This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 14 December 2016
Department for Work and Pensions

Digital Service Centre

0 Incomplete applications

10 Completed applications

8 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Wednesday 7 December 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 9 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Web operations engineer
Summary of the work
The WebOps Engineer will work alongside Project teams to successfully build, provide and maintain different infrastructure hosting for test and production environments; UK Cloud, SCC and AWS.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
9 months with an option to extend by upto 9 months at the Authority’s sole discretion
Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for
Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The WebOps Engineer will be working within an established multi-disciplinary WebOps team, supporting all DWP Working Age Platform projects; test & production.
What the specialist will work on
A minimum of 2 WebOps Engineers are required to work alongside the Project’s COTS suppliers’ personnel & Cloud Hosting providers’ personnel in the successful build and maintenance of a Windows-based Production & Test platform.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
One Leeds City Office Park
Meadow Lane
LS11 5BD
Working arrangements
On-site in Leeds One, working to DWP business working days patterns alongside the wider the team to cover the hours 7am to through to 8pm, for live support requirements.
Security clearance
Security Cleared

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
  • Multidisciplinary expert who has a deep (minimum 3years) understanding of Windows, several web server technologies, caching technologies, several databases (minimum MySQL& Mongo), storage infrastructure, cryptography, algorithms, trending and capacity planning.15%
  • Multidisciplinary expert who has a deep (minimum 3years) understanding of networks, routing, switching, firewalls, load-balancing, high availability, disaster recovery, TCP & UDP services, NOC management, hardware specifications.15%
  • Proven ability to produce terraform and ansible scripting to safely and predictably create, change, and improve production infrastructure. 10%
  • Has previously worked with DWP on digital projects utilising UK Cloud (previously known as Skyscape) and AWS hosting service environments. 5%
  • Security cleared. 5%
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Demonstrate understanding of the DWP's digital agenda. 20%
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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