Job Description

FS Payments Technologist (Business & Integration Architect)

Location: London

Salary: Competitive (Based on experience)

Career Level: (Accenture will be recruiting at the following levels: Specialist, Associate Manager & Manager)

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the outstanding services, we are known for.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

Accenture are looking for experienced payments technologists to help our clients navigate the significant change agenda over the next decade.

As part of a Payments Technology team, working with colleagues in our Strategy & Consulting team, you will expect to work across Financial Services including retail, commercial and transactional banking, market infrastructure providers and regulators as well as non-Financial Services organisations.

If you’re looking for an exciting career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of specialists, this could be the role for you. As part of our global payments team, you'll be working with upcoming industry initiatives and cutting edge payment technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job - our leading industry professionals will help you identify and improve your strengths to position you for success.

In our team you will learn:

You will have the opportunity to quickly build upon your existing industry knowledge and develop T-shape skills in areas such as Core Payments Processing, Payment Gateways, New Payments Architecture, ISO20022, Cards (both issuing and acquiring), Future of Cash and ATMs, Open Banking, Cross-border Payments and Blockchain.

You will also gain experience and exposure to technology trends that are unlocking value in Financial Services, such as Cloud, Virtualisation, Robotics & AI and experience of delivery using tried frameworks like Agile and Kanban or more structured Waterfall methods.

In this role you will:

  • Help our clients across the breadth of financial services firms (as well as innovative tech players, retail firms, and other emerging industries) to transform their technology landscape and develop cutting-edge payments solutions

  • Work alongside both business and IT partners across a wide variety of engagements, supporting the planning, design and implementation of groundbreaking digital change programmes

Qualifications - External

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Payments experience gained in industry or consulting (Banks, Fintech, Consultancy)

  • Payments operations and Payments business processes across retail, commercial or transactional banking

  • Payments transformation and delivery/project experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Payments lifecycle and flows including the various participants (Central Bodies, Schemes, Issuers, Acquirers, Central Banks, Messaging standards e.g. SWIFT, Pay.UK and Bank of England)

  • Awareness of regulatory influences e.g. ISO20022, NPA and Open Banking

  • Delivery methods/frameworks e.g. Agile, Kanban, Scrum, Waterfall, PRINCE2

  • Integration technologies and digital decoupling (API)

  • Core Payments platforms e.g. Finastra, FIS, Fiserv

  • Gateways and routing e.g. Base24

  • Messaging standards e.g. SWIFT MT or MX

  • Public/Private Cloud migrations

Set yourself apart:

  • Be a self-starter who loves to seek problems, going above and beyond to deliver lasting client value

  • Be proficient and engaged with payments market trends and technology innovations, and keen to demonstrate our offerings to address our client’s business challenges

  • Be keen to drive growth within the Payments practice through contributions to our community

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a driven basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and build lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and encourages 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.

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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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