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Lead Data Engineer

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Job summary

Grade B3: £39,312 - £47,065
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
10 August 2021 at midnight
IRC87829 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Lead Data Engineer within the National Records of Scotland based in 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 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.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government, supporting the Registrar General for Scotland and the Keeper of the Records for Scotland. Both roles are held by the NRS Chief Executive. NRS is the Scottish nation's record keeper and official source of demographic statistics – information about population, households, migration, vital events, life expectancy and electoral statistics. NRS is going through a period of exciting change and 2022 will see the delivery of the first digital Census in Scotland. Alongside this NRS are delivering an ongoing programme of technology modernisations and improvements aligned with the Scottish Governments Digital, Cloud and Green IT Strategies.

As a Lead Data Engineer you will be part of our data team at our offices in Corstorphine, Edinburgh, working collaboratively across NRS teams on a variety of projects. You will lead on the management of data pipelines and the full lifecycle of data, delivering high quality digital services.

We are looking for a Lead Data Engineer who is passionate about improving all aspects of data services. You have experience of managing databases, constructing data pipelines with extract, transform and load process and tools. You will need to be a clear communicator with ability to communicate to a range of audiences, good at prioritising work and leading the team. You will research and keep abreast of new data technologies and how they can be used in future.

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. Experience of building and managing databases (particularly, but not exclusively Microsoft SQL Server).
2. Knowledge of, and/or experience with Microsoft SQL Service Integration Services and/or other to manage and design the full data pipeline.
3. Knowledge of, and/or experience with statistical tools such as SAS and R.
4. Experience as a Data Engineer with strong communication skills, managing a data team working on multiple projects and contributing to a strategic roadmap.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

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 learn more about this opportunity, please contact Alex McCall who can be reached at alexander.mccall@nrscotland.gov.uk.

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application.

A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

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.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to either 'Microsoft Teams' or 'Webex' applications by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Should you be invited to interview, you will be told which platform the event will take place on. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

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


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