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Lead Solution Architect
Aviva
3.1km | , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00292
Location
3.1km | , UK
Salary
Annual
£113,750
Contract Full-time
Industry Financial Services
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • IT Service Management
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Information Technology and Services
  • IT SOLUTION ROADMAPS
  • SOLUTION ARCHITECT
Description:

As a Lead Solution Architect, you will lead a team of solution architects to deliver technical designs for large, strategic programmes, which transforms Aviva’s IT and realises the business vision.  You will provide governance across your team’s solutions and as part of a wider Solution Architecture team, you will drive improvements in the framework and quality of the IT designs.  You will develop strong and trusted relationships with senior stakeholders who will be looking to you for thought leadership.

  • Lead a diverse team of talented individuals to deliver solution designs across a strategic IT programme

  • Develop IT solution roadmaps for a designated domain which delivers the vision of your business stakeholders

  • Ensure end to end solutions drive innovation, standardisation, and simplification

  • Ensure compliance to governance, policies, standards and overall target architecture

  • People management accountability including recruitment, goal setting, career progression and succession planning

  • Ensure governance is light, meaningful, and fit for purpose

Aviva uses “smart-working”, and the person in this role can be based anywhere within the UK commutable to an Aviva office.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Solid understanding of solution architecture approaches and frameworks

  • A strong leader with experience of delivering end-to-end solution designs

  • Solid technical experience

  • Strong stakeholder management across all levels of an organisation, with strong negotiation and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of industry frameworks and tools (e.g TOGAF, Zachman etc)

What you’ll get for this role:

  • Salary up to £113,750 London and up to £82,400 National (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications)

  • Generous pension (starting level Aviva contributes 8% when you contribute 2%)

  • Eligibility for annual performance bonus

  • Family friendly parental and carer’s leave

  • 29 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

  • Up to 40% discount for Aviva products

  • Brilliant flexible benefits

  • Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme

  • 21 volunteering hours per year

Key skills:
  • IT Service Management
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Information Technology and Services
  • IT SOLUTION ROADMAPS
  • SOLUTION ARCHITECT
Annual
£113,750

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Flexi-Time
Full-time
Flexibility:
Workplace
Hybrid Working (Office / Home)
Office Working
Flexibility:
Life event
Career Breaks / Sabbatical
Shared Parental Leave
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