HM Passport Office

Unix System Engineer

Incomplete applications

7
Incomplete applications
7 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
12 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 26 July 2017
Deadline for asking questions Friday 28 July 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 2 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Web operations engineer
Summary of the work Provide DevOps and Unix technical expertise services for the full length of the project.
Latest start date Monday 21 August 2017
Expected contract length
Location London
Organisation the work is for HM Passport Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Architects, Devops, Datacenter engineers
What the specialist will work on 1.Planning and migration of SPARC Solaris and IBM PowerPC Aix servers into new physical environment
2.Overlook the hardware installation in the DC
3.Installation of Solaris/AIX systems
4.Setting up update and patching strategies for both Solaris and AIX 5.Integrate with the existing Linux management stack Configure HBAs of SPARC and IBM servers to connect to SAN and prepare volumes for hosting OracleDB
6.Setup management services on Linux infrastructure
7.Setup monitoring
8.Work with Storage&Networking team to bring service Live
9.Work on current Linux AWS platform

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 165 Fleet Street EC4A 2DY
Working arrangements Full-Time, one day working from home.
Security clearance Candidate should have valid Security Clearance with the Home Office.

HMPO will sponsor if required.

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
  • Solaris
  • AIX
  • SPARC Architecture
  • IBM Power Architecture
  • Linux
  • Puppet
  • SAN/Storage
  • Backups software
  • Monitoring(network, systems)
  • Scripting
  • Networking
  • Firewalls
  • Security
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 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
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. Does this fall inside or outside of the IR35 legislation? Outside IR35
2. What is the expected duration of this project? 6-12 months
3. May i know the day rate and contract duration? The day rate is dependent on the market rate.
4. Is the August 21st Start absolutely solid, or would there be some flexibility on this? There may be some flexibility on this.
5. What clearance level is required for this role? Thanks Candidate should have valid Security Clearance with the Home Office however HMPO will sponsor if required.