Home Office

Home Office - Infrastructure Engineer

Incomplete applications

11
Incomplete applications
10 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

5
Completed applications
5 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 29 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 31 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 5 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Web operations engineer
Summary of the work An Infrastructure Engineer is required to support existing BAU teams with the support of all Infrastructure Engineer related functions in the Hendon Data Centre whilst also acting as an Infrastructure Engineer for a large priority project.
Latest start date Monday 5 November 2018
Expected contract length 6 months initially with the ability to extend up to two years.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £425

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will need to engage with members of the PNCS – Stakeholders, programmes and projects:-
• To deliver some of the ASI/design work, external stakeholder engagement should be expected.
• To deliver some of the design work, external stakeholder engagement should be expected.
The specialist shall be responsible for the delivery of the design and specifications and completing the activities required to understand the following technologies:

• Java application servers (WebLogic)
• Access Control Software (SiteMinder)
• Web Servers (Apache and Tomcat)
• Middleware (EntireX), LDAP directory software and Enterprise Service Bus technology (Oracle Service Bus).
What the specialist will work on As well as supporting Subject Matter Experts with live service issues, the specialist shall articulate specifications to a level that an implementation team can use, and refine these specifications with technical colleagues and delivery partners. Specialist expertise shall be available to consult with such as live service teams and other specialist technical teams.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Hendon (North West London)
Working arrangements Some remote working is acceptable, supported by a Home Office laptop to enable collaboration and sensitive material to be exchanged. Some meetings can be by conference call, but significant design meetings are expected to be face-to-face at a Home Office location or partner visit. Existing Subject Matter Experts located in Hendon will provide most of the information on the requirements.
Security clearance SC or ability to be SC cleared and may require NPPV3.

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
  • An understanding of core technical concepts related to the requirement and ability to build solutions over the last 3-5 years.
  • A broad understanding of technical concepts, tools and methods and the way in which these are implemented over the last 3-5 years.
  • Providing 2nd/3rd line support to mission critical systems over the last 3-5 years.
  • Knowledge/experience of LINUX/Windows operating systems on the PNC Open Systems over the last 3-5 years.
  • Knowledge/experience of XML Gateway technologies (Axway Vordel and Forum Sentry) over the last 3-5 years.
  • Knowledge/experience of Java application servers (WebLogic), access control software (SiteMinder), web servers (Apache, Tomcat), middleware (EntireX), LDAP directory software and Enterprise ServiceBus technology (Oracle ServiceBus) over the last 3-5 years.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge/experience of building, configuring, transitioning, administering and supporting infrastructure technologies and solutions such as: compute, storage, networking, physical infrastructure, software, cloud, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and open-source packages and solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience of proactively resolving technical problems, ensuring that technical solutions continue to meet business requirements taking accountability for actions taken and decisions made.
  • Demonstrable evidence of responding to incident reports, ensuring relevant prioritisation and detail to allow for effective investigation.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions.
  • Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome.
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress.
  • Make recommendations for decisions and options.
  • Personal management of time within a team to best deliver the scope of work.
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. Please can you confirm if there is an incumbent in the role? There is no incumbent.
2. Please can you confirm is this position is inside/outside IR35? This role is outside IR35.
3. What's the IR35 status of this opportunity? This opportunity is outside IR35.
4. The closing date for applications and the latest start date are the same. Please can you confirm when you would like the successful candidate to start the work. Our intention is a starting date (depending on SC Clearance) of 26 November 2018.
5. Is the position inside or outside IR35? The position is outside IR35.
6. Can you please confirm the IR35 status of the role? The role is outside IR35.
7. Are Home Office able to support the clearance process within the timeframes? SC Clearance dictates this. If candidates have this already, we can move very quickly within 2 weeks after offers accepted.
8. Is the position inside or outside of IR35 The position is outside IR35.