Awarded to Volaris Exec Recruitment Ltd

Start date: Wednesday 11 December 2019
Value: £38,000
Company size: SME
College of Policing Ltd

Back-end Developer (C#, MVC, TDD)

13 Incomplete applications

12 SME, 1 large

24 Completed applications

22 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 7 November 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 11 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 14 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Back-end developer required with extensive experience in delivering C# MVC applications, NHibernate, TDD and Razor views. This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver phase 2 of a redesign project for the Managed Learning Environment for Police and Staff, providing mobile capability to all users.
Latest start date
Monday 2 December 2019
Expected contract length
End of March 2020
Organisation the work is for
College of Policing Ltd
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Back-end Developer will be working within an Agile environment and be predominately working alongside front-end developers to deliver against agreed UX designs. An existing internal development team, along with DBA for any database work, will also be part of the project team. You'll report to the Software Development Manager and work closely with the Product Owner and Scrum Master who will define sprints.
What the specialist will work on
The project is to deliver phase 2 of College Learn, a redesign project of the Managed Learning Environment. Working within the constraints of an existing ASP.NET MVC n-tier architecture and NHibernate data layer, the specialist will be required to deliver all back-end functioanality including the writing of automated tests for all controller and service layer functions. Basic Razor views will be required to support functionaility, which will then be passed to dedicated front-end developers to style in accordance with UX designs.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, London. SW1H 9JA
Working arrangements
Full-Time onsite, Monday to Friday, 36 Hours per week. Flexible working patterns will be allowed with prior agreement.
Security clearance

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
  • Extensive experience of ASP.NET MVC using C#.NET
  • Extensive experience with TDD and writing unit tests using MSTest and Moq
  • Extensive experience working within an n-tier architecture
  • Extensive experience using NHibernate data layers and Fluent NHibernate queries
  • Experience creating HTML views using Razor syntax
  • Experience using and developing for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Current working experience of source/version control using Team Foundation Server
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2017 IDE and debugging tools
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience developing online learning platforms

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Strong team working experience with the ability to think and problem solve independently
  • Strong experience of Agile working practices
  • Strong experience working as part of an agile team participating in daily stand up and retrospectives
  • Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to translate complex issues to a non-technical audience
  • Strong ownership and commitment to delivery
  • Good collaboration skills and ability to share skills and information among team members
  • Must apply and promote the College of Policing Code of Ethics and Integrity principles
Additional assessment methods
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. I guess this is the same role advertised few weeks back? If that’s the case then could you please let us know what was the reason you could not select anyone last time?
Yes and no. We reviewed the situation and have concluded that it may not have been the best approach to target recruiting three full-stack developers who were skilled in both back-end and front-end. We have therefore changed our requirements so that rather than requiring three full-stack developers who were skilled in both back-end and front-end, the roles have been split to seek indivdiduals who are competent in one or the other. Overall we are therefore looking for one back end developer as per this advert and two front end developers as per the other advert we have live on DOS.
2. Is there an incumbent in place?
There is no incumbent
3. What is the IR35 status for this role?
All roles advertised on DOS must be outside of IR35.
4. Will you be willing to sponsor the NPPV2 clearance process?
We prefer candidates to be already NPPV2 cleared as this can impact on project timescales, however we would be willing to take them through clearance for the right candidates. We also will need to take candidates through CTC as it is part of the security requirements to work at our office that is shared with NCA.