Job Description

Survey Planning Support Specialist

Company Overview:

ACTeQ is a privately held company in the business of providing 3D seismic survey planning software (TesserACT) and survey design services to oil & gas companies, geophysical service providers and consultants. The company is over 2 years old, based in Katy, Texas. The company was profitable in its 2nd year of operation, and plans significant growth in year 3.

Key qualities:

The successful candidate will

  • Have an advanced level knowledge of the principles of land, marine and seabed seismic acquisition.
  • Be comfortable working in a small company environment. (“Not my job does not work around here.”)
  • Possess a strong customer focus with vision and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Have the integrity required to protect our clients’ proprietary technologies.

Reports to:


Direct Reports: 


Key Interfaces:


Product Development, Sales & Marketing


Specific Functional Responsibilities:

  • Become a TesserACT “superuser”
  • Assist customers with technical support issues and survey planning activities.
  • Provide feedback and testing on Beta releases of TesserACT
  • Identify user needs and feedback to Product Development
  • Provide technical support to sales including demonstrations, trial installations and basic training (live and via internet)
  • Deliver advanced training courses
  • Actively engage clients to assess their training needs and make recommendations
  • On site (including field crew) installation, training and technical support


Attributes Required :

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Drives for results with passion and energy and maintains accountability for all work products.
  • Understands the 80% / 20% rule to avoid overanalyzing before acting.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment while providing a high level of customer service.
  • Is self-directed and able to work autonomously and within teams to meet required deadlines.

Preferred Skills Profile :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics, Math, Physics, or other related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience working within the seismic industry.
  • Working knowledge of seismic data processing, including in-field and office based data processing workflows.
  • Effective communication/presentation/facilitation skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to think logically, critically, and constructively about complex problems, clearly communicate findings of analysis, and propose solutions that address expressed needs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.


Other qualifications:

  • US Citizen or Green Card holder with the ability to work in the US without sponsorship.



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