• Chief Architect Edinburgh
  • Aegon UK in Edinburgh, , United Kingdom
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  • 1 week ago

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Job Description

Chief Architect


Location: Edinburgh, Witham or Peterborough (typically 2 days in the office per week, 3 from home)

Salary: A competitive salary from £147,040 – £180,000 depending on the experience you can bring

Closing date: 20th May 2024

We’re a company of around 2,000 innovators and thinkers who put our energy into helping customers. You can see this in our culture where we ask everyone to be brave, raise their game, deliver first time, help others, and act in everyone’s best interests.

We help people live their best lives. We help them with the big stuff, for the moments that matter: Pensions, Savings, Investments. At Aegon, we strive in creating a diverse organisation that plays a meaningful role in driving greater equity, inclusion and belonging.

We are currently looking for a Chief Architect to join our team on a permanent basis in Edinburgh. Our Chief Architect is responsible for Aegon UK’s business strategy alignment... ensuring that there is a clear aligned Technology strategy & roadmap.

Key Requirements
• Responsible for all elements of AUK’s architecture and key making decisions that impact the wider technology function.
• Work closely with Aegon’s global operations, aligning our AUK strategy to groups and contributing to our global community.
• Develop our overall reference architectures, as well as strategic cloud platform technologies and services.
• Communicating architectural decisions, plans, goals and strategies, highlighting short-term trade-offs vs long-term commitments
• Own the software engineering processes and drive automation across all product and project development teams
• Introduce agility into our technology delivery culture and migrate the organisation to a DevSecOps culture driving automation of our IT processes.
• Develop and maintain an aspirational architectural roadmap for the enterprise
• Owning the software engineering processes and drive automation across all products and project development teams.
• Leading Aegon UK’s business strategy alignment within technology, ensuring this aligns to our Global initiatives across the Aegon Group.
• Ensuring our developers across technology are productive and efficient for the organisation ensuring ownership of all engineering processes.
• Providing thought leadership for our technology and wider business teams, creating an open and collaborative working culture in AUK.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:
• Extensive experience across product delivery & architecture, alongside a strong background within cloud architecture
• Highly experienced technology leader with a very strong understanding of technology, architecture, systems design and Enterprise Development.
• In depth understanding of industry standards and IT legislation, matched by knowledge of design principles and software development methods, techniques, standards and styles.
• Proven track record of delivering large and complex key projects through highly effective programme management.
• Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop influential relationships at all levels
• Experience in designing and implementing enterprise scale systems
• Strong background in designing and implementing cloud data platforms that rely on large scale and distributed datasets
• Proven track record in the delivery of traditional code artefacts (Java, Python, SQL) in addition to IaC artefacts (Cloud Formation, Terraform, AWS CLI)
• Designing and estimating transformation architectures
• Ability to work in an environment of competing and alternating priorities with constant focus on delivery and scale
• Proven ability to represent the product architecture to external entities and a curious mindset, with a drive for continuous improvement

What’s in it for you?
• A non-contributory pension between 8%-12%
• Annual car allowance
• A discretionary bonus, depending on personal and company performance
• 38 days leave per year (including bank holidays, pro-rated for part-time)

We also offer private medical cover, life assurance, critical illness cover, enhanced parental leave and a variety of lifestyle benefits to help our employees live their best lives, including retail discount vouchers, cycle2work scheme, subsidised restaurant and online GP appointments.

The legal bits

We’ll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the UK. If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing satisfactory references.

This role falls in scope of the Certification Functions subject to the Senior Manager and Certification Regime, your ongoing employment is conditional upon you being deemed a fit and proper person and maintaining your certification

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity
Edinburgh UK


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