Awarded to Reliason Solutions Limited

Start date: Tuesday 3 May 2022
Value: £298,501
Company size: SME
Disclosure Scotland

Dev Ops Engineer 3

3 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 1 large

12 Completed applications

12 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Tuesday 8 February 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 10 February 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
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
We are continuously improving services based on user needs. This is a rare opportunity to help transform the way the government provides this critical public service to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.

We’ll design and deliver innovative, resilient and enabling technologies, products and services to meet the current and future.
Latest start date
Monday 4 April 2022
Expected contract length
Contract will be let in 6 month increments, up to 23 months.
Location
Scotland
Organisation the work is for
Disclosure Scotland
Maximum day rate
£600 plus VAT (Including agency fees)

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 a deep technical knowledge and experience in DevOps environments, providing support to delivery teams and solving complex problems
•Adopt current, established ways of working and advise on improving them. The specialist will be pro-active in identifying areas to improve.
•Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
•Share knowledge and experience with other team members
•Be able to work with clients with low technical expertise

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
Glasgow
G51 1DZ
Working arrangements
• The specialist will be working remotely to start. 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
  • 3+ years in a hands-on platform engineer / devops / sysadmin role
  • Significant practical experience and detailed technical knowledge of: RedHat-based Linux distributions
  • Significant practical experience and detailed technical knowledge of: Containers and container orchestration
  • Significant practical experience and detailed technical knowledge of: Terraform
  • Significant practical experience and detailed technical knowledge of: Git
  • Significant practical experience and detailed technical knowledge of: Jenkins including writing Jenkinsfiles
  • Significant practical experience and detailed technical knowledge of: managing infrastructure as code, catering for multiple environment differences
  • Demonstrable experience with the below or similar: Puppet
  • Demonstrable experience with the below or similar: Ansible
  • Demonstrable experience with the below or similar: Hashicorp Vault
  • Demonstrable experience with the below or similar: Coding in Python
  • Demonstrable experience with the below or similar: Supporting Java applications
  • Provide a CV for the candidate being submitted to DS_PMO_Mailbox@disclosurescotland.gov.scot before the closing date. Please ensure the name of the agency submitting is at the top of the CV.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience with any or all of: Terragrunt, Foreman, Icinga, Nexus, FreeIPA, Splunk
  • Experience supporting the build, deployment production support of Java applications
  • Experience building secure solutions on Kubernetes, ideally AWS EKS
  • Worked in a GitOps-driven environment
  • Able to demonstrate they have worked in regulated environments (eg, finance, government)
  • Able to demonstrate mentoring colleagues in automation, security, and reliability, within a DevOps context
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying manual processes suitable for automation
  • Existing SC clearance

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
5
Cultural fit criteria
Evidence ability to effectively collaborate & engage with DS to deliver this engagement.
Additional assessment methods
Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

75%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

20%

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 DS_PMO_Mailbox@disclosurescotland.gov.scot

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 the number of days in the office, or if this could be fully remote?
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
Glasgow
G51 1DZ
4. Do you require the DOS questions to be answered in full and to have a CV sent to you before the deadline, or just to have a CV sent to you that can demonstrate the skills requested in the DOS Questions?
Please answer both the DOS questions in full and send over a CV before the closing date.