Awarded to INET

Start date: Friday 30 November 2018
Value: £77,400
Company size: SME
Department for International Trade

Back end Developer Python

16 Incomplete applications

15 SME, 1 large

8 Completed applications

7 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Wednesday 10 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 12 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Python and Django backend developer to work in the Tools team on
Latest start date
Thursday 1 November 2018
Expected contract length
6 months
Organisation the work is for
Department for International Trade
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working in a multi-disciplinary agile team, including frontend developers, designers and user researchers. The team is led by a product manager and delivery manager and works very closely with other parts of the team.
What the specialist will work on
- Backend development for the Tools team on
- Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Python code
- Integration of data storage solutions
- Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
- Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
- Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL
Working arrangements
Full time working on site, but with the option to work from home when needed.
Security clearance
All staff should have minimum BPSS level security clearance.

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
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in Python 3 (1%)
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in Python Django web framework (1%)
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in Celery or a similar background async framework using Python (1%)
  • Demonstrable extensive experience and expertise in Postgresql (1%)
  • Demonstrable extensive experience and expertise in Elasticsearch (1%)
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies, TDD (Test Driven Development) and (CI & CD) Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using Scrum, Jenkins and custom internal tooling (1%)
  • Experience in writing unit tests and integration tests (1%)
  • Experience in designing and building REST APIs (1%)
  • Demonstrable capability of using JIRA, Confluence and Git in a Unix environment (1%)
  • Have proven experience of designing platforms for mission critical services in line with GDS standards (1%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience in OAuth 2 integration (as a consumer of service) (1%)
  • Demonstrable experience with Heroku or GOV.UK PaaS (1%)
  • Demonstrable experience in setting up and managing a test pipeline (1%)
  • Have the interest in DevOps operations and willingness to collaborate with and help DevOps in operations and second level support (1%)
  • Demonstrable experience with Government Service development (1%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers (5%)
  • Take responsibility for their work (5%)
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions (5%)
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members, including members of the civil service (5%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there currently an incumbent in this position or is it a brand new opening within the team?
This is a new role within the team.
2. Is this role outside IR35?
Yes this role is outside IR35