Creating Universal Possibilities

 

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Creating universal possibilities.

“Our international payments revolution is fast and dynamic, embracing the world of digital payments. At Cardstream, we empower forward-thinking innovators to envision universal possibilities. We understand that our success depends on the enthusiasm of the colleagues who keep it moving. We welcome meeting exceptional individuals who are interested in joining our constantly expanding Open Payment Network.”

Adam Sharpe, Chief Executive Officer

Who are the people that make up Cardstream?

We are achievers; innovators; forward-thinkers.

We enjoy the solid foundations of a proven company, whilst maintaining the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of our early years. We all share a common goal – to influence and disrupt the status quo of payments, to the benefit of the payments ecosystem as a whole.  Cardstream’s Open Payment Network steps far beyond cards to include all forms of payment.  By emboldening collaboration and flexibility, we make possibilities happen.

Join our revolution.

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PHP Software Engineer

Description

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, technology minded PHP Engineer to join our Development team. The role involves helping to develop innovative technologies at a pace in order to contribute to the company’s rapid growth.

As the technology continues to evolve, the Software Engineer will be responsible for assisting with delivering high-quality code as part of a team working in an energetic environment. The role is ideal for an experienced PHP Software Engineer looking to consolidate their existing knowledge and in time learn the new skills necessary to move to a more senior level.

Working largely on the development and maintenance of the back end of our industry-leading payment gateway, code will primarily be produced in a sandbox, but the role may include engaging with live rollouts. The majority of the work will be backend core PHP development, some front-end web development experience is also necessary as the role will require the construction of User Interfaces for reporting or system management.

The role will require the candidate to work closely with senior development team members, helping them to deliver projects on time and on budget. As a Software Engineer, the successful candidate will be proficient in using Object Orientated PHP to develop complex solutions and provide resolutions to difficult problems.

Given the nature of the industry, security and compliance is key and the ability to adhere to coding standards, project specifications and deadlines will be of paramount importance.

Skills

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Object orientated PHP experience
  • PHP unit testing experience
  • JavaScript and jQuery experience
  • MySQL and/or MariaDB experience
  • Version Control with Git
  • Strong web security experience
  • Ability to assist in the production of project specification documentation and design applications
  • Ability to work occasional overtime due to the nature of the business

Requirements

  • Experience with using LAMP stack
  • An understanding of PCI:DSS
  • Experience in the development of mobile applications
  • An understanding of symmetric and asymmetric encryption and message signing
  • Experience in using APIs including REST and SOAP interfaces
  • Experience of task management with Jira
  • An understanding of API protocols; Encryption; Signing; SSL; PKI; and
  • Advanced HTML / CSS skills and experience building responsive interfaces;
  • Bash shell competence
  • Knowledge of Linux and server management

Senior PHP Software Engineer

Description

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, technology minded Senior PHP Software Engineer to join our Development team. The role involves helping to develop innovative technologies at a pace in order to contribute to the company’s rapid growth.

The Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for delivering high-quality code, either independently or part of a team (project dependent).

Working largely on the development and maintenance of our industry-leading payment gateway, code will primarily be produced in a sandbox, but the role may include engaging with live rollouts. The majority of the work will be backend core PHP development, some front-end web development experience is also necessary as the role will require the construction of User Interfaces for reporting or system management.

The role will require the candidate to take a lead in delivering projects and assisting junior members of the team in their ongoing personal development. As a Senior Software Engineer, the successful candidate will be proficient using Object Orientated PHP to develop complex solutions and provide resolutions to difficult problems.

Given the nature of the industry, security and compliance is key and the ability to adhere to coding standards, project specifications and deadlines will be of paramount importance.

You’ll also require a can-do attitude and ideally have experience working to deadlines in a development environment.

Skills

Essential Requirements

  • Strong object orientated PHP experience
  • PHP unit testing experience
  • JavaScript and jQuery experience
  • Good MySQL and/or MariaDB experience
  • Version Control with Git
  • Strong web security experience
  • Ability to produce project specification documentation and design applications
  • Ability to teach and assist in the development of junior staff members
  • Ability to work occasional overtime due to the nature of the business

Requirements

  • Experience with the use and maintenance of a LAMP stack
  • An understanding of PCI:DSS
  • Experience in the development of mobile applications
  • An understanding of symmetric and asymmetric encryption and message signing
  • Experience in using APIs including REST and SOAP interfaces
  • Experience of task management with Jira
  • Advanced HTML / CSS skills and experience building responsive interfaces
  • Bash shell competence
  • Knowledge of Linux and server management

Marketing Manager

Description

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a Marketing Manager to join our Commercial team.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating and executing our marketing strategy. You will lead our marketing campaigns, evaluate our marketing performance metrics, and collaborate with internal teams. You will have a strong marketing background with excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Skills

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and monitor the marketing budget on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Create and deliver the marketing strategy and goals based on past performance and market forecasts to achieve KPIs set against budget.
  • Increase brand awareness using SEO, blogs, vblogs, newsletters, testimonials, and video content to improve traffic to the Company website ensuring tone of voice and messages are brand appropriate.
  • Design a rolling content plan for all social media platforms (content planning, writing, and curation of posts).
  • Research and analyse the market trends to better understand potential customer segments and competition.
  • Develop and oversee core marketing and sales collaterals working with relevant third-party agencies (e.g. graphic design) to support the design, production, and delivery of materials.
  • Manage the Marketing Coordinator by assigning various marketing projects and tasks, reviewing performance and identifying training needs. Grow and develop the Marketing team, conduct interviews, support the hiring process and provide training to new starters.
  • Track marketing and commercial data to create detailed reports to present to senior stakeholders.
  • Collaborate and build ongoing relationships with global corporations to grow sponsorship opportunities.
  • Plan and organise promotional, business, and social events.
  • Attend events to review innovative ways of reaching our target audiences.

Experience

  • Experience in a digital/tech industry (Fintech desirable)
  • Experience of B2B Digital Marketing programs with proven ability to deliver consistently strong measurable results;
  • Entrepreneurial-minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and deadlines;
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a marketing role (ideally in B2B) and experience with both online and offline marketing required;
  • Confident communication skills for reporting to stakeholders at different levels, ability to influence people across the organisation;
  • Strong analytical skills to make data driven decisions for commercial and operational performance;

 

Must be able to live and work in the UK unrestricted.

Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance – including dental cover.
  • 50% off gym membership (restrictions apply)
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Training opportunities
  • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays) – Increased by 1 day for each year of service.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Opportunity to attend external events.
  • Quarterly employee events
  • A fantastic close working team

Working hours Weekly hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break.

Holiday Allowance You are entitled to 28 days’ paid holiday during each holiday year. This is made up of 20 days annual holiday plus 8 Statutory Bank and Public holidays (pro rata for part time staff).

Relationship Manager

Description

With a growing Partner base, Cardstream’s Commercial team requires a new Relationship Manager to build trust-based relationships and ensure the delivery of strategic goals. This role will involve key account management along with the requirement to identify and secure new business from existing Partners.

Skills

Main Responsibilities:

  • Act as the interface between Cardstream and the allocated portfolio of Partners.
  • Act as an escalation point for Partners on all business activities.
  • Ensure service counterpart is aware of the opportunity the Partner presents to enable them to prioritise reactive service tasks.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records for efficient reporting of sales and account management activities within Kapta Key Account Management software.
  • Proactively engage with allocated Partners on all aspects of Cardstream’s offering via planned meetings and regular check ins.
  • Orchestrate regular Partner review meetings (monthly/quarterly depending on client requirements) where in which the following agenda items are covered:
  • Partner Program – commercial performance, Acquirer connectivity, integration methods, product features and functionality and training requirements.
  • Partner Profile – Key Players, SWOT Profile
  • Review opportunities
  • Measure partner satisfaction, considering service, product, overall experience of working with Cardstream.
  • Provide monthly report to Head of Partner Growth detailing Partner financial performance, new opportunities, and Partner Profile/Program progress.
  • Proactively discover new opportunities and track to close – won/lost.
  • Introduce Partners to new Acquirers where relevant and track.
  • Support Marketing campaigns with Partners by bridging the gap between our own Marketing team and the Partners.
  • Deliver training to Partners – Sales, Payments Landscape/Regulations etc
  • Provide order pipeline and forecast monthly.
  • Help the organisation understand industry trends, growth opportunities and new product development opportunities by relaying partner needs and buying behaviour.
  • Remain current and knowledgeable on all Cardstream products, software and services

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Monthly Partner revenue growth
  • Partner health scores
  • Quality and quantity of Partner contact

Person Specification

  • Results Driven – Must be able to understand what really matters for all allocated Partners, understand specific targets and deliver against them.
  • Communication – Must be able to professionally articulate the products and services we provide in person, via video call, phone and by email. Open internal communication is paramount for this role, as you will be expected to gather complex Partner requirements and feed back to the business.
  • Relationship Orientated – To ensure Partners trust Cardstream, we expect Relationship Managers to build confidence by operating openly, with integrity and personably at all times.
  • Knowledgeable – The successful candidate should have a keen interest on all industry related topics to act as an educator within their network of Partners. This isn’t to say that a candidate must require industry knowledge providing they can demonstrate a thirst for knowledge and a hunger to share their learnings.
  • Inquisitive – The successful candidate will possess a curious nature and the ability to create and explore opportunities wherever they may present themselves.
  • Leadership – Relationship Managers are leaders. They must be adept at directing Partners and managing employees at all levels of the business. Because Relationship Managers touch so many parts of the business, they should be confident and command respect from both their clients and colleagues.

Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance – including dental cover.
  • 50% off gym membership (restrictions apply)
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Training opportunities
  • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays) – Increased by 1 day for each year of service.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Opportunity to attend external events.
  • Quarterly employee events
  • A fantastic close working team

Working hours Weekly hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break.

Holiday Allowance 28 days’ paid holiday during each holiday year. This is made up of 20 days annual holiday plus 8 Statutory Bank and Public holidays (pro rata for part time staff).

Applicant must be able to live and work in the UK unrestricted.

Quality Assurance Engineer

Description

An exciting opportunity to work in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of FinTech, helping to ensure and improve the quality of the ground-breaking technologies propelling the company’s rapid growth. 

As the last stop between test environments and the live system, the Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for ensuring all software is reliable, fully functional and user friendly before being released to the public. The ability to maintain rigorous compliance with project deliverables and industry/company standards is key in this role. 

As a leading technological innovator, Cardstream’s ability to release new features underpinned by flawless code is key to the company’s remaining at the forefront of the FinTech industry. 

Skills

Responsibilities 

  • Highlighting any risks and issues with mitigation and escalation advice to address problems and keep the deliveries on track. 
  • Working with internal and external delivery teams, within a functional area to convert requirements into solid and scalable test suites. 
  • Design, implement and maintain test automation framework and scripts for backend, frontend, and mobile apps. 
  • Drive to reduce manual/repetitive tasks and write test automation scripts. 
  • Coordinate and participate in feature requirements review for testability, including writing and reviewing of automation and manual test plans. 
  • Responsible for end-to-end product quality, including defect management, status reporting, and escalation for critical issues discovered during the testing phase. 
  • Work closely with software engineers, product managers and to assist in debugging, testing, and development of tools to help identify defects. 
  • Perform automated and manual testing, including regression testing for each release cycle to ensure software meets business, performance, and security requirements. 
  • Drive and help to establish best practices and testing processes. 

Essential requirements: 

  • A basic understanding of JavaScript 
  • An understanding of BDD 
  • Proven experience with Git or similar SCM tool 
  • Proven experience with Postman for API testing; 
  • Ability to create and maintain an automation framework. 
  • Proven experience using tools such as Cypress, Selenium or equivalent. 
  • Excellent test analysis, test preparation and test execution skills; 
  • Able to demonstrate experience of the full testing life-cycle; 
  • Pragmatic problem-solving abilities; 
  • Experience using ALM tools such as Jira 
  • Ability to analyse requirements down to a user story level 
  • Time management when it comes to planning tasks  
  • Enthusiastic, creative, motivated and keen to learn 

Desirable requirements: 

  • Proven experience in a similar role within Fintech; 
  • A basic understanding of PHP; 
  • Ability to adapt to Cardstream’s existing processes and propose improvements. 
  • Knowledge of understanding of PCI 
  • Experience of working with Payment Gateways; and 
  • Industry recognised qualification in testing e.g. ISTQB 

Benefits: 

  • Private medical insurance – including dental cover. 
  • 50% off gym membership (restrictions apply) 
  • Company pension with NEST 
  • Free parking 
  • Career progression opportunities 
  • Training opportunities 
  • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays) – Increased by 1 day for each year of service. 
  • Cycle to work scheme. 
  • Quarterly employee events 
  • A fantastic close working team 

 

Applicant must be able to live and work in the UK specifically Taunton unrestricted. 

 

To apply email your CV to hr@cardstream.com. 

 

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