Technical Architect – Mainframe SME (TA)

Closing date for applications: 15/02/2021
Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
Analysing/assessing the feasibility for upgrade options for software e.g. OSD v9, UTM v6.3, Natural v427, Adabas v825 and related components. Leading as a technical consultant any agreed changes for implementation. The role will also potentially include acting as an expert technical advisor on the replacement of the current PNC mainframe.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Up to 2 years - 28 February 2023.
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
None undertaken.
Who the specialist will work with
PNC Change Team (civil servants) within the Home Office Police and Public Protection Technology portfolio.
What the specialist will work on
This will be supporting the existing team in planning and supporting the delivery of a number projects to sustain the operation of the Police National Computer (PNC). The specialist will be a member of the CRTO Office supporting the PNC Change Team within the Home Office PPPT portfolio. Other engagement will include working with the National Law Enforcement Data Programme and the varying technical / services support teams based at our Hendon Data Centre.
Address where the work will take place
Locations to be split between: Working from home, Home Office, Hendon Data Centre, 1 Peel Square, Aerodrome Road, London, NW9 5JE, Home Office, Bernard Weatherill House, 9th Floor, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA, Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
Working arrangements
This will be a part time role estimated at least 3 working days per week. This may vary over the life of the contract. Please note that this role has been initially assessed as being outside of scope of IR35. The IR35 status will checked again at the point of contract award.
Security clearance
The specialist must either have SC clearance or be prepared to undergo the SC Clearance process, as well as Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV3). The Home Office will support this process.
Additional terms and conditions
not applicable
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers. -Transparent, collaborative and evidence based approach to making decisions or recommendations. -Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress. -Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome. Seek constructive outcomes in discussions.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 70% Cultural fit 10% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) demonstrable experience of working on National Policing Systems
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) extensive demonstrable experience over 10 years of designing and supporting solutions with Fujitsu mainframe technology (Mainframe SE700 H/W with BS2000, OSD v9, UTM v6.3)
  • Demonstrable experience over 10 years of designing and supporting solutions with Software AG mainframe technology (Natural v427, Adabas v825)
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) demonstrable experience developing and or supporting products implemented in a mixture of Cobol, C, 390 assembler and Easy Case assembler
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Working knowledge of software such as, LiveSM5 Additional Security, SRG Signon,NSPIS,VODS,QUEST,ANPR,PFI and MLOG

Closing date for applications: 15/02/2021

Technical Architect – Mainframe SME (TA)

Closing date for applications: 15/02/2021

Specialist role:

Technical Architect




Home Office

Maximum day rate:


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