Principal Engineer- Data and Analytics

NHS National Services Scotland
Edinburgh Technopole, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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NSS is the leading provider of data services and advanced analytics within the public sector in Scotland. Established in 2000, the Data and Analytics service is a dedicated team of professionals that designs, develops and supports integrated data and analytical platforms for NHSScotland which underpins Scotland's reputation as a world leader in health informatics. Following a change in legislation in 2014, NSS now offers data and analytical services across the public sector.
Due to the increasing demand for data and analytical services, and the rapid expansion in our data science and advanced analytics services, we are looking for experienced and enthusiastic data and advanced analytics professionals to join our team. The roles are critical in supporting the strategic direction of better use of data to support service delivery and outcomes across Scotland.
The typical responsibilities will include
• Technical analysis
• Design of and build of data platforms (including physical and virtual)
• Design and build of complex data processing and data wrangling routines
• Design and build of innovative data and advanced analytical solutions
• Design of and build complex models and algorithms, including machine learning
• Evaluation, implementation and support of Data Science platforms and capabilities
• Support of advanced and citizen data scientists through the design and delivery of enablement activities
• Data, Analytical and Data Science consultancy

The current Data Science platform is provisioned using AzureML, and this is underpinned by a mature and leading edge data platform, with visualisation and presentation of data and model outputs provided using Tableau, PowerBI, R and Business Objects.
Services provided by the Data and Analytics team include consultancy, development and support of innovative data and analytical solutions, and platforms as a service (PaaS). All services are underpinned by our 4 strategic Centres of Excellence - Data; Reporting & Visual Analytics; Advanced Analytics; and AI.
A degree, or equivalent, is required plus significant experience in the delivery of enterprise-wide data and analytical solutions. Successful candidates will be strong communicators, with an enthusiastic, proactive attitude. The Job Description for these posts is generic in nature. The specific duties associated with the posts are specific to Data and Analytics, including those listed above. More details of the skills and experience required are included in the person specification
Our benefits package includes a generous pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.
For an informal discussion please contact Neil Sinclair at
Further information on NSS is available from:
Closing date for completed applications is Monday 2nd November 2020
Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies
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