senior payments sme - consultant

London, London

  Senior Payments SME Location:
  London & travel Package:
  £Neg Our client is a leading payments and architectural consulting services company to many of the worlds leading banks and financial institutions.
They have deep sector, payments & enterprise expertise, delivering solutions to their clients technology challenges from IT strategy, architecture & design, to project delivery, software delivery and transformation.
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Payments SME to join the team and oversee a selection of challenging projects, delivering a high level of consultancy services and engagement with banking & financial institution clients across Europe.
The role:
   This is a key role within the payments practise, and we are keen to hire a technical expert with a history of hands
    *on and practical experience within the payments consulting sector, participating in various programmes & initiatives that help customers change the way they deliver value to their business.
The successful candidate will be a self
    *starting, detail
    *minded payments subject matter expert with good customer soft skills and an ability to articulate technical concepts to non
    *technical audiences, including product owners and senior stakeholders, and believe strongly in being a team player.
The role is going to be wide & varied, but is likely to include:
   Consulting or Advisory engagements, working directly with our client to support the development of their payments capabilities & infrastructure You should be able to understand & contribute to the overall technical architecture & solutions Acting as a trusted advisor to business stakeholders, providing pragmatic solutions to real world problems & continuing to grow & develop the payments practise effectively Working with business stakeholders and service technical leads to support solution definition, product selection, and technical architecture activities Complete high
    *level reviews of existing systems or in
    *flight projects, and communicating the findings of the review back to stakeholders & your internal team Working within (or implementing/running) a clients Technical Design Authority, providing guidance to projects and programmes and helping them deliver Payment solutions that conform to company and industry standards and best practices Representing us professionally in customer engagements, using excellent inter
    *personal skills to develop and realise further opportunities for the company Acting in the capacity of coach or mentor to junior staff, enabling them to develop their payments knowledge and solution architecture skills The candidate:
   This role represents an exceptional opportunity to utilise your knowledge of the payments landscape, technologies and value chain to deliver clear value and defined programmes within leading clients.
Our ideal candidate is likely to demonstrate the following skills:
   Ability to confidently liaise with/present to clients, utilising your deep & wide knowledge of payments to gain influence, demonstrating an ability to change between project types.
Ability to hold client focused conversations at senior level (CIO
    *CCO) and be able to lead/influence & recommend solutions.
With an eye on project definition and delivery, keeping the traction and ensuring stakeholder satisfaction, you will act as the senior level contact within our client to ensure project delivery by clear goal setting, management and resource focus.
You can push back, using your knowledge, experience & gravitas to gain credibility within clients.
A natural interest in technology, remaining familiar with upcoming technology advances, options, and opportunities Strong analytical and conceptual skills a competent, innovative problem solver A quick learning multi
    *tasker, readily adaptable and flexible, and able to work autonomously Ability to deliver when under pressure with a good understanding of various Software Delivery Life Cycle principles and be able to pre
    *empt and evolve dependencies along a delivery pipeline (from requirements through to defects).
Proven track record of detailed design and accurate solutions estimations (including areas such as scalability, performance, availability, reliability and security) in the following technology areas:
   Excellent soft
    *skills particularly in client and stakeholder expectation management.
Able to articulate client requests to technical colleagues.
Highly articulate and literate, with excellent levels of written and spoken English.
Ability to maintain initiative and focus during client interaction & high levels of ownership, with a make it work first time work ethic