The Ministry of Justice

Web Ops Specialist (1 R)

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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


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Specialist role Web operations engineer
Summary of the work Web Ops specialist
Latest start date 09/01/2017
Expected contract length Up to 2 years. The initial SoW will be for 30 days followed by further more detailed SoW
Location London
Organisation the work is for The Ministry of Justice
Maximum day rate Not exceeding £650 per day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement None
Who the specialist will work with The Web Ops Specialist will work closely with Delivery manager and fellow Web Ops engineers. The Web Ops team consists of approximately 9 Development Ops engineers, a product manager and a delivery manager.
What the specialist will work on The Web Ops Specialist will work closely with development team to ensure continuous delivery capabilities.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 102 Petty France, London SW1 - This assignment will mainly be carried out at these MOJ offices. From time to time travel will be required to other MoJ offices (normally in London) where customers are located, although this is infrequent.
Working arrangements Normally 9 to 5 Monday to Friday
Security clearance CTC

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
  • Demonstrable multidisciplinary expert who has a deep understanding of networks, firewalls, load-balancing, high availability, disaster recovery, TCP &UDP services in a virtualised and/or cloud environment
  • Experience of Cloud Hosting (Amazon AWS)
  • Experience in "0" downtime deploy strategies, containerisation (Docker)
  • Experience of Development backgrounds (including Python)
  • Knowledge and experience of software build and deploy pipelines (Jenkins)
  • Knowledge and experience of Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana
  • Understanding of SaltStack
  • In depth knowledge of AWS, including: VPC, EC2, RDS, Cloudformation, IAM, AMIs, CLI/API
  • In depth knowledge of linux
  • Knowledge of the ELK stack.
  • Knowledge of Elastic Search.
  • Knowledge of rails and django.
  • Knowledge of Boto AWS API.
  • Able to architect highly available and resilient cloud architectures
  • Understanding of how to secure complex could platforms.
  • Customising amazon AMIs.
  • Experience with Boto AWS API
  • Experience working within Agile Teams.
  • Must provide detail work history (using the standard work history template) by the closing date and time.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Work on migration of legacy service to public cloud
  • Experience with Azure.
  • Work with senior collegues
  • Excellent collaborations skills and working in a team

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Work using agile methodology
  • Sharing skills as part of the Dev Ops culture
  • People able to thrive in a self motivated, autonomous and empowered environment
  • Experience co-operating and collaborating with other engineers
  • Flexible in work hours
  • Proactive approach with a strong ability to work both as a member of a multifunctional agile team and on own initiative
  • Ownership of work and commitment to delivery
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is the role for MOJ reform or MOJ Digitech ? If MoJ Digitech there were 6 roles advertised over last month or so but we didn't hear any outcome. The role is for MoJ Digitech. As not all of the 6 previously advertised Web Ops Digitech roles were filled, we have gone back to DOS with the remaining vacant roles. Unsuccessful Suppliers from the previous DOS exercise will receive feedback within the next 2-3 weeks
2. Is this role for MoJ Digitech or MoJ Reform The role is for MoJ Digitech.