14 August 2017


£39,547 per annum (pay award pending)



Managing five team members, four miles of private fibre across Edinburgh, three data centres, two petabytes of storage and one hundred servers, the National Library of Scotland is seeking a talented manager to lead the development and operations of its growing IT Infrastructure, including responsibility for storing and safeguarding digital collections, cyber security, procurement, and business continuity. 

The National Library of Scotland is one of Scotland’s premier cultural institutions.  It holds the nation’s memory: collections document the influence of Scots at home and abroad across the centuries, while also reflecting the ideas and cultures of the world.  Like every organisation, the Library is undertaking a major digital transition.  Whether that is in its role as a Legal Deposit Library, acquiring thousands of new publications each week – around half now being in digital format, the increase in book and film digitisation generating terabytes of data every day, or ensuring all customer interaction points to our services are available through efficient digital-first interfaces. 

The IT Infrastructure that underpins all of this is gaining in importance and attracting significant investment.  In the past 12 months the Library has financed the replacement of the firewalls, introduced flash-based storage, upgraded the core switches, and delivered 10Gbps network speeds to desktops in the digitisation studios.  Further support this year has been provided to introduce SIP telephony, move to cloud-hosted email, and procure a new geographically replicated digital archive storage platform. 

You will enjoy the challenge of planning the infrastructure for the long term while overseeing prompt resolution of any immediate IT issues, understanding the needs of the Library to architect appropriate infrastructure solutions, and collaborating with colleagues to help apply digital transformation across the organisation. Together with a close-knit team of IT and digital experts (including the IT Support and Applications Development teams) you will deliver first-rate services to an ambitious cultural organisation. 

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The closing date for applications is Monday 14th August 2017 at midnight.  It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 27th August 2017. 

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