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IT Technical Lead

Full Time


We’re proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we’re looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that’s more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

IT Technical Lead – OT Security Experience

Base Location: Perth, Reading, Aberdeen, Havant, Edinburgh or Glasgow – Remote Flexibility Available

Salary: £51,946 – £68,603 + On call package

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 Hours| Flexible Working options available | On Call

What is the Role?

Your role will be to lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team of technical resources to develop and support the IT solutions and services aligned with your product Owner and key business processes.

What Do I Need?

Experience sought to support the role:

  • Following ITIL processes
  • Agile and DevOps practices
  • Experience of the purdue model for ICS and NIST frameworks
  • Experience of SCADA data interfaces
  • Practical experience of networking concepts specifically within the routing and switching discipline
  • Working experience of on-premises IT Infrastructure stacks including MS Windows Server, VMware ESXi/vCenter, Hyper-V and hardware platforms for hosting and storage
  • Managing and maintaining IT Infrastructure via tools such as PowerShell, SCCM, SCOM and SCVMM
  • Microsoft Azures IaaS stack is preferable
  • Managing application access via Citrix
  • Identity and Access (inc privileged) Management via Active Directory, CyberArk and RSA
  • Backup and recovery utilising Netbackup
  • Full suite of Microsoft Active Directory products and services

Primary duties for the role include:

  • Working with Product Owners and Delivery leads to assist with organising the backlog of work
  • Incident, problem and change management of responsible applications & systems
  • Manage major IT incidents to resolution within defined SLAs and utilising problem management to avoid repeat occurrences
  • Lead and develop a team of technical cross-functional engineers
  • Platform and application configuration
  • Application installation and lifecycle management
  • Participating in Scrum stand ups and other agile ceremonies
  • Leveraging automation to increase capacity for value-add activities
  • Contributing to system design & architecture discussions
  • Designing support practices and onboarding new systems for operational support
  • Taking the lead in ensuring the IT services within the value stream are secure via best practice, patching, vulnerability & obsolescence management
  • Ensuring maintenance schedules are in place and delivered for applications & systems
  • Be part of an on-call support rota

About The Department

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. For this role you will be meeting the need for the growing Renewables and Thermal Energy businesses. From emerging technologies to data & analytics to cyber security – we power SSEs growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of the part we play in SSEs net-zero vision. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

Life at SSE

If you’re considering a career with us, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we’re proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we’re proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I’ll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275846

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


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