GDS

WP1236 GOV.UK Notify WebOps Specialist

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

16
Completed applications
15 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published 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

Overview

Overview
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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 5/1/2017
Expected contract length 6 months with break clause after 3 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for GDS
Maximum day rate £675

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement None
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

Work setup
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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 information
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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.

Skills and experience
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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 suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 15
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

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
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.