Lead Analyst Developer (Sharepoint Administrator & Developer)

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Salary Range: £32,709 to £40,560 per annum
Full time, although we welcome applications on a flexible working basis
Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh













The Scottish Parliament exists to define, debate, decide and legislate on issues of importance to the people of Scotland. It holds the Scottish Government to account and is answerable to the people of Scotland. Our IT team plays an essential role in allowing the business of the Parliament and its Members to function effectively.

Your new role

You will lead on future Sharepoint development projects and on the development and implementation of a Sharepoint roadmap for the organisation. You will ensure that this key technology platform is well administered, supported and maintained. Currently the Parliament has critical business services running on both cloud-based Sharepoint online and Sharepoint 2013 on premise but the roadmap for this technology is to move all instances to the online platform.

What you will need to succeed

You will be experienced in successfully running Sharepoint as a critical business platform and have the required knowledge and experience to take the lead in developing this platform to better meet the needs of the business including the migration of an on premise version to Sharepoint online. You will have experience in managing a critical Sharepoint business platform and services that run on it and in helping the business make best use of this platform. You will also have excellent planning skills and good strategies for monitoring, fixing and continuously improving the Sharepoint platform as a service.

What you'll get in return

In addition to your salary (£32,709 to £40,560), you’ll be entitled to a great pension scheme with employer contributions of 20.9%; including training and career development opportunities. We also offer excellent benefits such as Childcare Vouchers, Cycle2Work, Health Living Scheme, and Season Travel Ticket Loans, along with the opportunity to work flexibly during your working week, as well as generous holidays (41.5 days’ leave including public holidays).

What you need to do now

If you are an experienced Lead Analyst Developer looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to join Scotland’s Parliament, we’d love to hear from you. To apply, read the full job info then send your CV and a covering statement demonstrating your Skills, Knowledge & Experience to jobs@parliament.scot by 4pm on Friday 19 January 2018. Applications from Gaelic speakers. Cuirear fàilte air tagraidhean bho luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig.

The Scottish Parliament is committed to achieving a diverse workforce which reflects our diverse communities and we welcome applications from all. We are an autism friendly building, have a wide range of supportive family friendly policies, a room for prayer or reflection, and staff groups which support diversity in the workforce. 

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A Day in the Life....

Jonathan Nisbet – Analyst Developer, Business Information Technology

Working as a developer at the Parliament is a great experience. Every day brings new technological challenges with it: these can range from using modern technologies to create a new solution to a problem or resolving issues with existing legacy systems.

I’ve recently been heavily involved in one our high-profile in-house projects to re-engineer the application that the Clerks use to process the Questions and Motions submitted by MSPs on a daily basis. For the last 5-6 months a typical day has involved a daily catch up with the rest of the project team and the head Clerk in the morning to report our progress. Then I’ve worked under the guidance of a senior developer to build this application and design solutions to the requirements that are given to us. However, sometimes we have to down tools and switch focus to deal with issues with existing systems. So every day is a challenge but is ultimately very rewarding once they’ve been overcome!