Department for Work and Pensions

Developer (Data Engineer/Data Scientist) - Universal Credit Full Service Data Delivery Team

Incomplete applications

8
Incomplete applications
7 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

10
Completed applications
6 SME, 4 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 6 June 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 8 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work DWP is delivering modern data and analytics products that are driving innovation within the wider department. The UC programme has a massive amount of structured and unstructured data that is the foundation for a data driven approach and the UC data team sit at the heart of delivering that vision.
Latest start date Monday 26 June 2017
Expected contract length 2 year contract - initial 4 month Statement of Work
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate £740

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with responsibility to provide data to operational sites and colleagues to allow them to track, understand and improve operational performance. Types of roles that are included in this team are Full Stack Web Developers, Data Engineers, Java Software Engineers, UX designers, Data Scientists, Data Analysts, BI reporting Analysts.
What the specialist will work on Implement analytics in: cost to serve,personalised customer journeys,product recommendation,segmentation,predictive analytics for customer/claimant events.
Develop machine learning algorithms to improve claimant journey and cost to serve for DWP.
Extract Features from datasets and enrich data by joining datasets from multiple sources.
Transform/manipulate data in various formats including JSON.
Data Science Expert for UC area and domain expert for all UC data.
Work with unstructured data such as free text in a variety of formats.
Write code in a variety of languages:Spark, Python,R, SQL.
Design and implement data visualisations using tools such as Shiny or visualisation tools like QlikSense or Business Objects.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Caxton House, Tothill St, London
Working arrangements 5 days a week on-site working as part of a multi-disciplinary agile delivery team with work being specified by a work management system (JIRA). You will attend daily Town Halls, Stand-ups and relevant Show & Tells to monitor/discuss progress.
Security clearance Security Checked clearance is essential

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Additional terms and conditions can be found via DWP’s eTendering system: 1. Register on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk & click the link to register - Accept the terms & conditions & click 'continue' - Enter your correct business & user details - Note your chosen username & click 'Save'. You will receive an email with your password (keep this secure) 2.
For further Assistance please consult the online help, or the eTendering help desk on Phone 0800 368 4850 or email help@bravosolution.co.uk.

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
  • Deep knowledge and at 3-5 years experience of using R and SQL
  • Experience of data science tools and techniques
  • 1 years experience using Spark
  • Past experience working with semi structured data in json format and other unstructured formats
  • Experience of using big data platform technologies - Hadoop, Hive, Mongo,
  • Ability to create models and use advanced analytics techniques such as regression modelling, decision trees, product recommendation engines, machine learning, artificial intelligence
  • Ability to understand business benefits and turn complex business problems into manageable data science projects
  • Experience of free text analytics
  • Able to develop POC applications and present findings back to stakeholders
  • Experience working with DWP or similar organisation in the last 3 years.
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
  • Demonstrate flexibility (e.g. the ability to shift tasks to meet changing priorities)
  • Demonstrate successful collaborative working as part of a multi-supplier delivery team sharing knowledge within the team
  • Meeting facilitation and chair person / leadership skills
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Note from Buyer. Please note that this advert has been reissued to include the requirement for Security Checked clearance.
2. Will the role fall within IR35 legislation? At this time the role has been deemed as outside of IR35 however, should the features of the engagement change, a further assessment will be made which could change the determination.
3. The jobs posted this morning for DWP have now been duplicated. Does this mean that you will need more than 1 candidate for each role. Please confirm. No, the job was reissued to include the requirement for Security Checked clearance. The original advert should be removed shortly. We are only seeking one individual for each role.
4. Will you consider candidates who don't have current SC clearance yet but who willing, and eligible to undergo SC vetting? If so, can this be fast-tracked? SC clearance required at point of engagement to prevent delay of key deliverables
5. We have a candidate who has been a resident in UK since birth, but has worked out of UK in the last 5 years for a duration of more than 1 year. Can you please confirm if you would consider him eligible for SC clearance as he had not changed his residence and was travelling every month back to UK while working outside UK. SC clearance required at point of engagement to prevent delay to key deliverables.

You may wish to consider seeking the advice of the Defence Vetting Agency who will be able to clarify the position.
6. 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 SC clearance required at point of engagement to prevent delay of key deliverables
7. Will you sponsor SC clearance SC clearance required at point of engagement to prevent delay of key deliverables
8. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? It is our intention to have short-listed suppliers by 14 June. We will provide any requested feedback as soon as is possible
9. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role Suppliers may only put forward one candidate per specialist opportunity.
10. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 26 June 2017 No flexibility on start date
11. What are the other expenses which will be paid Expenses should be include in the overall price quoted for the job
12. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later Shortlisted suppliers will be sent a Work History template to be completed.
13. What is the total number for positions open for this role 1
14. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? The role is London based and no travel is anticipated
15. We have a candidate who has been a resident in UK since birth, but has worked out of UK in the last 5 years for a duration of more than 1 year. Can you please confirm if you would consider him eligible for SC clearance as he had not changed his residence and was travelling every month back to UK while working outside UK. SC clearance required at point of engagement to prevent delay of key deliverables