Awarded to Amigoco

Start date: Monday 22 November 2021
Value: £90,090
Company size: SME
Disclosure Scotland

Dev Ops Engineer

17 Incomplete applications

16 SME, 1 large

16 Completed applications

15 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 14 September 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
Disclosure Scotland’s work is vital to safeguarding Scotland’s children and vulnerable adults. Having undergone an ambitious programme of technical transformation, we are embarking on an equally challenging programme of delivering a system capable of implementing the new Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020, as well as continuously improving the existing system.
Latest start date
Monday 18 October 2021
Expected contract length
Contract will be let in 6 month increments, up to 23 months.
Organisation the work is for
Disclosure Scotland
Maximum day rate
£700 plus VAT

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The existing team is comprised of contract and Civil Service resources. The specialist will be expected to be embedded into the Digital team as well as working with the other members of the business.
What the specialist will work on
•Implement high-level technical requirements in a reliable, scalable and performant way
•provide coaching and mentoring to more junior colleagues
•ensure due technical consideration is given to make processes repeatable, scalable and secure
•have deep technical knowledge and experience in DevOps environments, providing support to delivery teams and solving complex problems
•Attend all associated Agile ceremonies and make use of collaborative tooling (Slack, Confluence, Jira)
•Be proactive on identifying improvements.
•Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
•Be able to work with clients with low technical expertise

Some out of hours working may be required during release schedules and hotfixes.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Work remotely for now, when office opens, work will be at the below address and specialist may have to attend this office address as required. It is likely a large proportion of the week will be remote working.

1 Pacific Quay
G51 1DZ
Working arrangements
• The specialist will be working remotely to start. Once the Scottish Government confirms the return to office based working, it is expected we will return to the office on a part time basis/as required.
• The specialist will be expected to attend meetings using MS Teams or once office working resumes, face to face.
• Make use of collaborative tooling (Slack, MS Teams, Miro, Confluence and Jira).
• The specialist will be pro-active
Security clearance
Must have BPSS or SC Clearance to begin work. Must be willing to go through SC clearance if not already in place.

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • • Expert level Kubernetes infrastructure build and operate experience and able to demonstrate examples of this
  • • Demonstrable experience building secure solutions on Kubernetes at scale using AWS EKS.
  • • Experience with Istio service mesh – able to give an example of involvement in this
  • • Experience building secure solutions using Hashicorp tooling: Terraform and Vault and can supply evidence of this.
  • • Containerise services using best practices and clearly able to demonstrate ability to do this.
  • • 5+ years in a practical DevOps role
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Evidence ability to effectively collaborate & engage with DS to deliver this engagement.
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. IR35 Status
This role is outside IR35 - Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply.

If you require a copy of the HM Revenue & Customs status report, please email

n.b. The DOS advert template only has 2 options when publishing that does not fit all role - I have fed this back to Scottish procurement.
2. Is there any Incumbent ?
No. There is an existing group of Dev Ops Engineers, this is an addition to that group.
3. Please can you confirm when you anticipate the office re-opening and frequency of office visits?
This will affect rate(s) and / candidate options significantly
The office is currently open for essential staff. We anticipated the Digital Team will start to return from Late November. However this is on a as needed basis so will not be full time. Likely to be one day a week or less.
All candidates should be prepared to come into the Pacific Quay, Glasgow office if and when required from Nov 2021. Rates cannot change once submitted via DOS.