Home Office- Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Home Office- Her Majesty’s Passport Office- Software Architect

Incomplete applications

14
Incomplete applications
12 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

30
Completed applications
30 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 6 September 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 10 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 13 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work The Software architect will work as part of HM Passport Office's Technical Design Authority, supporting major transformation initiatives as Architect Owner, proving technical leadership for the ongoing improvement of HMPO's software engineering capability.
Latest start date Tuesday 1 October 2019
Expected contract length 24 months total. Initial 6 months, further period up to 18 months depending on needs& performance
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office- Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate £800

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The Software architect will work as part of HMPO's Technical Design Authority, supporting major transformation initiatives as Architect Owner. Proving technical leadership for the ongoing improvement of HMPO's software engineering capability.
What the specialist will work on 1. Architect owner for General Registry Office IT transformation
2. Owning improvements to Environment Build Support Administration (EBSA) platform
3. Collaborating with Digital Data and Technology on the delivery of the enterprise strategy
4. Championing best practices and assuring alignment with these across digital portfolio

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster, London
Working arrangements Onsite most of the week for face to face team meetings
Security clearance SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process.

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Solid development experience (5+ years)
  • Microservice architecting experience
  • Experience designing HA mission critical digital service in large scale, complex organisation
  • Strong understanding and experience of applying Security by Design
  • Open Source & Automation Experience
  • Experience solution designer for Microservices, Container (inc K8) and Serverless (Lambda) based architectures
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Node.js or Java Development skills
  • Experience of designing solutions for large scale, complex, multi-supplier organisations

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Good communication & presentation skills to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Take responsibility for their work
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Can the HMPO please confirm the IR35 status of this requirement We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
2. Please could you confirm the IR35 status for this opportunity? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
3. Is the role outside of IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
4. Is there a current incumbent in the role? There is no incumbent in post
5. Hello, is there a current incumbent in this role? There is no incumbent in post.
6. Does this opportunity sit inside or outside of IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
7. Is there an incumbent for this position and is it outside IR35? There is no incumbent in post. We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
8. What is the preferred programming language for this role? What is HA mission critical digital service? Java and Node JS.
HA means Highly Available. Service examples are our online Digital Customer Services, Caseworking systems etc.
9. Can you please confirm the IR35 status of this role? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
10. Does this role fall within IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
11. Are you looking for experience in Java specifically? Java and Node JS is our preference
12. Is there a current incumbent? There is no incumbent in post.
13. Can you please confirm if this role is inside or outside or IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
14. Can you please confirm if this role is inside or outside or IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.