Ministry of Defence ISS

NSoIT(D) Design - Jade System Administrator

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3 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 2 August 2017
Deadline for asking questions Friday 4 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 9 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work NSoIT(D) Design - Jackdaw Agile Development Environment Systems Administrator, responsible for the day to day ICT administration of the standalone networks.
Latest start date Tuesday 29 August 2017
Expected contract length 9 Months with options to extend to the two year point (Pending financial approval)
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence ISS
Maximum day rate We will pay up to £574.80 per day EX VAT to include agency fees. Please note that Intermediaries legislation applies to this assignment (Inside IR35), take this into account when choosing your candidate and ensure they are aware at the outset.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with Civilian, Military and contractors within the New Style of Information Technology (Deployed) team.
What the specialist will work on Install and configure JADE computer networks and systems.
Identify and solve any problems that arise with computer networks and systems.
Consult with clients to specify system requirements and design solutions.
Budget for equipment and assembly costs.
Maintain existing software and hardware and upgrade any that have become obsolete.
Monitor computer networks and systems to identify how performance can be improved.
Provide network administration and support.
Monitor and manage security systems and logging.
Liaise with external security functions.
Manage system backups.
Manage, test and implement disaster recovery and resilience procedures.
Conduct regular software and hardware audits as appropriate.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place ISS, Building 405, Spur D2, Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements Individuals are to manage their delivery of tasks. As Design Management are only available to receive or review products during the core working week (37 hours per week) within a bandwidth of 08:00 - 17:00, individuals are to be available during that period. All tasking deliverables are to be delivered to MoD Corsham (On-Site). If 'OFF-SITE' working is required expenses will require Line management approval and up to a limit of £5k for the term of the contract. All resources will be provided On-Site, inc access to MoD’s IT systems. No utilisation of personal or company laptops will be permitted.
Security clearance Individuals will be required to hold a minimum of 'DV' clearance. DV Clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting. DV status must be valid for the duration of the contract. BPSS or Disclosure Scotland is not acceptable and the Authority will NOT sponsor DV Clearance.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Intermediaries legislation applies to this assignment (Inside IR35), take this into account when choosing your candidate and ensure they are aware at the outset. This is for ONE post only. We aim to get feedback to you within ONE week of the advert closing. The Authority WILL NOT sponsor SC Clearance, it must be in place and valid for the duration. Candidates who make the shortlist will be asked to provide a Work History, a template will be issued for this. Only T&S will be paid no other expenses. No remote working. Flexible start date for right candidate!

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
  • Hold a recognised computer or network qualification at NVQ Level 4 or above- 6%
  • 5+ Years’ experience in network installation and administration- 6%
  • 5+ years Windows desktop administration, including Windows 7 and Windows 10- 4%
  • 5+ years of Windows Server 2012 and domain administration experience- 4%
  • Knowledge of active directory and setting up GPO's- 4%
  • Basic knowledge of common protocols: TCP, UDP, UCMP- 4%
  • Knowledge of common Ethernet cabling- 4%
  • Demonstrate hands on ability to trouble shoot basic networking problems, including IP routing- 4%
  • Familiarity with VPNs- 4%
  • Familiarity with Backup and recovery software and procedures- 4%
  • Basic familiarity with managing iOS systems- 4%
  • Basic Linux command line familiarity- 4%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Professional Accreditation- 4%
  • ITIL Foundation- 4%
  • Experience of working in a military or government environment- 4%
  • PowerShell or other scripting background- 4%
  • Familiarity with Atlassian Toolset- 4%
  • Understand data protection requirements- 4%
  • Understand Health and Safety and welfare regulations and best practice affecting ICT- 4%
  • Good Communication and inter-personal skills- 4%
  • Good Organizational skills- 4%
  • Basic Project management skills- 4%
  • Ability to handle a complex delivery landscape - multiple suppliers, multiple stakeholders- 4%
  • Experience in providing engineering leadership of multi-disciplinary teams in large public or private sector organisations- 4%

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Have a flexible approach.
  • Ability to integrate and work as part of a team.
  • Proactive rather than reactive.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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