This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Monday 20 March 2017

Solaris/AIX DevOps engineer

15 Incomplete applications

14 SME, 1 large

13 Completed applications

11 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Monday 13 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 20 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Web operations engineer
Summary of the work
Solaris SPARC/AIX IBM system engineer required for a data migration project. Proven hands-on experience working in both OS and Hardware platforms.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
3-6 month
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Team of existing DevOps engineers, Architects and multiple teams of Developers
What the specialist will work on
Participate in the planning of migration SPARC Solaris and IBM PowerPC Aix servers into new physical environment
Overlook the hardware installation in the DC
Setting up JumpStart and NIM servers
Install OS and configure all services to integrate into current environment
Setting up update and patching strategies for both Solaris and AIX
Integrate with the existing Linux management stack
Configure HBAs of SPARC and IBM servers to connect to SAN and prepare volumes for hosting OracleDB
Work on current Linux AWS platform

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
London, Marsham street, Home Office
Working arrangements
Working mainly in the office with a flexibility to work remotely 1 day a week after on-boarding. Datacenter trips might be required very occasionally.
Security clearance
SC required

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
  • Solaris
  • AIX
  • PowerPC
  • Linux
  • Volume/storage management from the OS
  • Networking
  • Puppet
  • JumpStart&NIM
  • Kickstart
  • Scripting
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Puppet
  • AWS
  • Foreman
  • Oracle

How suppliers will be evaluated

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

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can the process of SC be started prior to the candidate climbing on board or do they need to be already SC cleared to actually apply? Could HMPO sponsor this process prior to on boarding?
Candidates should be willing to undergo the SC. HMPO will sponsor.
2. The number of candidates whose applications could be submitted
If you have multiple candidates - make sure you be prepared to forward all CVs as an additional step of your application. Only one will be selected.
3. What weighting would the AIX knowledge and experience have over the SUN SOLARIS knowledge and experience?
AIX - 60%
Solaris - 40%
4. Please could you confirm the IR35 status of this position, given the new legislation that becomes effective from next month?
This requirement is under assessment at the moment.