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· Assure competitiveness and innovation of products and processes from a technical and design standpoint, in line with the company’s product roadmap
· Maximize product profitability and improve product performances
· Apply all relevant international regulations/norms/standards
· Work with the management team to define and develop technology or architecture strategy related to the company’s growing payments solution platform and APIs
· Provide management and project teams with in-depth technical options including benefits of each option ensuring adherence to established standards
· Cooperate closely with the head of product to assure customer focus and target costing; co-develop product roadmaps
· Actively search for best-in-class technologies among competitors and develop the innovation roadmap
· Incorporate relevant design expertise and experience in projects in line with brand/product strategy, while ensuring brand-consistent design of product ranges
· Design, implement and evolve highly scalable and fault-tolerant distributed components using functional programming paradigms
· Ensure proper metrics instrumentation in software components, to help facilitate real time and remote troubleshooting/performance monitoring
· Support R&D projects at group level participating in meetings and sharing technical information and best-practices
· Encourage creativity in R&D teams
· Develop employees assigned to his/her department, ensuring the correct application of tools and policies on training, career path and evaluations

Requirements and experience
· University degree in Computer Science or equivalent is required.
- A Master and/or any other further qualification related to R&D is appreciated
· At least 3 years’ experience in R&D managerial roles in development of Payment processing platforms is needed.
- Previous experience in payment solutions focused on mobile payments is appreciated
- Previous experience in designing, developing and integration of adaptations to systems with the m-wallets ecosystem
· Extensive knowledge of emerging technologies in building and scaling distributed, highly available systems, along with solid understanding of how technology relates to business, market and payment services industry and apply such knowledge to support the needs of the business.
- Good understanding of cloud environments and data centers; container technologies Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, Redis, Jenkins; Git;
- Awareness of Big Data processing technologies e.g. Hadoop, Spark and data warehouse solutions;
- Knowledge of one, or several of the following languages: Scala, Clojure, Erlang, Haskell, or another functional programming or hybrid/FP-inspired language.

Soft skills
· Strong leadership and ownership is needed
· Capability in managing people and complexity in a multinational environment is needed
· Capability to promote teamwork and collaboration among the different functions, paired with an attitude to measure performances by KPIs is highly appreciated
· Analytical rigor and solid process management and way of working is needed
· A real market-orientation in defining the new projects to launch and a proven attitude in working strictly in relation with design, marketing and product management is needed
· Out-of-the box thinking and encouragement of the drive for building creative, marketable solutions is highly appreciated
· Drive for excellence

Peter Hadj
RadioActive International Recruitment Ltd.
47A Cherni Vruh blvd (SIVEN fl.4) 1407
Sofia, BG 1000
Phone: +97243729104

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