Home Office - Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Home Office - Her Majesty’s Passport Office - Java Developer

Incomplete applications

17
Incomplete applications
17 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

32
Completed applications
28 SME, 4 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 20 February 2019
Deadline for asking questions Friday 22 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work Java developer required to work in the data migration team to identify source data requirements, assess data quality, map and specify the required transformations from the source to the target data, validate and perform trial data migration in production, cleanse data, conduct a post implementation review of the data migration.
Latest start date Friday 1 March 2019
Expected contract length Up to 2 years
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office - 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 Developer will be part of data migration team working closely with the Team Leads and other Data Architect. Specialist will be required to work with multiple development teams and existing vendor to understand legacy and new data structures, develop migration routines, and perform data migration activities to migrate data from Oracle to Big Data Platform.
What the specialist will work on The successful Developer will work with multiple development teams and existing vendor to understand legacy and new data structures, develop migration routines, and perform data migration activities in order to migrate data from Oracle to a Big Data Platform.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster, Victoria
Working arrangements We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with existing in house project teams that are transforming the HMPO business processes/applications.
Service design and development must align with the HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
There may be an occasional need to attend our other office in Croydon. No travel expenses will be paid for this purpose. Expenses for any exceptional travel authorised outside of Central London will fall under the Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.
Security clearance SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.

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 demonstrable experience of successfully designing and implementing data migration, data transformation, data quality, modelling, testing and post production reviews.
  • Have demonstrable experience of mapping source and target data models, identify gaps, data cleansing, schema modelling (Relational/XML/JSON).
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully delivering digital solutions that collect and manage personal and/or sensitive information with appropriate controls and protection.
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience of Kafka, Apache Nifi, Graph Database, Java 8/11, Python, Micro services, Git, Jenkins, Ansible, Bash Scripting and Linux
  • Experience in working Agile methodologies, TDD (Test Driven Development) and (CI & CD) Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • Experience in designing and building API with SOAP and REST.
  • Expertise in Micro services and working experience in kubernetes.
  • JMS or Oracle AQ knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of various AWS services including EC2, EBS, RDS, S3, Glacier, Cloud Watch, Cloud Trail, Cloud formation, Config, SES, SNS, SQS, IAM, VPC and KMS.
  • Experience in data encryption at rest and in transit.
  • Hold valid SC clearance or willing to undergo SC clearance. Must provide confirmation or evidence of willingness to undergo clearance if invited to interview.
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 successfully design, implementation and migration of relational databases to Graph data based data stores and Amazon AWS experience.
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience using ETL, SAM.
  • Have existing, valid SC/CTC Clearance – Home Office preferred

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 7
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Take responsibility for their work.
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise.
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. Is there a current incumbent in the role and would you expect them to reapply? There is no incumbent in post
2. What is maximum day rate? 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.
3. Do you have a target day rate? 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.
4. Will the rate be exclusive of VAT? Yes
5. What are the timescales we're working to?
• When will the shortlisting be completed?
• When will interviews commence?
• When will the contract be awarded?
We aim to complete shortlisting and have interviews 28/02 - 01/03 and look to make an award by week ending 08/03/2019. These dates may be subject to change depending on the number of successful candidates at 1st stage.
6. Is Friday 1st March the definite start date?
Or would you consider candidates with a longer notice?
There is a small amount of discretional movement here depending on the number of successful candidates at 1st stage as it is appreciated fitting multiple interviews in during this short period could be challenging.
7. The current start date is only 2 days after the submission deadline. If we were to be short listed, please can you give us a rough idea of when you would be looking to interview? thank you There is a small amount of discretional movement here depending on the number of successful candidates at 1st stage as it is appreciated fitting multiple interviews in during this short period could be challenging.
8. Is there some flexibility on start date due to the time required for SC Clearance? Yes – the resource can only start once they have received SC Clearance.
9. Is there flexibility to work from home? As advertised, this is a full time role based in London.