Role: Payments Architect – Products Technology Consulting
Travel: Up to 100% mobility
Salary: £68,000 - £93,000
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In Accenture Consulting, we focus on helping clients achieve profitable growth and solve their most pressing challenges; we do this by operating at the intersection of strategy, technology, digital and operations, providing a connected Consulting experience.
As the primary owners of client relationships, we take the best of Accenture's five businesses (Strategy, Digital, Consulting, Operations and Technology) to our clients to provide unmatched industry knowledge, client experiences, strategic alliances, proprietary assets and subject matter experts to best serve clients and accelerate growth with end to end solutions
With the increasing complexity of business in the 21 st century, enterprise technologies and practices that enabled success are reaching their limits. Our Products Technology Consulting practice provides advisory and delivery expertise to major Retail, Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Travel and Automotive firms to help our clients pivot to the new by injecting new technologies, new methodologies and new ways to deliver innovation to the business.
Key features of the role
In today's digitalised world being able to provide a seamless customer experience and optimising the path to purchase, coupled with ensuring a secure way to pay, is key for a retailer's success. As a payments architect within technology consulting you will play a crucial role in solutioning cutting edge consumer purchase solutions across channels for our retail clients. You will have an in-depth knowledge of both legacy and emerging technologies across Point of Sale (POS), online and mobile.
As an architect you will be confident in leading and contributing to discussions with the client and colleagues alike to understand current challenges, identify opportunities to use new technology and to architect a functional solution.
Ability to turn into a roadmap and to be the catalyst of a transformation journey.
As part of the Technology Consulting, you will also help mentor team members by helping them enhance their payments knowledge and architecture skills.
Ideal candidate profile
What we're looking for
Advisory & implementation experience of payments architecture, which should include tangible examples in several of the following areas:
· Comprehensive understanding and hands on experience of defining the architecture for consumer purchase across multiple channels, at a conceptual, logical and physical level
· Experience of working directly with clients to support the definition of their payments strategy, roadmap and implementation
· Knowledge and understanding of payment regulations such as PSD2
· Knowledge of emerging technologies (including relevant payment innovation) and how to apply in an enterprise architecture setting
· Understanding of retail integration to financial institutions
· Ability to translate business and non-functional requirements into solution designs
· Confident in forging and owning relationships and owning conversations with client stakeholders
· Background in the Retail industry
What other qualifications or skills do I need?
· Educated to Bachelor's Degree level
· Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
· Onshore, client-facing experience
· Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
· Strong career progression to date
· You must be willing to be London based, but be fully mobile, i.e. prepared to work away from home Monday to Friday as required
What's in it for you?
All our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career. On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days' vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world's largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com .
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 31/08/18
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.