Health Education England (HEE)

Developer - National Data Warehouse

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
9 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
8 SME, 5 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 19 July 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 26 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work An experienced developer is needed to:

Work on the continuous development of HEE's National Data Warehouse (SQL server 2016, which is deployed on Azure)

Onboard 100+ datasets into the National Data Warehouse and refine these to meet user needs.
Latest start date Monday 19 August 2019
Expected contract length Six months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Health Education England (HEE)
Maximum day rate We decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement -
Who the specialist will work with You'll be expected to work with the following:

- Scrum Master, Service Manager (Product Owner) and wider Team (incl. data analysts, other developers and senior management)

Stakeholders such as:
- Business Managers and subject experts
- Others involved in the education and training of the multi professional healthcare workforce
What the specialist will work on The Health Education England Data Programme has been established with the aim of providing the business with ‘a single source of the truth’ via the National Data Warehouse.

The Data Warehouse is SQL server 2016 based service and consists of a number of database servers deployed in the Azure cloud environment.

Our current requirements framework has identified over 100 datasets that need to be onboarded to meet user needs.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Health Education England
Floor 3
Stewart House
Russell Square
Working arrangements To be in the London office for core days and flexible working is subject to arrangement.

The role is outside of IR35.

With regards to time frames that we are working to:
• Shortlisting week commencing 29th July
• Interviews week commencing 5th August
• Start week commencing 19th August
Security clearance No

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions The awarded supplier will also need to adhere to the principles set out in the standard NHS 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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Have extensive Microsoft Azure experience, particularly with reference to data warehouse architecture (IaaS and PaaS)
  • Have extensive database development experience using SSMS 2014 or higher
  • Have extensive ETL development / deployment experience using SSIS 2014 or higher
  • Have data modelling / validation experiences
  • Have extensive DBA skills (server management, SQL jobs management, scheduling, scaling, backup / restore, security, account management / permissions, server objects, replication)
  • Have extensive Azure DevOps process automation experience
  • Have BI tools (particularly Tableau / PowerBI) experience
  • Have experience of different flavours of SQL (MySQL, Postgres etc)
  • Have extensive experience of PowerShell
  • Have extensive experience of source control (preferably Git)
  • Have experience of collaboration tools (e.g. MS Teams / Slack / JIRA)
  • Have experience of working and consulting on Agile methods
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Communicate effectively, with a friendly, approachable manner
  • Collaborate with / challenge / assist HEE staff to identify, develop and deploy best practice approaches to data warehousing, DevOps and Agile
  • Work using our own agile project management approach, taking independent responsibility for significant work
  • Assess analysts' abilities to conduct their own on-boarding activities, configuring jobs and automation, identifying suitable data sets and providing training as appropriate
  • Support process design and maintain documentation, including training manuals / user guidance
  • Work within a healthcare domain with awareness of maintaining confidentiality and implementing data protection legislation / information governance requirements
  • Identify and manage / report risks

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes
  • Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members
  • Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there and incumbent in the role? Yes there is currently an incumbent in the role.
2. Can the Authority confirm if they will wait for the right specialist if they are on notice ? This is dependent on the notice period that the specialist has/is working to.
3. Can the authority confirm if they are working with an incumbent supplier at present ? There is a specialist currently working in the role.

All applications received for the role will be treated equally and fairly, based on the application submitted and if successfully shortlisted at interview.
4. In light of opportunity 9887 (for which we had a stellar, VERY suitable, candidate), how can we be reassured you will not simply close off this opportunity as "No suitable suppliers applied"? HEE seeks to appoint a 'stellar' candidate for this post and we will continue this exercise until that candidate is found.

Concerning opportunity 9887 (Front End Developer - development of trainee information system), the panel shortlisting applications did not identify any suitable candidates from the 14 applications received.