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Geospatial Data Engineer

Job summary

£29759 - £34087
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
16 April 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee


We are currently seeking applications for a Geospatial Data Engineer within the Digital Connectivity Information Management Team, based in Atlantic Quay, 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.

This post attracts a £4,000 ICT pay supplement 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. There is an on-going review of the ICT pay supplement in view of the implementation of the Digital, Data & Technology (DDaT) profession. We reserve the right to make changes to the ICT pay supplement as a result of the review.

The Scottish Government’s Digital Connectivity Information Management team is responsible for data management & analysis, GIS and data publication applications underpinning the work of Digital Connectivity Division. Digital Connectivity Division leads delivery of Scottish Government commitments to ensure superfast broadband connectivity for all homes and businesses across Scotland through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) and Reaching 100% (R100) programmes, as well as addressing gaps in 4G mobile coverage, the deployment of 5G technology, and development of the Internet of Things.

Qualifications Required
Postgraduate level qualification in Data Science, Geospatial Data Science, Data Engineering or other relevant discipline, or equivalent relevant work experience.
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. Proven experience in the implementation and development of complex end-to-end data processes evidencing tangible and effective business benefits and production of high quality analytical, data or management information-related outputs in a high profile project/programme management or similar environment.
2. Proven evidence of managing, analysing and administering large and complex reference datasets in a relational database environment (e.g. Postgres/PostGIS).
3. Proven evidence in automation of data processing and analytical tasks using ETL tools/methods (e.g. FME) and relevant coding languages (e.g. SQL, R, Python) in development of data workflows.
4. Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience and produce clear, high quality data/analytical output in both written and verbal format.

Further Information
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, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Alan.Bragg who can be reached on 0141 244 1447 or by email Alan.Bragg@gov.scot.

Please note, we are also separately seeking applications for a GIS Analyst (IRC82809).

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Recruitment@gov.scot.

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