QA Ltd

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Consultant Services

QA's Amazon Web Services (AWS) academy creates a skillful team of AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects using our success-driven talent strategy model that helps clients to build their internal AWS teams. We provide resources through a three-month intensive training academy before deployment. During their deployment, our AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects receive ongoing training and development.

Features

  • Simple, flexible and scalable day rate charging model
  • Optional transfer of AWS delivery team as your permanent staff
  • Continuous AWS skills investment through ongoing training and development
  • Reviewing and advising AWS cloud methodology, tooling, architecture and roadmap
  • CI and delivery practices to develop, build and deploy services
  • Self-service and repeatable environment provisioning
  • Consistent and production-like environment configuration
  • Developing AWS native or AWS agnostic services
  • Agile delivery approach in line with GDS Standards where applicable
  • CIS, NCSC and Well-Architected principles for security

Benefits

  • AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects based on your site working in your teams
  • Skills assessment alignment to your technical and business requirements
  • Access to best consultants from diverse pool of AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects
  • Cost and optimisation improvement utilising QA AWS academy
  • Knowledge and IP protection retained through continuity of AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects
  • Trained and certified AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects to build capacity and scale
  • Blended, multi-discipline, self-managing agile delivery teams
  • Experience of building, deploying and securing applications within AWS
  • Low risk “try-before-you-buy” approach to build your AWS teams

Pricing

£300 to £400 a person a day

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

5 6 6 3 2 4 1 4 2 7 7 8 0 3 1

Contact

QA Ltd Michelle Chambers
Telephone: 01793 696057
Email: gcloudgov@qa.com

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
Planning of the service falls into two elements:

1. Planning with the client to ensure the academy creates AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects that meet the client needs in terms of soft skills, technical skills and specialisms.

2. Planning of the academy delivery which ranges from candidate attraction, selection, through to training and placement.

As part of the planning process, during training, we encourage key client stakeholders to meet our AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects and get involved in the assessment process to evaluate their technical knowledge and cultural fit.

In the academy, candidates will go through standard planning ceremonies as part of our sprints (e.g. standup, refinement, planning).

We also do regular Personal Development Reviews (PDR) so that we can regularly give candidates feedback on their development and what they need to plan on improving for their future roles.

At the planning stage, QA will undertake gap analysis to understand the current environment against long-term cloud objectives.

Ongoing support will also be provided by our Delivery Management team who will also ensure forward planning. The team also work to ensure deliverables are met in compliance with the Government Digital Service Standards.
Planning service works with specific services
Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
Individuals we train through the academy will be tailored to meet the client requirements.

We provide skills and knowledge for recent graduates or individuals who want to change their careers to be commercially competent AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects over a three-month period. This focuses on building candidates knowledge and exposure to AWS and its uses in the current market.

Theoretically, aspects of the training provides candidates with the foundation knowledge to work through practical exercises, gaining experience in the AWS platform.

This delivers around AWS Cloud Services, equipping AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects with the skills needed to deliver robust, well-tested working software in a range of architectural and design patterns.

We equip AWS Engineers/Developers/Architects with essential coding and analysis skills to enable them to function in high-performing agile teams.

We also train client staff to ensure teams can function at the same level as our AWS Developers/Engineers/Architects.

We provide our AWS Engineers/Developers/Architects access to our Cloud Academy, an online digital platform that provides them with hands-on experience by doing practical exercises to learn new skills.
Training is tied to specific services
Yes
Services the training service works with
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
No

Security testing

Security services
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
No

Service scope

Service constraints
Any constraints will be identified through discussion with the Buyer.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
No
Web chat support
No
Support levels
We provide an Account Manager throughout the engagement period.

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£300 to £400 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
No

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at gcloudgov@qa.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.