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DSAB Techncial architect/Developer (AFTC -1)

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications

Completed applications

Completed applications
15 SME, 8 large
Important dates
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Published 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


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Specialist role Developer
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)
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £700 (ex VAT) per day

About the work

About the work
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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

Work setup
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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 information
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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.

Skills and experience
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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 suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
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

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
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