Platform Designer

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Platform Designer

Salary: £45,000 – £55,000

Are you a technologist with a strong affinity for data and cloud infrastructure in AWS, Google and/or Azure. Do you like working with the newest technology including but not limited to, Python, Selenium, Kubernetes, Azure DevOps, etc. Also, you understand CI/CD pipeline and not just as a buzz word but, can set it up to deploy software in the cloud. If so, then we would love to hear from you.

A bit about the job:

Due to growing demand and increase requests from the business for our data product, we require Designers/Data Architects to join our growing team.

As a Designer you will work with some of the most innovative data technology in the market. You will also be instrumental in crafting of how we provision our cloud environment to deploy data software for business users. This includes cloud environment set up, security and gateway connection, users access model and IAM.

This role communicates with 3 main collaborators, the Cloud team which designs and owns cloud across Aviva, the Development team which build, test, deployment the software to cloud and the Business team with user the software. As such the ability to understand and articulate requirements, challenges and solution to all those different collaborators is required.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Experience in at least one of the main cloud providers i.e., AWS, Google or Microsoft. Candidate and will have developed and deployed software in one of the main cloud provider infrastructure environments, this includes migration project from on premise to cloud infrastructure
  • A great understanding of how to monitor data product infrastructure to ensure zero to no outages or downtime except during software upgrades
  • The Designer role would suit an Architect/Data Architect/ Senior Software Engineer with years of experience in building and deploying data software in the cloud infrastructure for large business organisation. Understanding of how to connect S3, SQL and other databases to data product is crucial
  • The ability to understand technical details in Cloud and DevOps environment and communicate to all stakeholders in simple terms, the requirement, the challenges and solutions. Also, not afraid roll up your sleeves and get into the code details as and when required
  • In addition, if you have some scripting experience preferably in Python, writing automated testing and knowledge of how to set up CI/CD in Jenkins and/or Azure DevOps that would be great

What you’ll get for this role:

  • National starting salary between £45,000 – £55,000, 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 including electric cars
  • Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme
  • 21 volunteering hours per year

Aviva is for everyone:

We are inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way. So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair.

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you.

Most of our people are smart working – spending around 60% of their time in our offices and 40% at home.

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