30 July 2021


Grade B2: £31,266 - £35,813 DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata



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

Essential Criteria

  1. Able to execute a wide range of Dba Microsoft SQL Server and SSIS skills and demonstrate knowledge of open source tools such as R or Python.

  2. Provide clear communications to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

  3. Investigate problems and opportunities in existing processes and create recommendations

  4. Collaborate with other Dba, Architecture and development teams in order to assure a stable database infrastructure.

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 Alexander McCall by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.


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