Swift Technical Assurance SME / Programme Lead *Re-opened*

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Swift Technical Assurance SME / Programme Lead *Re-opened*
Interim Position

PSR 1JP00066703

Posted: 8th February 2023 12:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £1,200 per day pay range subject to IR35 status, NEGOTIABLE

  • Hours per Week:


  • Anticipated 9 months

  • London
What's involved with this role:

Interim Swift Technical Assurance SME  -Hybrid Working – PSR 1JP00066703 *Re-opened*

Pay Rate: Up to £1,000 - £1,200 per day pay range subject to IR35 status - *NEGOTIABLE FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE*

Location: Hybrid / London, based at the office 2-3 times a week (no fully remote working, no commute expense, need to be fairly local to London).

Contract: Anticipated 9 months


As the Swift Technical Assurance SME you will ultimately be responsible for ensuring that design of the new SWIFT estate and associated interfaces are fit for purpose.

This includes steering and supporting crucial design decisions, with a focus on ensuring that solutions are supportable long term.

Since the Renewal programme is being delivered in partnership with a delivery partner, you will need to balance the short term programme interests against longer term interests, with the ability to operate at a senior level, combining knowledge and people skills to help lead on key decisions.

It is essential that you have significant experience with SWIFT products and interfaces (SWIFT Alliance Messaging Hub, SWIFT Alliance Gateway), along with demonstrable knowledge on infrastructure / end-to-end developer level.

Existing security clearance is not a prerequisite but will always help

What you’ll do:

  • Able to pioneer and own technical expertise that spans all areas of the external payment interfaces.
  • In the context of our agile methodology, help teams agree and meet delivery commitments.
  • Being involved in the supplier processes (deep dives, vendor assessments etc).
  • Provision of critical insight on designs and code reviews at a low level of technical detail.
  • Delivering and presenting Proofs of Concept variants to users.
  • Phasing/Migration planning: Contributing and identifying key constraints around migration from as-is to new.
  • Managing multiple tasks and using sound judgment when prioritising.
  • Able to articulate a vision for the evolution of the Payment Gateway interfaces.
  • Providing input and technical assurance of messaging and interface designs associated to payment messaging.
  • Review and management of road maps and change activity associated to payment messaging systems.
  • Provisioning and ongoing maintenance of interface and solution designs.
  • Engagement and management of external vendors concerning technical roadmaps and evolving functionality.
  • Mentoring and coaching in support of the wider SWIFT and messaging capabilities.


Who you are:

  • Significant experience with SWIFT products and interfaces (SWIFT Alliance Messaging Hub, SWIFT Alliance Gateway), along with demonstrable knowledge on infrastructure / end-to-end developer level.
  • Experienced working on a large tech projects, preferably within finance space
  • People skills such as: high profile stakeholders engagement experience, ability to work under pressure and within tight timeline, influencing and negotiating skills, presentation skills
  • Tech design experience within SWIFT

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“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, not that they would exclude candidates willing to travel/relocate, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Swift Technical Assurance SME / Programme Lead *Re-opened*
Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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