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Are you ready to play a key role in propelling organisations on their data driven journey?

Sword builds foundations across platforms, data, and applications and our people have a shared passion for technology and solving complex business challenges for our customers.

Our core values and culture are based on caring about our people, investing in training and career development and building inclusive teams where we are all encouraged to contribute to achieve success.  Our people and culture are our highest priority in all we do. Measurable feedback is captured annually to ensure we continue to improve and develop our offering.

If these values are important to you, and you are looking to take the next step in your career with an established and growing company, we’re delighted to share a newly created opportunity to join the Sword team in the role of Infrastructure SME.

As infrastructure SME you will have the exciting responsibility of strategising and coordinating the implementation of infrastructure components for projects in both data centers and substations, collaborating closely with Value Stream and Delivery Leads. The successful candidate will develop concise roadmaps for the infrastructure aspects of the program, taking ownership of identifying project dependencies. Being well-versed in cutting-edge virtualisation solutions and the underlying hardware platforms is a must. Additionally, the ideal candidate will provide valuable insights and recommendations on various infrastructure and platform technologies, including keeping an eye on emerging cloud technologies.

Location: Remote , Aberdeen , UK.


  • Act as an SME for IT infrastructure delivery in support of ongoing project activities
  • Provide SME knowledge and design engineering that leads to the creation of high-quality project delivery
  • Working with Operations and Security Operations teams, vendors, project team and wider business to deliver well designed solutions that meet project requirements.
  • Liaison and engagement with 3rd party vendors
  • Producing and completing high level and low-level solution designs in line with company architecture and strategy
  • Identify divergences from best practice within projects and lead resolution processes
  • Installation, configuration, administration, support, maintenance and troubleshooting of project solutions prior to production deployment
  • Ensure timely and accurate testing prior to deployment
  • Engagement with support groups to ensure successful technical go-live and hand over to support
  • Use change management processes to prevent unplanned production disruptions and outages
  • Be innovative, pragmatic and enthusiastic to ensure safe, secure and reliable project delivery

Sector & business experience:

  • IT/IS oil and gas experience
  • Operational Technology environments an advantage

Professional skills:

  • Ability to act proactively, escalating as required
  • Strong documentation/communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience of IT change management processes and principles
  • ITIL Foundation (or better) desirable


Our people are supported and encouraged to develop their career with Sword through their own personal learning and development plan, alongside a competitive salary, pension, private health, wellbeing and insurance schemes, a flexible approach to working, and employee assistance programme.

Sword is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All applicants receive equal consideration for employment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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