Developer – (2/2) (D)

Closing date for applications: 01/07/2020
Specialist role
Summary of the work
A Developer to be part of a delivery team developing products and services with operational impact for Law Enforcement and Security users. Supporting the delivery of an end-to-end process at the core of the Home Office’s duty to keep citizens safe and the country secure.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Max 2 years
Organisation the work is for
Data Service and Analytics (DSA), Home Office
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
A multi-disciplinary agile team including User Researcher, UX designer, Junior developers, data scientists, tester, dev ops, infrastructure, and product managers.
What the specialist will work on
Full stack development: - service for receiving public submissions of Suspicious Activity Reports. - Existing Search & Visualisation tool. BAU operations. Delivery of enhanced features and new functionality. New feature development. Deliver technology & architecture change. Support the build of internal tooling and the application of analytical techniques. Support junior members of the team
Address where the work will take place
Work will be carried out from a Home Office location primarily in Croydon and as required and in suppliers’ offices. Remote by arrangement & as needed to accommodate current COVID-19 restrictions.
Working arrangements
The work will require the individual to work within an agile multidisciplinary product team in London. The team will work from the base location as required, Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00. Participation in stand-ups, planning sessions, show & tells and retrospectives as required. Travel to stakeholder buildings within the M25 area on a regular basis. Additional travel outside of London may be required. Expenses outside the M25 will be payable in accordance with the Home Office Travel (no Subsistence) policy.
Security clearance
The Software Engineer must be Home Office SC cleared before they can start work. DV clearance is desirable.
Additional terms and conditions
Statements of work will be agreed periodically with the supplier on a fixed price, capped, or T&M basis with agreed deliverables. Standard DOS framework and call-off terms and conditions. Expenses outside the M25 will be payable in accordance with the Home Office Travel (no Subsistence) policy. Adherence to DSA and HO security governance and standards is mandatory.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Be able to work collaboratively, promote ideas and work effectively in a multi-supplier environment -Be able to provide knowledge-transfer and share best practice -Be able to maintain a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes -Have excellent communication skills, experienced at communicating with staff at all levels of an organisation
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 5% Price 35%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have expertise as working a multi-disciplinary agile team across the full stack of development
  • Have expertise in node.js, React, ANGULAR, typescript
  • Have expertise in Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, MongoDB
  • Have expertise in CI/CD Pipelines, especially with Kubernetes
  • Have expertise in Developing applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Have expertise in writing clean code and comprehensive, clear tests
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have experience in supporting all aspects of user story development including analysis, testing and deployment
  • Have experience of the Government Digital Service’s Design Principles and Digital Service Standard and its application to internal products and services
  • Have experience of supporting live systems
  • Have experience with Graph databases, visualisation, Java, SQL
  • Have experience with python and data science tooling (scikit-learn, pandas)
  • Have experience collaborating with data analysis/science teams

Closing date for applications: 01/07/2020

Developer – (2/2) (D)

Closing date for applications: 01/07/2020

Specialist role:





Data Service and Analytics (DSA), Home Office

Maximum day rate:


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