Awarded to Tessella Limited

Start date: Friday 13 July 2018
Value: £314,769.50
Company size: large
UK Research and Innovation - STFC

UK SBS IT18136 UK Research and innovation -STFC ESS Data Streaming Developer

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

4 Completed applications

2 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 1 June 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 8 June 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility is delivering data streaming software for the European Spallation Source as part of the UKs in-kind contribution. The developer will be responsible for developing high performance scientific data streaming systems for ESS and ISIS as part of the international team developing software for ESS
Latest start date
Monday 9 July 2018
Expected contract length
Up to 2 years
Location
South West England
Organisation the work is for
UK Research and Innovation - STFC
Maximum day rate
£650 excluding VAT

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working with the ISIS instrument control and data acquisition team (developers), the international ESS team (developers and scientists), and to report to the local project manager
What the specialist will work on
STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility is delivering data streaming software for the European Spallation Source as part of the UKs in-kind contribution. The developer will be responsible for developing high performance scientific data streaming systems for ESS and ISIS as part of the international team developing software for ESS

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX

Some travel to international sites including ESS (Copenhagen, Denmark and Lund, Sweden) may be required
Working arrangements
Monday to Friday 8:30 start, to fit in with the international team meetings

7.5 hours day + lunch

Expenses for travelling to other sites will be in line with public sector restrictions and expectations and UK Research and Innovation / STFC Policies
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Additional information

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
  • Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise to the following, to develop data reduction software for the ESS
  • of modern C++(>C++11) development on Linux, Windows and OS X
  • of software development using Apache Kafka
  • of developing against hdf5, specifically the NeXuS format
  • of Python scripting
  • of Bash and Batch scripting
  • of Unit, integration and performance testing
  • of using Ansible or equivalent
  • of using CI tools (ideally Jenkins)
  • of using Distributed version control tools (ideally git)
  • of using Docker or equivalent - creating images and using docker-compose
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise to the following, to develop data reduction software for the ESS
  • with cross platform native build generators (CMake or equivalent)
  • using Conan C++ package manager or equivalent
  • of developing and testing distributed systems
  • of Managing CI tools (ideally Jenkins or equivalent)
  • of Log and metrics monitoring and management
  • Understanding of data handling requirements at large scientific facilities

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate how you will apply your skills and expertise to the following, to develop data reduction software for the ESS
  • of developing software in a scientific environment
  • of developing software in an internationally distributed team
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

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