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Solutions Architect ( .Net/Java)

Job Description

Solutions Architect (Fintech/Payments) 100% remote role ---- salary up to £120k base + 15% bonus, unlimited holidays and much, much more....

In a further period of exciting growth in N.Ireland VANRATH is partnering with a big name in the fintech/payments space with huge NI and global growth plans.

Salary/ Benefits

To attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer based on experience, plus a range of benefits including:

  • Salary up to £120k + 15% bonus
  • 100% work from home
  • Generous home office cash allowance.
  • Flexible Holiday Allowance, plus Northern Ireland public holidays.
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced short and long term sick pay
  • Income protection insurance
  • A generous pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance including optical and dental
  • A health cash plan, annual health, and wellness allowance


Our client drives commerce for businesses with anytime, anywhere payment solutions, delivering exceptional integrated payment technology and serves to meet the diverse and specialised requirements of merchant providers. Headquartered in Chicago and founded in 2003, our client have serviced over 30,000 clients and have processed over $10 billion in annual card volume. Here you will be joining a team of industry leaders with over 200 years of payments industry experience who believe in outcomes over outputs, looking for curious, driven and pragmatic individuals to continue and drive forward their vision as trusted advisers and recognised experts in payments.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading design and development activities associated with our clients API, switch, and gateway platforms. The Architect oversees an infrastructure that supports real-time capabilities across a nationwide payment processing network. This role plays a significant part in aligning the architecture and technology vision with the strategic direction of the company, fostering awareness, and appropriate application of this vision at all levels of the organization.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist in establishing technical direction across the organization with a sound and pragmatic approach.
    • Contribute to the maintenance of formal architecture and technology roadmap.
    • Identify architectural challenges and lead the creation of a strategy for the enterprise, making architectural decisions that have an impact across the company.
    • Prepare and document the enterprise architecture vision and strategy as well as critical approaches to broad architectural concerns affecting various areas of the company.
    • Participate in the definition of architecture principles, styles, policies, and standards; create architectural mechanisms to address concerns that have a broad impact (e.g., system integration across the enterprise); coach feature teams to follow them.
    • Produce and maintain useful and usable documentation of work, and regularly contribute to the general Engineering body of knowledge.
    • Ability to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in an enterprise system, and effectively advocate for appropriate solutions to shortcomings.
    • Participate in coding activities that are in support of design outcomes.
    • Monitor new technologies, applications of technology, or ways to synthesize technologies into strategic opportunities. Contribute to build vs. buy decisions.
    • Translate corporate strategy into technical strategy, while maintaining the formal architecture and technology roadmap.
    • Build a strategic network of partnerships and relationships with inside and outside groups; build coalitions to work on shared desired outcomes.
    • Communicate strategies in terms that are meaningful to the engineering group.

The Ideal Person

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.

10+ years of experience in application and enterprise architecture.

10+ years of software design and coding experience, with emphasis on SaaS based service / external facing API platforms.

  • 10+ years' experience with .NET, Java, or similar language.
  • Payments experience a significant plus.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML / XSLT, SQL, database design, message-oriented-middleware, caching, and systems integration.
  • Hands-on experience identifying and resolving performance and scalability issues for both web-based applications and databases.
  • Familiar with diverse, complex problems and adept at devising reasonable solutions or alternatives.
  • Proven experience translating Business Requirements into solutions.
  • Technical leader and coach, aware of the applicability of new technologies.
  • Can work at an abstract level and create abstractions that clarify and contribute to system integrity across the enterprise.
  • Tolerant of high degrees of ambiguity, and good at resolving uncertainty and setting direction. Willing to backtrack, seek multiple solutions, and experiment to validate approaches.
  • Creative, Investigative, Innovative, Insightful, and able to make technical leaps, finding novel solutions.
  • Excels at grasping existing code and identifying opportunities to improve and to integrate with existing code.
  • Effective and comfortable working with high-level management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including proven success in working with stakeholders with a wide range of technical knowledge.
  • Comfortable working in an environment that is growing rapidly and constantly addressing the inherent challenges.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Technical Director roles in Belfast or the wider Irish market, please apply via the link below or contact Phil Gamble in the strictest confidence.