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About the Client
Our client is one of the largest banks in the Netherlands. For them we are looking for two Consultants to work on the API’s for a PSD2 project in Amsterdam.
About the Job
You will be working in a project team focused on the business and opportunities side of PSD2, developing the API’s for 2018 and beyond. You will be reaching out to and developing relationships with customers and clients, running validation sessions and working in the business to both allign with the various product owners, stakeholders and IT.
ABOUT PSD2: this is a Directive's that was designed to increase pan-European competition and participation in the payments industry, in particular from non-banks, and to provide a level playing field by harmonizing consumer protection and the rights and obligations for payment providers and users. PSD2 takes the directive further and has some profound implications for the financial services industry.
PSD2 includes some quite significant changes relating to customer authentication (SCA) and account access (XS2A). PSD2 will also allow none-banks (Third Party Providers or TTPS) to initiate payments on behalf of the customer after gaining secure access to accounts.
To deliver PSD2 the banks need to develop API’s, which will expedite the transition to Open Banking, and we need a specialist to work in a PSD2 Program to facilitate this.
Ideally you will have a backgroud working for an eCommerce merchant, PSP, aquirer, FinTech start-up etc. and four years or more of experience as a Business Analyst or Payments Consultant.
For the Business Consultant there will be a focus on Business Value and you will need to have some knowledge of API’s.
For the Technical Consultant, you will need to have deeper knowledge of API’s and will be spending more time with the Developers and technical aspects of API’s.
Creativity and vision of the possibilities of PSD2 is very important and hence why they are looking for someone from outside of the banking world, who can bring a different mindset to the existing team, new ways to approach problems and of course, find solutions.
- 5 years or more consulting, product, business development or sales.
- Knowledge of API’s or IT service models
- Financial domain experience: e-Commerce, Payments, retail, lending, IT, FMCG.
- Digital Product Development and/or Business Analysis