Cabinet Office senior data developer
7 Incomplete applications
7 SME, 0 large
10 Completed applications
8 SME, 2 large
- Monday 23 October 2017
- Deadline for asking questions
- Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
- Closing date for applications
- Monday 30 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
- Specialist role
- Summary of the work
- Development work to transition Ethnicity facts and figures from public beta on GOV.UK to live. Improving our internal publishing tool (particularly focussed on the chart/table builders) and streamlining publishing processes. Prototyping and development of the public-facing site, working across front-end, back-end and APIs.
- Latest start date
- Monday 4 December 2017
- Expected contract length
- 6 months
- Organisation the work is for
- Cabinet Office
- Maximum day rate
- £950 including travel and expenses
About the work
- Early market engagement
- Who the specialist will work with
- The Race Disparity Unit is a multi-disciplinary team covering policy, data and digital work streams. As well as policy officials, statisticians, analysts, and social researchers, the digital team includes developers, front-end designer, user researcher, delivery manager, content designers, product manager and service manager - this will change to reflect priorities and needs over time.
- What the specialist will work on
- Work in an agile, multi-disciplinary team, primarily with front-end designer, developer(s), product manager and user researcher. Lead on data formats, API development, data harmonisation and visualisation tools. Improve the publishing tool, with particular focus on the chart and table builder. Deliver high quality code in line with the project goals and delivery cycles for Ethnicity facts and figures on GOV.UK.
- Address where the work will take place
- 1 Horseguards Road, London SW1A 2HQ
- Working arrangements
- Our team is based in Horse Guards. Occasional remote working is accepted, but will primarily be co-located onsite with the existing team. We work Mon-Fri with usual office hours. Travel to user research sessions at various London locations is expected.
- Security clearance
- CTC is required to work at 1 Horse Guards. Minimum of baseline clearance (BPSS) is required for the work itself.
- 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.
- Essential skills and experience
- Have proven experience of working on agile projects as part of a multidisciplinary team, with regular user research, as outlined in the Government Service Design Manual and Digital Service Standard
- Experience developing data products using user-driven methodologies
- Proven skills in developing and supporting RESTful API’s
- Proven skills in developing data publication platforms with visualisations and tables
- Experience developing data standards and pipelines to integrate multiple data sets across multiple domain sectors
- Knowledge and experience of agile software delivery and DevOps, particularly: User story creation and management, Source control (using Git), TDD/BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Documentation, Continuous Deployment
- Experience of multiple RDBMS (Postgres, MySQL) and NoSQL technologies
- Ability to develop data models for web based applications
- Experienced in meeting the Government’s Digital Service Standards and understanding of how developers should follow best practice
- Operating services in an AWS Cloud-hosted environment
- Nice-to-have skills and experience
- Experience delivering data products in accordance with ONS and GDS style guides
How suppliers will be evaluated
- How many specialists to evaluate
- Cultural fit criteria
- Experience of successful collaborative working as part of a multi-disciplinary delivery team, sharing knowledge within the team
- Experience delivering in an open, collaborate, agile way according to the principles outlined in the Government Service Design Manual
- Experience of working with stakeholders and team members with low technical expertise
- Experience of successful agile delivery in non-agile environments and bridging the two worlds
- Demonstrate simplicity (e.g. do less but better, explaining complex issues in a clear, simple way, break down and prioritise complex issues)
- Displays cultural sensitivity and awareness
- Assessment methods
- Work history
- Evaluation weighting
Questions asked by suppliers
- 1. When and where will interviews take place?
- We aim to hold all interviews between 1-3 November in Westminster, London.
- 2. Will this role fall within or outside IR35?
- It falls outside IR35
- 3. Can you advise if BPSS is enough to allow the consultant on-site, or do they require CTC before they go on-site? If CTC is required will you put them through the process.
- If the successful specialist needs to be put through CTC clearance, we will do this. However, it will potentially hold up the start date, or require a security waiver to be granted which allows them to work in the building as long as they are escorted at all times.
- 4. 1.Regarding the CTC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active CTC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance. 2.Can any other higher security clearance be considered? 3.can you consider candidate who is eligible for BPSS 4.if candidate has not valid BPSS security clearance can you consider such candidate 5.What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? 6.Will this role be within IR35? 7.Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 4 December 2017
- Q1,2,6 please see above answers. Q3,4 no, BPSS is a minimum requirement. Q5 Responses by 1 November. Q7 no.
- 5. 8.What are the other expenses which will be paid 9.What are the exact work locations? 10.Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later? 11.Is occasional remote working allowed? 12.Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? 13. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? 14.Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ?
- Q8 Expenses won't be paid. Q9 See brief Q10 PDF or Doc are fine. Q11 See brief. Q12 Only in London for user research, no expenses to be paid within London. Q13 excl VAT. Q14 Yes.
- 6. For Essential Skillset:-Have proven experience of working on agile projects as part of a multidisciplinary team, with regular user research, as outlined in the Government Service Design Manual and Digital Service Standard and For Nice to have:-Experience delivering data products in accordance with ONS and GDS style guides so to confirm exp of working on GDS is mandatory with context to Agile,data products developer?
- No, the specialist does not need experience of working within a specific GDS team. However, they need to evidence experience of working in line with those principles and standards, set out by GDS, that apply to digital projects carried out across government.