Home Office Borders Technology Portfolio

Borders Java Developer

Incomplete applications

10
Incomplete applications
9 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

16
Completed applications
14 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 21 June 2017
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 28 June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 5 July 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Contribute to the development of the Borders AFTC service working in an Agile delivery environment. The role works on a data ingestion/management project, involving writing code to transform and manipulate data across formats, into storage with potential impact on the HBASE big data platform, providing data to consumers via micro-services.
Latest start date Thursday 17 August 2017
Expected contract length up to 2 years
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for Home Office Borders Technology Portfolio
Maximum day rate Maximum day rate of up to £650.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N - A
Who the specialist will work with Home Office Civil Servants, other government Civil Servants, other contractors and suppliers.
What the specialist will work on The developer will need to be an SME in: Java 8, Spring / Spring Boot and spring data rest, REST, TDD, BDD (specifically Cucumber), Apache Camel, Microservices architecture, GitHub / GitLab, use of branching and merging strategies, Clean code.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Lunar House, Croydon.
Working arrangements The Developer should be physically on site Monday – Friday. Approximate hours are 09:00 – 18:00. Specialists will work primarily on-site with teams as required and report to management on site. Specialists are expected to work across the multiple sites as required. Expenses will conform to HO internal policies and will not be payable to Westminster, Croydon, or Heathrow.
Security clearance Security clearance of Security Check (SC) is required.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions This role is deemed to be outside the scope of IR35 of the Intermediaries legislation.

Candidates may be working towards obtaining SC clearance and must possess this by the latest start date. The HO may support the candidate with this process, but this must be in place by employment commencement. Candidates with DV Clearance have already undergone SC level checks will also be considered.

Expenses conform to HO internal policies and will not be payable to Westminster, Croydon, or Heathrow. Those Travel and Subsistence expenses that apply will be payable in addition to the day rate.

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
  • Java 8
  • Spring / Spring Boot and spring data rest
  • REST
  • TDD
  • BDD (specifically Cucumber)
  • Apache Camel
  • Microservices architecture
  • Fluent in English with good communication skills
  • • Experience working within a Scrum team and familiarity with CI development techniques
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Postgres
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • Hadoop
  • HBase
  • Angular JS, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • GitHub / GitLab, use of branching and merging strategies
  • Clean code
  • Linux
  • IntelliJ
  • JIRA
  • Confluence

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well in a team within our organisation.
  • Mentor members of the team.
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Have a flexible attitude and temperament.
  • No blame culture encourages learning from mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please can you advise on the IR35 status of this requirement. Please refer to the Additional Items section of the job advertisement which refers to this role being deemed as outside the scope of IR35 of the Intermediaries legislation.
2. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Java Developer’.

They asked:

Are you initially evaluating the evidence questions only or do you want us to send the CV of our consultant to you with the submission? If so where do we send them?
Yes, submit via the digitalmarketplace box for this requirement
3. . A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Java Developer’.

They asked:

Is this role to replace a resource that is leaving the project or for an additional head to join an already ongoing project?
Additional head
4. A supplier X 4 has asked a question about ‘Borders Java Developer’.

They asked:

Is this a re-advertisement of the Borders Java Developer (BJD001 and 1a,BJD002) that was published on the 19th May 2017 or an additional head?
Additional head
5. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Java Developer’.

They asked:

Could you please let us know 1. Maximum number of applications that could be submitted 2. Date on which feedback would be provided for the applications submitted.
One application only per resource. Feedback will be issues as soon as possible – date will depend on the volume of bidders
6. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Java Developer’.

They asked:

Can more than 1 application be submitted?
Yes but with each resources should only be submitted once
7. A supplier X2has asked a question about ‘Borders Java Developer’.

They asked:

Hello , will you consider candidates who are eligible for SC clearance if they have the right skills ?
yes
8. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Java Developer’.

They asked:

Is there a reason for the long lead time to submission?
yes
9. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Java Developer’.

They asked:

How many developers will you be needing overall and will they all be taken via this buyer requirement?
We operate multi supplier teams and these developers will be joining mature teams that already operate on this basis.