Friday, 27 July 2012


RDF's client is a market leading domestic and international payment services partner. They are seeking a Principal Analyst to take responsibility for the Analysis team focusing on Core Services, supporting the Head of IT Change Delivery by delivering the Analysis function to a high standard supporting delivery of new and changes to existing, products and services.Experience is required in the following areas:
• Have led a requirements and analysis team on a large programme or projects;
• Have exposure to multiple IT methodologies - waterfall, iterative, agile, enterprise agile;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Disciplined and professional;
• Excellent influencing and negotiating skills;
• Thorough knowledge of the requirements and analysis discipline and techniques;
• Articulate and able to communicate with external technical and business personnel;
• Able to provide strategic vision to ensure that activities and deliverables are appropriate and fit for purpose;
• Experience of implementing process and behavioural change;
• Lead by example.
The following experience is desirable for this position:
• Familiarity with multiple toolsets;
• Software industry background;
• Product lifecycle management experience;
• Payments industry experience;
• Experience of the analysis function throughout the project/ service lifecycle (i.e. from initial engagement with the customer through to live implementation).
There is scope to develop in experience and by taking a greater lead in the delivery of even better quality and more cost effective ways of working to grow into a future Head of Analysis role within the organisation.
Salary is dependent on experience, to a maximum of £65K base plus benefits.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Development and Quality Process Manager

RDF are seeking a Development and Quality Process Manager for one of their clients who is a market leading domestic and international  payment services partner.
The successful candidate will enable the Delivery Team to support the delivery of new products and services and also changes to existing products and services.

Experience is required in the following areas:
• Excellent organisational and personal skills to work with a variety of people
• Solid understanding of strategies and methodologies required to deliver high quality solutions
 • Experience in identifying issues that introduce rework and or impact the quality and efficiency of software delivery.
 • Ability to lead and manage a small team
• Line management experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in order to interact with Senior Management
 • Considerable knowledge of software development and associated Software Configuration Management tools and associated processes e.g. Atlassian..
 • knowledge of multiple development methodologies i.e. iterative, agile, waterfall
 • Strong technical background with hands on development experience using Java and/or Oracle
 • Good understanding of release management
• Ability to train and present to internal staff
• Significant experience within a development environment
• Good Influencing & negotiating skills
• Track record in process improvement

The following experience is desirable for this position:
• Intermediate knowledge of project management tools
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office

• Experience in the financial service industry, particularly within payments processing

To apply for this dynamic opportunity, go to


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

India and Smart Technology: the promise of accelerated social and economic development

Paris, July 10, 2012: Every year, the CARTES Event highlights one country among the major emerging countries which offers considerable development prospects in terms of products, solutions and services for the smart security industry (SIM cards, bank cards, secure documents and trusted services). For 2012, CARTES has chosen India. Indeed, identity, payment and mobile phones are major issues for this country which has the second largest population in the world. What major projects are already underway and which ones are in the pipeline? How will smart technologies be part of India's accelerated economic and social development?

The Aam Aamin: Number one preoccupation for digital development projects in India

India is the largest parliamentary democracy in the world, but it is still a largely rural (70% of the population) developing country. The Aam Aamin, which translates from Hindi as 'the common man' is the number one target for development projects established by the government whose aim is to develop social, financial and digital inclusion. In November 2010, the UIDAI (Unique Identity Authority of India) and the RGI (Register of India) jointly launched the Aadhaar project which aims to provide 1,300 million Indians with biometric identity cards. This project, the largest of its kind in the world, has several objectives, among which naturally to recognise the right to identity but also to fight against fraud. By providing a unique and personal identity number, this card will give the population access to services such as health, education, housing and social services. Also, this number will act as a legal address for sending and receiving money, bearing in mind that 45% of the population has neither a bank account nor payment cards. Current developments are being made to set up a platform (Aadhaar Enabled Payment System) able to make financial transactions (debit or credit) with the Aadhaar identification number, as an ISBN, or later a bank card number but without card...

India: a relatively unbanked country
Since January 2011, the Reserve Bank of India has been campaigning for the adoption of chip cards and secure methods of identification for online transactions. To be independant from the international networks, the NPCI (National Payments Corporation) has launched last March the first national interbank network. Named RuPay, this debit card is offered by a dozen banks and can be used online, at 91,000 ATMs and 590,000 payment terminals. The project, started over five years ago, is part of a national programme to build a functioning payment system with interchange fees much lower than those imposed by the large international networks. As well as being an economic and social challenge for a government wanting to ensure the financial inclusion of a large part of the population, in particular in rural areas, RuPay is also a technological challenge that will have to deal with the roll-out of mobile payment.

Broadband Mobile phones: set to become the second largest market in the world within four years
Today, India has more mobile phone owners (678 million in May 2012) than bank card holders (300 million debit, credit and prepaid cards). It is the second SIM card market worldwide after China, with an increase of 31% last year, driven by phones with several SIM card connectors and with 90% prepaid cards. Within four years, this country will represent the second largest world market for mobile broadband with 367 million connections. All this fostered the emergence of mobile payment services (Obopay, Paymate, iMobile) and encouraged the NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) to develop IMPS (Interbank Mobile Payment Service). This service offers the option to transfer money 24/7 using a mobile phone. Transactions are done by SMS or using a downloaded application. To date, 43 banks offer this service.

With its large financial and digital inclusion projects, as well as the biometric identity card project, India offers great opportunities for all payment and digital security players. CARTES 2012 is the opportunity to demonstrate this large market's potential and achievements.

India at CARTES 2012
Cartes takes place from November 6-8 in Paris
An Indian pavilion will bring together the main local players in the Indian chip card and identification industry. As for international companies who are already established in India and heavily involved in large projects (such as Giesecke & Devrient, NXP, Gemalto, Infineon, Ingenico and Morpho), they will also be highlighting their achievements at the exhibition. These achievements and technological advances will be presented to delegations of banking and government sector visitors from India, who will have the opportunity to meet with international suppliers.

During the conferences, Indian speakers will share their view of the market and will highlight recent developments and examples of achievements in their country. Finally, a 'networking cocktail' will take place on the last day of the exhibition floor and will be an opportunity to sample the delights of Indian cuisine

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

RDF advertises latest card and payment roles on is delighted to announce that RDF has started to advertise their latest card and payment opportunities on the leading industry job site.
RDF has been delivering high quality candidates and talent acquisition solutions to a wide range of long standing clients, from start-ups to major corporates since 1994. RDF’s complementary blend of services include permanent recruitment, campaign management, contract resources and interim assignments with specialist knowledge in the Cards, Payments and Financial Services Sector. They strongly value both client and candidate relationships and adhere to high ethical standards as corporate members of REC and accredited as an Investor in People. In addition, they are members of Vendorcom – The Cards and Payments Community.

For the latest roles in the card and payment industry go to

Monday, 2 July 2012

Anderson Zaks advertises on

Anderson Zaks provides integrated payment processing and high speed delivery services. Their RedCard software is recognised as one of the UK's leading transaction processing solutions.

They sell mainly through their partner network of resellers who specialise in their particular merchant markets in retail, transportation, tickets, healthcare, hospitality and e-commerce.

Since their first sale in  2003, they now have over 15,000 user sites, many of which are now using our PCI Level 1 accredited managed service.

Having delivered the first EMV accredited integrated solutions in 2003, they now continue in this vein with mobile POS, contactless and multinational accreditation.

They were the first UK payment processor to join EPSM and will continue to support SEPA initiatives to standardise cross border acquiring.

They are now advertising for an Infrastructure and Support Manager. To view and apply for this role, click on the following link