IT & Technology

IT within the maritime sector can fall into two main categories, Marine IT and Corporate IT.

The Marine IT function is responsible for the provision of IT support for vessels including problem resolution, IT security, maintaining vessel communication integrity, technical upgrades for vessels and providing training.

Corporate IT is the function that is responsible for managing technology for shore-based staff, including system and network administration, help desk, installations and moves, data security, database design and administration.

Example job titles

Application Support Team Lead, Assistant Manager Vessel Systems, Business Analyst, Chief Information Officer, Fleet IT Manager, Fleet Support Manager, Head of IT, IT Analyst, IT Director, IT Manager, Programme Manager, Project Manager, Ship Applications Specialist, Systems Support Specialist, Vessel Support Manager, Vessel Support Specialist.

Where can I work in an IT position?

All shipping companies will require IT support in some form. IT roles can be located anywhere, but in large companies are often located in hubs such as India.

Key skills and experience

  • A degree in computer science, IT or related field may be desirable.
  • Proficiency in systems administration such as Windows or Linux is normally required.
  • Knowledge of database management) and IT infrastructure management (servers, storage, virtualization).
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity practices (network security, threat detection, vulnerability management).
  • Proficiency in programming/scripting languages such as Python, Java or PowerShell.
  • Experience with IT project management methodologies and tools.

Get in touch

To find out more about IT & Technology jobs, please get in touch with the team who specialise in these vacancies.

David Tubb, Director of Recruitment