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Enterprise Architect

Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Enterprise Architect - Salary up to £87,100
Aviva has an opening for an Enterprise Architect to join our UK team. Reporting directly to the Head of UK Strategy and Architecture, you will define and lead on technology direction, while also looking across the Group in line with our customer focused "One Aviva" strategy.

The current team are located across our offices in the UK, so this individual can be based within; Bristol or York.

A bit about the job:
Stakeholders in our market-leading business areas as well as taking a broad view across Aviva. You will work with a broad variety of research organisations and suppliers to understand technology trends and select the right foundations for Aviva.

The role will focus on the value that architecture can provide to our customers and the organisation, across technologies, processes, and capability changes. We believe that this is a real opportunity for someone to put their stamp on Aviva's direction, while receiving robust support and investment from our senior leadership.

As a member of our Global Architecture team you will benefit from being part of an Aviva-wide architecture and technology community with regular events, external connections and a focus on supporting and enabling personal development through initiatives like "Space Friday"

Aviva operates a "smart working" policy meaning that we spend approximately half of our time working in an office, and this role is based in York or Bristol.

Skills and experience we're looking for:
  • Strong Enterprise Architecture skills
  • Track record of operating at senior levels within a large, regulated business, ideally in Life & Pensions
  • Financial competence to support development of business cases and to inform key design decisions
  • Ability to think long-term strategically and operationally - anticipating future trends/needs
  • Good collaborator, facilitator, and relationship management at all levels

What you'll get for this role:
Our purpose - with you today, for a better tomorrow - is a promise we make to our colleagues too. And one of the ways we live up to that promise is by investing in you. We have so much to offer when it comes to being an Aviva colleague.
  • Salary up to £87,100 (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications)
  • Bonus opportunity - 12% of annual salary Actual amount depends on your performance and Aviva's.
  • Generous pension scheme - Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in.
  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays, and you can choose to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Make your money go further - Up to 40% discount on Aviva products, and other retailer discounts
  • Up to £1,200 of free Aviva shares per year through our Matching Share Plan and share in the success of Aviva with our Save As You Earn scheme
  • Brilliantly supportive policies including parental and carer's leave
  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including sustainability options such as cycle to work
  • Make a difference, be part of our Aviva Communities and use your 3 paid volunteering days to help others
  • We take your wellbeing seriously with lots of support and tools

Take a look to learn more. Put a salary into this calculator to see what your total Aviva Reward could be.

Aviva is for everyone:
We're inclusive and welcome everyone - we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way. So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you're in a job share just apply as a pair.

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. Most of our people are smart working -spending around 50% of their time in our offices every week - combining the benefits of flexibility, with time together with colleagues.

To find out more about working at Aviva take a look here

We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you've applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we'll interview you.

We'd love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Abigail Aitken a call on +44 7774 789975 or send an email to

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