Working in Equinor IT

You might think of Equinor mainly as an energy company, but did you know we’re also one of Norway’s largest IT employers? 

More than 600 people are directly employed by Equinor IT departments, and in total our IT community is close to 2000 people including external partners. While some work with maintenance and operations, others work within the growing field of software development. Working in Equinor IT means you get to help shape the future of energy. 

So what makes people want to work with us and more importantly - what makes them stay?

I work in Equinor because ...

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"The opportunity to use 20% of my work hours on competence building meant a smooth transition from life as a student."

Torgeir Haaland

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“I get to use my skills to help create a better and more sustainable future."

Mats Grønning Andersen

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“I get to be at the forefront and an ambassador of new ways of delivering IT in the company.”

Yu He

Taking a stand from within

As an employee in Equinor IT, you’ll get to work in a wide variety of energy-related fields. You’ll be part of a department that develops solutions for the entire business, from oil and gas to wind farms and other renewable energy sources.

Professionally, you’ll get a variety of interesting issues and challenges to tackle and a direct opportunity to influence the direction the company takes - a quite unique position to be in.


"My generation wants to save the world. So the best thing about working here is being a part of the solution and contributing to the transition to a low-carbon society with increased use of renewable energy."

Kristian Reed

Innovation initiative

One of the departments within Equinor IT that works with software development is Software Innovation (SI). As an employee in SI, you’ll be able to explore new technology as you develop intriguing software. If you’re going to help push us even further as a company you’re going to need to stay up to date - and we’ll let you do just that.

One of the ways we want to make sure you always keep improving is the innovation initiative. This means you can spend up to 20% of your working hours on gaining new competence.

You can do it on your own or together with others - we organize Developer Playgrounds each Friday where you can keep on gaining new competence.

Creating a software community

Building strong teams and allowing people to learn new things is crucial in order to develop the best software. That’s why we organize Equinor Developer Conference - our own annual in-house conference.

Dubbed EDC among friends, the conference is a three-day event packed with workshops, keynotes, talks and presentations. The topics have ranged from 3D printing and Google Sprints to programming languages and software architecture. EDC is open to everyone working with software development in Equinor.

Working in a big company

You get the time to immerse yourself in a few selected technologies, and you get to learn from colleagues in different fields of expertise. We don`t expect you to know everything from the start.

I work in Equinor because ...

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“There are so many exciting tasks – and the means and willingness to put good ideas into life.”

Magrete Torland

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"I get to work with some really clever people from all across the entire organization."

David Wade

“I get to work with software development focused on speed and agility. The fail fast approach suits me, and helps me stay current."

Marita Midthaug 

Make your own choice

Our field of work is constantly changing and new technologies or solutions are always appearing. This means that it’s going to take some effort in order to stay ahead of the curve.

“Our CEO has said that we are to be digital leaders, not followers. To achieve this, we need the opportunity to grapple with technology and we have to stay up to date on the latest developments. In terms of IT we’ve been given the opportunity and the freedom to plot our own course in recent years."

Kjell Inge Skjønberg, Lead Analyst IT

We’re not afraid of putting our money where our mouth is - which is why we encourage our teams to choose the technology they see fit for new projects. Working in Software Innovation means you can have a direct impact on the technology you work with and what direction we take as a company.

Join our software community

Are you a software developer and looking to join our team? Then check out the list of job openings using this link: Job openings in Equinor 

We also have summer internships available in all of our offices. Read more about the application process or submit your application here: Summer Internships in Equinor

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