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Head of Payments, Core Banking & API Technology

Silicon Valley Bank
Tempe, AZ 85281
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Head of Payments & Transactions Technology

About SVB:

Silicon Valley Bank is the most sought-after financial partner in the global innovation economy. We bring together entrepreneurs, investors, ventures capitalists, and private equity firms to move their bold ideas forward, fast. Our clients define what comes next.

In the past 35 years, we have accumulated more experience with start-ups and high-growth tech than any other company in the world. In fact, majority of the most compelling Fintech disruptors bank with us. Our clients include: Beyond Meat, Shopify, HelloFresh, Cloudera, and Andreessen Horowitz, just to name a few. We help our clients grow, too. More than half of the innovation companies that completed an IPO in the last two years were our clients.

Our accomplishments serve as motivation to continue pushing ourselves and we are committed to delivering user-centered, high-impact solutions to our clients. We are looking for creative thinkers who want to challenge the status quo and create a truly seamless digital banking experience on a global scale.

About the Role:

As the Head of Payments and Transactions Technology you will lead a team of technologists and domain experts to deliver all core capabilities of the bank. You will be responsible for the technology strategy of the bank's core banking system and payments hub. In this position you will also play a pivotal role in formulating and delivering the strategic vision to drive growth for the bank by expanding banking capabilities and public APIs.

In this position you will undertake the responsibility to ensure that continuous improvement and best practice principles are implemented to drive improved customer satisfaction and ensure system stability and resiliency.

This position requires comprehensive knowledge of the banking and payments domain with extensive experience in information technology and software development.

Our core banking platform leverages the following technology solutions:

  • Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking


  • Fiserv Signature

    Once Here You Will:

  • Lead the engineering team for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of the core banking platform, Payments Hub and related customer APIs
  • Lead the transformation of core banking and payments platforms to align with business goals around growth, customer experience, and compliance
  • Work with business stakeholders to prioritize technology initiatives and develop cross-platform impact plans
  • Envision and champion strategic technology initiatives for consolidation of platforms, centralizing operations, modernization and augmenting customer experience capabilities
  • Collaborate with teams distributed across functional areas and geographic locations to ensure successful delivery
  • Foster robust engineering practices and lead high-functioning engineering teams
  • Envision and deliver operational processes and technologies necessary to improve reliability of core platforms
  • Implement best practice continuous improvement processes that prioritize incident analysis and remediation, with a constant emphasis on automation and prevention
  • Investigate feasibility of emerging technologies to modernize core banking offerings and determine cost, benefit and applicability
  • Leverage effective vendor management with a focus on a higher level of vendor engagement, vendor relationship building and ultimately enhanced vendor performance

  • Attract, select and mentor highly competent technology talent for both project delivery and on-going support

    What You'll Bring:

  • Passion for achieving excellence in delivery, solving complex problems, and taking ownership
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders and multiple team leads
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • 10 years of experience with software development
  • 5 years of experience in direct people management
  • 10 years of industry experience (corporate/commercial banking, payments, and/or e-commerce at a leading global bank or payment firm, technology vendor, industry analyst firm, or management consultancy)
  • 2 years of commercial experience working within product management on API or developer portals
  • Familiarity with key global trends in banking and payments technology
  • Deep knowledge of Oracle banking platforms, including but not limited to Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking, Oracle Banking API, Oracle Payment Hub
  • Deep knowledge of payments domains, including but not limited to Foreign Exchange, Wires, ACH, Real time payments
  • Experience managing key vendor and strategic partner relationships
  • Ability to actively influence customers and business partners to solve problems and ensures products and services are utilized effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to provide strategic solutions tailored to meet business objectives
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with onshore - offshore distributed Agile teams
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills

  • Posted: 2020-03-15 Expires: 2020-04-13
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