Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Lead DevOps Engineer 1

Incomplete applications

11
Incomplete applications
10 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

22
Completed applications
20 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 5 February 2018
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 12 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Web operations engineer
Summary of the work Scripting languages Bash+Ruby/Python.

Coordinating and directing effective deployment of engineers into critical delivery projects
Latest start date Monday 19 February 2018
Expected contract length 12 months with optional further period of up to 12 months depending on busness need and performance.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate £900

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Technical Architects, Network Architects and Developers
Head of Core Platform team
What the specialist will work on 1. Improve and expand AWS platform
2. Apply changes using configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible).
3. Coordinate and direct deployment of engineers on agile Development projects
4. Support and troubleshoot complex micro-service based environment(Haproxy/Nginx loadbalancing)
5. Improve monitoring and performance measurement tools (Sensu/Grafana/Logstash/ELK) 6. Participate in the oncall rota
7. Work on containerisation of the services(Docker, Kubernetes)
8. Perform DBA tasks on variety of Databases (Postgres, Mongo, Mysql)
9. Implement and improve security stack/tools
10. Configure continues integration pipelines for deployment
11. Containerisation
12. Automating various tasks using puppet, ansible and scripting (Shell + Ruby/Python)

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Petty France, London
Working arrangements The individual will work full time from the primary office in Petty France, London five days a week. Option to work from home one day a week.

Candidate should be prepared to use their own company laptop which may be needed to undertake some duties.
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 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
  • Deep experience (5 years +) in our Tech stack: Linux, AWS, SDK, Puppet, Shell/Bash, Ruby/Python, Web Servers (NGINX),Logstash/Kibana/ELK
  • Deep experience (5 yrs +) in Networking, security and encryption (TCP/IP, LoadBalancing, DNS, Firewalls, SSL/TLS, CSOC protective monitoring technologies)
  • Databases (Mongo,Postgres or alternative)
  • Continuous integration for developing applications (Jenkins, GIT, Nexus, Artifactory or alternative tools)
  • Track record of designing platforms for mission critical services in line with GDS standards
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of Her Majesty’s Passport Office systems
  • Deploying Kubernetes

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. How much Kubernetes would be involved in this role? I have a keen candidate that is a Kubernetes expert and would ideally like a Kubernetes heavy role. No immediate need for or an anticipated heavy requirement of Kubernetes.
2. The timescales are very tight here. Would a candidate who can start 26/2 be considered? A candidate should be ready to start from 16 February 2018. We acknowledge that candidates who are not SC cleared will not be able to start until they receive this clearance. However they will have to be available from 16 February 2018 so that they can start immediately from the date of clearance being received.
3. Is there an incumbent supplier currently providing a specialist for the role? If yes, is this opportunity being advertised because the current specialist is leaving or is this being advertised because services are required for another 12 months? This role is to replace the current incumbant who is leaving.
4. Does the role fall within IR35 ? For the previous incumbent the intermediaries legislation did not apply to this engagement, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
5. Can you please clarify the IR35 status of this role? For the previous incumbent the intermediaries legislation did not apply to this engagement, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
6. Please could you confirm if the role is inside / outside of IR35 For the previous incumbent the intermediaries legislation did not apply to this engagement, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
7. What is the anticipated IR35 status associated with this? For the previous incumbent the intermediaries legislation did not apply to this engagement, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
8. Is this role inside IR35? For the previous incumbent the intermediaries legislation did not apply to this engagement, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
9. What is the IR35 status of this role? For the previous incumbent the intermediaries legislation did not apply to this engagement, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.