We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Technical Architect within the Directorate for Digital based in Edinburgh.
This is a 23 month fixed term 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.
DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 months DDaT competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.
The service team have responsibility for ensuring that current operational systems (the live MQS - Managed Quarantine Scotland - system in its current configuration where contracts are owned by UK Government with a four-nations approach) are operating successfully in Scotland and for people traveling into Scotland.
A significant part of this work is managing a change control process, to ensure that when Scottish or UK Government policy is updated, or when changes are made to the operational systems (that are used for citizens to book MQS packages, and for UK Government and SG to manage the service) that these systems reflect Scottish Government policy and are accurate for people travelling into Scotland.
An additional part of this is to ensure that the guidance on gov.scot and mygov is updated to be reflective of Scottish Government policy, and is easy to use and understand for people travelling to Scotland.
Whilst it is the role of policy team is to ensure that content for operational systems and SG websites is accurate and current, the MQS team work closely with the policy team to design this content, ensure it is fact-checked, and manage the upload and implementation process.
hosting twice-weekly meetings with DHSC to review outstanding changes and receive information on upcoming changes that may affect MQS in Scotland.
A further large component of this workstream is managing and resolving live service issues. The team undertake testing of the booking systems both routinely and in response to changes to the systems being implemented.
a service manager, a Technical Architect, a Business Analyst, a Data Analyst and a Content Designer.
providing direction and challenging where required. As well as being proactive in identifying problems and translating these into non-technical descriptions that can be widely understood.
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. Can communicate with senior, non-technical managers the benefits, risks and operational considerations of IT solutions and their technical design.
This includes explaining the impact of any technical decisions on the sustainability of the solution.
2. The ability to influence technical staff to work towards adopting a standard approach whilst bearing in mind existing legacy systems, an organisation's current skill-set and budget limitations.
3. Experience of working in an agile environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team and incorporating a user-centred approach to designing solutions.
enterprise data capture and analysis.
This job is broadly open to the following groups :