The Scottish Government
1st May 2018
Glasgow and Edinburgh
£56488 - £67660
The Scottish Government
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We are currently seeking applications for a Data Architect within the Social Security Agency SSD: CDO Division based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.
The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) division within the Social Security directorate is delivering an ambitious digital programme to support the transfer of welfare powers to the Scottish Government, supporting the strategy of a leading digital organisation and ensuring Scotland becomes a leading digital nation.
The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Division is responsible for delivering the infrastructure, capability and digital solutions that will support the Social Security Programme and ultimately the new Agency. Key focus areas of the CDO Division are:
Architecture and overall design
Technologies and platforms
Digital Risk and Cyber Protection
Operational Delivery and Capability
Challenges of delivering the new Agency
Scotland's Social Security Agency's will be split between Glasgow & Dundee. Together these offices will create at least 1,500 jobs split across the two cities. Once fully operational the Agency will provide a local presence across Scotland, providing face-to-face support and advice, supported by centralised administrative functions.
The new Social Security IT systems will be the largest, most complex IT programme of change since devolution. The team have started with an almost blank page and the IT spend over the course of the project is estimated at circa £190m. The new agency will process payments annually of £2.7bn for 1.5 million citizens.
Opportunity for Data Architect
The Social Security Programme represents a significant delivery, technology and digital challenge for the Scottish Government. Setting the new system up is a hugely complex task but a challenge that we relish and one that we are absolutely determined to get right. The goal is a social security system that is there to support the people of Scotland when they need it, for decades to come.
This role presents a unique opportunity to work as a Data Architect within the new programme. The successful applicant, will get in at the start of this high profile public sector endeavor and will be key in shaping the ‘greenfield’ solution for the new platform and in future extensions/enhancements to its systems.
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.
Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.
1. Track record in the Skill for Information Age (SFIA v6) skill areas of (i) Data Management and (ii) Solution Architecture.
2. Track record in designing and evolving the most appropriate solution/technical architecture to meet client requirements, fully integrating across different environments and technologies.
3. Track record of identifying and recommending the most appropriate use of technology.
4. Experience of leading work (for instance, being a Data Lead or equivalent) within a technical design governance environment and providing technical solutions within a multi-agency information sharing environment.
To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via our website before the closing date. For further details and to apply online, please click the APPLY button.
Closing date: 23 May 2018.