Our client is a major player in the Fintech / Payments industry with a highly advanced technology platform, helping to empower the new, digital era for Payments and fostering the Open Banking ecosystem.
They currently have an opening for a Technical Lead, Issuing and Acquiring in Lagos.
The Technical Lead, Issuing and Acquiring delivers high level of services both for internal and external customers by minimizing service
delays or disruption through quality controls and measures; managing and resolving escalations of card schemes, customers, and business partners;
growing and developing of meaningful and profitable acquirers and payment intermediary relations; managing of interchange strategy with key internal stakeholders
Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather and manage scope, requirements, and overall delivery of card features
Define and document the system and functional requirements of the cards issuing, POS, WEB and ATM acquiring.
Prepare and document business requirements and functional specifications.
Serve as a resource and / or participant in business process re-design activities. Assists the customer in determining if and how system enhancements may improve process flow and business function
Collaborate with business teams to understand requirements for new functionalities
Cultivate functional backlog with technical team leads to set priorities and prepare for development
Work closely with developers to ensure that new functionality is delivered to specification
Facilitate collaboration between the product, API, and data development teams to ensure integration issues are resolved swiftly
Where appropriate, present solution options to functional and technical leads to determine the best implementation approach for new functionality or bug fixes
Provide guidance to the QA team to ensure that features and content are properly tested
Participate in Change Management processes including submitting change requests and validating results
Ensure plans are made and processes are created to evaluate the impact of the changes made, including taking responsibility for overseeing and reporting on this evaluation.
Responsible for requirement gathering, backlog maintaining and running sprints as per SAFe agile processes.
To understand the market, describe product functionality, and prepare for the product launch.
Be in-house subject matter expert on Issuing and Acquiring development projects.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
ITIL, PMP OR PRINCE II would be an added advantage
6+ years of experience in Issuing and acquiring
Good understanding of cards value chain in Acquiring
Good Technical knowledge of card processing and / or issuing platforms
Experience with cloud-based solutions is a plus
Previous developer experience is a plus
Knowledge of software delivery methodologies, specifically Agile / Scrum
Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with on-shore and off-shore technical and business teams
Experience owning solution delivery
Experience working with multiple teams and managing coordination of distributed development
Experience in a data-oriented environment and knowledge of data manipulation patterns
Financial or accounting industry knowledge very helpful
Local market and regulatory knowledge and functional experience in acceptance, merchant acquiring, interchange management, consulting, financial transaction processing knowledge and client sales, supporting highly complex clients and / or services
Working with teams that use the following software / tools :
Modern programming languages : Java, Python, etc.
Infrastructure automation technologies : Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.
Build automation technologies : Maven, Jenkins, etc.
Monitoring technologies : Nagios, Tivoli, SCOM, etc.
Building APIs and services using REST, SOAP, etc.
Creating a distributed streaming or messaging layer using QPID, RabbitMQ, Kafka etc.
Scripting languages like Python, Perl, Shell, etc.