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Senior Infrastructure Engineer- Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service-SEO

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Full-time (Permanent)
£50,449 to £59,419
Published on
21 June 2024
25 June 2024

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

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£50,449 - £59,419

Starting salary is £50,449 rising to a maximum salary of £59,419. This is inclusive of a £5,000 pensionable IT allowance and is subject to future COPFS pay awards. All payments are pro rata for part-time staff. Contributory Civil Service Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 28.97% of your pay. The total value of our overall benefits package which is inclusive of salary, IT allowance and pension contribution is £65,064 (entry point).

A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

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Senior Executive Officer


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Information Technology

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This role is Location Neutral. The hub office and contractual home office for this role will be either Legal House Glasgow or Crown Office, Edinburgh. Office attendance will be required one day a week and as and when required. We offer flexible working and there will be opportunities for home working under our Agile working policy on agreement with your Line Manager. The role holder may be asked to attend other locations as part of general business activities with COPFS justice sector partners or other COPFS locations.

About the job

Job summary

About the Role:

If you are passionate about problem solving, cloud computing and technology, and want to combine this with your excellent leadership skills, then COPFS have an opportunity to join our Information Services Division (ISD) as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer. Our ISD cohort are responsible for the planning, delivery and maintenance of all digital services used by COPFS staff, external partners and users of the Scottish Justice System.

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at COPFS you will be part of our Senior Leadership Team, who are instrumental in driving digital transformation across the service. We therefore are looking for an experienced and responsible leader who can effectively instruct a wider team regarding their work and would welcome the chance to work on national citizen facing justice solutions.

Additional Information:

If you would be interested to learn more about this role, please see the attached application pack for further job details, salary information and assessment guidance.

Job description

This role sits within our Information Services Division (ISD) which is responsible for implementing and improving all COPFS digital systems and technology throughout the service.

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer, you will lead the architectural workstream on digital delivery projects within ISD. You will work closely with Business Analysts, Application Developers, IT Operationalists and Testers, pulling together to ensure all projects are delivered and goals achieved.

In this role you will design and deliver the technical components of new solutions, such as Witness Gateway and Digital Evidence Sharing Capability (DESC), as well as contribute to ISD Architectural boards, standards and practices.

General Responsibilities

  • Deliver identity and access management for new digital services and connect new services to existing solutions.
  • Work with agile project teams to deliver tickets, investigate bugs and resolve problems.
  • Deploy new Cloud solutions using Azure DevOps to manage and deliver software projects.
  • Help agree and implement new standards in digital architectural practice Working with colleagues across ISD and justice partners where appropriate.
  • Work on lifecycle management to analyse, maintain and replace existing solutions.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Contribute to project team development meetings to agree the way forward on projects.
  • Contribute to monthly architectural boards discussing draft papers and proposals, determining what is required for project delivery and providing constant evaluation.
  • Respond to any issues or reported bugs, determine the cause and oversee remedial action.
  • Conduct and help remediate security vulnerabilities identified as part of project security health checks and implement benchmarks and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with the IT Operations team and wider ISD cohort to address any major incidents.
  • Document and oversee new service transitions, providing training to the IT Operations Team to ensure they can fix any reported issues.
  • Work with contractors and colleagues from other agencies including Police Scotland, Scottish Government and Courts, and the Scottish Prison Service to ensure smooth delivery of cross sector solutions and cloud platforms.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Person specification

Suitability for the role

This is a leadership position in which you should be able to manage change and influence at senior levels.  We are looking for candidates with a genuine passion for problem solving and be able to apply this to technology within digital project delivery. You may have specific qualifications in architectural frameworks, or a background in IT security and Computer Networking that will see you enjoy completing difficult tasks by working with new technologies and tools.

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to deliver Cloud and Hybrid Solutions, specifically Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience in computer networking and troubleshooting and providing third line support.
  • Ability to lead a workstream, take responsibility of deliverables and work with a team to achieve a common goal.
  • Ability to produce technical documentation of your work and communicate an overview to technical colleagues.


Alongside your salary of £50,449, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service contributes £14,615 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.


We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • £5,000 IT allowance
  • Generous Civil Service Pension employer contribution, on average 28.97% of your pay
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly approach to work.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Employee Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

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