HMPO

Architect Owner (AO003)

Incomplete applications

3
Incomplete applications
3 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

28
Completed applications
25 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 21 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 23 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Architect owner overseeing the delivery of strategic capabilities for HMPO's transformation, working closely with in-house Agile delivery teams delivering cloud hosted open source solutions.
Latest start date 06/04/2017
Expected contract length 12 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for HMPO
Maximum day rate £710

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with You will work as part of a Technical Design Authority who are responsible for specific domains. HMPO is moving from a large outsourced SI arrangement to an in-house, largely cloud based and open source based solutions delivered iteratively. Legacy technologies inc Oracle and Tibco. Strategic technology stack is based on Microservices architecture including Java, Node JS, ELK, Postgres, MongoDB, AWS.
What the specialist will work on Work Packages include: 1. Acting as the lead architect for specific capabilities. 2. Guiding the creation and evolution of the architecture of the solution that the team is working on. 3. Ensuring the solution will be easy to support by encouraging good design and refactoring to minimize technical debt. 4. lead identification and determine strategies to mitigate key project technical risks. 5. Leading the initial architecture envisioning effort at the beginning of the project and supports the initial requirements envisioning effort (especially evolving the non-functional requirements for the solution).

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster
Working arrangements Typically on-site, working with the TDA and the Agile Delivery teams
Following assessment of the requirement using the HMRC tool, this role is considered to be outside of IR35.
Security clearance SC

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Have in-depth experience of defining and implementing target and transition architectures for Mission critical legacy transformation projects
  • Understanding of agile environments, continual delivery techniques and dev-ops cultures
  • Have in depth experience of cloud architectures and best practices
  • Understanding of how to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • In depth experience of defining NFRs
  • Experience of Microservice architectures
  • Experience of Open Source
  • Knowledge of HMPO systems or similar government operational systems
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Focus on delivery
  • Work in a multi-supplier team
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Be transparent and collaborative
  • Focus on delivery
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

55%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

25%

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