Government Digital Service

Senior Python Developer for Digital Marketplace (WP1100)

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

23
Completed applications
20 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 29 April 2016
Deadline for asking questions Friday 6 May 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 13 May 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work We're looking for a Senior Python Developer to join the Digital Marketplace team at GDS. You'll be working in a multi disciplinary agile team, continuously improving the end-to-end user journey for buyers and suppliers and architecting the platform to make it easier to open and award new framework iterations.
Latest start date 27/06/2016
Expected contract length 3 months + 3 month extension (if required)
Location London
Organisation the work is for Government Digital Service
Maximum day rate £450

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Front & back end developers, technical architect, quality assurance, interaction designers, user researchers, content designers, product managers, user support, performance analyst, delivery managers, service manager
What the specialist will work on Website software development work for the Digital Marketplace to:
1. Deliver and continuously improve on the end-to-end user journey, from supplier submissions through to contract award 2. Architect the service to make it easier to open and award new frameworks

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Government Digital Service
Aviation House
125 Kingsway
London
WC2B 6NH
Working arrangements Monday to Friday.
7.5 hours per day + lunch time.
Must start work by 09:45 and not end before 16:00.
Mainly based from our office in Holborn, with opportunities to work from home part time.
Security clearance Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • 3 years experience as a python developer (Scores 5)
  • 2 years experience developing web applications in Python (Scores 5)
  • Experience of pair programming (Scores 5)
  • Experience of working in an agile team (Scores 5)
  • Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques (Scores 5)
  • Familiarity with working practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps (Scores 5)
  • Awareness of HTTP, databases, backups, CDNs and search, and of Unix-like operating systems, eg Linux and/or Mac OS experience of working on, or with web technologies (Scores 5)
  • Basic understanding about web security (Scores 5)
  • Experience of using testing to validate solutions (Scores 5)
  • Current / most recent role mainly uses Python rather than other programming languages (Scores 5)
  • Current / most recent role mainly as a developer rather than a manager (Scores 5)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 5 years experience as a Python developer (Scores 5)
  • 3 years experience developing web applications in Python (Scores 5)
  • Experience of AWS (EC2 and RDS) (Scores 5)
  • Experience of PostgreSQL (Scores 5)
  • Experience of AWS CloudFormation (Scores 5)
  • Experience of SQLAlchemy (Scores 5)
  • Experience of Flask (Scores 5)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria Do you work well in a collaborative agile team? (Scores 15%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Could you please clarify how the tender will be evaluated on this; - Will it be interviews direct with the candidates? - If you will interview, will it be before the closing date of this tender? - Will you evaluate the CVs? Thanks Yes it will be evaluated by interviewing the candidates and reviewing their work histories that you provide.

This will occur after the closing date of this tender.
2. Is it possible to have 1 month onsite, 1 month remote kind of delivery? Not for this requirement