Platform Architect

07 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Platform Architect Norwich A fantastic opportunity has arisen in the Aviva Digital Web & Mobile team for a Platform Architect. Aviva has implemented a globally re-usable web application platform called MyAviva. This is made up of many micro applications that are joined together to create the 'platform'. Each of these applications is created along strong architectural boundaries and may either be targeted for local use or global re-use. The MyAviva development teams will expand in 2016 to be situated not just in Norwich but also in London, Singapore and Canada. MyAviva is expanding rapidly and has become Aviva Global target for Direct to customer sales and servicing journeys both on the Web and Mobile platforms. This extraordinary increase in the scope of requirements and massive expansion of the platform development teams has made technical and design governance of the platform a significant challenge for the existing design community and Software Architecture team. This has created a need for a central point of design overview and governance for the platform. The global reach and the sheer scale of the platform will require this to be a full time dedicated role. Some international travel maybe required as part of the role. This role will assist the Lead Platform Architect with the overall MyAviva platform technical architecture and design; they will be a signoff on designs that touch the platform. They will be in close contact with the MyAviva product owners and the Global Product Managers. The role holder will be involved in all aspects of design and architecture in MyAviva and will assist in the creation of the MyAviva Platform Roadmap and evolutionary architecture. The role holder will ensure the ongoing quality and architecture of the platform, they will assist in ensuring that the platform continues to be developed and expanded in a sustainable and high quality fashion. They will be an absolute advocate for quality and driving this culture into the developer, BA and scrum master communities that work on MyAviva. The role holder will also ensure that MyAviva deliveries can be scaled beyond what we are doing today and that what we produce offers the best mix of re-usability and agility and quality to our business colleagues and to our customers. Other responsibilities will include: Global Expansion of the MyAviva Development and design capability Global Re-use of Software Assets A shared and well understand global vision for MyAviva in terms of both Technology and business capabilities. Establishment of a global MyAviva technology community. Essential Knowledge and Skills Exceptional stakeholder management and influencing skills Excellent planning and control skills capable of driving effective functional governance frameworks and decision-making Ability to market new approaches and spot opportunities across the global platform. Shaping product backlogs, new projects and initiatives, assessing the impact of initiatives, programmes or projects on systems/applications. Strong understanding of Agile Project & programme management processes We offer a competitive salary and fantastic benefits, including excellent pension and bonus potential, as well as generous annual leave. We're here to free people from the fear of uncertainty. Our insurance, savings and investment products help some 31 million customers enjoy life today, knowing that tomorrow is covered. And we definitely know how to look after our own people. If you love doing a great job to improve things for customers, you'll be at home here. Help us build a future to be proud of and get ready to fulfil your potential with Aviva. This job was originally posted as