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Lead Engineer Infrastructure Operations

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Job summary

Salary - £37,418 - £45,241
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
11 February 2020 at midnight
IRC73467 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Lead Engineer Infrastructure Operations within the Information & Technology Services (iTECS) branch based in Saughton House, 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.

DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000.00 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 month 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.

DCNS are responsible for the provision and upkeep of the Scottish Government’s IP and Telephony networks, and the two Data Centres of the Scottish Government. The post holder is expected to demonstrate proficiency in configuring and troubleshooting network technologies including routers, switches, wifi controllers, load balancers and firewalls. As well as technical skills, the successful candidate will require communication and leadership skills with the focus on service delivery.

Qualifications Required 
For jobs in Band B and C you must hold a minimum of 3 highers or equivalent.

CCNA or 5 years’ experience in network support, design, configuration and troubleshooting.

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 sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. An established track record of service request and operational management with the ability to deliver services to agreed timescales clearly demonstrated.
2. Proficient in methods and techniques for the capture of traffic information and the analysis of this information into its constituent elements.
3. Practical working knowledge of the key IT systems utilised in this post: network management stations, firewall configuration, network analysis tools, DHCP management, vSphere management, NSX, routing and switching gui/cli.
4. The ability to work with limited supervision, displaying good judgement, strong planning, organisational, influencing and project management skills.The candidate will represent the department in infrastructure design/troubleshooting meetings internally and with external agencies and companies.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. 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 via this website before the closing date. Your CV and personal statement should be one document.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 8500 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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