This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 17 February 2017

Senior DevOps engineer: Linux, WEB, AWS, automation, scripting, security, networking

13 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 2 large

7 Completed applications

6 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Friday 10 February 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 17 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Web operations engineer
Summary of the work
Build and expand PAAS AWS platform
Apply changes using configuration management tools(Puppet, Ansible).
Implement containerisation approach for service management
Define tools and establish practices for DevOps and Developers
Onboard new Projects for in-house development
Latest start date
Expected contract length
12 months
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Work in the team of DevOps engineers and interface with Project teams, Developers and Security architects
What the specialist will work on
Improve and expand AWS platform
Apply changes using configuration management tools(Puppet, Ansible). Rotate between agile
Development projects providing DevOps expertise and establishing best practices (working with applications written in java/nodejs/scala)
Support and troubleshoot complex micro­service based environment(Haproxy/Nginx loadbalancing)
Improve monitoring and performance measurement tools(Sensu/Grafana/Logstash/ELK)
Provide oncall support service
Work on containerisation of the services(Docker, Kubernetes)
Perform DBA tasks on variety of Databases(Postgres, Mongo, Mysql)
Implement and improve security stack/tools
Configure continues integration pipelines for deployment
Automating various tasks using puppet, ansible and scripting (Shell + Ruby/Python)

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
London, HomeOffice, 2 Marsham Street
Working arrangements
working onsite with a flexibility of 1 day working from home after first few month of on­boarding ­ will be assigned
to one of the Project teams and will have to participate in their daily stand­up ­ will be part of the Core Platform DevOps team working on
continuously improving the PAAS Tool­set
Security clearance
SC is required to start

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
  • Puppet
  • AWS
  • Scripting(Shell + 1 of Ruby/Python/perl)
  • Networking
  • Databases
  • Docker
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can you please confirm if there is an expense policy for this role as its London based? Also, please can you confirm the day rate ranges that you are willing to pay for such a Senior role so we can determine if our Senior Analysts are a financial match? Regards
We expect all expenses to be paid by the contractor's company.
We will evaluate suppliers based on candidate's skills/experience and current market rates for this kind of roles.