Senior Dev Ops Engineer at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP Digital), Remote, 6 Months, to £675 per day

£475 - £675 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (No specific location, for example they can work remotely)
  • Oct 13, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Specialist role Developer
Off-payroll (IR35) determination Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work The specialist will need to be a highly experienced (Practitioner level) Senior Dev Ops Engineer. Managing day to day support, technical leadership and guidance, creating a DevOps culture and implementing automation best practices. Upholding DWP values and working within Government Digital Standards.
Latest start date Monday 15 November 2021
Expected contract length 6 months with an optional extension period of up to 6 weeks.
Location No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for Department for Work and Pensions (DWP Digital)
Maximum day rate Up to £675 per day. Standard 8 hour working day, includes expenses to base location agreed with DWP. This role is Inside IR35.
About the work
Early market engagement  
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will work with the existing DWP BPS Technical Service Environment team.
What the specialist will work on Senior Lead a DevOps Engineering team providing support, technical leadership and guidance, creating a DevOps culture and implementing automation best practices. This will include coaching, mentoring and supporting your team, taking responsibility for their decision-making and their professional development.
Responsible for large blocks of work, employees in varied disciplines and with a wide span of leadership, breaking down user stories into tasks.
Design and manage the tactics for building reusable libraries, templates and services and own the development of medium-long term strategies for product lines within your Functional and Professional Communities.
Work setup
Address where the work will take place North East - Longbenton, Newcastle. North West - Peel Park, Blackpool.
Working arrangements Specialist will work 5 working days per week remotely until further notice. The specialist will be required to be online between the hours of 8:00AM - 17:00PM.
Security clearance All suppliers must BPSS cleared and On-Shore.
Additional information
Additional terms and conditions It is essential that the Department (DWP) holds copies of and rights to all source code developed and accompanying intellectual property rights to the code to develop further or make changes as it sees fit.
Skills and experience
Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrate experience of working in a large scale organisation and/or Government or Public Sector within dev ops area especially AWS utilising various tools and packages such as Ansible, Puppet
  • 3+ years in a practical DevOps role
  • Expert level AWS infrastructure build and operate experience
  • Demonstrable experience building secure solutions AWS
  • Experience building secure solutions using Hashicorp tooling: Terraform
  • Can demonstrate practical experience with RedHat Linux
  • Experience of managing infrastructure as code, catering for multiple environment differences, using Puppet, Ansible
  • Demonstrable experience of using configuration management in team environments (eg, git, GitLab)
  • Demonstrable experience delivering CI/CD pipelines
  • Able to demonstrate mentoring colleagues in automation, security, and reliability, within a DevOps context
  • Can demonstrate a firm grasp of DevOps and Agile methodologies
  • Experience of managing infrastructure as code, catering for multiple environment differences
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of Red Hat Linux System Administration
  • Worked in an Agile driven environment
  • Able to demonstrate they have worked in regulated and controlled government environments
How suppliers will be evaluated
How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well as the lead of a team and keep the team motivated to perform well
  • Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Is accountable and takes responsibility for their work
  • Can work with colleagues with little or no technical knowledge
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit



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