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Payments SME Consultant

  • Job Ref: #26277
  • Location: London
  • Salary: 70.000-90.000k basic salary

Job Description

Role Description

This role is to join the SME team within a company who is specialised in payment implementation and change programs. The SME will support banks using his or her deep understanding of global payments processing and payment eco-systems.

As part of the role the Payments expert will fulfil following tasks:

  • Provide overall payments implementation expertise.
  • Perform business requirement, functional and system analysis.
  • Translate the business needs into business and or functional requirements. Prepare Impact Analysis documentation, BRD’s, Functional specifications, Solution designs, Interface designs, Use cases, User stories, Requirements mapping, traceability matrices.
  • Lead and/or participate in workshops to review functional deliverables and secure stakeholder signoffs.
  • Define best practices for payment processing.
  • Provide clarifications, training and support to both’ s customers and the internal  teams.
  • Review and recommend test approaches and test plans.


Mandatory Requirements

  • Profound knowledge of payments schemes (SEPA, SCTInst, UKFP, BACS, International payments) and the overall payments eco-system.
  • Be able to understand and produce the functional deliverables that are typically created as part of a payments implementation or payments transformation program (Functional specifications, Solution designs, Interface designs, Use cases, User stories, Requirements mapping, traceability matrices.
  • In-depth knowledge of API’s, swift and/or ISO 20022 payment messages.
  • Proven experience of designing and / or testing large scale payments applications.
  • Strong hands on experience with one or more payments processing products like Finastra’s GPP product, FIS’ OPF product, Dovetail Payments Platform, ACI’s Payment Solution.
  • Understanding of various Clearing & Settlement Systems (e.g. Euro1, Step2, Target2, BACS, STET, Equens, Bundesbank).
  • Excellent English communication skills (written & spoken).


Optional Requirements

  • Knowledge of local schemes (UKFP, BACS).

Good project experience and understanding of at least one key Payments areas:

  • Digital and Omnichannel Banking – Mobile/ Online/ Open Banking.
  • Card Payments Processing (issuing, acquiring).
  • Alternative Payment Methods and Payments Innovation (e.g. Bitcoin, E-Wallets, Blockchain).
  • Payments Regulation (e.g. PSD2 – Open Banking, AML regulations,…).
  • Fraud detection and prevention in Payments.
  • Possibility to define and implement database queries and reports (SQL).
  • Ability to speak other languages (French, Spanish, German,…).

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