Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Her Majesty's Passport Office - Big Data Developer

Incomplete applications

7
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

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

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Big Data Developer to support the Government’s transformation to a Common Data Platform.
Latest start date Thursday 3 May 2018
Expected contract length Up to 2 years (24 months)
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
Who the specialist will work with We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with existing in house project teams that are transforming the HMPO business processes/applications.
Service design and development must align with the HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
What the specialist will work on The specialist will be required to work in the data migration team to identify source data requirements, assess data quality, map and specify the required transformations from the source to the target data, validate and perform trial data migration in production, cleanse data, and conduct a post implementation review of the data migration.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster, Victoria.
Initially based in Clive House for training, then some remote working may be possible.
Working arrangements There may be an occasional need to attend our other office in Croydon/Aldershot. When team members are required to attend additional offices expenses for exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London this will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.
Security clearance A minimum of SC clearance is required for this role. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process. There may be a need for ‘DV’ Clearance within this role, candidates must be willing to undergo DV clearance if required.

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully designing and implementing data migration, data transformation, data quality, modelling, testing and post production reviews.
  • Have demonstrable experience of mapping source and target data models, identify gaps, data cleansing, schema modelling (Relational/XML/JSON).
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully delivering digital solutions that collect and manage personal and/or sensitive information with appropriate controls and protection.
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience of Kafka, Apache Nifi, Big Data, Hadoop, HBase, Graph Database, Map Reduce, Java, Python, Micro services, Elasticsearch, Git, Jenkins, Bash Scripting and Linux
  • Experience in delivering big data solutions using a leading Hadoop distributions like Hortonworks, Cloudera.
  • Experience in working Agile methodologies, TDD (Test Driven Development) and (CI & CD) Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • Experience in designing and building API with SOAP and REST.
  • Experience in data encryption at rest and in transit.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully and collaboratively working, coaching and sharing knowledge with Public Sector client teams, particularly those with limited agile development experience.
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully design, implementation and migration of relational databases to Big data based data stores utilising Amazon AWS.
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience using ETL, JMS, SAM.
  • Have existing, valid DV Clearance.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
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. What is the IR35 status? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
2. What is the IR35 status for this opportunity? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
3. Please could you confirm the max day rate and IR35 status of 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.
4. Is this role inside or outside of IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
5. Can I please ask if you have a Day Rate in mind for this project? 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.
6. Hi Our candidate has an existing SC clearance from Home office. Will this do or is DV a must have ? A minimum of SC clearance is required for this role. Existing SC clearance from the Home Office will meet this requirement, however where SC clearance is not held HM Passport Office will support the clearance process. There is a possibility that there may be a need for ‘DV’ Clearance within this role during the contract period, and candidates must be willing to undergo DV clearance if required.