Payments Architect

The role

Using the power of digital innovation, we create a positive future in a technology driven world. Ready to build your future? Digital transformation is about people, not just technology. We build digital solutions that drive innovation and enrich people’s lives. If you are passionate about delivering transformative digital solutions to today’s complex business challenges, we want you. 


  • Using digital to bring ingenuity to life. From strategic thinking to complex engineering and bleeding-edge experimentation, we’re proud to drive innovation and enrich people’s lives. Using the power of digital innovation, we create a positive human future in a technology-driven world. 

  • Mix the thinking – and the making gets better. By blending PA’s rich history in consulting with our digital agency culture and capabilities, we mix disciplines so that we deliver faster, iterate smarter and constantly learn – challenging the status quo to seek the best answer for our clients and their customers. 

  • Diverse teams inspiring you to create your best work. We believe that diversity makes us stronger, so we employ people with different ideas, skill sets and beliefs to build a balanced future at PA. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting, and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or marital status. 

We work with our clients to design and deliver their most complex business and technical solutions. Working through the full lifecycle, our Architects bring a hands-on, delivery focus across all domains and leading technologies.

●We bring vast breadth & depth of skills/experience across most technologies from our large pool of 200+ Architects

●We are technical leaders and sectors specialists, able to communicate effectively from developer to CXO level

Our Architecture team works with our clients at the cutting edge of business and technology

•A consistent track record in providing technical leadership in for critical national payment services like CHAPS, BACS, ACH, SEPA or Faster Payments.

•Comfortable across all Architecture Domains and specialise in at least one Architecture Domain, Functional Area, Technology Stack or Sector.

•A deep knowledge of the technologies you have worked with and an appreciation of emerging technologies and trends within the payments and financial sector domains.

•The ability to provide payments subject matter expertise by supporting bids, proposals, and propositions.

•The ability to deliver strategic thinking to stakeholders through Architecture Roadmaps, mentoring and technical thought leadership.

•Understanding of end-to-end payments processes, including cross-border payments and settlement

•Working knowledge of architecture modelling tools and frameworks, e.g. UML, ArchiMate, etc.

•Understanding of the payments ecosystem covering card-based payments (including wallets), high-value payments, payment gateways, and alternative payments.


We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.


The base office for this role is Victoria, London. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.


10 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5DN

Transport links

Our office is a short walk from Victoria station. Victoria is on the National Rail as well as Circle & District and Victoria Underground lines.

Victoria – 2 minutes walk
Charing Cross – 15 minutes by tube
Waterloo – 15 minutes by tube

Our offices

Additional Information


  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

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