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From the moment we wake up, we generate data – as consumers, as workers, as citizens.

That data trail creates a digital history of our financial activity all day, every day – from doing our everyday banking, paying bills, making online purchases, using internet apps to manage all aspects of our financial lives, and much more.

We can deliver huge benefits to society by safely unlocking the power of this data.  We bring together companies, public bodies, charities, and universities with a common goal – to use data in a safe way people can trust to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for everyone.

Supported by UK Government

In September 2020 we received initial funding of £23m from the UK Government through the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) flagship Strength in Places Fund.  Recognising the opportunity for Smart Data Foundry to create jobs and prosperity in Scotland, this investment aligns with the mission of UKRI, to convene, catalyse and invest in close collaboration with others to build a thriving, inclusive research and innovation system that connects discovery to prosperity and public good.

Smart Data Foundry is a mission-led organisation here to unlock the positive power of financial data to improve people’s lives.

The era of Open Banking and Open Finance is exciting for so many reasons. It’s enabling people to share their financial information with companies they trust – banks, accountants, insurers, pension companies – who in turn can give them a better, more personalised service.

But here’s the thing: that same financial data can help power our wider society too. Companies, governments, public bodies, regulators and academics can study this real-life, large-scale information and use it to shape policies which improve people’s lives.

Our Team

  • Frank Gauld


    Frank is a University of Edinburgh graduate and has held high-profile positions at NCR, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank. He has extensive international banking and technology experience at executive levels in IT, Product Development and Professional Services.

    Bringing a wealth of global Financial Services and FinTech experience, Frank will drive the organisation’s strategic direction, spearheading safe data sharing to tackle societal, economic, and environmental challenges.

  • Dame Julia Unwin

    Chair of the Board

    Dame Julia Unwin is the Inaugural Chair of the Smart Data Foundry based at Edinburgh University.

    She was the Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation from 2007 until 2016. Previously, she ran a consultancy business for 15 years and has served as a Charity Commissioner, member of the Board of the Housing Corporation, Chair of the Refugee Council and Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency. She was a member of the Council of the University of York and pro-Chancellor until 2017.


  • Dougie Robb

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Dougie Robb is the Interim Chief Financial Officer at Smart Data Foundry. Dougie is a qualified chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience in practice and industry, including early-stage business experience and CFO positions.

    He has gained extensive financial services experience across a range of relevant sub-sectors, including corporate and personal banking, asset management and investment banking, including through positions and assignments with Lloyds Bank, Northern Rock and Lehman Brothers. In addition, Dougie has previously held CF1 and CF10 FCA control functions.

  • Damien McGarrigle

    Interim Chief Operating Officer

    Damien is the Interim Chief Operating Officer at Smart Data Foundry. His role is leading the operational delivery of the new organisation: to design, build and implement the mechanisms to support and scale it. This includes project delivery, infrastructure delivery and our internal functions.

    Damien has spent 20 years working in the Financial Services sector for players such as Lloyds, Direct Line and Prudential. He is part of the University of Edinburgh City Region Deal team developing the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) programme, a multi-million-pound investment designed to establish the Edinburgh region as the Data Capital of Europe.

  • Nick Hall

    Interim Chief Commercial Officer

    Nick Hall is the Interim Chief Commercial Officer at Smart Data Foundry. His role is to create the engagement strategy and capability to ensure we become a self-sustaining, self-funding business.

    Nick has spent over 20 years consulting in the financial services industry. For the last six years, he was a Managing Director at Barclays UK, running the retail and business bank’s analytics, insights, and data science unit. He helped build Barclays Information Business, a market-facing information-based business line that created products for consumers, corporates, small businesses, and government by safely unlocking the bank’s customer-level data insights.

  • Paola Arce

    Data Scientist

    Paola is a Data Scientist for Smart Data Foundry responsible for analysing and visualising financial data in the data Safe Haven. She is part of the Data Science team contributing to creating a Global Economic Observatory. Paola has a PhD in Informatics Engineering and has more than ten years of experience in data analysis, especially in machine learning, scientific computing and time series forecasting.

    Previously, Paola worked at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, where she provided data solutions to meet scientific and funding requirements while facilitating international collaboration.

  • Oliver Berry

    Social Impact Business Analyst

    Oliver is a Social Impact Business Analyst for the Smart Data Foundry. They are working in the Social Impact Proposition to help bring together stakeholders and generate solutions to societal issues relating to poverty and wellbeing.

    Oliver previously worked in third sector consultancy and is interested in how organisations can be helped to orient themselves towards positive social impact in innovative ways. Oliver also has a background in Anthropology, where they studied how people attempt to make sense of uncertain futures and societal change.

  • Victor Alfonzo Diaz

    Data Scientist

    Victor is a Data Scientist for Smart Data Foundry responsible for analysing data in and outside the Safe Heaven. He forms part of the synthetic data lab and model building team.

    Victor has a PhD in theoretical physics with a solid history of achievement in numerical analysis research, focused on cosmological string theory and environmental analysis. His main areas of expertise include solving complex problems, Machine Learning, and Python.

  • Mia Dowman

    Engagement & Work Stream Lead for Social Impact

    Mia is the Engagement and Work Stream Lead for Social Impact at Smart Data Foundry. Mia focuses on catalysing stakeholders with shared interests to access data evidence and research insight to help solve societal problems related to financial inclusion and wellbeing.

    She seeks to build key local, national and international stakeholder partnerships to accelerate ‘data for action’ for data-driven research and social innovation projects at scale, addressing public and policy gaps that hinder societal change. Ultimately, she supports Smart Data Foundry’s ambition to create an independent, longitudinal data evidence observatory as a force to improve lives.

  • Emily Elliott

    Project Manager

    Emily is a project manager for Smart Data Foundry, responsible for the timely and successful delivery of initiatives across the portfolio. She comes from a financial services background, delivering IT infrastructure, customer engagement, and regulatory projects.

    She is skilled in agile and waterfall project management methodologies and has experience developing and implementing delivery models.

  • Bryan Gemmell

    Office Coordinator

    Bryan is the Office Coordinator at Smart Data Foundry, responsible for providing efficient and effective cross-departmental business support and administration. The role predominantly works most closely with his colleagues in corporate functions, including Fiona Grieve and Nikki Robertson in the HR and Finance departments and Dougie Robb, CFO.

    Bryan joined Smart Data Foundry with an international background. He brought a range of customer service, logistics and operations coordination experience acquired across the financial services, road transport and aviation industries in organisations including Royal Bank of Scotland, Avis Budget Group (Asia Pacific), Auckland International Airport and multiple airlines.

  • Magdalena Getler

    Digital Delivery Lead Technical Standards

    Magdalena is part of Smart Data Foundry on secondment from her position as Head of Digital Services from the University. Magdalena has 10+ years of experience building products and services in a range of scenarios across the public service (HEIs, BBC), putting people at the heart of the design process.

    She is passionate about innovation and a holistic human-centred approach to designing and delivering products meeting the needs of citizens and communities. She is a member of a prestigious Aurora cohort selected out of hundreds of applicants to represent the University in the 2017 women leadership programme.

  • Fiona Grieve

    Human Resource Partner

    Fiona is the Human Resource Lead at Smart Data Foundry and is responsible for delivering our staff’s HR and Recruitment services and advice.

    Fiona is highly skilled and brings over 20 years of HR, Resourcing and Talent Management experience to the Smart Data Foundry. She has worked across a broad range of industries, including financial institutions such as NatWest.


  • Madeline Henkelman

    Innovation Consultant

    Madeline is the interim lead for Smart Data Foundry’s Innovation Proposition. She supports value case development, the build of the Innovation Environment, customer onboarding, and stakeholder engagement as we continue to build and strengthen our partnerships in the market.

    Madeline has spent her career in management and strategy consulting world-leading projects for a broad range of clients across several industries, including financial services, energy, and the public sector. Recently, her focus has narrowed to support organisations in the financial services and innovation space, new to the market or developing new value propositions and innovative solutions.

  • Luke Isbel

    Head of Innovation Environment

    Luke brings over fifteen years of experience delivering complex change balancing tech solutions with user needs. His role in the Smart Data Foundry draws on his expertise in technology, business and people management to enable clients to use data to revolutionise their business.

    Luke holds degrees in Electronics Engineering and Business Management and project management and enterprise architecture qualifications (Scaled Agile Inc Certified SAFe® Program Consultant, Agile Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), PRINCE2 Practitioner and TOGAF9 Certified). He also completed the Saltire Fellowship experiential entrepreneurial leadership programme in 2018 through Babson College in Boston (USA) and Strathclyde Business School.

  • Bailey Kursar

    Customer Data Protection Unit Interim Proposition Lead

    Bailey is the founder of fintech-for-good Touco Lab. A financial inclusion advocate, she is a member of the Financial Inclusion Commission and the Government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum. She has authored a guide to inclusive design published by Money Advice Trust and Fair By Design.

    Working with the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, Bailey led the development of an Open Banking app to help those with mental health problems manage their money with the help of a family member. She now works with other companies to help them understand how to consider vulnerability when designing products.

  • Craig Lennox

    Talent Programme Proposition Lead

    Craig is the Proposition Lead for the Talent Programme at Smart Data Foundry. He is responsible for commercialising Smart Data Foundry through the development and delivery of revenue-generating training and development, CPD, Executive Education, and other activities that aim to bridge skills gaps in finance and fintech industries.

    With a background in internationally commercialising educational offerings in both the public and private sectors, he has experience in higher education, e-learning, strategic income generation, business development and services marketing in the public and private sectors.

  • Jack Leon

    Interim Technical Programme Lead - Innovation Environment

    Jack is a recent MBA graduate with 10+ years of building and leading multidisciplinary and geographically diverse teams. He is passionate about organisational strategy, company culture and just-enough processes to help the right experts to work together and deliver.

    He uses 20+ years of software development experience to ensure the correct software design choices while managing risk and incremental delivery plans. Extensive experience with setup and maintenance of nearshore / offshore technology partners to optimise productivity and costs. Start-up experience includes executive-level technical representation during company sales, rapid scale-up, and greenfield project development.

  • Abby Manz

    Impact Strategy Manager

    Abigail is the Impact Strategy Manager for Smart Data Foundry and is responsible for the management of the monitoring and evaluation, and impact measurement strategies for the organisation.

    Abby brings nearly ten years of experience advancing innovative international development projects to address Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth and global health challenges. Before joining Smart Data Foundry, Abigail worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), managing learning and impact strategies for the Agency’s digital financial services practice.

  • Boel McAteer

    Impact Evaluation Researcher

    Boel works with the Smart Data Foundry team in Finance to provide evidence of the impact that we are making. She will also assist in designing and conducting a baseline assessment for impact evaluation of the project’s research grant from the UKRI Strength In Places Fund.

    Boel brings a wealth of experience, having worked with the University of Edinburgh and the UK Government Stabilisation Unit across various research and communications functions.

  • Kirsty McKenna

    Project Manager

    Kirsty joined Smart Data Foundry in early 2022 to support us with the volume of change being delivered within the organisation. She is responsible for the timely and successful delivery of all our initiatives within our portfolio.

    Kirsty comes from a Financial Services background, working with Standard Life and Phoenix group, where she gained vast experience delivering large scale data and systems transformation programmes, mainly as the result of M&A activity.

  • Nicola McLaughlan

    Funding and Grant Researcher

    Nicola focuses on researching and identifying funding opportunities that will support Smart Data Foundry’s aim to unlock data as a force to improve people’s lives. Nicola’s role involves matching those opportunities Smart Data Foundry’s innovative projects and propositions and helping develop funding partnerships.

    Nicola is a Fundraising specialist and has significant experience in sourcing funding from private trusts and foundations, Government and other public sector sources, as well as developing corporate partnerships and securing philanthropic support from individual donors. Nicola has secured extensive funding for a broad range of organisations including charities and other not-for-profit organisations working within Social Care, Health, Education and Arts and Heritage. Nicola is a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

  • Albert Menezes

    Technical Information Gov Manager
  • Kimberley Mitchell

    Marketing Communications Executive

    Kimberley joined Smart Data Foundry in early 2022 with the remit of Marketing Executive. The position focuses on effective communication of our mission and goals for the future. She will work across all departments to ensure that we all know where we are and where we are going!

    Kimberley has spent her career developing strategy, internal communications and marketing activities. She feels very passionate about the mission to improve our day to day lives with data. Previously Kimberley has worked for Wood Group, ESP Renewables and OSPR, supporting growth and rebranding internationally.

  • Martin Nel

    Private Sector Engagement Lead

    Martin is the Private Sector Engagement Lead at Smart Data Foundry. His role is to build partnerships with the private sector and leverage our expertise and capabilities to harness financial data for social and economic benefit.

    Martin spent a decade as a senior executive at a Big 5 Canadian bank where his last role was Head of Personal and Small Business Banking. In this role, Martin focused on growing the franchise through customer experience and leveraging analytics to create value for customers and shareholders.

  • Yusuf Odujebe

    Information Security Manager

    Yusuf is an information security manager with vast experience in performing and managing technology risk assurance, internal audits, cyber security, vulnerability management, change management, network and application security review, third-party vendor security assessment, security policy review and formulation, security incident and event monitoring (SIEM) and implementing security controls on data and relevant enterprise infrastructures.

    He has twelve years of work experience spanning information security and information technology within the financial sectors, primarily the traditional banking and FinTech company.

  • Dash Peruvamba

    Risk and Privacy Data Manager

    Dash is our Data Privacy and Data Governance subject matter expert with a proven track record of scoping, assessing and delivering various projects in the data policy space – including internal audits, ICO responses, and project implementations. He has also undertaken wider internal audit work around analytics, controls and MI project work across various clients in the public sector, higher education, and financial services sector.

    Dash is a skilled researcher, policy analyst and communicator with experience in the Education sector and political process, including expertise within HE policy, enhancement activity, and democratic process within membership organisations.

  • Nick Radcliffe

    Chief Data Scientist

    Nick leads our data science capability and the building of data assets at the heart of our projects. Nick has worked in machine learning, data analysis and software development for 30 years and runs a specialist data science consulting and software company, Stochastic Solutions.

    He is an organiser of PyData Edinburgh and the lead author of the open-source tdda (test-driven data analysis) Python library for testing data and data science and the Miró data analysis software suite. He is a Visiting Professor for the Operations Research Group at Edinburgh University.

  • Kate Riddoch

    Trainee Project Manager

    Kate recently graduated from Heriot-Watt University, where she completed an MSc in International Business Management with Project Management.

    Before this, she studied Politics with Quantitative Methods at the University of Edinburgh as an undergraduate, contributing to her passion for Smart Data Foundry’s purpose to safely unlock financial data for the betterment of society. Kate joined us in November 2021, shortly after finishing her Masters – this is her first professional role.

  • Nikki Robertson

    Finance Manager

    Nikki is the Finance Manager at Smart Data Foundry. Her role as a qualified accountant is to provide finance support for all areas. Her responsibilities cover the provision of financial information to both the Smart Data Foundry Executive Steering Group and the Management Committee to enhance the understanding of current business performance.

    Before joining us, Nikki worked over 20 years with NatWest Group in various finance business support roles covering Technology, Retail, Direct Line and the Commercial areas, including a secondment in the US leading a team in the start-up of a new joint venture financial services company.

  • Lynne Robertson-Rose

    Research Fellow Pensions

    Lynne is an academic at the University of Edinburgh. She works closely with Mia Dowman, using data supplied by Smart Data Foundry, to research financial vulnerability amongst older workers.

    Lynne’s background is in the financial sector, earning a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh. She specialises in mixed-methods research into retirement savings behaviour, and her PhD thesis investigated behavioural responses to automatic enrolment in workplace pension schemes. She is currently working with us to achieve our ambition of improving lives through data-driven research.

  • Anna Roubickova

    Assistant Research Controller

    Anna is an Applications Consultant in Data Science at EPCC, University of Edinburgh. She supports Smart Data Foundry in the role of an Assistant Research Coordinator, where she helps the Information Governance team establish and manage safe, secure, and efficient data flow.

    Anna has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and a background in computer science and principles of computation. Anna’s professional experience covers a wide range of activities, from technical work through consultancy to project management in a mix of commercial and research projects of various sizes.

  • Richard Seabrook

    Head of Marketing and Communications

    Richard Seabrook is the Head of Marketing and Communications for Smart Data Foundry. He is a proven business leader with over 25 years experience of leading large product and marketing teams and strategic consultancy in blue-chip Financial Services organisations.

    He has extensive experience in all marketing disciplines from brand development, new proposition development, product management through to marketing strategy and through-the-line execution in multi-channel environments. With experience as head of marketing roles with major UK banks and many years’ of consultancy engagements worldwide, Richard offers extensive experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies.

  • Mike Spencer

    Data Scientist

    Mike is a Data Scientist at Smart Data Foundry and has a background in environmental science, economics and sociology. His previous work has included agriculture, supply chains, rural economy, hydrology, digital skills and social services.

    He has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in snow hydrology and a BSc in Environmental Science from Lancaster University. Mike is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a member of the Society of Research Software Engineers and a convener of the EdinbR R user group.

  • Martin Talbot

    Head of Technical Delivery

    Martin started his career in IT as a database developer with Glasgow City Council, most notably developing the Great Scottish Run results system. This led to several roles in private sector Corporations, including CBRE, Roche Pharmaceuticals (where he joined the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning project) and Digital Equipment Corporation.

    In his most recent role with the Digital Office for Scottish Local Government, Martin led a number of initiatives, including driven by data, smart Infrastructure and Intelligent Automation in collaboration with the Scottish and Local Governments in implementing digital business technology transformation projects for the provision of services to the benefit of their Citizens.

  • David Tracy

    Head of Data Science

    David leads the Data Science team at Smart Data Foundry. David’s goal is to use financial data to help understand more about how consumers and businesses manage their finances. Working together with Government, banks, charities, FinTechs, and academics to make better decisions, create better policy, and build better products to ultimately reach better outcomes.

    David joined Smart Data Foundry from Experian, where he led the Data Science and Innovation for the UK Consumer data division. He has worked at several successful start-ups (FanDuel, Castlight Financial) and Banking and Insurance Financial Services.

  • John Vines

    User Centric Design SME (UoE)

    John is a Professor in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics. His expertise is in the interdisciplinary field of human-computer interaction (HCI). He specialises in the use of design methodologies to understand, explore, prototype, and evaluate interactive and data-driven systems.

    He is seconded to Smart Data Foundry as a subject matter expert on topics related to people-centred and inclusive financial services. He works across Smart Data Foundry’s talent and social impact workstreams and supports the development of research projects with the University of Edinburgh and academics at other institutions.

  • Pei-Shan Yu

    Data Scientist

    Pei Shan is the data scientist at Smart Data Foundry responsible for data analytics in the data Safe Haven, mainly for COVID impacts on citizen and SME projects. She has a PhD in Finance and is a keen and experienced researcher. Her interests cover financial data-related topics and econometrics, emphasising carbon finance, carbon data science, and integrating ESG aspects into investment decision-making.

    Previously, she was the Post-Doctoral research fellow of Smurfit Graduate Business School and engaged in an Anti-Money Laundering research project. The project conducted research in rule-based suspicious activity detection systems and analysed real transaction data to establish a well-performed predictive model with machine-learning techniques.

  • Kevin Collins

    Senior Strategic Advisor

    Kevin is Senior Strategic Adviser at Smart Data Foundry and Assistant Principal at the University of Edinburgh. Kevin was interim CEO from September 2020 until April 2022, leading the team to raise seed funding.

    Kevin was appointed Assistant Principal in 2014 with a remit to transform industry engagement activities. He led the development of the Data-Driven Innovation Programme as part of the City Region Deal. This is his second role at the University, having previously been a founder at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, helping to re-locate the UK National Supercomputing Service to Edinburgh in 1994.

    Kevin has been a founder of two start-ups, helped turn around a failing business, and worked in senior positions for two public companies.

  • Nicola Anderson

    FinTech Scotland CEO/Smart Data Foundry Strategic Leader

    Nicola is CEO for FinTech Scotland and a Strategic Advisor for Smart Data Foundry. FinTech Scotland works across private, public and third sectors and academia to enable economic growth and inclusion in the developing face of digital financial services.

    Nicola is a champion for consumers, people and inclusion. She has been instrumental in developing lasting relationships between FinTech Scotland and a broad range of consumer and citizen advocate groups such as Money Advice Scotland, Advice Direct Scotland, Age Scotland and Mental Health and Money Advice.

  • Stephen Ingledew

    Executive Chair of FinTech Scotland and Smart Data Foundry Management Team Advisor

    Stephen is the Executive Chair of FinTech Scotland and part of the Smart Data Foundry interim management team, providing advice and guidance around engagement with the Scottish FinTech community. He is one of the architects of the original Smart Data Foundry concept.

    FinTech Scotland is an independent cluster leadership enterprise focused on delivering positive economic outcomes through financial innovation. Stephen has led FinTech Scotland since its formation in 2018, initially as Chief Executive, to be recognised as one of Europe’s top financial technology (FinTech) economic cluster bodies, a status awarded in 2020 by the European cluster accreditation body.

  • Richard Prior

    CEO FDATA Global / Smart Data Foundry Strategic Adviser

    Richard is a strategic adviser to the Smart Data Foundry management team and is CEO of the Financial Technology and Data Association (FDATA), the world’s largest not-for-profit trade association representing FinTechs operating in Open Banking, and more broadly, Open Finance.

    In leading the campaign for Open Finance, FDATA works with government, policymakers, regulatory authorities and industry to implement a fair and ethical market landscape promoting healthy competition, innovation, and improved customer outcomes.


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  • Site Reliability and Dev Ops Engineer


    Team – Innovation Environment

    • Location: Edinburgh (Flexible home/office working as required)
    • The site reliability and DevOps engineer will be responsible for running the production environment by monitoring availability and system health. The roll holder will also be responsible for CI/CD of platform infrastructure and applications.

    Proven experience of working in a similar role
    Excellent knowledge and experience of working in cloud environment, preferably AWS
    Proven track record of implementing infrastructure and application CI/CD using tool such as cloudformation, AWS CDK, Circle CI
    Well versed with programming languages, preferably python or javascript
    Knowledge of latest SRE and DevOps trends and how to pragmatically apply them
    Exposure to working in operations environment with processes such as change, release, incident, problem management
    Exposure to working in agile and/or the product delivery lifecycle, with product, engineering, or software delivery professionals

  • Lead Back End Engineer


    Team – Innovation Environment

    • Location: Edinburgh (Flexible home/office working as required)
    • Salary : £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
    • The Lead Back End Engineer will be responsible for leading the design, development and delivery of middle and back-end software solutions underpinning our cloud-based data centric platform.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
    • Certification as an AWS Solutions Architect, Cloud Security Certification, and/or OpenStack Administrator Certification a plus.
    • Senior level experience in developing software using Java.
    • Experience with modern software architecture paradigms such as ETL, microkernel, microservices, event-driven, serverless and managed services.
    • Working knowledge of implementing Authentication and Authorisation and related technologies such as TLS, OAuth, HTTPs, SSO, encryption/decryption, key management and secure network design.



  • Lead Front End Engineer


    Team – Innovation Environment

    • Location: Edinburgh (Flexible home/office working as required)
    • Salary : £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
    • The Lead Front End Engineer will be responsible for leading the design and build tools and services which our customers can use to create data driven products for their end users. This role will interface with the underlying data layers to surface functionality to serve our customer requirements.
    • Experience implementing cloud managed services as well as end-to-end application development.
    • Hands on microservices and API design, documentation, and development.
    • Proven programming experience with Java.
    • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, React, and Ember.
    • Familiarity with database technologies such as MySQL, Oracle, and MongoDB.
    • Working knowledge of implementing Authentication and Authorisation, e.g. OAuth, SSO.


  • Data Security Consultant


    Team – Privacy and Risk

    • Location: Edinburgh (Flexible home/office working as required)
    • Salary : £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
    • The post holder will support the Head of Information Governance in ensuring appropriate information governance and security is in place to support Smart Data Foundry initiatives. They will work closely with the data science and technology teams, legal colleagues and in partnership with the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) to ensure data governance and protocols from Data Sharing Agreements and internal information governance policies translate to ‘living’ team data management processes for our secure technical environments.

    · Security or data governance qualification (e.g. CISSP/CISM/CIPP-E)

    · Expert in Data Protection and Security, preferably gained within a financial, medical or academic environment and accustomed to managing and mitigating high risk data with privacy risk

    · Experience in designing processes and procedures for data governance.

    · Ability to deal with ambiguity and react quickly in an evolving and fast paced environment.

    · Ability to work autonomously, under pressure and with conflicting and changing priorities.

    · Ability to communicate data protection concepts clearly and simply to a variety of audiences

  • Technical Business Analyst


    Team – Innovation Environment

    • Location: Edinburgh (Flexible home/office working as required)
    • Salary : £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
    • The Technical Business Analyst is responsible ensuring that customer requirements are front and centre through out the software development lifecycle. This is a critical role in ensuring that ambiguities arising from the multiple disciplines collaborating in product teams are identified and addressed.

    · Technical business analyst experience

    · Practical understanding of iterative software delivery, particularly Scrum.

    · Proven track record of working across multiple delivery work streams and teams.

    · Sounds understanding of secure software SDLC, DevOps and CI/CD.

    · Demonstrable experience with structured interviewing, employing a goal-oriented approach.

  • UI UX Designer


    Team – Innovation Environment

    • Location: Edinburgh (Flexible home/office working as required
    • The UI/UX Designer will be responsible for creating products and services with a good user experience by understanding what our users want and then designing online and offline user experiences so that they are intuitive and accessible. This role will interface with product managers, engineers and the marketing team to gather requirements from users before designing ideas that can be communicated using storyboards and high-fidelity mock ups.
    • At least 5 years of experience as an UI/UX Designer or similar role 
    • A portfolio of professional UI/UX design work. 
    • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, Framer. 
    • Experience with A/B testing ( split testing ) in enhancing CTA, copy, images, etc  
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
    • Ability to discuss and explain end-to-end user experience design options. 
    • Ability to produce digital design artefacts such as website elements.  
    • Customer-centric problem solver and detail oriented.