Closing date for applications: 25/06/2019
Specialist role
Summary of the work
MCTA Weapon Analysis - TARDIS Developer and Service Management Specialist
Latest start date
Expected contract length
2 years
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Maritime Capability, Trials and Assessment (MCTA), Portsmouth
Maximum day rate
£575 per contract day; max 220 days per contract year.
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 third-party 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 component level (e.g. motherboard, disk drive, CPU),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
Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the daily rate, a further £3000 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 member within our organisation Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 75% Cultural fit 5% 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 TARDIC 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 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: 25/06/2019


Closing date for applications: 25/06/2019

Specialist role:



South East England


Maritime Capability, Trials and Assessment (MCTA), Portsmouth

Maximum day rate:

£575 per contract day; max 220 days per contract year.

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