Technical Lead, Issuing and Acquiring
Edge Recruiter Nigeria Ltd.
Lagos, NG
5d ago

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.
  • Requirements

  • 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.
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