MCTA TARDIS Developer (D)

Closing date for applications: 18/01/2022
Specialist role
Summary of the work
MCTA Weapon Analysis - TARDIS Developer and Service Management Specialist
Latest start date
Expected contract length
21 months with an option to extend by up to 25% by time, cost or both.
South East England
Organisation the work is for
MoD/Royal Navy/Maritime Capability, Trials and Assessment (MCTA), Portsmouth
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will be working in the Weapon Evaluation Division making use of various software packages on a dedicated Secret High LAN known as TARDIS to achieve the detailed analysis. There are several customers for these products.
What the specialist will work on
MCTA require a specialist engineer/software developer to provide bespoke data management/application development services in support of Trials and Reduction Data Information System (TARDIS) and ancillary equipment systems. Support and development of bespoke software to facilitate current and future Weapon System Assessment through tasking by TARDIS Users. Provide administration of TARDIS system to include: Installation/administration/maintenance of bespoke and COTS software packages on TARDIS; installation/administration/control of encryption software and associated cryptographic material, anti-virus software, patches and any necessary software to meet current security guidelines (JSP440) Conduct low level hardware support to include, to module level, fault diagnosis, repair by replacement and upgrades
Address where the work will take place
All work to be undertaken in the Authority’s offices in Victory Building, HM Naval Base Portsmouth
Working arrangements
Onsite daily delivering outcomes with the TARDIS processing system and the Weapon Analysis teams. Occasional meetings in Abbey Wood
Security clearance
SC essential at contract start
Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the daily rate, a further £3400 per contract year will be available for Travel & Subsistence outside the Portsmouth area. Any T&S should be agreed in advance by the project manager and will be paid monthly in arrears in accordance with MoD rates. The following DEFCONs will apply to this requirement - DEFCON 76 - Contractor's Personnel at Government Establishments DEFCON 658 - CYBER DEFCON 659A - Security Matters DEFCON 703 - Intellectual Property Rights - Vesting in the Authority The successful contractor must have been awarded ISO 9000, or equivalent
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers. (1%) Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes. (1%) Take responsibility for their work. (1%) Share knowledge and experience with other team members. (2%) Can work with customers with low technical expertise. (1%) Consider equality & inclusion in the provision & operation of services, including a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve, where relevant and proportionate (4%)
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 70% Cultural fit 10% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Be proficient with MS Visual Basic 6.0 / .NET
  • Be proficient with MS Excel / Word VBA
  • Be proficient with SQL
  • Be able to install, administer and maintain COTS software, third-party bespoke software, and in house bespoke TARDIS software
  • Demonstrate competence to manage all phases of software development life-cycle (planning, requirements, design, code, testing acceptance, trials, installation and through life maintenance)
  • Demonstrate the range of skills to develop applications, maintain the existing code base, assist the User and maintain the operational capability of the TARDIS system
  • Be cognisant of and facilitate the implementation of MoD security Policy Install, administer and maintain encryption software and crypto key management
  • Install, administer and maintain encryption software and crypto key management
  • Install, administer and maintain anti-virus software
  • Install, administer and maintain backup software
  • Fault finding and rectification of defects on Ship's weapon systems based on field reports from the user community
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have knowledge of RN Weapon Systems
  • Have experience of Project Planning and reporting
  • Have experience of DEC Pascal
  • Have experience of DEC Basic
  • Have experience of DEC Command Language
  • Have experience of JAVA
  • Have experience of Sys Admin for Open VMS

Closing date for applications: 18/01/2022

MCTA TARDIS Developer (D)

Closing date for applications: 18/01/2022

Specialist role:



South East England


MoD/Royal Navy/Maritime Capability, Trials and Assessment (MCTA), Portsmouth

Maximum day rate:


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