Payments Solution Architect

Location London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Discipline: Operations
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £120,000 Plus Package
Contact name: David Earles

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About The Company

Out client is an international award-winning payment and specialist technology provider serving global financial institutions. From IT strategy, architecture and design to software development, they enable clients to rapidly capitalise on the latest technology. The critical value our client offers its clients, is the combination of deep subject matter expertise in instant payments, a proven track record in delivering bank critical systems, and a FinTech approach to the use of technology.

About the Opportunity

The Solutions Architect takes a key role in the end to end solution design and engineering leadership for IPF client engagements from pre-sales through to go-live. With broad and deep technology background complimented by an excellent consulting repertoire, the Solution Architect will drive the solution roadmap from a capability, technology, integration and infrastructure perspective.


Supporting pre-sales proposals and propositions in the form of client meetings, approach and estimation for solutions
Understanding and eliciting clients payments needs in meetings and workshops to produce high level solution overviews based around IPF
Translating business requirements and non-functionals into technical solution designs, which may include contextual, conceptual, logical and physical views of the architecture
Working with client as well as IPF Business Analysts, Product Owners and delivery team to create implementation features that can be coded by our engineering squads
Conducting solution architecture reviews of existing system, and communicating the findings of the review back to stakeholders
Actively participating in internal and external technical governance committees / authorities, producing well considered design decisions to unblock solutions as well as providing constructive feedback for others
Acting in the capacity of coach or mentor to junior staff, enabling them to develop their knowledge and solution architecture skills
Providing technical leadership through actions and taking ownership

About You

The ability to communicate effectively upwards (to business), downwards (to IT teams) and laterally (to peers, vendors, and client-side staff)
Significant capability in the design & implementation of end-to-end application and technical architectures for highly concurrent, real-time transactional systems
Experienced in conceptual, application, integration, logical and physical modelling
Experience of analysing and implementing solutions to meet both functional and non-functional requirements
Previous hands-on experience with back end development technologies (e.g. Java) and common software patterns + techniques
Experience across modern architectural / delivery standards and methods including Agile, TDD, BDD, CI/CD automation, DevOps practices, Cloud and Microservices Architecture
Strong sense of ownership and self-motivation to deliver to timelines and manage expectations
Experience and appreciation for the Payments Industry and regulatory landscape from both a technical, functional and business perspective

Salary £120,000 Plus Bonus