Principal API Platform Architect

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Principal API Platform Architect
Salary national £60,000 – £75,000
London £70,000 – £85,000

Aviva have embarked on a major programme across its UK businesses, to modernise and transform the Enterprise Integration estate using microservices hosted on Industry best open-source API management gateway, service mesh, poly cloud, containers; all underpinned by DevSecOps.

We are seeking a passionate experienced Principal API Platform Architect with ambitions to drive the best technology and development practices. You will have come from a strong technical background using Java, Spring, build tools such as Maven and Gradle, cloud development in AWS / Azure / GCP, SQL and NoSQL and also have experience of building, defining and managing successful teams. You are also expected to have experience of software design and architecture following clean architecture, domain driven design, serverless or microservices as well as DevOps and Test automation.

A bit about the job:
Our API First strategy will be underpinning Aviva strategy of Customer Centricity, Automation, Digitisation, and Simplification.

As a Principal API Platform Architect, you will join API Programme team to own, shape and maintain an industry first API estate using cutting edge open-source tools. You’ll have exposure across the full software development lifecycle and will be working with a modern poly cloud microservices tech stack.
You will be working in collaboration with Platform Owners, Product Owners, Lead Software Engineers and Security specialists to bring to life your integration platform product roadmap ensuring the ongoing quality and architecture of the platform(s) at the same time driving the future technical direction.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Development of RESTful API’s using Java 8+ on a Spring framework including microservices and containers
  • Experience of server-side Java development and associated concerns (e.g., thread management, database access, ORM, security)
  • Experience in the configuration & management of CI/CD tooling, ideally using Azure DevOps and/or Jenkins
  • Knowledge of authentication/authorisation approaches; particularly OAuth 2.0 and OIDC
  • Knowledge or experience in creating and managing Docker images, containers, and knowledge along with understanding of network services such as DNS, TLS/SSL, Load Balancing, Reverse Proxies and HTTP

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.

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