Her Majesty's Passport Office

Business Intelligence DevOps Engineer 2

Incomplete applications

5
Incomplete applications
4 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

9
Completed applications
8 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 20 September 2017
Deadline for asking questions Friday 22 September 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Web operations engineer
Summary of the work Power BI DevOps Engineer for HMPO's BI transformation project, working in agile delivery team to iteratively design, build and implement a BI platform infrastructure in collaboration with Lead Technical Architect. This work will lay the foundation of key architecture building blocks for the future BI platform.
Latest start date Monday 16 October 2017
Expected contract length 12 months with optional further period of up to 12 months dependent on business need & performance
Location London
Organisation the work is for Her Majesty's Passport Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement Home Office have already evaluated various BI tools and chosen Microsoft Power BI as a strategic BI Visualisation Tool.
Who the specialist will work with There is a small team allocated to this work formed of a Product Manager, Business Analyst, Technical Lead, Developer and a Lead Architect.
What the specialist will work on Build BI infrastructure in AWS using Puppet, Chocholatey, Jenkins
Support and installation of Windows 2012, Windows AD, SQL Server and automation
Provide Expert knowledge and be an escalation point of contact for BI Infrastructure
Work with existing DevOps team, BI project team and HMPO Security stakeholders.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster
Working arrangements We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with existing in house DevOps team and Strategic Business Intelligence project to develop the BI platform infrastructure in AWS.
Work is based in London and will involve the supplier being on site 5 days per week to work collaboratively with HMPO teams; travel and expenses remains the responsibility of the supplier.
Service design and development must align with the HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
Security clearance SC clearance is required. HMPO will support the clearance process.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Breakpoints to assess progress and quality will be set at the end of alpha phase.

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
  • Have demonstrable experience of using AWS(VPC, EC2, RDS, ELB, Route53, IAM) mandTerraform for provisioning AWS resources
  • Have demonstrable experience of using Developers tools: GIT, Jenkins, Nexus/Artefactory and YAML/JSON
  • Have demonstrable experience of Networking concepts: TCP/IP, Firewall, Routing, DNS.
  • Have demonstrable experience of Windows 2012 server installation, management, configuration management, Chocholatey application manager
  • Have demonstrable experience of SQL Server installation, support and management
  • Have demonstrable experience of configuring Windows AD, roles, permissions, group policies, Windows security, Antivirus and WSUS
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of build automation using Puppet, Ansible and Docker
  • Have demonstrable experience of Linux adminstration

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Able to work within HMPO design, delivery and governance framework
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is this role based on Windows automation or running CI/CD on Windows. Please specify. This role is based on windows automation including CI/CD to configure automation in AWS environment.
2. 1.Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? 2. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? 3.Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? 1.There may be travel involved to different regional sites in the UK and any travel required by the business will be paid.
2.The day rate is exclusive of VAT.
3.HM Passport Office will not provide Visa sponsorship. The security clearance will require the individual to have been living continuously in the UK for five years.
3. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active SC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance ? Yes HMPO are willing to support the SC clearance process for the appropriate candidate, if necessary.
4. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? The panel will aim to send shortlisting results within a week of closing date.
5. Will this role be within IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
6. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is 16 oct 2017 ? The latest start date remains the same but will depend on the successful candidates clearance process.
7. What are the other expenses which will be paid ? Other than travel expenses for business needs, other expenses will not be covered.
8. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later ? CVs can be sent in either PDF or Doc format.
9. Is occasional remote working allowed? Occasional remote working is allowed based on agreements with Line Manager, but requirement is for 5 days a week onsite.
10. What is the rate for the role? We will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.
11. What is the IR35 status? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
12. Can you please clarify whether you require a Power BI consultant with AWS capability or require a DevOps Consultant to work alongside a PowerBI Consultant already in place? The requirement is for a DevOps engineer to work along side PowerBI specialist and Architects to build the BI infrastructure in AWS compliant with platform security policies.
13. Please could you advise Maximum day rate and IR35 status for this role. The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally, we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements. We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.