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Senior Cyber Security Engineer

Salary Grade B3:£39,312.00 - £47,06500

DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata

Location Dundee and Glasgow

Hours Around 37.00 per week

Closing Date 02 December 2021 at midnight

Reference IRC90467E

Employment Type Permanent Employee

DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 Digital, Data and Technology (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. This post is part of the Scottish Government DDaT profession. As a member of the profession you will join the professional development system, currently BCS RoleModelplus.

Social Security Scotland, an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government, is the largest and most complex IT and digital change programme since devolution. With a lifetime budget of over £300m, delivering a social security system that will support the people of Scotland for decades to come. Due to the demands of this exciting programme of work, the Agency is currently experiencing rapid growth and we require more incredible digital, security and technology experts to join us, including Senior Cyber Security Engineer's.

The Chief Digital Office(CDO) Division has a remit to provide infrastructure and systems to support both the wider social security programme and Social Security Scotland. The division is responsible for delivering the infrastructure, capability and digital solutions that will support the Social Security Programme and Social Security Scotland. Key focus areas of the CDO Division are:

•Architecture and overall design;
•Technologies and Platforms;
•Digital Risk and Cyber Protection;
•Operational Delivery and Capability;
•Service Management Service Development

Essential Criteria
1. You will have the knowledge and experience to install, configure and support an Elasticsearch cluster.
2. You will have a working knowledge of coding or scripting, preferably in a Dev Ops environment.
3. You will have a demonstrable understanding of security principles and techniques and a broad knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity.
4. You will also have a broad understanding of information technology topics such as networking or Window/Linux administration.

More information about the role and how to apply is available at Scottish Government (

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