Health Education England (HEE)

Full Stack Developer - development of digital health information services

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
14 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
17 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 3 December 2018
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 10 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work An experienced Full Stack Developer using open source tools and cloud technologies such as:
• Angular v4, Java (8) and Responsive Design.
• Development on Azure cloud hosting
• DevOps Tools: Jenkins, Ansible and Docker
• Source Control: GitHub
• Working 'Agile' (using Scrum)
Latest start date Monday 7 January 2019
Expected contract length Three months (potential for extension)
Location London
Organisation the work is for Health Education England (HEE)
Maximum day rate We decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement -
Who the specialist will work with You'll be expected to work with the following:

- Scrum Master, Service Managers (Product Owners) and Team (incl. BAs, UI/UX, Test Lead, Front End and Full Stack Developers, Ops)

Stakeholders such as:
- Trainees (of the medical, dental, pharmacy and healthcare science profession)
- (Hospital) Trust administrators and managers
- Business Managers and subject experts
- Others involved in the education and training of the multi professional healthcare workforce

Third party suppliers
- Legacy and future suppliers
What the specialist will work on A Full Stack Developer is required to support an information system produced in-house by Health Education England's TIS Programme Development Team.

This team built and continues to develop the primary system for the administration and management of all trainee doctors and dentists in the NHS in England. It is an incredibly important system ensuring the NHS has sufficient numbers of healthcare professionals for the nation’s future needs.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Health Education England
Floor 3
Stewart House
Russell Square
Working arrangements To be in the London office for core days and flexible working by arrangement.

The role is outside of IR35.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will start in January.
Security clearance No

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions The awarded supplier will also need to adhere to the principles set out in the standard NHS 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 Angular (4+) for our front-end services
  • Have Java (8) for our back-end services
  • Have MySQL, MSSQL & Redis databases skills and experience
  • Have Elasticsearch skills and experience
  • Have GIT skills and experience
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have REST - general knowledge of web services
  • Have Spring or SpringBoot skills and experiences
  • Have Junit, Mockito and TDD skills and experiences
  • Have IntelliJ or Eclipse skills and experiences
  • Have ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) skills and experiences
  • Have jHipster skills and experiences
  • Have Swagger skills and experiences
  • Have Jenkins, Ansible and Docker skills and experiences
  • Have Maven skills and experiences
  • Have Scrum experience
  • Enjoy teaching/pairing and learning
  • JIRA and Confluence experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a mixed supplier team
  • Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes
  • Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members
  • Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a current incumbent? No, there is not a current incumbent.
2. With price accounting for 30% of the overall score and since we are only allowed to submit one candidate, would it be possible for some gauge on your rate / budget expectation – do you have a maximum in mind? Do you have a scale for allocating points based on rate? We have decided not to disclose our budget as we are seeking excellent value for money and affordability.