Awarded to eSynergy Solutions Limited

Start date: Thursday 5 January 2017
Value: £81,900
Company size: SME

WP1236 GOV.UK Notify WebOps Specialist

0 Incomplete applications

16 Completed applications

14 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 1 December 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 5 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 8 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Web operations engineer
Summary of the work
The GOV.UK Notify and Digital Marketplace teams at GDS require an experienced WebOps to provide additional development and operational input to the existing team. The requirement includes providing skills transfer to public servants on the team.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
6 months with break clause after 3 months
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Multi-disciplinary team: back and front end developers, technical architect, user researcher, product managers, delivery manager and content designer
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will work on 2 projects:

1. Notify
- support transition to public beta/live
- support through the accreditation process
- roadmap and implementation to move to PaaS

2. Digital Marketplace
- roadmap to support refactoring of the platform
- roadmap and implementation to move to PaaS

Across both projects:
- providing skills transfer to civil servants on the teams

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Aviation House, Kingsway, Holborn , London
Working arrangements
Monday to Friday based in our office (currently Holborn we will be moving to Aldgate within the next 6 months) starting work by 9.30am, 7.5 hours per day + lunch time
Security clearance
SC security clearance is required or willingness to undertake SC vetting process.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard Cabinet Office T&C's

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
  • Experience collaborating closely with colleagues in order to meet users’ needs
  • Experience debugging a complex, multi-server service in a high availability production environment. Please give examples.
  • Experience using several languages such as Python within an existing, production codebase
  • Experience with commodity cloud platform providers such as AWS in a production system. Please give examples.
  • Using Terraform, Packer, CloudFormation and Ansible as configuration management tools in a complex production environment.
  • Experience of setting up and using a continuous delivery and deployment pipeline using Jenkins, in a production environment. Please give examples.
  • Demostrable experience of using continuous integration and version control (git) to create an application deployment workflow to a production environment
  • Evidence/examples of a rigorous approach to software development (TDD, code review, pairing)
  • Experience and ability to develop tooling for automation and provisioning. Please give examples
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Proven interest in DevOps, and infrastructure as code
  • Experience of the process of adding features to open source software and the approach to documentation
  • Experience administering common open source databases like Postgres, MongoDB, Redis etc. in a production environment. Please give examples
  • Knowledge of PaaS and CloudFoundry
  • Experience of DMARC
  • Experience supporting a production environment and supporting technical customers/users
  • Experience of working in multiple agile teams, please give examples.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues in order to meet users’ needs
  • Has experience of and likes pairing and knowledge sharing
  • Like to work in an agile environment
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this a live requirement or is there a present incumbent?
There is a present incumbent however this is opportunity will be awarded to the highest scoring organisation in accordance with fair and open competition.