Department for Work and Pensions

Senior Web Ops Engineer for DataWorks replatforming

14 Incomplete applications

14 SME, 0 large

16 Completed applications

14 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Monday 24 February 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 2 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Web operations engineer
Summary of the work
Document architectural designs.
Provide ongoing skills transfer to DWP staff.
New API endpoints to support NHS prescription exemption and healthy start.
New management tooling to support deployments, user authentication and monitoring.
New services for data scientists & data analysts.
Establish processes to ensure quality and security assurances during code integration.
Latest start date
Wednesday 1 April 2020
Expected contract length
6 Months
Location
Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for
Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate
£750

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Alongside DWP team and other suppliers already in the Dataworks team.
3rd party auditors (e.g. ITHC provider)
DWP digital SRE team (for handover of services for them to support)
Stakeholders (e.g. UCFS, analyst community)
What the specialist will work on
Data ingestion from Universal Credit Full Service, to Dataworks New AWS Data Platform, Claimant API to support NHS prescription exemption and healthy start services

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
DWP Offices - Quarry House, Leeds, LS27UA
Working arrangements
Felxible working, at the discretion of the supplier to deliver the service. Some travel to other sites may be required in line with DWP travel and expense policy.
Security clearance
SC

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
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of working with the AWS cloud platform within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using Infrastructure as Code to provision and manage any cloud infrastructure using terraform within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using Git and GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate knowledge of test and behavioural driven development (TDD and BDD) within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using ConcourseCI to provide continuous integration and continuous deployment within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS CloudWatch within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS Key Management Service (KMS) within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of devloping in Python within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of devloping in Go, Java or Node.js within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using Docker within the last 2 years
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate experience of consuming Apache Kafka data feeds within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using CircleCI to provide continuous integration and continuous deployment within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS Lambda within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR) within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS Cloud Hardware Security Module (CloudHSM) within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS Cognito within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate experience of using AWS Workspaces within the last 2 years

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team where Design, build and support are the whole team’s responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with existing internal teams and other supplier teams
  • Demonstrable experience of working in and ea 'no-blame' culture environment whilst encouraging people to learn from their mistakes
  • Demonstrable experience of remaining delivery focussed whilst working in an agile way
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
No
2. What is the IR35 status for this role?
This role is out of scope of IR35 as the requirements is for a service
3. Does SC Clearance need to already be in place or are you able to support the clearance process?
SC Clearance should be in place at the start date.
4. Would the DWP sponsor applicants to achieve SC/DV clearance prior to starting the contract?
As published in the requirements of this procurement, Security clearance should be - Minimum Security Check (SC)
5. Given the exhaustive list of essential skills will you consider someone who can tick 12 of the 14 boxes?
No, if the applicant does not possess all of the essential skills, they will be discounted.
6. Will you put the successful specialist through SC if they do not already have it?
SC Clearance should be in place at the start date.
7. Do you requires candidates to have SC clearance to be on site? Are you willing to sponsor candidates through SC clearance?
Yes candidates are required to have SC clearance to be on site and candidates should have SC clearance in place at the start date.
8. Are you able to sponsor the right candidate for SC clearance, If the candidate doesn’t have one already?
SC Clearance should be in place at the start date.