Vessel IT SI

Technical · London, London, City of
Department Technical
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Competitive

The Role


With a focus on innovation, cyber security, business continuity, safety, and cost-effectiveness, you will be part of a team of three that is responsible for supporting, maintaining, and upgrading the on-board IT infrastructure for new and existing vessels, as well as ensuring that satellite communications are stable.  The successful candidate will provide remote IT support, and when required, on-board support to the vessels.

Position:                 Vessel IT Superintendent


Contract type:         Permanent


Reporting to:           Fleet IT Manager (based in London)


Location:                  London


Key responsibilities:


  • Proactively resolving vessel IT operational issues, as well as contributing and sharing your technical expertise on broader vessel IT projects
  • Ensuring that vessel-based IT and satellite communications are stable, with business continuity protected
  • Providing excellent IT support and quality of service to all vessels
  • Providing input into the development of the fleet Cyber Security strategy
  • With the guidance of the Fleet IT Manager, overseeing the completion of thorough assessments of in-scope systems, applications, and processes to establish cyber security risks and control gaps
  • Driving the application of the security risk management framework across the fleet
  • Proactive and open communication with the Fleet IT Manager in the implementation of updated cybersecurity methods and policies
  • Building and maintaining the databases for the fleet
  • Installing, testing, maintaining, and providing support for all on-board applications
  • Exercising correct judgement in escalating vessel IT operational issues / risks
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with sub-suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Ensuring that all relevant documentation and system logs are updated and remain current in content

More about you

This is an exciting but challenging opportunity. We are therefore seeking to appoint an experienced and service orientated Vessel IT Superintendent to join our Fleet IT Team.


Relevant experience & competencies


  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in vessel IT support and infrastructure delivery, within a global shipping company (c.100 ship fleet)


  • Proven expertise in working as part of a team in delivering complex technology programmes in a hybrid on-premise / Cloud environment which includes at least one of the “big 3” public Cloud providers (AWS, Azure or GCP)


  • Practical experience and advanced working knowledge of vessel IT application management, database management, cyber security practices, incident management, and satellite communication equipment


  • In-depth understanding of shipboard operations. Seafaring experience would be an advantage


  • Logical thinker with a strong analytical background and good attention to detail


  • Excellent problem-solving skills together with the ability to support decisions with sound reasoning and judgement

  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate and maintain strong relationships within a multi-cultural environment


  • Clear, precise, and confident in verbal and written communication to support credibility and position of expertise. Ability to speak to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, and prepare written reporting and presentational content


  • Strong focus on delivering quality and meeting deadlines. Successful track record in dealing with a broad set of activities within a fast-paced environment, whilst managing pressure well.


  • Flexibility to work prolonged hours and travel as necessary




  • Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent

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