This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 14 April 2017
HM Passport Office

DevOps Engineer No2

16 Incomplete applications

13 SME, 3 large

13 Completed applications

12 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Friday 7 April 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 11 April 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 14 April 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Web operations engineer
Summary of the work
Senior DevOps engineer with good knowledge of Linux, cloud computing, WEB applications, Puppet config management, AWS, UNIX open source tools, networking, Internet security, containerisation. Scripting languages Bash+Ruby/Python
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Organisation the work is for
HM Passport Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working with Dev Ops and Architects
What the specialist will work on
Improve and expand AWS platform 2. Apply changes using configuration management tools(Puppet, Ansible). 2. Rotate between agile Development projects providing DevOps expertise and establishing best practices (working with applications written in java/nodejs/scala) 3. Support and troubleshoot complex micro-service based environment(Haproxy/Nginx loadbalancing) 4. Improve monitoring and performance measurement tools(Sensu/Grafana/Logstash/ELK) 5. Participate in the oncall rota 6. Work on containerisation of the services(Docker, Kubernetes) 7. Perform DBA tasks on variety of Databases(Postgres, Mongo, Mysql) 8. Implement and improve security stack/tools 9. Configure continues integration pipelines for deployment 10. Containerisation 11. Automating various tasks using puppet, ansible and scripting (Shell + Ruby/Python)

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Her Majesty's Passport Office Peel 2 NE, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Working arrangements
Full time 5 days a week with one day working from home.
Security clearance
Candidate must be SC cleared from the Home Office.

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
  • Linux
  • AWS, services, SDK
  • Puppet
  • Shell/Bash
  • Ruby/Python or any other high level language
  • WEB servers (Apache, Nginx)
  • Networking(TCP/IP, LoadBalancing, Firewalls)
  • Databases(Mongo,Postgres or alternative)
  • RabbitMQ or alternative
  • Troubleshooting
  • HTTP
  • Security in the cloud
  • DNS
  • Continues integration for developing applications (Jenkins, GIT, Nexus, Artifactory or alternative tools)
  • Logstash/Kibana/ELK
  • Haproxy
  • Docker
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

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

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can SC Clearance of an associate be held with another government agency other than the Home Office?
Security Clearance needs to be held by the Home Office
2. Can you please clarify what is mean by "•Participate in the oncall rota ."?
Candidate need to provide on call out of hours support for the platform and services for the duration of their contract
3. From 6th April, responsibility for determining if an assignment is within IR35 will shift to the Public Sector organisation. Comparex need to understand the client’s decision on the status of each contract assignment (including extensions) under IR35 and whether a new contractor assignment is deemed ‘Inside’ or ‘Outside’ of IR35 at the beginning of the recruitment process for hiring a contractor. There is an HMRC status portal available to help determine the status but we do require you to post a response as to whether the role is ‘inside’ or ‘outside’.
The role is Outside IR35
4. Could the SC Clearance be taken after the candidate's selection?
Candidates should have Security Clearance to apply
5. Expected contract Length?
6-12 Months