Awarded to Key Resource (Suspended at suppliers request #00699593)

Start date: Thursday 18 July 2019
Value: £78,000
Company size: SME
Disclosure Scotland

Lead Developer

11 Incomplete applications

9 SME, 2 large

16 Completed applications

15 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Thursday 16 May 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 20 May 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 23 May 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Lead Developer required to provide technical leadership, mentorship and delivery capability to an emerging team in an award-winning transformation programme.
Latest start date
Monday 1 July 2019
Expected contract length
12 months initial, with an optional 12 months extension
Organisation the work is for
Disclosure Scotland
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The existing team is comprised mostly of supplier, contract and Civil Service resources. The specialist will be expected to be embedded into current delivery teams and will be expected to lead a small team.
What the specialist will work on
Specifically, we seek a Lead Developer with experience of working with Service Oriented Architectures developed with Java and Spring Boot, who is passionate about working in agile environments.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
1 Pacific Quay, Glasgow - attendance on-site is required for at least four days a week, with one day of optional working from home.
Working arrangements
The specialist is expected to be on-site for at least four days a week with one day optional working from home.
The specialist will be expected to attend all associated Agile ceremonies and make use of collaborative tooling (Slack, Skype, Google Docs, Confluence, Jira).
The specialist will lead a blended team of resources and be expected to provide technical leadership, guidance and knowledge transfer where required.
The specialist will adopt current, established ways of working and advise on improving them.
The specialist will be pro-active in the delivery of working software
Security clearance
SC level clearance is required for this position.

Disclosure Scotland will sponsor the SC application process where the specialist does not already have SC level clearance.

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have experience of working with and building Java and Spring Boot based microservices
  • Have experience of working with public cloud technologies (i.e. AWS, Azure)
  • Have experience of TDD and Unit-Test tooling
  • Be familiar with JavaScript and best-practice approaches
  • Be able to mentor and conduct knowledge transfer
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working with Terraform scripts
  • Experience of working with TypeScript
  • Experience of working with MariaDB or MySQL
  • Experience with CentOS based shell scripting
  • Experience with Government security control requirements
  • BPML and Business Process tooling

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. what is the IR35 status of this role
This role is outside of IR35
2. Is there an Incumbant ?
We have developers on the programme via a third party but not for Disclosure Scotland, there is no lead developer.
3. What is the budget for this role ?
We are testing the market vale for this role with this requirement therefore no budget has been set .
4. There were a number of questions received yesterday regarding this role - they all related to the same queries - What is IR35Status, what is budget, and is there an incumbant - I have provided a response for these questions.
see responses provided.
5. Do you expect the specialist to do substantial development work (writing code) themselves or is this role mostly technical leadership and mentoring? If both, what is the expected balance?
It is anticipated about 25% to be hands-on (coding), 40% technical leadership and 35% mentoring