Technical Solution Consultant(s)

  • Five Degrees
  • Netherlands
  • Jul 21, 2017
Full time Consultant Information Technology

Job Description

What we do? 

Five Degrees is a financial technology provider delivering next generation banking software to retail and private banks. Our clients are retail banks, asset managers, online savings banks and greenfield operations in the financial services industry. 

Our industry-proven Digital Banking Platform “Matrix” offers fully automated banking services supporting any segment, product or channel through a rich mid office environment, connecting to any (legacy) back-office system. Our product operates in a fully automated model with an unparalleled level of self service at every touch point giving both customers and banks real-time insight and control in the process. The cutting-edge web-based Mid-Office portal offers benefits in terms of efficiency in adapting new business processes on the go. The open API services platform integrates with any external system or service e.g. checks, passport validations, personal finance modules, AML, risk, etc. or any external banking services required. Our clients run the technology in three predefined flavours: full retail and SME banking, savings bank, private banking or micro finance.

. . . and we do it with high quality 

Five Degrees is 3rd time consecutive member of the FinTech50 and a Dutch FinTech Awards winner in the Banking IT category. Our product and setup has won multiple awards globally.

How we do it?  

Colleagues at Five Degrees are very proud of the company and are extremely happy with their job, based to the Staff Involvement Survey. Last year we were in the top 10 of best employers for companies in the category of <100 staff members, according to Effectory and Intermediair.

The culture in our company is characterized as open, transparent and collaborative.

We believe that fun in your work is giving better and greater results! We have monthly activities with our teams in all locations and of course the daily lunch we take in our office.


Who you are

As Technical Solution Consultant, you play a crucial role in the sales process, areas of solution development and in depth product demonstrations. In cooperation with the sales managers, you will develop and convert new opportunities into successful and happy customers. You will understand the technical and business needs of the customer and translates them to a solution including our core products. Responsibilities will include evangelism activities, writing blogs, participating in demo-driven webinars and speaking at industry events. The Technical Solution Consultant also has the opportunity to influence the product roadmap by communicating market needs and developments to the Product team.

We are looking for someone with a track record of success in banking technology, SAAS/Cloud and/or digitization. The Solutions Consultant must be flexible and comfortable working with a next generation product in an emerging market.

You will be part of the Sales & Marketing team, located in the Netherlands. The Technical Solution Consultant will report to the Director Solutions.


Your Challenges

  • Setting up solution designs for prospects.
  • Provide demos and business development support.
  • Facilitate workshops and implement Proof of Concepts to inform the prospects on the vision and technical solutions.
  • Able to respond to technical and functional elements of RFIs/ RFPs.
  • Able to draw a Target architecture including Matrix components for prospects
  • Create and coordinate estimates from ball-parc level to detailed level.
  • Liaise with internal teams including sales managers. product development, project delivery, marketing and legal to manage all aspects of the engagement process and our clients’ businesses.
  • Generate awareness for our solution within the banking and Fintech community.
  • Maintain RFI/RFP response knowledge base.
  • Keep sales collateral up to date, coordinate content with Marketing team.
  • Support marketing with content creation for white papers.
  • Provide input for Product roadmap based on prospect feedback and market developments.
  • Present and attend on Fintech and banking events.


Desired skills

  • 5+ years of solution / pre-sales experience with digital banking or web technology
  • Proven analytical and consulting skills, preferably at an IT-consulting firm.
  • Experience with interaction on C-Level and across IT and business units
  • Experience with XML, REST, JMS, SOAP and/or Web Services (WS-*) and other SOA/Integration technologies
  • Understanding of high-performance database management software, Cloud, SaaS and/or CRM.
  • Strong communicator, able to present innovative and technical product vision.
  • Passion and commitment for customer success/delight.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of productivity, manage multiple competing priorities, and work effectively under the pressure of time constraints in a fast-paced, complex, collaborative, and team-oriented environment.
  • Able to work and travel in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial and international environment.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably in technology or banking.


Five Degrees Provides Excellent Company Benefits

  • A spot in the top 10 best employers (<100 staff members)
  • Market rate salary
  • Good secondary benefits package (holiday allowance, pension plan)
  • All inclusive (lunch, drinks, snacks and fruits)
  • Flexible working hours and locations (further to be discussed in the interview)
  • Lots of fun and plenty of space for your personal development (Education/Academy to learn)