Technical Platform Architect
Salary national £60,000 – £75,000
London £70,000 – £85,000
Aviva have embarked on a major programme across its UK businesses, to modernise and transform the Enterprise Integration estate using microservices hosted on Industry best open-source API management gateway, service mesh, poly cloud, containers; all underpinned by DevSecOps.
We are seeking a passionate experienced Technical Platform Architect with ambitions to drive the best technology and development practices. You will have come from a strong technical background using Java, Spring, build tools such as Maven and Gradle, cloud development in AWS, SQL and NoSQL and have experience of building, defining and managing successful teams. You are also expected to have experience of software design and architecture following clean architecture, domain driven design, platform management & roadmaps, Kubernetes knowledge, serverless or microservices as well as DevOps and Test automation.
A bit about the job:
Our API First strategy will be underpinning Aviva strategy of Customer Centricity, Automation, Digitisation, and Simplification. As a Technical Platform Architect, you will join API Programme team to own, shape and maintain an industry first API estate using cutting edge open-source tools. You’ll have exposure across the full software development lifecycle and will be working with a modern poly cloud microservices tech stack.
You will be working in collaboration with Platform Owners, Product Owners, Lead Software Engineers and Security specialists to bring to life your integration platform product roadmap ensuring the ongoing quality and architecture of the platform(s) at the same time driving the future technical direction.
Skills and experience we’re looking for:
Development of RESTful API’s using Java 8+ on a Spring framework including microservices and containers. Experience in the configuration & management of CI/CD tooling, ideally using Azure DevOps and/or Jenkins
Experience of server-side Java development and associated concerns (e.g., thread management, database access, ORM, security)
Knowledge of authentication/authorisation approaches; particularly OAuth 2.0 and OIDC
Knowledge or experience in creating and managing Docker images, containers, and knowledge along with understanding of network services such as DNS, TLS/SSL, Load Balancing, Reverse Proxies and HTTP
Well versed in VPC design, Cloud design & Knowledge of Service Mesh
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 between £60,000 – £85,000 (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
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Aviva is for everyone:
We’re inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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