This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 7 June 2017
Home Office

DAC-015a - Senior Web Developer - C3053 copy

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

8 Completed applications

7 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 2 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
Develop data driven web applications across several different products within the DQDC services. This will include working across multiple feature teams to help support the delivery of key services to Border Force
Latest start date
Monday 10 July 2017
Expected contract length
6 months with an option to extend up to a maximum of 12 months.
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate
£750

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working with a full team made up of a Delivery Manager, Product Manager, Developers, Business Analyst’s and DevOps.
What the specialist will work on
The developer will be required to provide cover within a feature team that is developing several different web, and API, based applications and services. The Data Quality capability is a service that provides reporting and analytics on Advance Passenger Information and other Aviation based data sets to Border Force

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Main location for the work will be at Bedfont Lakes Business Park in Fletham for 4-5 days, with occasional other locations being central London and Croydon. Remote working may be available where necessary.
Working arrangements
The supplier is expected to construct a feature team made of up of the specialist skills required to deliver the outcomes. We expect the supplier to be flexible to our needs and can make working with a mixed team across multiple sites effective. Off site and remote working can be accommodated, however due to security considerations this would need to be discussed.
Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Security clearance
Minimum Home Office SC Clearance must be verified or obtained for the candidate to be successful

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
The initial term of the agreement will be for 6 Months with and option to extend for a period up to a maximum of a further 6 months. Reviews will be conducted on the achievement of Discovery and Alpha outcomes.

CV will be requested after short-listing responses.

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
  • Experience of delivering data driven web applications using node.js & python - 8%
  • Proven experience of analysing and integrating multiple data sets in specialist domain sectors - 3%
  • Knowledge and experience of agile software delivery and DevOps, particularly: User story creation and management, Source control (using Git),TDD/BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Documentation, Continuous Deployment - 10%
  • Experience of multiple RDBMS (Postgres, MySQL) and NoSQL technologies - 5%
  • Experience of Containerised applications using Docker & Kubernetes - 8%
  • Proven skills in developing and supporting RESTful API’s - 7%
  • Ability to develop data models for web based applications - 2%
  • Experienced in meeting the Government’s Digital Service Standards - 5%
  • Proven skills in securing web API’s, with appropriate authentication and authorisation routines - 5%
  • Experience in using Message Queues in a microservices architecture - 7%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Airline domain knowledge
  • Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) database systems
  • Operating services in a Cloud-hosted environment

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Collaborative approach to delivery - 2%
  • Used to operating with a flat team hierarchy - 1.5%
  • Full team involvement in the development of user stories and story decomposition - 3.5%
  • Iterative software development methods, delivering MVPs quickly and then refactoring based on business priorities - 3%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Does the role sit within IR35 legislation?
We don't yet know the IR35 status of this role. The IR35 status will depend on information the preferred supplier must provide before a contract can be awarded.
2. How has this role been assessed in relation to IR35?
We don't yet know the IR35 status of this role. The IR35 status will depend on information the preferred supplier must provide before a contract can be awarded.
3. Should we mention the day rate excluding VAT or including VAT ?
Excluding VAT
4. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role?
No
5. What is the total number for positions open for this role?
ONE
6. Can a candidate with DV clearance held by another department be considered for this role?
Yes, however clearance obtained elsewhere will need to verified and transferred.
7. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
Up to 5 working Days
8. Will you consider candidates with active SC clearance held by other departments?
Yes, however clearance obtained elsewhere will need to verified and transferred
9. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active SC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance?
Yes, if the candidate is willing, we will progress SC Clearance
10. Would you consider 3 days onsite and 2 days remote work, once up to speed on the projects?
This is a full-time role as part of an Agile Feature Team, successfully applicants will be expected to work on-site for 5 days per week
11. Kindly specify if Home Office would sponsor the clearance for a SC eligible candidates
Yes, Home Office would sponsor SC clearance for successful candidates
12. Who will bear the cost of verifying and transferring already existing SC or DV held with a different department for a candidate if the candidate is selected for this role?
Home Office
13. What are the other expenses which will be paid ?
Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
14. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ?
There may be some travel involved and as such travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
15. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role if they are eligible for SC clearance?
So long as candidates meet the eligibility requirements for SC clearance, then yes.
16. Can I ask what the split between Node.js and Python development will be?
The level of work utilising node.js and python will varying depending on the part of the solution that the developer will be working on. This could change during the course of the engagement. We expect the supplier to be proficient in both technologies to an advanced level in order to deal with this.