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Job Purpose: Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of...

Job Purpose:

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

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Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 11 and above (currently £30,727 per annum / £15.97 per hour)

The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.

job purpose/about the role

As a Technology Analyst in the Engineering and Operations function , your goal is to be responsible for planning, design, implement, maintain and administer the Authority’s core ICT Infrastructure including, cloud capability, voice and data network, servers and related systems. ensuing that the technical delivery outcomes are aligned to the cyber security standards including national and local initiatives. To contribute to the delivery of digital capability and infrastructure solutions including future proofing requirements to enable the design, development, testing and continuous improvement of infrastructure using a variety of technologies (including legacy systems) to deliver a robust digital experience . Input into the design of evolving the infrastructure to support a modern hybrid digital workplace. Infrastructure delivery will underpin the council ability to conduct its business and ensure seamless operation of day to day IT activities including the maintaining the availability of enable customer-facing technologies and business functions.

 

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Have experience and a record of success in improving technology and delivering secure, robust, modern architecture.
Have a strong record of infrastructure project/ operational lifecycle management
experience.
HND/Degree in technical discipline or equivalent work experience.
Completion of formal training in the administration of voice and data networks, Server
Operating Systems, Azure , Data platforms, O365 and Active Directory
A degree and/or relevant professional/experience in Business or Computer Science.

The postholder is able to demonstrate:

Strong communicator who can engage with stakeholders internally as well as external
partners
Growing and developing and have a positive approach to learning
Values everyone’s unique diverse ideas, experiences and beliefs.
Working with technology vendors and partners to optimize value
Effective analytical, prioritisation and negotiating skills.
Comfortable working in a technical environment
Addressing and resolving technical problems, and to use their relevant experience and
knowledge of emerging digital technologies alongside their associated technical skills to
identify and recommend solutions.
Face new and challenging situations where a calm and controlled approach must be
applied to the associated problem and an appropriate solution found.
Strong presentation skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to structure and
articulate messages effectively to different audiences at all levels.

The post holder is expected to demonstrate skills & competencies in a minimum of 3 of the following areas:
Administration of fixed and mobile telecommunication technologies.
Administration of Managed Wireless technologies
Administration of switched network environment for a large organisation through
either HP, Juniper or Cisco technologies.
Administration of Microsoft Windows 11 Desktop operating systems
Administration of Microsoft Active Directory Services
Administration of Azure cloud and O365 platforms.
Administration of Windows 2012 server and above
Administration of Solaris 10 and above
Administration of Corporate E-mail systems
Administration of Gateway Security systems
Administration of Endpoint Management systems
Administration of Enterprise storage and backup solutions

About Us

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: armedforces@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs