Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Home Office- Her Majesty’s Passport Officer- Technical Lead

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Important dates
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Published Tuesday 11 June 2019
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 13 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Specialist required to work in a Public/Private API, Web Interface development team to identify needs, assess security requirements, design and develop the required components, document the low level design, provide in-depth technology input to other technology stakeholders, and conduct a code review periodically.
Latest start date Tuesday 30 July 2019
Expected contract length 24 months total. Initial 6months, further period up to 18 months depending on needs & performance
Location London
Organisation the work is for Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate £850

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Specialist will be part of development team working closely with the Lead Architect. Specialist will be required to work with multiple development teams and existing vendor to understand legacy API/web application, and design, develop and document the target technology components in AWS cloud.
What the specialist will work on Specialist required to work in a public/private API, Web Interface development team to identify needs, assess security requirements, design/develop and document the required components, provide in-depth technology input to other technology stakeholders, and conduct a code review periodically, and be responsible for low level design

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Globe house - 89 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PN
Working arrangements We expect the specialist to work collaboratively with Lead Architect and in house development teams that are transforming the HMPO business processes/applications.
Work is based in London and will involve the supplier being on site 5 days per week to work collaboratively with HMPO teams; travel remains the responsibility of the supplier.
Service design and development must align with the HM Passport Office strategic technical architecture and technologies.
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.

Breakpoints to assess progress and quality will be set by mutual agreement.

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 developing public facing web applications using modern technology stack.
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully designing and implementing Public and Private API frameworks in cloud.
  • Have demonstrable experience of design and implementation of API policy management frameworks and API Gateways (APIGee, CA , AWS API Gateway etc.).
  • Have demonstrable experience in API security (SOAP/REST) and industry standard best practices to secure a public/private API hosted in cloud.
  • Have demonstrable experience of successfully delivering digital solutions that collect and manage personal and/or sensitive information with appropriate controls and protection.
  • Have demonstrable experience of implementing API in AWS cloud utilising AWS products and services.
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience of Java, API Gateway/Management & Policy frameworks, SOAP & Resful APIs, JWT, JWS/JWE, JOSE.
  • Have demonstrable experience of documenting low level design and ability to work in an established design and governance process.
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 SOAP based API services from legacy technologies utilising Amazon AWS.
  • Have demonstrable experience of migrating applications and services from traditional data centre and infrastructure, network, to AWS cloud.
  • Have demonstrable experience of migrating services off PSN to public cloud infrastructure.
  • Have existing, valid SC Clearance

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Take responsibility for their work.
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise.
  • Able to work within HMPO design, delivery and governance framework.
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 an incumbent in the role and if so, will they be applying? No. There is not an incumbent in the role.
2. Could you please confirm if there is currently a incumbent in this position and will they be reapplying? No. There is not an incumbent in the role.
3. Could you please confirm if there is currently a incumbent in this position and will they be reapplying? No. There is not an incumbent in the role
4. Is there an incumbent in post and are they expected to reapply? No. There is not an incumbent in the role.
5. Please can you confirm if there is currently an incumbent in the post? No. There is not an incumbent in the role.