Home Office Digital, Data and Technology

IDAM Architect

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
9 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
5 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 26 January 2018
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 30 January 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 2 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work This specialist will be an experienced Identity Management Architect who has worked with a mixture of different team sizes and types.
Latest start date Thursday 1 March 2018
Expected contract length To 30/6/2019 with the option to extend for 6 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office Digital, Data and Technology
Maximum day rate 1038

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will report to the Borders Head of Architecture and will work closely with a variety of in-flight projects and programmes across the estate.
What the specialist will work on The Identity Management Architect will report ot the Borders head of Architecture and will assist with:
1) Setting technical strattegy, directions and standards for Identity Management and Workflow Solutions
2) Ensuring that the standards are adhered to
3) Supporting projects to deliver Identity Management solutions

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The specialist will be predominantly based at Home Office premises at Lunar House, Croydon, CR9 2BY, but may be required to attend Marsham Street, London, SW1; and MetroPoint , Croydon; Surrey; or other locations as necessary.
Working arrangements The specialist is expected to alongside existing delivery teams focussed on specific outcomes. The specialist will conform to prevailing Home Office rules & procedures.
The specialist requires being physically on site Monday – Friday. Approximate hours are 08:00 – 18:00.

Expenses will conform to Home Office internal policies and will not be payable within the M25.
Security clearance Security clearance of Security Check (SC) is required.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions This role is deemed to be outside the scope of IR35 of the Intermediaries legislation. Candidates may be working towards obtaining SC clearance and must possess this by the latest start date. The HO may support the candidate with this process, but this must be in place by employment commencement. Candidates with DV Clearance have already undergone SC level checks will also be considered.
Work History/ CV's will be requested once the shortlisting process is complete.

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
  • Experience of setting technical strategy, direction and standards for Identity Management and Workflow solutions across technology projects and help shape the broader corporate approach (10%)
  • Experience managing the adherence of Identity Management Standards across a wide portfolio of projects and programmes, including maturity assessments of Identity Management capability and support business case for improving capability(10%)
  • Significant Security/IDAM architectural, design, technical leadership, development and problem-solving experience (5%)
  • Knowledge of UK Borders systems landscape and Security/Idenitity Management requirements (5%)
  • Experience of design of high quality, maintainable Identity Management software solutions, meeting Non-functional, hosting and security requirements (5%)
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge and experience of web based service interfaces used in an Identity Management context (5%)
  • Experience with Identity Management and Role Management including experience with Active Directory, OpenID Connect, and Spring Security. (5%)
  • Knowledge and experience of build and deploy in Cloud (AWS) platform with microservices, containers and open source DevOps tool-sets (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience and knowledge of access technologies used in data layer related to Postgres, Apache Camel, Knox, Ranger and Drools (5%)
  • Experience of Red Hat SSO / Keycloak (3%)
  • Experience of HO's ACP and DevOps Patterns and Enterprise Integration Patterns (2%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise a very varied work schedule
  • Understanding of working across a broad geographical area and different functional departments with competing priorities
  • Work closely with colleagues and be transparent and collaborative in all communications
  • Be respectful and work with integrity and flexibility.
  • Excellent communicator with experience of presenting architecture and designs to Technical forums
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Notice - more information on the Security Clearance required "To access the Home Office building at East Croydon, current Security Clearance is required. SC will also be required for access to the production system and service data. For the avoidance of doubt this means either:
a) SC clearance has been approved or renewed by any government department within six months prior to the start date
b) SC clearance has been used within any government department (preferably the Home Office) within 12 months prior to the start date"