Home Office - Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Home Office - Her Majesty’s Passport Office - Java Developer 1

Incomplete applications

20
Incomplete applications
20 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

25
Completed applications
23 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 4 March 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 6 March 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 11 March 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 Monday 1 April 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. What is the 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.
2. Is there a current incumbent in the post? There is no incumbent in post
3. Can we ask if this opportunity has been re-listed. It seems to be similar to the role which had a deadline for Wednesday 27 February 2019. If it has been re-listed, was there a reason why as we are yet to get any update / feedback from the first one.
Or are you intending to get multiple Java Developers ?
This role is in addition to the Java Developer role advertised on 20 march ref: 9111.
4. Please confirm if the role is inside or outside IR35 We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
5. Is this the same role that was advertised on February 20th 2019?
If so, what is the reason?
This role is in addition to the Java Developer role advertised on 20 march ref: 9111
6. Is this in addition to the Java Developer role which deadlined 27th February?
Or were the previous applicants not suitable?
This role is in addition to the Java Developer role advertised on 20 march ref: 9111
7. An identical role closed last week – can the Authority confirm if this is an additional requirement or a re-release of the same role ? This role is in addition to the Java Developer role advertised on 20 march ref: 9111
8. Is this in addition to the Developer opportunities that we submitted on February 15th? Are there any updates on those opportunities? This role is in addition to the Java Developer role advertised on 20 march ref: 9111

We hope to release the results of Java Developer 9111 week commencing 11/03/19