Solution Designer (M24)

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Contract
Specialisation: Banking & Financial Services
Reference: (KM)44627

Who we are:

FinXL IT Professional Services is an innovative Australian owned company providing our clients with technology enabled business solutions and consulting services.The Finite group is a multi-award winning consultancy recognised across Australia and New Zealand for excellence in recruitment for the technology consultancy space. We have 20 years of year on year success. Our teams specialise in the following areas of technology recruitment (contract and permanent): DevOps | Business Intelligence | Big Data | Analytics | Infrastructure | Engineering | Digital; iOS Android| Front End Development| Back End Development | UX | UI | Research | Project Management | Change Management | AdOps | Service Delivery |


The Project:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Solution Designer to join one of the largest mainstream Banks in the Melbourne CBD.


The Role:
As at March 2018, the New Payments Platform (NPP) launched in Australia, currently 82 institutions have enabled the NPP service as a hygiene feature of their transaction accounts.  NPP enables payments in real-time.

Our client seekd to ensure customers’ expectations are met and that this feature is available in line with competitors’ offerings.


The solution will deliver real-time payment functionality via NPP.  Specifically, it will look at enabling our clients customers via mobile and assisted channels, covering:
• PayID
• Receive NPP payments
• Send NPP payments

The team as a whole is expected to deliver, using their payments experience and expertise, specifically NPP,
to provide consultation, guidance and advice on all matters relating to understanding what it would take to deploy NPP in our clients business and shall support the client to prepare requirements and risk profile.
In addition;
Assist in assessing whether the NPP platform and associated services meet the functional, technical and performance specifications (requirements) as communicated by the client.
Assist with testing, including identifying issues and root causes, trouble shooting, defection resolution to find a workable solution.
The team shall share knowledge to uplift our clients capability in NPP, including coaching of other team members.
Assist team members to complete our clients Scrum Team augmentation in Melbourne.


Specifically, the Solution Designer will include, but not be limited to;
• Project Integration Management: Ensure that project planning, execution and control are properly integrated.
• Project Communications Management: Provide targeted communication to all stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of dependencies, deliverables and issues and to measure and manage stakeholder expectations. Ensure appropriate project reporting processes are developed and implemented.
• Change Management: Ensure an effective change management plan is developed including assessment and planning for embedding change in the relevant business areas. Manage the planning and release of change within the organisation to achieve a coordinated rollout of change, ensuring the change capacity of the organisation is not exceeded and the required change is achieved. Facilitation and management activities where applicable.
• Benefits Management: Ensure the project focuses on “speed to value” creating early realisation of benefits. Facilitate delivery of the business outcomes and realisation of project return on investment.
• Knowledge Management: Adhere and contribute to knowledge management objectives and processes. Ensure knowledge harvesting occurs at all appropriate phases of the project.

Broader Duties will include:
• Project Integration Management: Ensure that project planning, execution and control are properly integrated.
• Project Communications Management: Provide targeted communication to all stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of dependencies, deliverables and issues and to measure and manage stakeholder expectations. Ensure appropriate project reporting processes are developed and implemented.
• Change Management: Ensure an effective change management plan is developed including assessment and planning for embedding change in the relevant business areas. Manage the planning and release of change within the organisation to achieve a coordinated rollout of change, ensuring the change capacity of the organisation is not exceeded and the required change is achieved. Facilitation and management activities where applicable.
• Benefits Management: Ensure the project focuses on  (1) speed to value (2) creating early realisation of benefits. Facilitate delivery of the business outcomes and realisation of project return on investment.
• Knowledge Management: Adhere and contribute to knowledge management objectives and processes. Ensure knowledge harvesting occurs at all appropriate phases of the project.
Manage:
• Project Execution: Manage implementation of the solution; Monitor scope, resource, schedule and financials to ensure delivery of change within agreed time and budget constraints.
• Project Time Management: Develop and maintain project resource and work plans. Monitor project plans to reflect project progress, change and issues resolutions.
• Project Resource Management: Acquire and manage project resources
• Project Cost Management: Monitor financials to ensure achievement and accurate capture of planned project costs and benefits.
• Project Quality Management: Monitor the implementation, measurement and maintenance of project quality and control process and standards to satisfy stakeholder expectations.
• Project Risk Management: Project level risk and issue management and resolution including escalation as required. Manage overall risk and issue assessment, planning and impact analysis for the project; Produce project risk status reports.
• Project Procurement Management: Manage the procurement of internal/external specialist services, specification of requirements, supplier delivery, cost and quality.
• Vendor Management # Build effective and efficient relationships to define and implement agreed solution.
• Project Acceptance: Gain and secure participation in testing according to the project plan. Conduct post implementation/verification reviews. Gain acceptance of deliverables into production
• Establish control measures to ensure that the changes delivered by the project are  embedded.
• Post Implementation Reviews: Contribute to the review of project successes through participation in Post Implementation Reviews and lessons learned activities. Communicate learnings to the project community.

Minimum Requirements:
Preferred
• A tertiary qualification, preferably in Commerce, Business, Economics or Information Technology.
• A solid understanding in project management methodologies tools and processes across the project lifecycle, in particular the Project
• Management Body of Knowledge.
Highly Desirable
• A project management professional accreditation or working
• towards one, preferably either an AIPM Certified Practicing Project
• Practitioner (CPPP), PMI Certified Associate in Project Management
• (CAPM), PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) or equivalent
• Experience in Banking and/or Financial Services.

What's next?

If you would like to be considered, please send applications to Kamal Mann on kamalm@finxl.com.au or click the apply button.

Please note: Given the expected volume of applications, only short listed applicants will be contacted.