Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)

Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT) Senior DevOps Engineer

11 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 1 large

26 Completed applications

25 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
Monday 2 March 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 9 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
A Senior DevOps Engineer is required to support the development of the design, strategy, execution and capability building of the DevOps function in a cloud platform development programme.
Latest start date
Wednesday 1 April 2020
Expected contract length
12 months with an option to extend for another 12 months.
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)
Maximum day rate
£830 inclusive of all fees but excluding VAT.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working within PPPT reporting to the Programme’s Lead Technical Project Manager and Scrum Master.
Will need to engage with multidisciplinary team members within PPPT and wider HO directorates.
To deliver against the backlog as set by the programme leads.
What the specialist will work on
Reviewing and contributing to high-level architectural, security and service design artefacts.
Developing solutions from approved designs with focus on best practice and security.
Maintaining/managing tooling in cloud platform.
Documenting solutions built with LLD artefacts, alongside translating technical details and complexities with AWS cloud services, with view to obtaining accreditation.
Developing Cloud Solution reference architectures standards/best practice.
Developing/implementing DevOps processes; identifying efficiency savings.
Ensuring common understanding between different technical stakeholders.
Leading timely resolution of technical issues within delivery cycle.
Supporting development and mentoring of Junior technical resources within team.
Provision of some level 3 support of capabilities developed by programme.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The primary location will be in Croydon.
Other London sites: 2 Marsham Street, Hendon Data Centre.
Working arrangements
Some remote working is acceptable, supported by a HO laptop to enable collaboration and sensitive material to be exchanged.
Some meetings can be by conference call, but significant design meetings are expected to be face-to-face at a HO location or partner visit. Existing Subject Matter Experts located in Croydon or Hendon will provide most of the information on the architectures and requirements.

Travel & Subsistence will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to the Home Office Travel & Subsistence policy.
Security clearance
SC & NPPV3 clearance is required; ideally this will be in place already (or an existing clearance can be confirmed) for an immediate start.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Travel & Subsistence will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to the Home Office Travel & Subsistence policy.

The Home Office retains all IPR in respect of any service or software created.

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
  • Be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of how AWS services hang together and the underlying technology.
  • Have a strong awareness of networking capability including: Direct Connect configuration, Routing, Firewalls, Security Groups and the respective configuration tasks in a secure cloud environment.
  • Demonstrable ability to solve business problems by applying technology.
  • Demonstrable experience of Cloud Infrastructure Architecture.
  • Demonstrable experience of building Infrastructure as a Code.
  • Demonstrable experience working within Government and Policing.
  • Demonstrable strong understanding of and exposure to AWS Cloud Environments.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing designs for secure environments.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within DevOps Environments.
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging with senior stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing peers and stakeholders without having to depend on reporting lines.
  • Demonstrable experience of creating LLD documentation.
  • Demonstrable experience in all following enterprise-tooling-solutions & monitoring-solutions: Terraform, Pecker, Ansible, Linux, GitLab, CloudFormation, Confluence, JIRA, Jenkins, Sparx-EA & Pro-Cloud, Consul, Vault, Artifactory, JfrogX-RAY, SonarQube and Selenium-Splunk
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Show demonstrable experience of AWS Certification.
  • Show a demonstrable Linux / Unix background.
  • Show demonstrable knowledge of the Police and Public Protection Portfolio and the varying initiatives in progress would be a distinct advantage.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions.
  • Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome.
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress.
  • Make recommendations for decisions and options.
  • Personal management of time within a team to best deliver the scope of work.
Additional assessment methods
Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent?
Yes there is an incumbent.
2. when will interviews take place?
The following interview slots are available.

18th March 2020 – 14:00 – 14:45
18th March 2020 – 16:00 – 16:45
19th March 2020 – 12:30 – 13:15
19th March 2020 – 13:30 – 14:15
19th March 2020 – 14:15 – 15:00
3. Can you confirm the IR35 status please?
We have used the HMRC tool available of their website:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax.

The result was that "Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply".
4. Is this opportunity and budget mentioned outside IR35?
We have used the HMRC tool available on their website:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax.

The result was that "Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply".
5. Will this be inside our outside IR35?
We have used the HMRC tool available on their website:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax.

The result was that "Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply".
6. Is this role inside or outside IR35?
We have used the HMRC tool available on their website:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax.

The result was that "Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply".
7. Please advise is this role inside or outside IR35 ?
We have used the HMRC tool available on their website:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax.

The result was that "Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply".
8. Please advise is this role inside or outside IR35 ?
We have used the HMRC tool available on their website:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax.

The result was that "Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply".
9. Please could you confirm whether this opportunity is determined as inside/outside of IR35 regulations
We have used the HMRC tool available on their website:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax.

The result was that "Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply".
10. Please could you confirm the IR35 status for this role.
We have used the HMRC tool available on their website:- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax.

The result was that "Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply".
11. Hello, can you confirm who the current incumbent is please and if they will be applying too?
The supplier for the current contract is InterAct Consulting Limited; this information is in the public domain.

The name of the incumbent is not in the public domain and hence we cannot reveal this. We do not know of the intentions of the incumbent with regard to this role.
12. Would you consider a resource that has previously been security cleared? If so, would you consider allowing them to reapply for Security clearance and putting them forward for their NPPV3?
As stated in the Digital Marketplace advertisement "SC & NPPV3 clearance is required; ideally this will be in place already (or an existing clearance can be confirmed) for an immediate start. ". We would consider a previous clearance held for the right candidate.
13. Would you consider a resource that has previously been security cleared? If so, would you consider allowing them to reapply for Security clearance and putting them forward for their NPPV3?
As stated in the Digital Marketplace advertisement "SC & NPPV3 clearance is required; ideally this will be in place already (or an existing clearance can be confirmed) for an immediate start. ". We would consider a previous clearance held for the right candidate.
14. Will your incumbent be applying for this role or is this being released to source a replacement to the incumbent?
As stated in the answer to Question 11 there is currently a contract in place. This will end on March 31st. This procurement is being run to replace this contract.

Also as stated in the answer to Question 11 we do not know the intention of the incumbent.
15. Who is the current incumbent and can you confirm if they are applying for this role?
As stated in the answer to Question 11 the current contract, with InterAct Consulting Limited, will expire on March 31st. This contract will replace it.

We do not know the intentions of the incumbent; we cannot release the identity as it is not in the public domain.