Her Majesty’s Passport Office

PHP Java Developer

Incomplete applications

4
Incomplete applications
4 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

17
Completed applications
15 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 11 October 2017
Deadline for asking questions Friday 13 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Developer to take a maintenance and development role initially covering one critical service. This would also include the other services that fall under Service Optimisation team's responsibility. These are delivered in an Agile manner to the cloud hosted platform.
Latest start date Monday 30 October 2017
Expected contract length Up to two years (24 months)
Location London
Organisation the work is for Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate Market Rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The domain stakeholders, Delivery Manager, and third party Developers within HM Passport Office and outside the organisation.
What the specialist will work on Work Packages include:
1. Acting as the lead developer for a specific service, ensuring long-term supportability of the code base.
2. Working on a particular business critical feature set which has business approval to deliver. This will integrate with HM Passport Office and third party systems.
3. Ensure the service applications meet best practice coding and structural designs.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Petty France, London
Working arrangements The individual will work from the primary office in Petty France, London five days a week.

There may be an occasional need to attend our other office in Central London (Victoria). No travel expenses will be paid for this purpose. Expenses for any exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.
Security clearance SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.

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 in-depth experience of PHP programming
  • Have in-depth knowledge of MySQL or Postgres
  • In-depth Knowledge of Symfony
  • In depth experience of working in an agile environment, including continuous delivery
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Java Programming
  • Microservice architecture
  • Adhering to GDS best practices
  • Experience of HM Passport Office or Home Office systems

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work in a multi-discipline team
  • Can work with stakeholders with low technical expertise
  • Able to manage own work tasks with minimal management
  • Be transparent and collaborative
  • Focus on delivery
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. This advert supersedes the previous advert fro 'Java Developer' uploaded yesterday. There is no change in the requirements only the job title.
2. Could you sponsor SC clearance? As states in the requirements, HM Passport Office will support the clearance process
3. 1. 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? If an appropriate candidate does not hold SC clearance, Her Majesty’s Passport Office will support and sponsor the clearance process.
4. 2. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? The vacancy closes on 18th October; we will aim to have the shortlist concluded and the results sent out to candidates by week ending 27th October and aim to have interviews the following week.

All dates are indicative and HM Passport Office reserves the right to amend as required.
5. 3.Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 30 October 2017? The successful candidate can start the latest, 6th November 2017.
6. 4.What are the other expenses which will be paid? Expenses for any exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract. No other expenses will be paid.
7. 5.What are the exact work locations? Petty France, London
8. 6.Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later? PDF or Word Doc is acceptable
9. 7.Is occasional remote working allowed? Occasional remote working may be possible, and will need to be discussed and agreed with the manager when the candidate starts.
10. 1.Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? There may be an occasional need to attend our other offices in Central London (Victoria/ Westminster). No travel expenses will be paid for this purpose. Expenses for any exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.
11. 2. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? The rate is exclusive of VAT
12. 3.Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? 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
13. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? The vacancy closes on 18th October; we will aim to have the shortlist concluded and the results sent out to candidates by week ending 27th October and aim to have interviews the following week.

All dates are indicative and HM Passport Office reserves the right to amend as required.
14. Will this role be within IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35; however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
15. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 30 October 2017 The successful candidate can start the latest, 6th November 2017.
16. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later PDF or Word Doc is acceptable
17. Is occasional remote working allowed? Occasional remote working may be possible, and will need to be discussed and agreed with the manager when the candidate starts.
18. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? There may be an occasional need to attend our other offices in Central London (Victoria/ Westminster). No travel expenses will be paid for this purpose. Expenses for any exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.
19. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? The rate is exclusive of VAT
20. Is work experience with HM Passport Office or Home Office systems mandatory - please confirm Experience of working with Her Majesty’s Passport Office or Home Office system is a ‘Nice-to-have skills and experience’ so it is not mandatory.
21. If the candidate is strong in PHP but has no experience in Java or Microservices - will you consider such candidates A candidate will still be considered for this role if they have no experience in Java or Microservices as this is a ‘Nice-to-have skills and experience’ and not mandatory.