This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 1 September 2017
The Home Office

Data Analytics Developer (DAC-036)

4 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 1 large

7 Completed applications

5 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 25 August 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 1 September 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
To work in the data analytics competency centre on a number of products providing services to the Home Office customers. The Developer will form part of a core product team. The developer will need good communication skills and be self motivated to deliver core services.
Latest start date
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Expected contract length
12 Months (235 working days)
Organisation the work is for
The Home Office
Maximum day rate
£720.00 per day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
A multi-disciplinary agile team including User Researcher, UX designer, content designer, dev ops, infrastructure, architecture, product manager and application manager.
What the specialist will work on
• Development of existing Search tools. Add new capabilities into the tool in line with user feedback, including;
o bug fixes,
o enhancements to usability,
o accessibility enhancements,
o and features (such as Share findings, network timebar filter, view of unstructured text, add new data feeds, advanced search builder)
• Integrate existing structured and unstructured search capabilities into one tool.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Based in Croydon with occasional travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK.
Working arrangements
Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Security clearance
SC (Held or prepared to undergo clearance)

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard DOS 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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Expertise in javascript with a commitment to writing clean code and comprehensive, clear tests (in particular significant experience - single page javascript applications using e.g. angular or react).
  • Demonstrable significant experience using open source libraries
  • Good knowledge of node.js and express
  • Knowledge of Elasticsearch, NEO4J and/or relational databases (RDBMS)
  • Understanding of web services (particularly REST), their pitfalls and best practice
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience in supporting all aspects of user story development including analysis, testing and deployment
  • Some experience of supporting live systems

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Demonstrable experience in sharing knowledge with other team members.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please can you confirm if this role is considered inside or outside IR35?
This post is considered outside of IR35, however an assessment of the successful candidate will be made as part of their formalities prior to appointment