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Closing Date: 08/01/2021

Location/Division: CashFlows

Come and join a team that is writing the future of payments


We’re looking for a Lead Architect to head up our Architecture function at Cashflows, we want you to drive our innovation in the payments industry and lead the development of our new propositions forward.

Cashflows presents you with the opportunity to make a difference in a smaller organisation, we’re speedy and nimble, we make decisions quickly and get things done.  At Cashflows we’re always searching for new techniques, inspiring each other to be the best we can be and challenging what we do to truly drive an innovation culture. No two days are the same, we move fast. In this role we’re looking for you to make decisions and deliver the best value to the business by giving our customers what they really want.


At Cashflows we pride ourselves on offering simple solutions, for smart businesses. Independently owned and with backing from leading alternative asset investment company Pollen Street Capital, we have the agility to embrace the full spectrum of payments system – from online, to POS, to ATM’s. We operate across Europe  with offices in the UK and the Netherlands, where we combine best-in-class technology, constant innovation, and in-house expertise, to ensure our one focus, our clients, receive the best payment solutions the industry has to offer.  With an impressive growth trajectory and future-driven approach, we are constantly looking for the best industry talent with a desire to learn and grow, to help support our ambitious goals.


As our Head of Architecture you will be at the forefront of building consensus that ensures the delivery of high-quality, timely technology solutions which meet our customers’ needs. You’ll work strategically in the technology function and balance the operational needs of customers and users. You’ll be excellent at working closely with other business stakeholders to resolve potential tensions between differing requirements to find the right solution for our customers.


It’s essential that you have a deep understanding of payments and the card acquiring industry.


Sounds good? Take a look at the full job description and hit apply!


What you will be doing

Technology Architecture & innovation;  

•Deliver architectural initiatives that drive revenue and/or improve efficiency in line with business strategy

•Design, and oversee implementation of, end-to-end integrated systems

•Develop and maintain an architectural road map for the enterprise

•Communicate architectural decisions, plans, goals and strategies

•Gain organizational commitment for enterprise level architecture and infrastructure initiatives

•Initiate and deliver technology evaluations and recommendations

•Maintain in-depth knowledge of IT industry best practices, technologies, architectures and emerging technologies


Products, Programs & Initiatives;

•Provide architectural consulting to programs, projects and initiatives

•Support the business and IT strategic planning

•Act as the focal point for enterprise architecture and IT standards


Architectural Governance

•Develop, communicate and deploy Enterprise Architecture Governance processes

•Develop and communicate enterprise technology standards and policies

•Ensure that architectural governance is a fair, consistent and transparent process

•Identify architectural risks and propose alternatives and solutions


You will be part of our Technology team, leading the Architecture function and managing the team, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer.


What you will be experienced in

•5+ years’ in payments and card acquiring

•5+ years’ or the equivalent experience in solution/application architecture

•Strong communication skills, with the ability to explain product functionality, technical design and limitations at the executive level as well as to developers and other experts

•Strong technical skills and familiarity with our main languages and systems: .NET Core, Java, MS-SQL, AWS cloud hosting

•Experience of infrastructure as code, environment automation, and containerisation technologies

•Demonstrate a track record of excellent software implementation and systems integration skills, deploying complex systems at large scale

•An adaptable approach, committed to tech innovations, progressive ideas and finding advanced tech solutions collaboratively with the business to meet the overall business strategy


Our office is in Cambridge and you’ll need to be able to travel there to work in person 2 days each week, you can work remotely 3 days a week. 


The hours

This is full time role


What you'll get

Our benefits and perks include;

•Performance based bonus

•25 days holiday per year, plus a day off on your birthday and if you're moving house

•Private Medical Insurance & Health Cash Plan cover

•4x salary life assurance

•Income protection

•6% employer pension contributions

•And discounts with a range of retailers


You can find out more about us and what we do by visiting https://www.cashflows.com/about-us, take a look at our latest updates here too, https://cashflows.com/news-and-announcements


 Our selection process steps

If you like the sound of this role, please click apply!


If we think from your application we'll be a good fit for one another we'll get in touch for a call. We'll talk to you about the role, why we enjoy working here so much and find out more about you.


From there, if we both think It’s a good match we'll proceed with arranging interviews, they'll either be over the phone, via Microsoft Teams or in person. We'll let you know as soon as we've made a decision on whether we'd like to proceed things further with you.


If you have any questions, you're always welcome to reach out to our friendly HR team via recruitment@cashflows.com  




































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Recruitment Agencies

We encourage candidates to apply to us directly but we do have a preferred suppliers list for when we need some extra help. We will contact you if we need you. If you wish to express your interest in working with us, please submit your details to recruitment@cashflows.com. Sorry, but we don’t have time to take cold calls.