This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Tuesday 27 September 2022
Department for Work & Pensions

DWP Digital Mobility Dev Ops Engineer 2

2 Incomplete applications

1 SME, 1 large

7 Completed applications

7 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Tuesday 20 September 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 22 September 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 27 September 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
DevOps Engineer designs and implements applications' build, release, deployment and configuration activities. Transform technical requirements into an effective DevOps toolchain to enable product delivery, assure and implement deployment strategies and apply different techniques to methods in analysing and resolving problems, working up/amending new practices and procedures to improve performance.
Latest start date
Monday 17 October 2022
Expected contract length
6 months
Location
North West England
Organisation the work is for
Department for Work & Pensions
Maximum day rate
£650.00 and this role sits inside IR35 regulations

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working as part of an internal multidisciplinary Mobility product team within Digital Workspaces, and will have access to team members, both technical and non technical, and leadership. Key contacts would be cloud services specialists, technical architects, infrastructure engineers, delivery manager and product owners.
What the specialist will work on
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the deployment, configuration and management of multiple workspaces platform. Supporting DWP respond to a more agile workforce, improving user experience, and increasing productivity across a variety of device platforms and sizes. You will provide a fundamental design and implementation function and be responsible for design and implementation of Infrastructure services in collaboration with Architecture and Engineering principles. DevOps engineer will transform technical requirements into an effective DevOps toolchain enabling product delivery, assuring and implementing deployment strategies. Improving or adding new practices and procedures to improve performance.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Manchester HUB 2 St Peter’s Square | Manchester - M2 3AA
Working arrangements
Working arrangements will be a blend of remote working and working from the Manchester HUB site, you will spend roughly 40% of your time onsite and 60% at home.
Security clearance
BPSS minimum security clearance

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
  • Experience working with immutable infrastructure, version control, infrastructure as code, and containerisation tools such as git, terraform, ansible, and docker.
  • Experience in AWS cloud hosting (EC2, auto scaling groups and rules, security groups, IAM roles and policies, load balancing, target groups, CloudWatch and CloudTrail).
  • A good understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 networking with the ability to diagnose, define and implement DNS and routing changes effectively in a zero trust architecture.
  • Experience with building and operating highly secure available solutions, demonstrated through effective chaos engineering (e.g. chaos toolkit).
  • Experience with enterprise system monitoring tools like Datadog, Dynatrace, or Splunk.
  • Extensive experience of working with Windows Server and PowerShell.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience with Azure cloud hosting
  • Experience with GitLab

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work collaboratively with team members, other stakeholders, users and suppliers
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Be comfortable standing up for their discipline
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Additional assessment methods
Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent
No this is a new role
2. Will expenses be funded by DWP or will this be internal, therefore we fund the expenses?
We don't expect there to be expenses for this role.