Solution Architect – Payments (ISO20022)

Alexander Mann Solutions

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Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) is the world’s leading provider of Talent Acquisition and Management Services. We deliver award-winning solutions to over 65 outsourcing clients and consulting services to hundreds more. Our Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) service acts as an extension of our clients’ recruitment team and provides professional interim and temporary resources.

Our client, a major UK retail bank, provides every day banking services to over 17 million retail customers. The banks expertise and services span across Business Services, Corporate banking, Wealth Management, Group Functions, Retail and Investment Banking.

On behalf of this organisation, AMS are looking for a Solution Architect for a 6 month contract (home based.)

Purpose of the Role:

We’ll look to you to influence and promote the collaboration across platform and domain teams on the solution delivery. Partnering with platform and domain teams, you’ll elaborate the solution, validating technology assumptions and evaluating implementation alternatives.

You’ll also provide analysis of options and deliver end-to-end solution designs using the relevant building blocks, as well as producing designs for features, in line with the domain technology roadmap, that allow frequent incremental delivery of value to be included in product backlog.

The primary focus of this role will be supporting a payments transformation, including the upgrade of Legacy tech in relation to ISO20022 – exposure to the payments domain is essential.

As a Solution Architect you will be responsible for:

  • Owning the technical design issues and driving resolution through the iteration of the technical solution design
  • Participating in activities to shape requirements, validating designs and prototypes to deliver change that aligns with the target architecture
  • Promoting adaptive design practices to drive collaboration of feature teams around a common technical vision using continuous feedback
  • Making recommendations of potential impacts to existing and prospective customers of the latest technology and customer trends

What we require from the candidate:

As a Solution Architect, you’ll bring expert knowledge of application architecture, and in business data or infrastructure architecture with working knowledge in the remaining disciplines. You’ll also need an understanding of Agile and contemporary methodologies with experience of working in Agile teams. You will also need experience working in the Payments Domain.

On top of this, you’ll bring:

  • The ability to understand Buy vs Build opportunities, and experience in RFP and Vendor Selection processes
  • Experience within the payments domain
  • Experience of defining application architectures and roadmaps for complex solutions working for all layers of the technical architecture
  • A background in delivering solutions that securely span a complex infrastructure domain
  • Experience of systems development change life cycles, best practices and approaches
  • Knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering
  • Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to peers and leadership level colleagues

This client will only accept workers operating via an Umbrella or PAYE engagement model.

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria outlined above, please click the link to apply and we will contact you with an update in due course.

Alexander Mann Solutions, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, may in the delivery of some of its services be deemed to operate as an Employment Agency or an Employment Business

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