Corporate Transformation - Automation Developer

Locations UK-Edinburgh | UK-Glasgow
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(21/07/2022 09:31)
ID
2022-2622
# of Posts
1
Closing Date
18/08/2022
Salary
GBP £31,542.00/Per Annum
Category
Digital Data and Technology
Hire Type
External

Overview

Corporate Transformation is a new Directorate established to increase the Scottish Government’s capacity and capability to shape and deliver transformational corporate change, with impact across the wider public sector. The Directorate will bring structure and governance to the setting of priorities, and manage the delivery of many key projects and programmes.

 

The Shared Services Programme sits within the Corporate Transformation Directorate and is a flagship change programme that will deliver improved  performance and efficiency of how corporate shared services are provided to core Scottish Government and other public bodies in Scotland.

 

With significant multi-year investment in technology planned, the programme will deploy the solutions and platforms required to enable operational and cultural change to meet user needs and provide a better customer experience. Automation technologies are a key enabler for service transformation, helping to deliver early benefits, supporting change and de-risking the transformation of corporate shared services.

 

This role will be part of the newly formed Scottish Government Automation Centre of Excellence (CoE) team. The CoE and the corporate shared services programme is the initial focus of this role, but the focus will widen as the portfolio of corporate transformation expands.

 

 

An Automation Developer works on agile projects within a portfolio and develops automation solutions. As an Automation Developer, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing complex Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions using a variety of methods in support of automation initiatives across Scottish Government and the wider public sector.

 

You will collaborate with senior stakeholders and end users throughout the project lifecycle, from the identification of automation opportunities, through to the design, development, testing and maintenance of automations, employing process optimisation techniques and the use of LEAN/agile methodologies where required.

 

You will oversee the day to day running of BAU automations, investigate and resolve defects, and manage change requests for automations within the CoE’s production environment.

 

You will engineer process patterns for automations that can be reused across the public sector and will utilise RPA best practices to ensure automations meet business requirements and stated targets for efficiency.

 

As an Automation Developer, you will be responsible for mentoring/coaching more junior members of the development team. You will peer review other people’s design and development thinking, and ensure they align to the appropriate standards.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a motivated, collaborative and supportive team, where you will have the opportunity to develop your technical skill-set, and help build the Scottish Government’s Automation Centre of Excellence.

 

DDaT Pay Supplement:

This post attracts a £5,000 DDAT pay supplement after a 3 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

Responsibilities

  • Support the team to take a holistic approach to identify automation opportunities; employing process optimisation techniques and the use of LEAN/agile methodologies where required
  • Support the design, build, testing and deployment of automation process solutions; including collecting and documenting requirements, defining process and technical solutions, prototyping, configuring digital components, and supporting stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle
  • Monitor and manage BAU automations, leading on the investigation and resolution of any issues identified, and manage change requests in the production environment
  • Undertake software improvements and upgrades
  • Support business and technical reviews of automation performance through visually consumable, real-time analytics
  • Develop and maintain appropriate documentation for all facets of RPA work
  • Contribute to RPA development methodology and testing practices/standards, ensuring adherence to RPA/development/coding standards and naming conventions
  • Stakeholder management and engagement, encouraging and facilitating continuous improvement
  • Communicate technical details to a non-technical audience
  • Contribute to governance, including development of the Programme’s Portfolio/Roadmap and plans, progress reporting and RAIDD management
  • Contribute to best practice for the delivery of RPA solutions within the Scottish Public Sector as part of the CoE
  • Work as part of a motivated, collaborative and supportive agile team; mentoring and coaching colleagues as required
  • Line Management and any other duties as required

Competencies:

People Management

Communications & Engagement

Improving Performance

Analysis & Use of Evidence

Essential Criteria & Qualifications

Essential Criteria:

  1. Experience of developing digital solutions using Agile/Scrum and SDLC methodologies (ideally using RPA software)
  2. Experience of business process re-engineering/optimisation
  3. Experience using data manipulation and data visualisation tools, such as Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx, matplotlib or equivalent.
  4. Experience coordinating and leading a development team

Location: Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ/Atlantic Quay, Glasgow, G2 8LU/Working from home

 

Interview and Assessment: Dates to be confirmed

 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend interview or Assessment.

 

Minimum time in post:

You will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of three years unless successful at gaining promotion to a higher Band or Grade.

 

In the event that further posts are required, a reserve list of successful candidates will be kept for up to 12 months.

 

HOW TO APPLY & FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

INTERNAL & OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT APPLICANTS:

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process.

 

Please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (of no more than 750 words). When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills as described in the job description CV and personal statement must be one document.

 

You must discuss your intention to apply with your current line manager to help ensure early release.

 

Further information:

 

DDaT Recruitment - COVID-19 Candidate Guide

 

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS:

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process.

 

Please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (of no more than 750 words). When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills as described in the job description CV and personal statement must be one document.

 

Further information:

 

Person Specification Band B

DDaT Recruitment - COVID-19 Candidate Guide

DDaT Recruitment - Further Information

 

For information regarding this post please contact Kenny Notman email – Kenny.notman@gov.scot

 

Scottish Government's ambition is to be a world leading, diverse employer where people can be themselves at work. We want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via scottishgovernmentrecruitment@gov.scot

 

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