Awarded to Calba

Start date: Monday 5 August 2019
Value: £196,000
Company size: SME
Disclosure Scotland

Lead DevOps Engineer

18 Incomplete applications

14 SME, 4 large

9 Completed applications

8 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Wednesday 29 May 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 31 May 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Data engineer
Summary of the work
Lead DevOps Engineer 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
Role is outside of IR35 - there is no incumbant in place - testing market with advert for day rate
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
We are looking for an exceptional Lead DevOps Engineer with a good balance of technical understanding and strong leadership skills who have proven experience in the development, deployment and support of services built on a track record of stability, availability and quality

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. •
Work as part of a small team of DevOps specialists and engineers ensuring services are understood
• Work as a technical subject matter expert, develop the strategic and tactical engineering roadmaps for technologies reviewing and steering platform scope to ensure maximum value from investment
• Build and maintain IaC artefacts, looking ahead for future opportunities or blockers, and ensuring decisions by teams align with the strategy
• Identify operational improvements and work to ensure a stable service
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
Please provide a CV covering all Essential and Nice to have criteria as appropriate to

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
  • Technology knowledge - good experience of four or more of:
  • o Best Practice secure infrastructure o AWS & associated tooling
  • o Networking o Linux (CentOS or RHEL)
  • o Automation Tooling: Ansible, Puppet, Terraform o Monitoring & Alerting
  • Making and guiding decisions
  • o Capable of making and guiding effective decisions, explaining clearly how the decision has been reached.
  • o Able to make decisions characterised by managed levels of risk and complexity and recommend decisions as risk and complexity increase.
  • o Take ownership of problems and proactively resolves technical problems, ensuring that technical solutions continue to meet business requirements
  • Bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical o Translate technical concepts between infrastructure, delivery management and service management so they are understood by al
  • o Able to speak on behalf of technical and service management teams and facilitate the relationships with indirect stakeholders o Able to share knowledge and mentor (potentially non-technical) colleagues
  • o Able to share knowledge and mentor (potentially non-technical) colleagues
  • Please provide a CV - covering above to
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Governance
  • o Understands technical governance and is able to participate in or deliver the assurance of a service
  • o Understands government requirements of governance, auditability and accountability
  • • Technology knowledge - good experience of one or more of
  • o Best Practice AWS Architectures (i.e. Immutable Infrastructure, IaC, Ephemeral Infrastructure) o MySQL compatible DBs: MySQL, RDS, Aurora, MariaDB
  • o Build Pipeline automation, CI/CD o Build Tooling: Packer, Vault, Git, SonarQube, Jenkins
  • o Government Cloud Security standards (NIST, OWASP, CIS, NCSC etc…) o BASH, Python
  • o Cloud identity & IAM solutions (i.e. LDAP, AWS Directory Services) o RESTful microservices
  • o Splunk o IT Service Management
  • PLease also detail nice to have skills and experience in CV as above

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. You have stated that you would like us to send a CV over to this email, are you also still expecting a capability document to be submitted on the framework? As there is a 100 word limit per criteria, it would be difficult to keep to the word limit as some of the bullet point are very long, such as;

“Bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical oTranslate technical concepts between infrastructure, delivery management and service management so they are understood by all”

Please could you just clarify what is needed as part of the application process.
suppliers are welcome to respond to the individual criteria and provide a CV which covers all essential & nice to have criteria - or they can provide a cv only - please ensure CV's clearly identify the Essential Criteria and nice to have criteria.
2. Do you just want CV's submitted for this role?
Do you require applicants to fill out the application form online ?
Do you require both?
Suppliers can provide either just CV or both CV and response to criteria - please ensure CV clearly highlights the essential and nice to have criteria
3. Where should we send the CV's?
CV's to be sent to
for the avoidance of doubt - suppliers must complete the essential criteria = this can be simply -See CV with the CV providing the detail - or they can provide a detailed response - If only using a CV - it should be clear how the candidate meets the criteria.