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FS Technology Advisory Consulting - Open Banking & APIs

Job Location: London

Job Number: 00437977

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FS Technology Advisory Consulting - Open Banking & APIs
Operating Group: Financial Services
Location: London
Travel: Up to 100%
Salary: £45,000 - £114,000
 
Introduction:
 
Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.
 
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.
 
We are growing our team across UK Financial Services, and are looking for a technology professional with a proven background in technology transformation and its impact on business drivers in the context of Open Banking and Open APIs. The FS Technology Advisory Digital IT-Open Banking consulting practitioner plays a critical role in helping Accenture's clients go through their Open Banking and PSD2 transformation journeys. This person will operate alongside Business and IT stakeholders to understand relevant business and technology needs and drive successful delivery.
 
What responsibilities will you have?
  • Working with client stakeholders across technology and business domains, as well as across various Accenture practices and third party providers to build new propositions, enhance existing customer experiences and streamline operational processes.
  • Support the delivery of Accenture's Open Banking and API Management offerings, including API and Open Banking Business Strategy, API Gateway Architecture, API Programme setup and governance, IT Operating Models, API Security and Ecosystem engagement aspects
  • Developing and presenting at industry conferences as an expert in the fields of Open Banking, and Open API Management
  • Understand engagements, business drivers for regulatory compliance and digital enablement opportunities as they relate to our clients’ businesses.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and manage business development / proposal efforts.
  • Lead the growth, development and support of junior resources.
  • Leading development of an innovation culture within the team and promoting new ways of working.
  • Take initiative to communicate, interact, and collaborate with others to ensure that all aspects of a task are addressed.
  • Work within a collaborative lab environment or "sandbox" to test and validate technology prototypes.
What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • Experience in the Financial Services Sector, especially banking/capital markets working towards innovation/remediation projects.
  • The ability and experience to work with C-suite executives to shape transformation initiatives aligned to strategic intent and support throughout the delivery life cycle.
  • Ability to understand clients’ needs and expectations and articulate alternative architectures and trends.
  • Profound understanding of ‘API economy’ concepts and use cases such as PSD2, CMA Regulations and Open Banking.
  • Prior knowledge and experience in API Platforms and Standards with solid understanding of business integration technologies, vendor solutions in the market, and architecture trends like Microservices and Lightweight Architecture.
  • A strong understanding of IT Architecture, IT Service Management and IT Operations concepts.
  • Hands-on experience in managing large, complex multi-faceted IT change programs in an IT organisation preferably in the financial industry, with demonstrated “can-do” attitude.
  • Deep understanding of overall delivery lifecycle and supporting methodologies and processes.
  • Proven success in the creation and leadership of high performing teams.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
What academic qualifications do you need?
  • Industry recognized certification (e.g., PMP, Prince)
  • Undergraduate University degree (2:1) or equivalent: Preferably from Technical/Engineering/Computer science background
What’s in it for you?
All of 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 specialised 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!
 
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
 
About Accenture
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 31/08/2017

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

 

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