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Senior/Lead Banking/Payments Solution Architect (up to Director level) London, UK

Senior/Lead Banking/Payments Solution Architect (up to Director level) Description


Would you like to work in one of the world’s most prominent and entrepreneurial technology and engineering businesses whilst helping to drive client satisfaction as part of one of EPAM’s core business units?
EPAM is looking for a technically hands-on Senior/Lead Solution Architect with strong Banking Payments experience to initially be aligned to a large banking client of ours. The project will involve providing new refactored payment services to support new features and performance enhancements for the bank’s key Payment services.

This is a great opportunity to work with EPAM’s senior Tech Leaders, our Global Architects/Engineers and those from our client accounts supporting them navigate in a rapid developing technology landscape.
The role requires a background in technology consulting, solution architecture, software development, client engagement and stakeholder management.
Our Solution Architects must have the ability to engage in opening discussions, identify technology needs, recommend the right technology choices and communicate/deliver solutions.


  • Act as Senior or Lead Solution Architect to drive critical clients projects
  • Collaborate with client product owners and technical stakeholders to define target solution architecture for a number of different types of Payment Services at API level
  • Design and develop technical solutions for core client projects
  • Provide guidance through the complexity of solution architecture options and the long-term roadmap for the solutions
  • Find the right balance between innovation, technical feasibility and long term sustainability
  • Liaise with multi-disciplinary teams locally and globally at both EPAM and the client
  • Creating and presenting proof-of-concepts and architecture proposals as well as provide pre-sales and RFP support within the framework of a technology consultancy as your role expands


  • A Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science or similar or relevant work experience
  • Extensive experience acting as hands-on Solution or Lead Solution Architect with a strong foundation in Software Engineering (Java)
  • Strong experience working in a consultative work environment as a SME to link technology with business value whilst guiding clients through the right technology choices suitable to their core short or long term needs
  • Experience within Payments in the Retail Banking space, especially CBPR+, Payment Processing, ISO20022
  • Strong expertise in green field, lift and shift and migration projects
  • Experience with Microservice based architecture, designing enterprise services or integration capabilities using REST APIs and event-driven technology as well as leveraging native Cloud services (ideally AWS)
  • Experience and understanding of the Agile delivery
  • Ability to manage, lead, mentor teams of experts and share solution architecture methodologies
  • Pre-sales, RFP, POC experience
  • Comfortably leading multi-disciplinary teams at EPAM and with the client, up to and including C-level management globally

Our Benefits Include

  • A competitive group pension plan and protection benefits including life assurance, income protection and critical illness cover
  • Private medical insurance and dental care
  • Cyclescheme, Techscheme and season ticket loans
  • Employee assistance program
  • Great learning and development opportunities, including in-house professional training, career advisory and coaching, sponsored professional certifications, well-being programs, LinkedIn Learning Solutions and much more
  • EPAM Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Various perks such as gym discounts, free Wednesday lunch in-office, on-site massages and regular social events
  • Certain benefits and perks may be subject to eligibility requirements and may be available only after you have passed your probationary period

About EPAM

  • EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential

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