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Solutions Architect — FinTech

The Company

Star is a global consultancy that connects strategy, design, engineering, and marketing services into a seamless workflow devised to support our clients every step of the way — no matter how long or complex the technology-based business journey. Our strategists, designers, and engineers create useful, scalable technology products and solutions. We are 750 strategists, designers, engineers, and marketers in 12 locations around the world, and we are here to make every great idea, every great person, and every great company shine. That is why we’re called Star.

The Opportunity

You will be an essential part of the Star FinTech industry and your major tasks will be to deliver deep technical content, investigate client requests and problems, facilitating and assisting product delivery teams in planning and managing the execution of software development projects through all steps of the development lifecycle. You will work together with our global industry team, our local metro teams as well as our engineering teams in different locations.

The Person

Must have:

— The individual will be an independent-thinking technical generalist with 8+ years of professional experience in tech product development
— 5+ years of strong client-facing experience and the ability to understand client challenges and articulate solutions.
— Experience architecting FinTech for Financial Services applications in the areas of money management, digital banking, fintech platforms, insurance or e-commerce businesses
— Experience with payment systems and their party services integrations (cards payments, mobile payments, etc.)
— Experience architecting solutions to meet Financial Services regulation (Open Banking. Digital ID, PSD2, MiFID, GDPR, PCI DSS)
— Knowledge of the Financial Services vendor market in key areas such as KYC, AML, BaaS, Risk & Compliance
— Understanding of software development lifecycle and agile development process (including agile engineering practices and DevOps)
— Hands-on knowledge and experience with at least one of the modern server- and client-side technical stacks:
— BE Stack: Java, node.js, Go, Python, Scala
— FE Stack: HTML/CSS, JavaScript and JS frameworks (Angular, React)
— Ability to define high-level software and system architectures of complex FinTech solutions collaboratively, in a workshop format
— Experience with building enterprise fintech solutions from presales architecture definition to production-ready state
— Good knowledge of cybersecurity and sensitive information processing approaches, related regulatory requirements and standards
— Excellent communication skills in English. The ability to lead business and technology discussions directly with Star’s commercial teams as well as with clients and prospective clients

Nice to have:

— Familiarity with design-driven problem solving and product development approaches
— Experience in working with and leading distributed, international development teams
— Familiarity with one or several of:
— Mobile applications development
— Data science
— Automation


— Take part in client and prospective client meetings, capture technical notes, create technical documentation and provide reference documents for offshore production teams
— Take part in client and prospective client workshops. Investigate client requests and problems. Analyze options and propose solutions
— Along with the rest of the team, craft compelling proposals and pitches that are built on a strong narrative and are technically state-of-the-art
— Facilitate and assist product delivery teams in planning and managing the execution of software development projects through all steps of the development lifecycle
— Hands-on contribution to system and software architecture definition and software implementation of software development projects
— Contribute to defining and enhancing our global FinTech industry
— An ability to adapt to the ever-changing industry and team’s needs

Compensation and Benefits

Star offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, as well as an intellectually and creatively stimulating work environment, flexible working hours, and unique international travel opportunities.

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