Awarded to People Source Consulting Ltd

Start date: Monday 12 August 2019
Value: £180,000
Company size: SME
Home Office

BRMS back end developer

12 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 1 large

3 Completed applications

3 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Thursday 11 July 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 15 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 18 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
Develop a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) connected to a current LIVE service back-end. BRMS is the RedHat J Boss Decision Manager (version 7). They will be embedded into the project team, working with incumbent back-end developers, front-end developers, Dev-ops engineer, interaction designer, user researcher, product owner and test team.
Latest start date
Monday 5 August 2019
Expected contract length
6 months- 1 year
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
BA researchers, designers and developers
What the specialist will work on
The role will specifically involve:
 Back End development of the new BRMS RedHat JBoss Decision Manager application
 Back End development of integration with the new BRMS RedHat JBoss application and LIVE service
 Migration of existing rules (circa 17) hard coded using DRL (Drools Rule Language ) to the LIVE service to the newly setup BRMS
 Knowledge transfer to team developers and end (non technical) users

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Metro Point, 49 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EU
Working arrangements
onsite at least 4 days a week for face-to-face meetings.
Security clearance
SC security clearance required

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  •  Redhat J Boss Decision Manager (version 7)
  •  Back End development using Java 8 (specifically streams, lambdas, and collections framework) and dependency injection.
  •  Enterprise integration comprising eventually consistent (asynchronous and synchronous) systems, and distributed message-driven (JMS) architectures interfacing with Legacy and third-party systems.
  •  Experienced on enterprise messaging patterns, specifically the pub-sub channel.
  •  Building asynchronous microservices with RESTful APIs using JAX-RS.
  •  Strong Cloud experience (AWS or similar)
  •  Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, and implementing DDD-based-designs.
  •  Java persistence using an ORM/JPQL.
  •  Understanding of core properties of RDBMS including ACID properties and transaction isolation.
  •  Automated testing with JUnit and Mockito, using a test-driven approach to development, and articulate on benefits of a clean, testable codebase.
  •  Git and pull-request-based code review flows
  •  Maven and consuming CI Pipelines using and consuming reports from static analysis tooling (eg Checkstyle, PMD, Clover, SonarQube etc.).
  •  Meeting user needs using agile methodologies.
  •  UNIX command-line familiarity.
  •  Understanding of Spring Batch.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  •  RAW visualisation tool
  •  Designing microservice-based, eventually-consistent architectures using domain driven design (DDD).
  •  CQRS and Event Sourcing patterns.
  •  Successfully delivering performing, scalable and long-transactional digital services in complex and highly regulatory environments.
  •  Working in blended, multi-discipline, multi-vendor team environments.
  •  JAX-RS for REST APIs.
  • JMS
  •  Developing and working against cloud hosted environments.
  •  Hibernate and Liquibase.
  •  JIRA/Confluence
  •  Wiremock and other distributed-systems testing utilities.
  •  Activiti or other JBPMN.
  •  Rules Engine eg Drools.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

35%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent?
No its a new post
2. Will you support the SC process for the successful candidate?
Yes
3. There is a total of 29 essential and nice-to-have skills, is there any way this can be shortened? it will be difficult for suppliers to secure the best possible talent given the lengthy application criteria, with no guarantee of even an interview?

*essential criteria shorten in answer*
1.Redhat J Boss Decision Manager (version 7)
2.Back End development using Java 8 (specifically streams, lambdas, and collections framework) and dependency injection
3.Building stateless microservices with RESTful APIs using JAX-RS
4.Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, and implementing DDD-based-designs.
5.Java persistence using an ORM/JPQL.
6.Understanding of core properties of RDBMS including ACID properties and transaction isolation.
7.Unit testing with JUnit and Mockito, and articulate on benefits of a clean, testable codebase.
8.Git and pull-request-based code review flows
9.Maven and consuming reports from static analysis tooling (eg Checkstyle, PMD, Clover, SonarQube etc.).
10. Meeting user needs using agile methodologies.
4. Can you please confirm if suppliers only need to answer the 10 questions that you've selected rather than all 29 ?
no these 10 essential points are what needs to be met in order to be interviewed, if we need to filter applicants down then we will use the nice to have criteria in order to do so.