Government Digital Service

WP1205 - GOV.UK Pay WebOps Engineer Specialist

Incomplete applications

0
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Completed applications

15
Completed applications
13 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 21 November 2016
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 28 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Web operations engineer
Summary of the work You'll work in the multi disciplinary agile GOV.UK Pay Team, to support our existing WebOps specialists to scale our recently launched and PCI DSS accredited payments platform to onboard new government services and run the production to help the development team build software that's easy to operate, scale and secure.
Latest start date 5/1/2017
Expected contract length 6 months, with a review at the 3 month point.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Government Digital Service
Maximum day rate £760

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Multi-disciplinary team, mainly WebOps and back end developers, technical architect, technical lead, user researchers, product managers, delivery managers, tech author.
What the specialist will work on Working with our already established WebOps and Development teams to tackle our outstanding backlog required for the GOV.UK Pay platform to further develop our PCI DSS accredited payments platform, to tackle our outstanding backlog of work to scale our current platform to onboard more government services and expand our product offering to both citizen users and backend staff. The role will also include supporting our existing platform and will require some out of hours support work.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Holborn, London
Working arrangements Monday to Friday
7.5 hours per day + lunch time
Must start work by 09:45 and not end before 16:00
Mainly based from our office in Holborn, with opportunities to work from home part time. Moving offices to Aldgate Mar17
OnCall support out of hours and weekends on rotation approx every 4 weeks
Security clearance It is preferred that the candidate already has SC clearance, however if this is not currently held, they must be willing to undertake the SC clearance process.

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Experience collaborating closely with colleagues in order to meet users’ needs
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary, self organising agile team
  • Experience mentoring developers on good Ops practise.
  • Experience debugging a complex, multi-server service in a high availability environment
  • Experience deploying and operating applications developed in Java, node.js in a production environment
  • Experience using configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible
  • Experience administering PostgreSQL
  • Familiarity with network protocols – TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, etc
  • Demonstrable understanding of application deployment strategies, continuous integration and version control
  • Experience with and comfortable with using automated testing
  • Experience building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to do so
  • Experience of AWS (EC2 and RDS)
  • Experience of delivering a complex web application stack
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience working on a PCI accredited environment
  • Experience operating Docker in a production environment
  • Experience with modsecurity
  • Experience supporting a 24/7 platform service

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria To work well in a collaborative multi-disciplinary agile team
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Will SC Clearance be a factor in assessment of the candidate? No it will not be used as a factor in the assessment. It would be preferred that candidates have SC clearance before joining but if not, they must be willing to undertake the SC clearance process.
2. How is the evaluation being done for this role, some are asking for CVs, others are asking candidates to fill out evidence spread sheets? When the opportunity closes we will ask for either Shortlisting evidence or Work histories. We will provide you with the templates for each as required.