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What do we look for?

characteristics we look for in a seismic processor

Cultural Fit

We are a small virtual team whose strength lies in the connection between people and it is key that we are a good fit. Any future successful applicant will demonstrate:

A visible passion for seismic processing, technical problem solving and achieving technical excellence.

An interest and desire to utilise their skillset across a broad range of energy & engineering projects and data types.

A service focus, ability to quickly establish professional relationships, and an enjoyment for client interaction and collaboration.

employee cultural fit more important than technical knowledge

That they are a self-starter who is able to work remotely on a permanent basis, proven through exhibiting excellent communication skills, a genuine interest in others and willingness to invest time in social opportunities and developing a virtual working culture.

A sense of adventure and the enthusiasm and adaptability required within a growing organisation where not everything will be clearly defined.

That they are a true team player who is willing to engage in the wider aspects of the business and industry, and invest in other people’s challenges.

not about what you have done but what you have potential to do in future

That they have the discipline to use Flexi-Work effectively to balance work and life commitments whilst appreciating the give/take within that arrangement.

A curiosity and interest in playing an active role in the growth of our company, and continually looking for, and offering, ideas for improvement and development.

That they are a teachable character who exhibits humility and pragmatism whilst being self-assured enough to identify weaknesses and seek personal improvement.

That they are willing and comfortable in giving and receiving honest feedback on a regular basis.

That they find the value in a modern view on career progression and job satisfaction.

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Benefits of working at RockWave

25 Days Vacation (plus Bank Holidays)

Vacation is for vacation. Flexi-work is for appointments. You don’t need to use up your holiday entitlement on a dentist visit or to attend a school trip. It is also possible to extend your time away using our 'Work From Anywhere' philosophy.

8% Pension Contribution

Retirement can seem a long way off and putting additional money into a pension is not always a priority, especially if you already have to top it up to the minimum requirement. We take that problem away from you and pay a full 8% contribution for you, leaving you to choose what, if any, you put in yourself.

Profit Sharing Bonus

Everyone at RockWave plays an important role in our success, and our bonus system ensures we all share in that. Each year we assign a % of profits to be split equally between all employees (excluding Company Directors)

Life Assurance & Private Health Care

4x salary coverage offers some security for your family, but also benefits for you too - our policy with YuLife rewards healthy activity, alongside not so healthy internal competitive rivalry! And if you do fall ill, BUPA private health care has you covered.


Find the work-life balance that suits you. We value trust and focus on results & delivering exceptional service for our clients. Our flexi-work allows work and life to live in harmony, not competition. We know you’ll always give your best for us, so we give the autonomy to you. Below are some examples of current RockWavers Flexi-patterns.

Matt - Managing Director

My day will never start before 9:15, unless an urgent client request demands it. I have 3 young children to get out the door and to school (allowing my wife, a teacher, to leave the house early).
After drop-off I go to my home office until 3pm when the school pick-up calls. I'll then put in another hour or so before dinner and catch up the remainder in the early evening.

That would be a standard day, but on Tuesday it's kids to swimming lessons from 4-6pm - watch Child 2 & 3 in their lessons then work from the pool for an hour whilst Child 1 does endless laps (not so fun to watch but some of my most productive time for proposal writing!).

On Thursdays I stop at 4:30 to take part in Karate class with Child 1 & 2 – something I could never have fit in before.


Sounds hectic - it is, but that's having a young family and this way I have the ability to provide time for both them and RockWave.

If my morning is quiet, the weather is great, and I need to recover from all of the above, I might take the kayak out for an hour before work. I’ll also never miss an opportunity to go on a school trip – those things are important whilst the children are young and it costs me nothing in vacation days.

Being able to take that time out and juggle family life in a guilt-free way makes me far more productive in the time I am working and we offer the same level of flexibility to every one of our employees.

Sandeep - Geophysicist

My typical work day is fairly standard, I prefer to start around 8:30am - 9am, work through to lunchtime at around 12:30pm, eat and then take the dog for his walk. I’ll then start up again and finish around 5pm.
Fairly often I will have something else in my calendar, from the more mundane doctors/dentist appointments to socialising with friends, playing squash or going to music gigs/festivals. This is where flexi-work from home comes into its own for me as I can fit the rest of my life in at times that suit me.
For example, working a Thursday evening so I can leave early on a Friday afternoon to go to a music festival, or enjoying good weather during the day with friends and working in the evening instead, or starting late if I’ve had one too many orange juices the night before…
More recently, my wife and I are currently expecting our first child so being able to go to all the hospital visits and classes has been invaluable.
Obviously, this all needs to fit around meetings, deadlines and keeping my workload on schedule which relies on a level of trust both ways, but the trust is given and means that it is easy to have a good work-life balance and makes me feel more motivated whilst at work.

Monthly Socials

As we are a virtual organisation, we make it a goal to meet socially every month and take it in turns to pick the activity. What started as casual meet-ups in a pub has now developed into an informal competition to out-do each other – escape rooms, VR competitions, mini golf, games cafe’s, and recently the first RockWave Hash. It's always fun and often an opportunity to try something new.


We also try to get away a few times a year for a full company workshop. This will involve a residential somewhere – earlier this year it was Centre Parcs and soon we're heading to the Norfolk Coast. At these workshops we’ll brainstorm certain aspects of our business with the whole team, so everyone plays an active role in our development. The Imaging team also hold periodic local workshops, where they meet up to share technical knowledge or further our processing procedures.

Work From Anywhere

If you have a suitable internet connection you can work from anywhere in the UK, so you do not have to stay in your home office. For example you can use this to visit relatives for more than a weekend or work from a co-working space. It’s the quality of the output that counts, not where you do it from - find where you are most comfortable and in the best mindset.

Subject to approval, Work from Anywhere can also be used for short term working from overseas, primarily designed to allow you to spend longer in vacation destinations. It does not, however, imply permanent or long term overseas working as this role is UK based.

How does this work in practice? Here is Andy to tell you.

Andrew Spedding - Geophysicist

During my time working for ENI in Milan I was fortunate enough to purchase a house in the mountains where we would escape from the city during the weekends. On returning to the UK, we resigned ourselves to the fact that we would probably only be able to spend a few weeks a year there from now on. RockWave’s ‘Work from Anywhere’ approach has solved that problem. For example, I am now able to spend 6 weeks during the summer in Italy, taking 2 weeks as vacation and the remainder working normally from there.

Having ensured a fibre internet connection and understanding that the hour time difference is for me to manage and ensure I am available for client and team meetings, I now get the best of both – being able to spend more time than expected in the mountains, whilst not using all my holiday allowance to do it.

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Equal Opportunities

RockWave values everyone as individuals and is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. All applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender,  marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. Selection will be conducted on the basis of merit, against the specified criteria.

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