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Solutions Architect-Payments

Fulcrum Digital Inc
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23 Feb 2021

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Role Description:

You will provide Technical/ Architectural leadership for Fulcrum's client which includes Financial Institution's multi-million pound, international projects, and programmes. The role is responsible for delivering integrated solution architectures for our international programs of work, meeting current and future business needs, and aligning with/leveraging Financial Institution's Enterprise Architecture and Product Roadmaps. This is a senior role that will involve working both onshore and remotely on client sites, with a wide variety of internal and customer stakeholders, to provide quality and cost-effective solutions.

  • Provide credible technical knowledge and insight to senior stakeholders and external customers. Delivering technical presentations to key external stakeholders and customers
  • Take a leading role during discovery/elaboration phases to ensure customers understand what is required architecturally to implement an ACH service
  • Ensure external customers architecturally significant requirements are realized as part of a customer solution either through extensions to Financial Institution Products or through localisations
  • Provide the leadership to bring together business, application, infrastructure, and data requirements into a single view of solutions options and recommendations
  • Understand and manage stakeholder expectations at a senior level
  • Provide clear choices and recommendations that enable both business and technical decision making
  • Support Financial Institution's international technical pre-sales activities, understanding customer requirements, and aligning these to Financial Institution's technical capabilities and Products
  • Maintain an expert level of technical knowledge in the required technical areas and a broader specialist base as new technologies emerge
  • Through the selection of appropriate solutions drive the reduction of cost to Financial Institution and maximize the financial return on investment
  • Define and ensure the architecture and design approach is appropriately planned and delivered against.
  • Own the suitability of the activities and artifacts to ensure the approach is not under/over-engineered. Clearly report progress against plans and escalate as needed.
  • Overall accountability for the solution architecture and subsequent design artifacts. Ensure solutions are for a purpose and fit for strategy as well as meeting Financial Institution standards and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible across the lifetime of agreed projects for identifying and documenting key architecture decisions and ensuring these are agreed upon by following the Architectural Governance process
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring estimates are completed in line with the agreed solution and that assumption are stated and consistent
  • Support the testing function in ensuring testing strategies are appropriate for the solution
  • Ensure that development teams fully understand, and follow

To be considered for this role you need to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of financial services & payment products like RTP (Real-time payments), Open banking & Cross border payments (Desirable)
  • Payments experience in digital, software / IT solutions or SaaS if preferred
  • Extensive IT experience, with significant experience in a senior architectural role.
  • Experience and used, at least one recognized architecture framework or standard e.g. TOGAF, Zachman Architecture Framework
  • Understanding of the product and project development lifecycle from strategy or pre-sales to live operation and support, ideally from a managed services perspective
  • Ability to assemble a broad set of technologies and services to create a complete solution to a business requirement: application software, middleware, database, hardware, storage, network
  • Understanding of solution trade-offs such as cost, scope, timescale, and balance between long-term strategic and short-term pragmatic considerations
  • Ability to work with domain and technology experts to develop a solution from high-level architecture to detailed design level - recognized as a subject matter expert

Career Progression in this role:

This opportunity will provide you a strong path to progression within the current FFS offerings and support.

Fulcrum Digital Benefits
  • ICDP (Individual Career Development Plan)
  • Learning Platforms - (LinkedIn and Udemy)
  • Certification Leaves -3 Days (In addition to the Statutory leaves)
  • Vitality Health Care Benefits (Private health care, Virtual GP appointments, Sessions for mental health therapy and other medical coverage, 50% off at Vitality partner gyms)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Work from Home policy

Please note due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and we are onboarding new hires remotely.

About Fulcrum Digital

Fulcrum Digital specializes in digital transformation, delivering industry platforms, enterprise-grade products software products, and digital accelerators and transformation services. At Fulcrum Digital, our baked-in agility allows us to continuously evolve and provide increasing value to our global clients. Our team of business and technical consultants is spread across the US and other regions including the UK, Portugal, India, Brazil, Australia, and Finland to best meet the needs of our clients and provide comprehensive careers to our valued employees. Fulcrum Digital - A certified great place to work in India and we are thrilled to be recruiting for our FFS division in the UK.

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