On Friday 2 September we reached a major milestone - we took our very first live payment on GOV.UK Pay. Product Manager Till Wirth was confident enough to process a payment using his own debit card. Until now, we’ve been using dummy cards.
Till Wirth is the Senior Product Manager for GOV.UK Pay - the payments platform for the British government. He has previously worked in publishing on digital business and product development in New York City. He holds an MBA from Oxford University and a Master of Science from New York University.
GOV.UK Pay is now compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This means GOV.UK Pay can process credit and debit card payments on behalf of government and wider public sector organisations. Till Wirth and Rory Smith talk about the team's approach to security in the context of agile software development and continuous delivery.