Office of the Public Guardian

OPG-005 - Senior Back End Developers

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

27
Completed applications
23 SME, 4 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 8 August 2016
Deadline for asking questions Monday 15 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 22 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work OPG need 2 back-end developers to work with existing team of PHP Symfony 2 devs to update and maintain existing functionality and produce new features to ensure that a digital, public-facing service is iterated and improved via user first principles.

Suppliers must be willing to provide evidence of essential criteria
Latest start date September
Expected contract length initially 12 month contract
Location East Midlands
Organisation the work is for Office of the Public Guardian
Maximum day rate £575

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Working alongside a product owner, user researcher, user interface expert and a senior front end developer, existing symfony 2 devs
What the specialist will work on OPG need 2 back-end developers to work with the existing team of PHP Symfony 2 devs to update and maintain existing functionality and produce new features to ensure that a digital, public-facing service is iterated and improved via user first principles.

This role is based primarily in Nottingham, but may involve some travel between Birmingham and London. Some colocation is required but flexible/home working options are available.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place This role is based primarily in Nottingham, but may involve some travel between Birmingham and London. Some colocation is required but flexible/home working options are available.
Working arrangements onsite a minimum of 3 days a week, preferably in the Nottingham office, but with flexibility to work from other locations for the rest of the week including home-working
Security clearance Baseline security clearance e.g. DBS or Disclosure Scotland will be required initially, but applicants must be willing to submit to National Security Clearance. For more information see:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

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
  • 3+ Years acting as a senior developer in a strong Object Orientated PHP environment.
  • Experience building server-side web applications and detailed knowledge of PHP.
  • Good knowledge of Symfony 2
  • Experience with PHPUnit tests and mocking objects
  • Experience of Doctrine 2 and Doctrine migrations.
  • Knowledge of relational databases systems (particularly PostgreSQL)
  • Outstanding ability to develop efficient, highly optimised and clear code.
  • Understanding of and experience with a range of approaches to testing application code and systems for behaviour and performance.
  • Working within an agile environment.
  • Knowledge of the Git version control system
  • Experience of Continuous integration (preferably with Jenkins)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of BDD and automated user acceptance testing Behat 3.
  • Experience of Docker used for local development and staging environment.
  • Act as a “tech lead” on complex projects, providing support for product and delivery management and pragmatically weighing the complexities involved against the need to act
  • Experience of mentoring or helping colleagues optimise their code
  • System administration and configuration management skills
  • Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage
  • Experience of designing and maintaining public HTTP APIs
  • Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage
  • Experience with Mockery mocking framework, JMS serialiser library

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria Working within an agile environment.
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

35%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. **Minor amendment** Please note that candidates who pass the shortlist will be evaluated through both work history and interview.
2. Dear Sirs, we note that the requirement states that developers should be eligible for SC - "Baseline security clearance e.g. DBS or Disclosure Scotland will be required initially, but applicants must be willing to submit to National Security Clearance." is this an essential requirement from day one, or will you accept staff at the early stage who only comply with DBS but who can then hand over if required to SC staff? Thank you for your question. I'm sorry, but we can only accept candidates that will be eligible for SC and available to submit to National Security Clearance from day one.

With thanks,
Andrew