Her Majesty's Passport Office

Home Office - Her Majesty's Passport Office - Senior Developer

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Important dates
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Published Tuesday 15 January 2019
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 17 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Specialist required to work in a development team to identify needs, assess security requirements, design/develop and document the required components, provide in-depth technology input to other technology stakeholders, and conduct a code review periodically, and be responsible for low level design.
Latest start date Monday 4 March 2019
Expected contract length 24Months total-Initial 12months-further period up to 12months depending on business need&performance
Location London
Organisation the work is for Her Majesty's Passport Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Specialist will be part of development team working closely with the Technical Lead and Lead Architect. Specialist will be required to work with within an agile development environment and existing vendor to understand legacy API/web application, and design, develop and document the target technology components in AWS cloud.
What the specialist will work on Specialist required to work in a development team to identify needs, assess security requirements, design/develop and document the required components, provide in-depth technology input to other technology stakeholders, and conduct a code review periodically, and be responsible for low level design.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Victoria. London
Working arrangements We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with inhouse development team (Project Manager, Business Analyst, Technical Lead, Developers, DevOps, Testers, Service Designer and Lead Architect).
Work is based in London and will involve the supplier being on site 5 days per week to work collaboratively with HMPO teams; travel and expenses remains the responsibility of the supplier.
Software design and development must align with the HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
Security clearance SC clearance is required.

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
  • Experience in full software development life cycle of web application and microservices
  • Have demonstrable experience in development of complex cloud-based applications using the following technologies: Java, Javascript (Node.js), Postgres, Kibana, and Grafana.
  • Have demonstrable experience of consuming REST and SOAP APIs securely.
  • Have demonstrable experience working on projects using open source technology within AWS cloud hosted
  • Evidence of experience of working with AWS Cloud PaaS services
  • Have demonstrable experience working with GIT version control systems in frequent software release cycles
  • Have demonstrable experience of implementating user authentication and authorisation in a web application utilising Keycloak.
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience of JWT, JWS, JWE and JOSE.
  • Have demonstrable experience of documenting low level design and ability to work in a established design and governance process.
  • Evidence of experience of working within Agile development environments
  • Evidence of experience of interacting with both SQL and no-SQL data stores
  • Evidence of experience of working at significant scale
  • Have demonstrable experience of front-end JavaScript, HTML and CSS for building accessible user interfaces aligned to GDS and GoV UK standards.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully and collaboratively working, coaching and sharing knowledge with Public Sector client teams, particularly those with limited agile development experience.
  • Have demonstrable experience of migrating applications and services from traditional data centre and infrastructure, network, to AWS cloud.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Take responsibility for their work.
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertis
  • Able to work within HMPO design, delivery and governance framework.
  • Able to form effective relationships with people of all seniorities and job types
  • Self-starters who inspires others to action
  • Strong bias to shape and simplify systems rather than to accept and operate systems
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is the daily rate for this role? The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally, we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.
2. Is this inside or outside IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
3. Is there an incumbent in the role? There is no incumbent in post.
4. Can the Authority confirm if an incumbent is in this role, and if they will be invited to apply via DOS. There is no incumbent in post.
5. Would you support the candidate in getting SC clearance if he/she doesn't hold existing SC clearance in hand? Yes. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process should the successful candidate not have clearance.
6. Is it essential the specialist has Core Java AND javascript (Nodejs) ? Yes.
7. If candidates have lapsed SC or their SC expires prior to start of engagement, will they be considered and will home office facilitate renewal ? Yes. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process should the successful candidate not have clearance.
8. Will you be able to put the resource through SC Clearance or do they need to have a valid clearance that needs transferring over to HM Passport Office? Yes. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process should the successful candidate not have clearance.