Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Senior DevOps support with on-call (DBA focused)

Incomplete applications

11
Incomplete applications
8 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
12 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 4 December 2018
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 6 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Data engineer
Summary of the work Within the Infrastructure Product Group team (e.g. other DevOps Lead, DevOps and SecOps engineers, team manager).

Support and maintain a cloud estate (AWS). Drive infrastructure optimisation and automation. Implement best practice and scripted management of cloud based databases (Redshift, Oracle, Aurora).

Help individuals, teams and managers. Embed an agile culture.
Latest start date Monday 4 February 2019
Expected contract length 1 year (12 months)
Location London
Organisation the work is for Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Maximum day rate £925 / day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The Infrastructure Product Group team, which consists of other DevOps Lead, DevOps engineers, team manager, and SecOps engineers.
What the specialist will work on Senior DevOps engineer support - namely cloud database management and ETLs.

Support & maintain a cloud estate (AWS), drive infrastructure optimisation and automation. Implement best practice & scripted management of cloud based databases (Redshift, Oracle, Aurora).

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 12 Endeavour Square,
Stratford,
London,
E20 1JN
Working arrangements 5 days in the office. A week's on-call duties (rota based) will be paid an additional 6th day.
Security clearance SC clearance required, or be able to undergo SC 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
  • SC cleared, or willing and capable to undergo SC clearance process
  • 3+ years RedHat Enterprise Linux experience, or RHCE certified RHEL7
  • 3+ years enterprise production AWS experience, or AWS DevOps/SysOps Associate
  • 3+ years Chef/Ansible/Puppet scripting experience, or software
  • 2+ years experience with Hadoop cluster administration
  • 2+ years experience with AWS RDS administration
  • 2+ years experience with ETL scripting in Python (or other language)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Proven experience of implementing cloud infrastructure best practices in relation to security, user access management, patterns, standards, etc.
  • Experience with security hardening of databases
  • Experience using dev tools (Git, Jenkins, Nexus)
  • Experience using monitoring tools (Splunk, DataDog, Qualys)
  • ITIL Foundation certified

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Willing to take ownership of incidents, not only resolve them, but to prevent incidents in the future
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Knowledge share and provide on the job training to your colleagues
  • Collaborative and communicate to colleagues with respect
  • Positive attitude and supportive of a no-blame culture where the personal drive is all about continuous improvement
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is this a re-issue of the requirement that closed yesterday or a brand new opportunity ? This is a re-issue of the ‘Senior DevOps support with on-call (DBA focused)’ role, with the following specific amendments to the 'Technical Competence' section. They are:

2+ years experience with Hadoop cluster administration
- 2+ years experience with AWS RDS administration
- 2+ years experience with ETL scripting in Python (or other language)

There are no other amendments to the role requirement
2. If this is an amended repost of the earlier role, will candidates submitted to the previous post be marked by this criteria or do they need to be resubmitted to this post? Candidates will be marked by the amended criteria, once the deadline for the re-issued role has expired (11th December). No other amendments have been made to the role.

Therefore, if you decide to provide candidates based upon the re-issued version of the role, please be mindful of the minor changes to this role (as outlined in the previous question response dated 4th December 2018).