Lead Digital Solution Architect


Come and join me leading the digital transformation of Aviva. We will fundamentally change the way consumers engage with our products and services.” This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change an entire industry.’ –Andrew Brem – Aviva Chief Digital Officer


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the newly formed Global Digital Architecture team, where you will help deliver new innovative IT solutions for customer propositions that will disrupt the entire insurance industry. This will involve using industry-leading technologies as well as enhancing existing systems.

The objective is to increase the effectiveness of our customer engagement through the use of our digital platforms.

You will need to be an experienced Solution Architect able to lead, develop and mentor other solution architects.  You will have previously worked in an agile delivery environment, and have experience of designing cloud-native applications. You will have a keen interest in emerging technology, with the ability and desire to help shape our digital direction. A strong communicator, you will have the drive and motivation to make a difference here at Aviva.

Role Description & Responsibilities

Lead Solution Architects are accountable for creating end-to-end solution design across large programmes (or groups of programmes). Operating as part of the Global Digital Architecture team the role holder supports, enhances and promotes the process and delivery of Architecture across the organisation.

Key Tasks

-Manage the engagement between stakeholders and other IT colleagues to gather a thorough understanding of requirements and articulate the impact of any proposed change on the IT landscape.

-Support the creation of solutions that deliver the desired objectives ensuring the agreed standards relating to availability, security, resilience, and performance are met.

-Present technical concepts and IT solution strategies to stakeholders and other IT professionals enabling informed decisions to be made.

-Provide architectural guidance and team leadership to team members through coaching and mentorship.

-Plan and coordinate with  business stakeholders and IT colleagues to ensure appropriate architectural support is available to meet delivery timelines

Experience required:

You will have previously worked as a Solutions Architect within an IT environment and preferably have experience of agile development techniques.

We are particularly interested in

-Proven experience as a Solution Architect responsible for delivering large scale, multi-project technical solutions throughout the entire development life cycle from inception to operation

-Practical experience of leading a team of solution architects involved in the delivery of change in a fast moving, complex setting

-Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a varied stakeholder audience.

-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

-Strong technical background with experience of cloud & cloud native applications.

This is an exciting time at Aviva do you have the skills and experience to share in our success

What will you get for this role?

-Competitive salary dependent on experience

-Generous defined contribution pension scheme

-Annual performance related bonus and pay review

-Holiday allowance of 29 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 scheme