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IT Manager
Farnborough area, UK
Full Time
Travel required: <15%
Reporting to: COO

The Role

We’re seeking an experienced IT manager who can join us on this journey, using his or her technological skills to make us more efficient. In this role, you will analyse our current systems and assets, recommend and implement solutions and upgrades, and provide training. Our ideal candidate has extensive knowledge of network maintenance and advanced industry knowledge to keep us on the cutting edge. From day one, you’ll have an immediate impact on the day-to-day efficiency of our IT operations, and an ongoing impact on our overall growth.

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Background

Blue Ocean Seismic Services (Blue Ocean) is an innovative maritime robotics
focussed technology company with significant shareholders including BP and
Woodside.
Our vision is to disrupt the marine seismic industry through the development and
commercialisation of a large-scale autonomous ocean bottom seismic data
acquisition system, driving a step change reduction in the cost, time, HSE risks and
environmental impact associated with acquiring high quality marine seismic data.
These reductions in survey cost make ocean bottom seismic attainable to a broader
range of customers including for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and offshore
wind farm site survey applications. By significantly reducing the carbon footprint of
seismic surveys our technology assists clients in their push towards a net-zero
future.
Blue Ocean’s revolutionary integrated seismic acquisition system is based around
large numbers of intelligent, long endurance, uncrewed underwater vehicles
(UUVs).
These Blue Ocean developed UUVs are capable of multiple autonomous seabed
repositions to allow rapid, remote repositioning of deployed seabed receiver arrays
without the need to recover and redeploy by ROV. This, in combination with
automated launch, recovery & handling systems, rapid deployment/recovery, and
intelligent system control, allows for optimisation of seismic acquisition survey
operations and removes the requirement for ROV vessel support.
We are a dynamic, friendly, diverse, and inclusive workplace and welcome all
applications. We consider safety and security a priority.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or computer science • Proven experience in IT management. Minimum three years of experience required.
  • Experience with network administration, VPNs and maintaining a corporate infrastructure.
  • In depth knowledge of Linux, Windows, Windows Server operating systems, enterprise backup, recovery procedures, and system performance monitoring.
  • Experience in the administration of Office365, Sharepoint, Jira.
  • Expertise with implementing, configuring, testing and troubleshooting IT solutions.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong creative and analytical thinking
  • Professional certifications
  • Experience in the administration of Sage200 or other ERP systems
  • Experience in the administration of PTC Windchill or other PLM software

General responsibilities:

  • Maintain essential IT operations, including operating systems, security tools, applications, servers, email systems, laptops, desktops, software, and hardware
  • Own projects, solutions, and key responsibilities within a larger business initiative
  • Handle business-critical IT tasks and systems administration
  • Interfacing with cyber security third party companies, implement and configure systems following their recommendation and take actions following their directives whenever is needed.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies, hardware, and software
  • Facilitate remote work.
  • Track and maintain hardware and software inventory
  • Analyse department needs, identify vulnerabilities, and boost productivity, efficiency and accuracy to inform business decisions
  • Ensure network components meet needs and work together seamlessly, using the full range of capabilities, and stay informed about new features and competitive solutions
  • Continuously analyse current process, technologies, and vendors to identify areas of improvement
  • Prepare cost benefits analysis reports when upgrades are necessary
  • Train employees on both software and hardware, troubleshoot, and provide technical support when needed
  • Develop and execute disaster procedures, and maintain data backups