Awarded to Sopra Steria Ltd

Start date: Tuesday 3 January 2017
Value: £336,000
Company size: large
Home Office

DSAB Techncial architect/Developer (AFTC -1)

0 Incomplete applications

23 Completed applications

14 SME, 9 large

Important dates

Monday 24 October 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 31 October 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
They will also need to be able to engage with 3rd parties a senior stakeholder levels for initial engagement, and lower level technical discussions with client architects and developers in cross functional teams.

This will be cloud hosted so they must support this and understand impact of cloud on design.
Latest start date
3 January 2017
Expected contract length
up to twenty four months (2 yrs)
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate
£700 (ex VAT) per day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Day to day the specialist will work with cross functional agile teams ( Delivery manager, Business Analysts,UI, etc) consisting of Home Office Civil Servants, other government Civil Servants, external 3rd parties, other contractors and suppliers.
What the specialist will work on
Work on the Digital Services at the Border programme (DSAB) supporting the AFTC project to work with external 3rd parties to agree and design the approach for receiving and integrating their data within the DSAB data store. Will need to work witihin a scrum team to implement final outcomes.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
8-10 Great George Street, London SW1P moving to Lunar House, Croydon during 2016/17

In addional there will be a need to work at any external 3rd party site as required, potentially within London, the Midlands and occassionally within Europe.
Working arrangements
The Architect/Developer should be physically on site Monday – Friday. Approximate hours are 09:00 – 18:00.

Some working on 3rd party client site (within the UK and abroad) will also be required.
Security clearance
Home Office SC

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Proposed individuals who are non British/EEA nationals must either be in possession of leave to remain with no restrictions on their time to live/work in the UK or their leave to remain must be valid for the duration of this award and permit work in this capacity.

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
  • Jave
  • Camel
  • Swagger
  • REST
  • SOAP
  • AS2
  • Queue technologies
  • AWS (EC2, ELB, CloudWatch, S3)
  • Docker
  • Bash
  • Fluent English, and have exceptional communication skills to discuss with senior stakeholders and have lower level technical discusisons
  • Experience transforming complex data patterns
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience working in a flexible way with Scrum teams in an agile enviornment
  • Familiar with CI development techniques and environments

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Have a no-blame cluture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Work as a team with our organisaiton and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is the requirement for Jave experience in this role a typo ?
No this is not a typo. Can confirm that 'Java' is definitely required