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Lead Web Applications Software Engineer

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25 Jun 2024

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Lead Web Applications Software Engineer - National Salary Circa £55,000.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic person who is passionate about all things web and new technology to join the MyAviva platform team, our customer portal which allows customers to access and maintain their Aviva policies.

We would love you to be a part of building great new innovative ways to engage with new and existing customers, on a portfolio of products that reach out to 17 million customers. It's never been more important for us to hire fantastic people into our awesome digital teams who sit at the forefront of delivering our strategy. Our scrum teams work across a range of products such as Home, Motor and Travel insurance bringing in a combined £122m GWP and Breakdown insurance, pensions, retirement planning, protection, and health.

A bit about the job:
Within Aviva Digital we approach software delivery with an Agile mind-set, focused on delivering small, value driven enhancements. We achieve this with our scrum teams, which include developers, testers, BAs and Product Owners to create brand new experiences, small changes to existing products as well as investing in maintaining our existing products to improve code quality against our core development principles.

We are looking for a Lead Web Applications Software Engineer to join our Digital organisation, working within one of our scrum teams to build, maintain, change, and further evolve both existing and new products.

Aviva operates a "smart working" policy meaning that we spend approximately half of our time working in an office.

Skills and experience we're looking for:
  • Experienced and confident lead developers who want to be hands on and create great platforms on a large scale with excellent technical expertise in Web development technologies including C# MVC, .Net Core while bringing people on board through mentoring.
  • Someone with strong behaviours - negotiating, influencing, challenging, gaining commitment and comfortable in problem diagnosis and resolution in pressured situations. We want Lead Developers that aren't afraid to fail whilst also wanting to celebrate success and sharing best practice.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry direction and trends within Web and Mobile application development
  • Experienced working within an agile environment; including shaping product backlogs and solutions for new projects and initiatives and alongside that able to identify and create epics, write user stories, t-shirt sizing and pointing.
  • Knowledge and experience of leading the implementation of modern software engineering practices, such as Test-Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Code Analysis software (CheckMarx).

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 Circa £55,000 (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications)
  • Bonus opportunity 10 % 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
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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 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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