This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 5 July 2017
Home Office Digital Services at Border{ DSAB}

Borders Data Engineer

12 Incomplete applications

9 SME, 3 large

8 Completed applications

6 SME, 2 large

Important dates

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

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
The role is for a Data Engineer to work on the continuing design, build, commission and test a big data platform for a Home Office department.
Latest start date
Thursday 31 August 2017
Expected contract length
Up to 2 years
Location
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Home Office Digital Services at Border{ DSAB}
Maximum day rate
Maximum day rate of up to £800.

About the work

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: Hadoop / HDFS, HBase, Kafka, Kerberos, Drools, Graph DBs, Big data architecture, Real time data processing, Spark, Storm, Solr, Java 8, Algorithms, Data Science, Systems Engineering, ZooKeeper, Spring / Spring Boot and spring data rest, REST, TDD , BDD (specifically Cucumber), Microservices architecture, GitHub / GitLab, use of branching and merging strategies, Clean code

Work setup

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 terms and conditions
Essential skills and experience – bullet points :
• Hadoop / HDFS
• HBase, Kafka, Kerberos, Drools
• Graph DBs
• Big data architecture, Real time data processing, Spark, Storm
• Solr
• Java 8, Algorithms, Data Science, Systems Engineering
• ZooKeeper
• Spring / Spring Boot and spring data rest
• REST
• TDD
• BDD (specifically Cucumber)
• Microservices architecture
* Fluent in English and good communicator
They must have experience working within a Scrum team and be familiar with CI development techniques and environments.
The role is outside scope of IR35

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
  • • Hadoop / HDFS
  • • HBase, Kafka, Kerberos, Drools
  • • Graph DBs
  • • Big data architecture, Real time data processing, Spark, Storm
  • • Solr
  • • Java 8, Algorithms, Data Science, Systems Engineering
  • • ZooKeeper
  • • Spring / Spring Boot and spring data rest
  • • REST
  • • TDD
  • • BDD (specifically Cucumber)
  • • Microservices architecture
  • Fluent in English and have good communication skills
  • Scrum Team Working Experience
  • Familiar with CI development techniques and environments.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Postgres
  • • Apache Camel, Knox, Ranger
  • • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • • Kubernetes
  • • Docker
  • • Ansible, Terraform
  • • JIRA
  • • Confluence

How suppliers will be evaluated

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.
  • A no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can you please confirm whether the role is inside or outside of IR35?
The role is outside scope of IR35
2. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Data Engineer’.

They asked:

Is there currently, or has there recently been, an incumbent carrying out similar work for the Authority
yes
3. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Data Engineer’.

They asked:

Do applicants require experience in all of the essential skills or is there flexibility
All essential. Hence essential
4. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Data Engineer’.

They asked:

What is the size of the development team that they will be part of?
We have a number of small multi-disciplined teams that are around 8 – 10 strong
5. A supplier has asked a question about ‘Borders Data Engineer’.

They asked:

What is the earliest date someone can start?
Date of contract award – but dependent on security clearance
6. We are very keen to supply personnel but we feel it is unrealistic to find all of these skills in one person. I would like to get your opinion on why you think this is achievable or have i misunderstood? Essential skills experience – • Hadoop / HDFS • HBase, Kafka, Kerberos, Drools • Graph DBs • Big data architecture, Real time data processing, Spark, Storm • Solr • Java 8, Algorithms, Data Science, Systems Engineering • ZooKeeper • Spring / Spring Boot and spring data rest • REST • TDD • BDD (specifically Cucumber) • Microservices architecture
We understand this will be difficult, but this is our requirement