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Solution Architect

Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Solution Architect - National Salary Circa £48,000.
At Aviva, we are looking to transform the way in which we engage with our customers, and we are looking for experienced software solution architects to work with IT projects to deliver that transformation.

This is a great job for someone who can build end-to-end designs that are fit for purpose from a functional, non-functional, service and security point of view. Primarily application and integration focused, but with knowledge of the underlining technical infrastructure that supports the solutions.

The post holder will be a key part of a wider global architecture practice and will be passionate about driving, improving, and promoting the process and delivery of architecture (and its value) across the organisation.

The current team are located across our offices in the UK, and we operate a flexible working model, coming in to one of our offices regularly (on average 2.5 days per week).

A bit about the job:
  • Crafting solutions across Aviva's IT applications estate, defining the overall solution architecture and system integrations that meet Aviva's technology standards and our ambitions for availability, security, resilience and performance
  • Providing coaching, mentoring and training to less experienced Solution Architects as required
  • Providing leadership on key designs to ensure the long-term IT Roadmaps are followed as well as short term project needs
  • Performing early triage and shaping of IT initiatives to support investment decisions and initial delivery planning
  • Ensuring design artefacts are produced to support service, security, architecture and engineering

Skills and experience we're looking for:
  • Passionate about technology and how to exploit it for the benefit of our customers
  • Excellent design and architecture skills and experience of agile delivery methods
  • Experience in cloud technologies is desirable (esp. Amazon Web Services)
  • Financial acumen to support development of business cases and to inform key design decisions
  • Deep technical experience - this may be broad with the ability to apply it across a variety of customer and business scenarios, or strong domain specialisms to maximise the benefits of technology in key areas

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.
  • National Salary Circa £48,000 (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications)
  • Bonus opportunity - 8% 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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