Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT) Senior DevOps Engineer

Closing date for applications: 25/07/2019
Specialist role
Summary of the work
A Senior DevOps Engineer is required to lead the design, strategy and capability building of the DevOps function in a cloud platform development project.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Until 31 March 2020.
Organisation the work is for
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working within PPPT reporting to the Programme’s Lead Technical Project Manager and Senior Responsible Owner. Will need to engage with multidisciplinary team members within PPPT and wider HO directorates. To deliver some of the design work, external stakeholder engagement should be expected.
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will be: - Reviewing and contributing to high level architectural, security and service design artefacts. - Building solutions of approved designs with a focus on best practice and security. - Maintaining and managing tooling in the cloud platform. - Documenting solutions built with LLD artefacts, alongside translating technical details and complexities with AWS cloud services, with a view to obtaining accreditation. - Developing Cloud Solution reference architectures standards and best practice. - Developing and implementing DevOps processes and identifying efficiency savings. - Ensuring common understanding between different stakeholders - Leading timely resolution of technical issues within project delivery
Address where the work will take place
Primary location: Croydon. Other London sites: 2 Marsham Street, Hendon Data Centre.
Working arrangements
Some remote working is acceptable, supported by a HO laptop to enable collaboration and sensitive material to be exchanged. Some meetings can be by conference call, but significant design meetings are expected to be face-to-face at a HO location or partner visit. Existing Subject Matter Experts located in Croydon or Hendon will provide most of the information on the architectures and requirements. T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy.
Security clearance
SC clearance is required; ideally this will be in place already (or an existing clearance can be confirmed) for an immediate start. Please note the short project timescales.
Additional terms and conditions
T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to the Home Office T&S policy. The Home Office retains all IPR in respect of any service or software created.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Seek constructive outcomes in discussions. Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome. Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress. Make recommendations for decisions and options. Personal management of time within a team to best deliver the scope of work.
Assessment methods
Work history Interview
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 10% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of how AWS services hang together and the underlying technology
  • Have a strong awareness of networking capability including: Direct Connect configuration, Routing, Firewalls, Security Groups and the respective configuration tasks in a secure cloud environment
  • Demonstrable ability to solve business problems by applying technology
  • Demonstrable experience of Cloud Infrastructure Architecture
  • Demonstrable experience of building Infrastructure as a Code
  • Demonstrable experience working within Government and Policing
  • Demonstrable strong understanding of and exposure to AWS Cloud Environments
  • Demonstrable experience of developing designs for secure environments
  • Demonstrable experience of working within DevOps Environments
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging with senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing peers and stakeholders without having to depend on reporting lines
  • Demonstrable experience of creating LLD documentation
  • Demonstrable experience in some/all of following enterprise-tooling-solutions&monitoring-solutions: Terraform, Pecker, Ansible, Linux, GitLab, CloudFormation, Confluence, JIRA, Jenkins, Sparx-EA&Pro-Cloud, Consul, Vault, Artifactory, JfrogX-RAY, SonarQube and Selenium-Splunk
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Show demonstrable experience of AWS Certification
  • Show a demonstrable Linux / Unix background
  • Show demonstrable knowledge of the Police and Public Protection Portfolio and the varying initiatives in progress would be a distinct advantage

Closing date for applications: 25/07/2019

Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT) Senior DevOps Engineer

Closing date for applications: 25/07/2019

Specialist role:





Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)

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