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Job Title: IT Lead - Cloud Engineer
Reporting To: IT Manager - Infrastructure and Operations Function: ISIT
Location:  Houston

Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore Deepwater drilling companies. Using ground-breaking technology we operate in 15 countries across 5 continents, employing some 5,000 people representing 65 nationalities. Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s an ambitious goal. And every single one of us has a part to play. Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety standards, and we’ll give you what you need to be your best too.

Diversity and inclusion are more than words for us. Everyone is welcome—as an inclusive workplace, our people are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our people. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we operate in.

The IT Infrastructure and Operations Lead is responsible for collaborating across a team of engineers and other technical professionals to design, build, maintain, and support Seadrill’s global portfolio of server, network & storage infrastructure solutions (e g., on-premises / Azure Environments, operating systems (Linux/windows) & virtualized environments).  This is an individual contributor, experienced technical role, which will regularly interact with and guide outsourced/partner contractor resources.

The role will be based in Seadrill’s Houston location, which follows a hybrid model (presently four days in the office each workweek). 


  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • Lead end-to-end management of Seadrill’s global server & storage infrastructure portfolio (on premises (rig level) & Azure), inclusive of strategic planning through operational support and maintenance.
  • Manage the design of Seadrill’s on-premises (rig level) and Azure, with particular emphasis on shaping our cloud and virtualization strategy in close partnership with the Director of IT, our IT Security team, the IT Infrastructure and Operations Manager, IT engineers as well as IT vendors.
  • Manage, operate, and maintain a secure and reliable network infrastructure for Seadrill. Collaborate with the network teams on an ongoing basis in ensuring that network resources are made available to users efficiently, effectively, and quickly.
  • Coordinate data center operations and work with multiple internal & external stakeholders to run the company’s infrastructure smoothly, with primary emphasis on business effectiveness, availability, stability, and reliability.
  • Oversee the design, testing, and implementation of infrastructure disaster recovery, backup / business continuity plans, procedures, audits, and enhancements to promote an environment of high availability.
  • Partner closely with the IT security team, application solutions teams, helpdesk team and other relevant stakeholders to establish common standards and objectives for Seadrill’s infrastructure solutions and functional objectives.
  • Manage capacity planning and system optimization efforts for infrastructure solutions (e.g., infrastructure performance, performance fine tuning, environment scaling).
  • Manage and coordinate technical support (in collaboration with the helpdesk team) for Seadrill’s on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure environments (e.g., Tier 2, Tier 3 technical support in a 24x7 environment).
  • Manage workload of staff and vendors, and mentor a team of junior and senior engineers with diverse mix of skill sets and experience.
  • Facilitate teamwork with cross-functional stakeholders and personnel from other groups across the company, vendors, and third-party providers.
  • Monitor industry trends and anticipate changes to Seadrill’s infrastructure footprint. Proactively consult with Seadrill stakeholders to translate company needs into solution roadmaps which are socialized and aligned to broader IT and company strategic priorities.
  • Travel Required: Generally expected to be less than 15%, as business needs dictate.


Our goal is to ensure that ‘nobody gets hurt’ whilst performing their job. Everyone at Seadrill has a part to play in meeting our safety commitment.

Through strong leadership and personal responsibility from all employees, we take a systematic approach to identifying, managing and preventing the hazards involved in our day to day operations. Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our workforce and the communities in which we operate and behaving responsibly towards our shared environment. We are vigilant, disciplined and always looking out for one another. We have developed and embedded a strong safety culture onshore and offshore, fostered by all employees, who each have a personal responsibility and the authority to put an immediate stop to the job if they believe it to be unsafe. Everyone at Seadrill is accountable for helping to build this culture of care.

In Seadrill, setting the standard is not just about what we deliver, but how we deliver it.

We co-created our Behavioural Framework with our employees, where we identified four key competencies that define our culture and help us to live our values. Our behaviours are embedded in the way we work and support and guide us day to day:

  • Drive & Ownership
  • Change & Forward Thinking
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Service Delivery


  •  Demonstrated experience with managing the system lifecycle for global infrastructure solutions and capabilities (e.g., on-prem / cloud-based infrastructure, operating systems & virtualized environments).
  • Demonstrated experience with infrastructure design in a global, multitenant environment including on-premises and cloud-based solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with leading cloud and virtualization transformation programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud computing and virtualization technologies (e.g., Azure).
  • Demonstrated working with identity and access management technologies and solutions (e.g., Azure, MS Defender, Active Directory/Azure AD).
  • Demonstrated experience with network and system administration, including operating system configuration and account management best practices.
  • Experience with ITIL service management practices, standards, and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability for oral and written communication with the highest levels of management.
  • Experience with developing and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a constantly changing and evolving environment.
  • Certification Required: Azure Administrator Associate


  • Certification Preferred: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Minimum Requirements

  •  Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related technical discipline, and 5-8 years related experience (or combination of equivalent education and experience) with history of proven technical and leadership roles.

We value our people and want to retain them. So, we offer a competitive package built around an attractive base salary and a range of benefits tailored to your location.
Join Seadrill. Own the Opportunity.