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Data Scientist Internship

4 - 6 Months

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A Technology Company with a Passion for Innovation

CGG is a pioneering Technology Company providing world class fully integrated Geoscience services within the global Energy sector. We employ in excess of 5,300 people worldwide, who bring a unique blend of talent and energy through working together to deliver unrivalled innovative solutions to our customers.

Join us to deliver unrivalled geoscience insight to our clients, through complex data science techniques and ongoing development of our powerful software.

Through our cutting-edge Technology in Geoscience, we have achieved outstanding leadership with a strong focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering the best sustainable solutions to our clients' energy challenges.

Our own Unique blend of Technology, Science and Creative Thinking

We use a unique combination of pioneering proprietary software, visualisation applications and high performance CPU & GPU computing capabilities. Our scientific teams collaborate with customers, through the analysis, enhancement and creative problem solving of complex data.

What does a Data Scientist Intern do?

As part of our 4 to 6 month internship programme you will assist in continual improvement of our seismic data processing and imaging. You will work closely with both the software development group and the scientists in our imaging teams to look for opportunities for improvement and then implement solutions or applications using data science techniques. This may be to implement new workflows, to improve or automate our existing workflows, remove bottlenecks or to enhance decision making to enable us to deliver even better solutions. We expect you to propose solutions to known problems and identify new areas where you can add value with your expertise. As an integral member of our imaging team, we highly encourage the contribution of ideas and drive in the generation of new concepts, to maintain our outstanding leadership position for technology and service delivery in the market place.

Over the internship there will be opportunities to learn about other aspects of the business, how they connect and work together to form CGG.

Welcome to CGG

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Person requirements & required education and experience:

You are likely to be studying or educated to a Master’s or PhD degree level in Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering, Computer Science, Geophysics or similar.

Our Internship Programme requires individuals who can exhibit a collaborative approach to working and a proven ability to critically analyse scientific data and problems to reach solutions and conclusions.

You will be expected to demonstrate your experience in applied mathematics and programming (ideally C++, Python, on a Linux platform) during the application and interview process.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • A passion for programming, technology and enthusiasm for analytical and problem solving challenges.
  • Through formal education or self-learning, a good understanding and knowledge of C/C++, python, functional programming ideally based on a Linux platform.
  • Understanding of Hadoop, Spark, MapReduce and machine learning.
  • Hands-on experience in building machine learning models from real-world data.
  • Experienced in deep learning techniques (CNNs) and toolboxes.
  • Proficiency to design, build, test and support innovative solutions.
  • The ability to define and manage project deadlines.
  • The ability to balance workloads across a wide variety of projects.
  • To keep all stakeholders regularly informed on progress.
  • To innovate and have fun through collaboration and generation of ideas which lead to enhancements of our workflows.
  • An enthusiastic attitude towards learning and flexibility to adapt to new challenges or changes in direction.


  • Initially 22 days' holiday, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday programme.
  • Company contributory pension plan.
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programs, tailored to suit individual or family needs.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our staff.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above (expected)
  • 6 months
  • Crawley (West Sussex)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Geophysics
  • Maths
  • Physics

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