Payments Architect

Payments Architect

Job Title: Payments Architect
Location: Gauteng
Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -032017-7903
Job Published: May 31, 2017 14:20

Job Description

You will establish the payments system for the new bank in South Africa. You will operate within a team of architects to provide architectural principles, end-to-end solution design (at both the conceptual and detailed level), as well as architecture governance. While you will operate within the South African team, you will work with the broader IFS architecture community to ensure technology solutions fit with the IFS Strategy.

Perform the following tasks in manner consistent with values of Honesty, Integrity and Trust. People Capabilities will be at the forefront of what you do including Customer Focus, Team & Culture, Continuous Improvement, Effective Communication, Judgement and Drive Results.
 Ensure the electronic payments and card management systems connect to the inter-bank ecosystem.
 Ensure architecture meets card scheme requirements (Visa, MasterCard) as well as regulatory requirements;
 Develop and maintain current state architecture, define target architecture and develop plans for transition;
 Consult and effectively collaborate with business to assess business needs, to ensure architecture is optimal and to communicate benefits of the target state architecture;
 Advise stakeholders during projects to ensure that solutions being deployed are aligned to IT strategy and architecture standards and leverage existing systems where possible;
 Articulate and evaluate key options independent of technology for a given solution;
 Identify and elaborate opportunities to standardise and reuse capabilities, processes and technology;
 Provide architectural advice/approvals for new business cases and project / enhancement requests by examining against current and target architecture;
 Provide an architectural governance function for the design and build of deliverables to ensure traceability of the build solution to the architectural principles and business solutions; &
 Manage Risks: Develop and apply knowledge of the Group’s risk appetite, policies & controls
 Partner effectively with suppliers

What will make you successful?
 Significant experience in designing payments architecture.
 Strong payments industry knowledge & expertise, including breadth across electronic payments & card payments including card issuing and acquiring.
 Experience in Financial Services – in banking on in another industry delivering financial services and an understanding of the South African payments environment.
 Working with suppliers such as BPC and Finteq an advantage and working knowledge of relevant payments ISO and other standards.
 Experience in publication and maintenance of standards & architecture; development of conceptual and applied architectures and alignment to business strategy.
 Ability to work in an agile way within a fast-paced and dynamic work environment to tight deadlines.
 Ability to innovate to push the boundaries of what technology can provide and also to keep things simple and standard with strong communication and influencing skills IT qualification is desirable (not essential).
 IT qualification is desirable (not essential).

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