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Government Digital Service

WP1317 Technical Architect for GOV.UK Verify

12 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 1 large

14 Completed applications

12 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 9 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
GOV.UK Verify is the new way to prove who you are digitally to interact with your personal data held by government services. We are now tasked with increasing user accounts. We require an interim Technical Architect to work with local authorities to onboard their services to Verify
Latest start date
2 May 2017
Expected contract length
An initial period of 3 months (with an extension clause for up to 9 months)
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service
Maximum day rate
n/a

About the work

Early market engagement
None
Who the specialist will work with
Technical team supporting the Verify hub. Technical Business Analyst and Developer to be recruited
What the specialist will work on
provide technical leadership and consultancy to internal and external development teams; collaboratively design and evaluate data matching strategies; encourage communication across multiple development teams to identify strategic requirements and dependencies; identify and drive improvements in our processes for integration with third parties; apply agile methods to development and completing quality assurance practices; set standards and ensuring delivery targets are met; advise product and delivery managers on the estimated effort and technical implications of current and backlog user stories; form relationships with external suppliers; help enable the reuse of patterns, tools, and components across the whole government service landscape

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
"Government Digital Service, moving this year from:
Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH to Aldgate East area"
Working arrangements
Onsite full-time 5 days a week. Will require occasional travel to various local authority sites
Security clearance
BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) Security Clearance and Disclosure Scotland is required to operate on this project

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
n/a

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
  • min 2 years experience of providing technical leadership and consultancy to both internal and external development teams
  • "Proven ability to identify and drive improvements in our processes for integration with third parties (examples of previous experience and success expected) "
  • min 2 years experience of collaboratively designing and evaluating data matching strategies
  • encouraging communication across development teams to identify strategic requirements and dependencies (examples expected)
  • awareness of emerging security issues (examples expected)
  • experience in advising product and delivery managers on the estimated effort and technical implications of current user stories, as well as those in the backlog
  • evidence of successfully forming relationships with external suppliers
  • proven ability to read and understand solution design documentation (examples expected)
  • proven experience in understanding of how to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences (examples expected)
  • a willingness to travel to client locations across the UK
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • experience with SAML
  • experience with data cleansing and matching
  • a view of technology as an enabler of great digital services
  • an eagerness to influence how digital services are delivered, both at GDS and across government
  • evidence of successful knowledge sharing with technical staff and managing stakeholders
  • experience working in a dynamic organisation with rapidly expanding users and changing requirements
  • interest in forming government best practices, standards and policies
  • understanding of how to prioritise work in a fast, customer centric, environment
  • understanding of agile environments, continual delivery techniques and devops cultures

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Open and collaborative team approach
  • Shares skills and knowledge
  • Commitment to team working
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please could you confirm the IR35 status of this position, given the new legislation that becomes effective from next month?
We will assess the role using the HMRC tool before the contract will be issued.
2. is this is scope for IR35?
We will assess the role using the HMRC tool before the contract will be issued.
3. Could you please update us on the lead time for this opportunity.
As published, we expect the worker to be available by 1st May