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DWP

Lead Infrastructure Engineer

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

4 Completed applications

4 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Thursday 28 April 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 2 May 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 5 May 2022 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Designer
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
Design and implement infrastructure services/solutions to meet strategic plans and roadmaps for the DWP Contact Centre.
Implements, administers and supports infrastructure technologies, solutions and services.
Ensures that the right actions are taken to investigate, resolve and anticipate problems.
Latest start date
Monday 16 May 2022
Expected contract length
12 months
Location
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
DWP
Maximum day rate
£600

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work within a large team to deliver the Contact Centre Modernisation Programme
What the specialist will work on
To join the Contact Centre Modernisation Programme to define, and implement technical processes to manage the Programmes non -Prod Test Environments, and CI/CD Pipeline for the new Contact Centre Platform build, test and deployment into the production environment

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
5 days a week, aligned to a DWP Technology hub and adherence to DWP Hybrid Working Policy
Working arrangements
In line with DWP's Hybrid Working policy
Security clearance
BPSS

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
  • Knowledge and experience of CI/CD delivery processes
  • Non-Prod and Production Environment management processes
  • Project Management
  • Test and Test Automation including Test Driven Development
  • Problem solving and identifying resolutions within large and complex projects
  • Cost Control and Reporting
  • Cloud (AWS & Azure) computing
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Document control of Risks and Issues
  • Working as a senior member of a large and complex delivery programme
  • Environment Management, Patch and Release Cycle Management and scheduling
  • Software Release management
  • Back-Up & Restore strategy
  • Physical Data Centre hosing and maintenance
  • Network Routing, Switching and Security
  • Stakeholder Management
  • IP Voice and Networking and routing

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Evidence and experience of delivering at pace, with minimal supervision
  • Sharing knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Work with stakeholders with limited technical expertise
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse working environment with a broad mix of contractors and internal personnel
Additional assessment methods
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent?
No
2. Will any remote working be possible?
The expectation is that the candidate will be based in an office 40% of the working week, 2 days.
3. What DWP hub locations can they be based from please?
Technology Hubs are; - Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle or Peel Park.
4. 5 days a week, aligned to a DWP Technology hub and adherence to DWP Hybrid Working Policy
Please can you confirm the split between on site and remote working? as well as the location of the Technology Hubs
The expectation is that the candidate will be based in an office 40% of the working week, 2 days. Technology Hubs are; - Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle or Peel Park.