Our Government client is currently recruiting for a Digital Dev Ops positions on a 6 months contract paying £660 P/D inside IR35.
Role: Digital Dev Ops Engineer
Contract Length: 6 months
Location: Remote for now (, London)
Expenses: Travel and accommodation will be arranged by and paid for if the post holder is required to travel outside London.
Salary: £660 Max umb
Security Clearance: Active SC or higher
CV Deadline: 30th 4pm
Platforms (Infrastructure as a Service provisions) currently host around 80 live services and microservices, with more in development.
Our Client is modernising its Platform provision to enable greater automation of development including automatic scaling, reduced support costs, as well as reduced risks of human error.
Migration of services to the new platform reutilises shared central Home Office infrastructure and will allow us to decommission the existing CHDP platform, thereby enabling cost savings.
Platform modernisation plays a significant part of the HMPO strategy to exit its contracts with DXC in April 2021 and is a key enabler for new digital services to operate.
Continued maintenance of our existing CHDP platform is mission critical in being to support HMPO digital services including the management of existing relationships with key stakeholders
Utilising existing knowledge greatly de-risks platform maintenance and re-utilises existing knowledge to ensure incidents can be managed in accordance with SLA’s and supports migration efforts to the EBSA platform.
A Dev-Ops engineer is therefore required to oversee incidents, meet security standards and maintain service continuity for our critical services.
Deliverables for the engagement
Item No Business Requirement/ Roadmap No. Deliverable Outcome/ Output Acceptance Criteria
Infrastructure (INF) Ongoing Cloud Hosting Digital Platform (CHDP) Platform critical server maintenance
Maintenance completed on a regular basis
Security patching completed for the agreed servers in the maintenance window in accordance with the security agreed timescales as prioritised by the Delivery Manager
INF Support Data seeding for Data Replication Data seeding complete Completed data seeding to Security agreed design and standards
INF Set up connectivity between Home Office Data Centre (HODC)
and CHDP Connection set up between HODC and CHDP Connectivity in place and completed and application(s) running on the servers to the HM Passport Office (HMPO) Technical Design Authority (TDA) and Security agreed design and standards
INF Ongoing HODC Platform maintenance and upgrades Maintenance completed on a regular basis Upgrades and security patching completed within the security agreed timescale as prioritised by the Delivery Manager
INF Provide on-call services for the platforms On-call services provided. On-call services provided or swapped with other engineers as per the rota
Skills (including specialist skills) and/or knowledge required
Server maintenance Operating and maintaining services within the HMPO digital estate
Security patching to maintain servers
Live Service Management of digital services, including DDaT approach to service management
Coaching and mentoring
Knowledge of agile delivery context