IT Development Manager

  • Anywhere
  • Anywhere


Our Data and Analytics Platform Team is currently seeking an IT Development Manager to manage a team of developers. The team is predominantly based in York – we are flexible with location and the role can be based at one of our offices convenient to your location or home based.

As the IT Development Manager, you will be a part of a shared service function that supports the UK Life and General Insurance (GI) Group, that offers support outside of the UK in specific areas. You would need to be an experienced IT Manager, to develop the team and support the business-critical financial applications hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will consist of managing a team working on developments for several global business units, ensuring that changes meet the requirements and perform a product owner type role over the essential maintenance and BAU workstream of the wider team.

Responsibilities in the role:

  • Ensure a consistent development approach is applied across the Actuarial Modelling Platform
  • Work across the team to ensure the quality of output is outstanding
  • Be an advocate for the adoption of new technology
  • Build close working relationships with business customers as well as internal and external service providers to ensure continuity of business and application service
  • Own the shaping of development standards and guidelines
  • Provide input to inform the shaping of new projects and initiatives, assessing the impact of initiatives or projects on systems/applications
  • Undertake design and code reviews to ensure systems meet functional and non-functional requirements, and be proactive in identifying where changes are required to maintain these in the future
  • Lead on building compliant, performant and cost-effective solutions
  • Manage a team spread across multiple sites

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • It would be beneficial to have insurance experience in UK Life or GI
  • Experience with managing a team
  • Experience of the .Net stack
  • Elements of interfacing and modifying legacy .NET systems
  • Proficient with Agile (Scrum) framework
  • Good understanding of code review process
  • Ability to communicate with a tech and non tech audience
  • Experience using distributed version control, such as GIT
  • Experience with Jenkins and/or automated build systems/processes
  • Experience of unit test and automated testing
  • Experience of Windows Server technologies – e.g., Active Directory, DNS, File services

Desirable Skills:

  • Exposure to cloud computing, particularly AWS 
  • Exposure to Atlassian products such as Bitbucket/Stash, Confluence and Jira
  • Experience working on Actuarial platform

What will you get for this role?

  • Salary between £51,000 – £55,000 depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications
  • A generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • A holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring risk handling is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Lacey Lane Mckoy a call on 0207 255 0884 or send an email to [email protected]

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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