Payments Architect

Salary: £40k-£60k Location: Poole

Our client is looking for an experienced solutions architect to join their expanding team. We are looking for a technical payments specialist to offer direction to the business in matters relating to designing, developing and certifying payment systems. This person will take the technical lead on complex projects as the primary technical interface to the client and business teams. This covers the whole project lifecycle, from requirements through design, to delivery.


  • Offer strategic direction on the development of payment systems
  • The analysis, design and development of technologies
  • Liaise with customers to fully understand project requirements
  • Assist the project management team when preparing timescale estimates
  • Prepare requirement specifications
  • Identify design architecture options
  • Prepare design documentation
  • Prepare verification and validation test plans
  • Assist hardware and software engineers implementing designs
  • Resolve technical issues arising during the project lifecycle and after release
  • Actively contribute to improve the quality of both products and services by working in accordance with internal and external teams

Experience Needed:

  • Systems Engineering experience in a commercial environment
  • Direct experience with requirements analysis and documentation
  • Experience dealing with clients and customers
  • Excellent communication skills to all levels of the business
  • Expert in preparing professionally technical documentation
  • Payments standards and experience including PCI DSS, NFC, EMV
  • Experience with working within an Agile delivery team is a plus
  • Experience in the whole project lifecycle from gathering of customer requirements, design to system delivery and acceptance.
  • The ability to lead people and a team

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