Contact Information

  • Lin Zhang
    (307) 223-6598


6+ years’ experience with Oil & Gas Upstream software development. Certified Professional Scrum Master, proficiency with agile methodology and software testing. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, skills in machine learning algorithms, data analytics and cloud computing. Strong knowledge about reservoir characterization and reserve estimation. 






Principal Software QA, Halliburton 04/2014 - 05/2020
Scrum Master in Cloud Application DS365 Scalable Earth Modeling 08/2019 -05/2020
• Facilitate scrum events, maintain stand up and iteration meetings, create test plans and triage defects
• Work with product owner to prioritize backlog and add user acceptance criteria.
• Participate whole project lifecycle of cloud application development, experience with AWS and API testing
• Create first regression test suite for cloud application, including automation and billing test cases
• Help intern projects about Machine Learning applied in geoscience applications
Software Tester in DecisionSpace Geosciences Software 04/2014 -08/2019
• Work closely with product manager and developers, involving in design, development and release of new
features including Complex Geology, Natural Fracture Network and Multivariable Data Analysis
• Design end to end user workflows based on domain knowledge about Reservoir Characterization
• Play vital role in detection of issues and failures, identify and document defects using PeopleSoft and TFS
• Execute regression, integration, performance test, ensure release DSG product with high quality
• Collaborate with product manager and consultants to provide application support and solve client issues

Reservoir Intern, Ryder Scott Company 05/2013 - 08/2013
• In charge of editing SPE training course “Reservoir Simulation for Practical Decision Making”
• Create a new chapter about how to construct a 3D geological model, adding specific examples with Petrel
• Utilize CMG to do history matching and prediction for different scenarios
• Participate projects about reserve estimation with SEC standard, experience with PHDWin

Teaching Assistant, University of Houston 08/2012 - 05/2013
• Help academic advisor to deal with graduate admission process, filing application materials
• Served as teaching assistant and grader for undergraduate course “Introduction to PetroleumEngineering”
• Grading problem sets and holding office hours to assist students in completion of assignments

Research Assistant, China University of Petroleum Beijing 09/2010 - 12/2011
• Working in the “973” National Key Laboratory
• Research about “Controlling factors of hydrocarbon accumulation in Jurassic tight sandstone reservoirs”, analyze core and logging data, create geological maps and reports
• Drafted three chapters of Publication “Mechanism of tight sandstone reservoir in Western Sichuan Depression”

Awards and Certifications

Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner


M.S in Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston
B.S in Petroleum Geology, Southwest Petroleum University