The Financial Conduct Authority

Senior DevOps Support (Network Engineer/Architect Background)

Incomplete applications

21
Incomplete applications
20 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
13 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 18 January 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 25 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work To review AWS cloud network architecture to ensure alignment to best practices. Hands-on support of coding AWS resource orchestration with a focus on network resources (Transit Hub, SFTP, ELB, NACL, NATs, EIP, etc.). Manage 3rd parties that provide WAN services (Direct Connect, MPLS, VPN) and manage on-premise termination points.
Latest start date Monday 18 February 2019
Expected contract length 12 Months
Location London
Organisation the work is for The Financial Conduct Authority
Maximum day rate £875 per day (ex VAT)

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 Working within the Infrastructure Product Group team, which consists of other DevOps Lead, DevOps engineers, team manager, and SecOps engineers.

Support and maintain a cloud estate (AWS) and drive infrastructure optimisation and automation. Implement best practice and scripted management of cloud based networks (VPC, subnet, ELB, NACL, NATs, EIP, etc.), and manage the on-premise termination points.

Help individuals, teams and managers be as effective as possible by embedding an agile culture.

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 cleared, or willing to undergo clearance procedure.

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
  • 3+ years proven RedHat Enterprise Linux experience, or RHCE certified RHEL7 - Provide specific examples
  • 3+ years proven experience supporting enterprise AWS environments. (Architect, Design, Provision, Setup Network Monitoring)
  • AWS DevOps/SysOps certified
  • 3+ years hands on experience with Chef/Ansible/Puppet scripting - Provide specific examples
  • 2+ years proven experience in a network engineer/architect role - Reflected in work history
  • Proven experience of implementing cloud networking best practices in relation; DirectConnect, VPN Gateways, NACLs, IDS/IPS, VPC design) - Provide specific examples
  • Proven experience designing secure networks - Provide specific example
  • Experience using monitoring tools (Splunk, DataDog)
  • Work history alignment to above criteria (CV to be submitted to the FCA upon request) - No response required.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
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
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is this requirement inside or outside IR35? It is outside of IR35
2. What is the ratio for on-site and remote work for this role? this role is 5 days a week on site. With 1 or 2 days per month work from home.
3. Could you please change the category in which you have submitted this role? You have a maximum day rate in your budget of £875, however due to the category in which you have placed this job, suppliers cannot submit a day rate higher than £600 The category limit for developer is currently set to 1729 as per our guidance. If you are experiencing problems, this could be your supplier limit.