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Lead Security Architect

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Job summary

£64057 - £73935
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
06 February 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Lead Security Architect within the SSD CDO Division based in Glasgow. 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 Smith Commission proposed the devolution of significant welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament. Many of these powers are set out in the new Scotland Act. Social security benefits of around £2.9bn will be transferred from the UK Parliament, including powers to create Scottish benefits for those of working age. This will allow the Scottish Government to establish many elements of a Scottish social security system. Ministers will wish to use these powers to demonstrate the competency of the Scottish Government in delivering new services effectively and to outline a distinctive Scottish approach to social security. This is a high-profile and exciting area, with continuing political, public and media interest.

The Social Security Directorate is expanding rapidly to manage the devolution of social security powers through the Scotland Act 2016. The Chief Digital Officer has a remit to provide infrastructure and systems to support both the wider social security programme and the creation of the new Social Security Scotland Agency.

Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 Digital Data and Technology pay supplement, (DDaTPS), after a 9 months ICT 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.

Qualifications Required
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.

Essential Criteria
1. Broad and deep technical knowledge covering application, data, technology and security domains with associated experience in designing secure solutions using industry standard tools and techniques
2. Demonstrable experience and track-record of successful delivery of IT security architecture solutions in support of organisational programmes and projects.
3. Experience providing assurance of 3rd party architecture designs ensuring adherence to agreed policies, standards, and design patterns.
4. Experience of implementing technical security controls in a variety of projects and organisations.

Further Information
To apply, please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (of no more than 750 words). When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification. Your CV and statement should be submitted as one document via the online application form using the 'apply' button below.

For further information please contact Catherine Carson on 0131 244 0476 or by email catherine.carson@gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 0131 244 7397 or via recruitment@gov.scot


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