Java developer – Home Office – Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Closing date for applications: 08/08/2019
Specialist role
Summary of the work
Experienced Java developer required for developing scalable backend microservices that provide unified access to passport data through carefully designed APIs for use by myriad government departments and organisations
Latest start date
Expected contract length
24 months total. Initial 6months, further period up to 18 months depending on needs& performance
Organisation the work is for
Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You’ll be working within a fully Agile team including a delivery manager, product owner, service owner, scrum master, manual testers, business analysts, technical design authority, and developers of varying experience levels. In addition, you will communicate and collaborate with various stakeholders across the business who depend on the project outcomes
What the specialist will work on
1. Write scalable backend Java services that provide unified access to disparate data sets, through carefully considered APIs designed to meet the needs of different consumers 2. Write comprehensive tests and follow QA best practice to ensure solutions are of high quality and robust 3. Configure deployment pipelines to push code across environments, all the way up to production 4. Follow Agile principles to develop software in a transparent and collaborative fashion 5. Configure service orchestration and environments using CI/CD, AWS and K8S 6. Participate in workshops to elicit user requirements, and design APIs for consumers
Address where the work will take place
Working arrangements
You will work onsite as much as possible, but at a minimum the expectation is Monday-Thursday in order to be present and a contributor to ad hoc technical discussions, and Agile ceremonies. Many team members opt to work from home on a Friday so this is permissible if desired. Immovable commitments may permit working from home on days outside of this general routine if required. You may be expected to travel to another site for participation in activities pertaining to the nature of the role. These will be ad hoc as per the project requirements.
Security clearance
SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process.
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
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
Assessment methods
Work history Interview
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 65% Cultural fit 15% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have 5 years’ experience in code development using Java
  • Have experience and understanding with AWS and Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment of code with this cloud based infrastructure
  • Provide experience of writing micro services
  • Demonstrate experience of working in an Agile environment and its frameworks
  • Provide experience of Object Oriented Programming
  • Provide experience of Functional Programming
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes
  • Experience of utilising Docker for containerisation
  • Working with or understanding of GraphQL
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL databases, data types and functions
  • Previous Experience of working in government departments

Closing date for applications: 08/08/2019

Java developer – Home Office – Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Closing date for applications: 08/08/2019

Specialist role:





Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Maximum day rate:


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