Solutions Architect

  • Location: Maidstone
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 25466

I am looking for a skilled Solutions Architect to join a growing team within one of the UK's leading payments company who are proving to be the best around. 

Working with the Product Manager you will ensure that the requirements of all stakeholders (both internal and external) are captured, refined, signed off and then provided to Development. You will be responsible for providing support and assistance to the Scrum team to deliver those requirements. 


  • Review requests and determine their viability
  • Review 3rd party specifications and breakdown change, impacts and development requirements
  • Clearly document requirements and create specification documentation
  • Create ‘User Stories’ to deliver that specification
  • Act as a point of contact to liaise with stakeholders
  • Work with Product Manager to create a roadmap
  • Support the Scrum team where required.


  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle within an Agile framework
  • Proven analysis skills in file and interface specifications
  • Excellent Microsoft’s Office skills
  • Excel & Visio (or equivalent)
  • Experience in running meetings
  • Proficiency in producing flows and wireframes to convey ideas and concepts
  • Experience of communicating technical concepts to both a technical and non- technical audience
  • Excellent writing skills, as well as the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Knowledge of Gherkin Syntax
  • MoSCoW Prioritisation or equivalent
  • Experience with APIs and integrated solutions
  • Familiar with using Azure DevOps or similar (e.g. JIRA)
  • Knowledge of the UK payments market
  • Credit card lifecycle experience
  • Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Diners/JCB experience
  • Familiarity with alternate payment mechanisms
  • ISO8583 experience
  • APACs experience
  • nexo experience
  • Experience with bespoke software solutions
  • Software development lifecycle experience
  • Creation of Functional specifications, Business Requirements Specifications or Technical Specifications.
  • Any technical exposure to C, C++, Java or Kotlin.


  • Very strong, hands-on technical skills with broad knowledge of web technologies, methodologies and standards.
  • Strong software development and application architecture experience.
  • Great communicator with the ability to explain technical decisions to the broader team and company at executive.
  • Passionate about and experienced at: working in agile environments; continual delivery techniques; testing.
  • Motivates, leads and encourages others regardless of position
  • Demonstrate initiative and competence; support and encourage positive working behaviours in others.
  • A life-long learner who freely shares information and experience and seeks knowledge from others.
  • Familiar with integration and implementation issues and their architectural implications.
  • Good knowledge of mobile technologies and deep knowledge of web technologies, methodologies and standards.
  • Strong software development and application architecture experience.
  • Understanding of key considerations in Secure systems & software design, Resilience and High- Availability patterns for mission-critical applications, including multi-data-centre deployments.
  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback at all levels.

This is a chance to take a role that isn't the typical 'Solutions Architect' description - to become an integral part of the team and make a massive difference to a growing company. If you would like to learn more about this please do get in touch! 

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