Solution Architect

Recruiter
Aviva
Location
Thorpe St Andrew
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Come and join me leading the digital transformation of Aviva. We willfundamentally change the way consumers engage with our products andservices." This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change anentire industry. ' -- Aviva Chief Digital OfficerOverviewAn exciting opportunity has arisen to join the newly formed GlobalDigital Architecture team, where you will help design new innovative ITsolutions for customer propositions that will disrupt the entireinsurance industry. This will involve using industry leadingtechnologies as well as enhancing existing systems.The objective is to increase the effectiveness of our customerengagement through the use of our digital platforms.You will need to be an experienced Solutions Architect or a LeadDeveloper having worked in an agile delivery environment, a strongcommunicator, have a keen interest in emerging technology and you willhave the drive and motivation to make a difference here at Aviva..Role Description & ResponsibilitiesSolution Architects are accountable for creating end-to-end solutionsfor key initiatives, projects and feature teams for Aviva Digital. Therole holder will create, enable, deliver, and support end to endsoftware/platform solutions for IT change. The majority of solutions will be deployed across the existing ITinfrastructure, although infrastructure knowledge is desirable as somesolutions may require new infrastructure. (AWS Cloud) Key Tasks Work with stakeholders and other IT colleagues to gather a thorough understanding of requirements and articulate the impact of any proposed change on the IT software and infrastructure landscape. Construct solutions that deliver the desired objectives ensuring the agreed standards relating to the IT target architecture, IT service (availability, resilience, and performance) and Aviva security policies are met. Create IT solution artefacts using standard industry best practice (eg UML in EA Sparx) that are mapped to the business requirements/stories. Work within Agile Feature teams to ensure developers from various IT development areas create components that deliver your solution design Present technical issues and IT solution strategies to stakeholders and other IT professionals enabling informed decisions to be made. Provide architectural guidance and support to the project team Pro-actively work with the business stakeholders and IT colleagues to ensure delivery timelines are metExperience required:You will have previously worked as a Solutions Architect or as a LeadDeveloper who wants to widen your horizons, within an IT environment andpreferably have experience of working in an organisation that used anagile methodologyWe're particularly interested in: Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a varied stakeholder audience. Practical experience of delivering change in a fast moving setting Practical use of UML to document and communicate your solution designs Proven ability to meet deadlines in challenging circumstances Strong problem solving skills including the ability to collaborate with other teams to resolve issues Strong written communication skills including the ability to construct options and impact statements Amazon Web Service certification is desirable. If you are not certified, you will be expected to gain certification within six months of joining the team Practical experience of developing software is desirableWhat will you get for this role? Competitive salary dependant on experience Generous defined contribution pension scheme Annual performance related bonus and pay review Minimum holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days Up to 30% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save schemeAdditional InformationBring to Aviva what makes you different and we'll support you to do thebest work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone whowants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.One of Aviva's core values is Care More, and this is brought to lifethrough the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working fromhome some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parentand carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if yourequire an alternative method of applying please contact Vicky Gianre inthe Resourcing team on 0117 928 4420.This is an exciting time at Aviva do you have the skills and experienceto share in our success - provided by Dice AGILE, AWS, CLOUD, UML

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