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Cloud Architect
Premium Job From The Scottish Government
Recruiter: The Scottish Government
Listed on: 20th November 2018
Location: Glasgow or Dundee
Salary/Rate: £60379 - £69690
Salary Notes: ICT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: IRC61187E_expired
Contact Name: The Scottish Government

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We are currently seeking applications for a AWS Cloud Architect within the Social Security Directorate based in Glasgow or Dundee. 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.

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 £190 million. The new agency will process payments of £3.3bn for 1.5 million citizens.

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 Cloud Architect within the new programme. The successful applicant, will get in early on this high profile public sector endeavour and will be key in shaping the ‘greenfield’ solution for the new platform and in future extensions/enhancements to its systems.

The Cloud Architect will play a pivotal role in the shaping and extending new Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud hosting platform for the Social Security Agency in Scotland.

Qualifications required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

AWS Solutions Architecture Professional or demonstrable equivalent may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Closing date: Midnight, 18 December 2018.

To find out more information and to apply, please click the APPLY button.