operations Product Line.  

  • Conducting Vendor evaluations using Modern PCN Architectures (ex Zones and Conduits) & Software Engineering criteria (i.e., not just against Feature requirements) and platform fit.

  • Understanding Digital Platform scope in the context of the bigger CDAS picture. Involves knowing when to build within the assigned Digital Platform, when to use other Digital Platform Services / Products, when to build “for another Digital platform and then hand it over.”  

  • Understand how to secure a PCN end-to-end by applying controls and collaborate with cyber security on respective policies. Continue to grow knowledge and understanding of OT threat vector and threat actors.

  • Provide lessons learned back to Surface Platform Architects to evolve Chevon Digital Architecture System (CDAS) and Chevron Engineering Standards - (e.g., Guardrails – Development Guides, Engineering Standards, CES and Playbooks)  

  • Managing multiple projects / small teams  

  • Be an influential leader, manage and develop the technical competencies within the platform, provide guidance on projects / programs within the platform and function as a technical advisor to the Platform Architects.

  • Advocate solid application development practices in the team covering testing, modularity, integration, scalability, reliability, and observability.

  • Oversees the modernization and migration of applications to cloud where applicable. Coaches and guides the teams on continuous integration and automated deployment for product..



  • 10+ years of technical depth and breadth across the range of large-scale PCN architecture technologies.

  • Experience with Process Control system vendors

  • Demonstrated deep understanding of the methods, processes, and appropriate software engineering frameworks.

  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of Process Automation application Development Lifecycle (plan, design, develop, test, release, maintain and support, decommission)  

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of Process Control architectures and modern data architectures (e.g., Purdue model, Zones and Conduits, event driven architectures, data democratization, platform approaches to support Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI) at scale, stream processing, and integrating real time analytics into applications)   

  • Demonstrated application of systems thinking and strategic thinking skills.

  • Recognized as an implementer of technical solutions with demonstrations of ingenuity, innovation and creative solutions, and not simply “new” technology.

  • Ability to apply advanced principals, theories, and concepts where creative, innovative, and imaginative thinking is required.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering.

  • Has implemented or led technology deployment(s) with a global sphere of influence .


  • Demonstrated experience building solutions in multiple programming languages (preferably developing and debugging in C, python, IEC-1131 languages, etc.) on one or more development platforms  

  • Modern API platform design including how modern User Interfaces (UI) are built consuming services/API’s. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of Public cloud service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS services as well product offerings from Azure) and Infrastructure as Code (Container Orchestration, Observability, Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).


  • BS Degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or related practical experience in this field

Flexible Working

Chevron offers a complete package and provides career development opportunities to all employees. We do this through on-boarding, training and development, mentoring, volunteering opportunities and employee networking groups. We advocate work-life balance and offer employees access to various health and wellness programs.

 What type of flex work does the position offer?

  • ☒ We offer alternative work schedules including 9/80 (work 9-hour days, with every other Friday off)

  • ☒ We offer a hybrid work model - work remotely from home 2 days a week

Relocation & International Considerations

  • Relocation [ ☒ may / ☐ will not be] considered.

  • Expatriate assignments [ ☐ may / will not be ☒ ] considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Working with us

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We are focused on lowering the carbon intensity in our operations and seeking to grow lower carbon businesses along with our traditional business lines. More information about Chevron is available at


Chevron offers competitive compensation and benefits programs which includes, but is not limited to, variable pay, healthcare coverage, retirement plan, insurance, time off programs, training and development opportunities and a range of allowances connected to specific work situations. Details of such benefits and allowances are available at

The compensation and reference to benefits for this role is listed on this posting in compliance with Colorado law. The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on his or her skills, experience, and qualifications.

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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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