Job Description

Job Role: Accenture Financial Services Technology – SWIFT Engineer

Location: London; UK Travel up to 100%

Salary: Competitive Salary based on experience

Level: Consultant to Manager

Travel: Must be willing to be based at and travel to client sites throughout the UK. Mix of virtual working and travel to client sites

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. 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.

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As a team:

Accenture are looking for experienced SWIFT Engineers to help our clients handle their SWIFT infrastructure and projects.

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 which affect SWIFT infrastructure and groundbreaking payment technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job - our leading industry experts 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 SWIFT Engineering knowledge and develop T-shape skills in areas such as Payment Gateways, New Payments Architecture, ISO20022 etc.

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 proven 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 ground breaking SWIFT and 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

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

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

  • Experience of installing, upgrading and handling Alliance Messaging Hub (AMH)

  • Hands-on knowledge of other SWIFT products like SAG, SAA etc

  • Delivery experience of major SWIFT projects like Alliance 7.x upgrades

  • Functional knowledge of business flows via SWIFT infrastructure like gpi, ISO20022, MT/MX messaging

  • Experience providing Level2/Level3 support for production and non-production environments

  • Understanding of industry initiatives affecting SWIFT infra like Standards Release, Customer Security Programme (CSP) etc

  • Knowledge and understanding of Payments lifecycle and flows

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

  • Integration technologies and digital decoupling (API) e.g. gpi SIL

  • 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 competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

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 first-class services we are known for.

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 centres. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create 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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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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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