Awarded to Mercator IT Solutions

Start date: Thursday 5 January 2017
Value: £35,200
Company size: SME
Government Digital Service

WP1227 Senior Software Engineer for CTS

0 Incomplete applications

19 Completed applications

18 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Monday 12 December 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 19 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Supporting Government the development, iterative improvement, deployment and management of common technology service products, specifically the cross-government wifi products
Latest start date
Expected contract length
3 Months
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
GDS IT, CTS technical team, delivery managers, service managers, user researchers and service designers
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will work on supporting common technology products, specifically related to cross-government wifi service.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
125 Kingsway, Aviation House, Holborn, London, WC2B 6NH
Working arrangements
On site 5 days a week
Security clearance
BPSS Cleared minimum.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Cabinet Office standard 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
  • With the technical skills and experience requirements listed, we are looking for three to five years of demonstrable evidence across the technologies listed: Evidenced, extensive experience of PHP,
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of Git(hub),
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of database technologies like MySQL,
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of authentication servives e.g. RADIUS,
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of cloud based services like AWS,
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of Docker,
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of Jenkins, writing automated tests,
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of Terraform,
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of Shell scripts,
  • Evidenced, extensive experience of OOP
  • An understanding of service mananement aspects of IT services
  • Ability to present and communicate technical solutions to a non technical audience and potential customers
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a strong agile and self organising team using agile practices such as Scrum and Kanban
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Has established relationships/networks within government

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • - Be able to work intergatively with direct team members and others within our organisation and other suppliers
  • - Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • - Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • - Challenge the status quo
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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