This is Adyen

Adyen provides payments, data, and financial products in a single solution for customers like Meta, Uber, H&M, and Microsoft - making us the financial technology platform of choice. At Adyen, everything we do is engineered for ambition. 

For our teams, we create an environment with opportunities for our people to succeed, backed by the culture and support to ensure they are enabled to truly own their careers. We are motivated individuals who tackle unique technical challenges at scale and solve them as a team. Together, we deliver innovative and ethical solutions that help businesses achieve their ambitions faster.

Team Lead KYC Operations 

As a KYC Operations Team Lead, based in Madrid, you will lead a team that is in charge of performing KYC checks on our customer base merchants across the globe. You will guide the team to ensure we are compliant with our KYC requirements & respond to customer requests. Our teams work closely with our Commercial-, Compliance- and Product teams while collaborating with some of the biggest companies in order to ensure compliance with rules and regulations. You will become a part of our growth in improving merchant onboarding experience as well as scaling Adyen to the next level.Your team is extremely customer-focused, highly motivated, and thrives on shared success. You will be part of an international team with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. 

What you’ll do

  • Lead the team that is responsible for the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. The aim is to onboard customers efficiently in a compliant manner.
  • Recruit talented KYC Analysts who can contribute to Adyen and our merchants’ growth.
  • Coach and mentor members of the team.
  • Ensure effective and consistent communication throughout the team, encourage feedback and customer insight in order to enhance the customer experience.
  • Evaluate performance with key metrics, track team progress and success, and be able to present results to Senior Leadership.
  • Define and clearly communicate objectives and goals for the team.
  • Developing a culture where training and development are part of the team, identifying actions and working with trainers to ensure the skills and knowledge are developed effectively.
  • You will serve as a primary point of contact and lead discussions with various internal and external stakeholders.

Who you are

  • You have excellent problem solving and communication skills;
  • You have 3 to 5 years experience leading and developing a high-performing operational team;
  • You have experience setting up KPIs and operational targets;
  • You are innovative and able to define robust processes and procedures for scale;
  • You have an affinity for or a strong interest in Onboarding/KYC/CDD and operational processes and you are interested in learning more about it;
  • Payments or Fintech experience is a plus, enthusiasm for the space is a must;
  • You have full professional command of the English language and excellent overall communication skills;
  • Must be willing to travel, both domestically and internationally where required.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments 

Our unique approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds and cultures is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, and we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we welcome you to be your true self at Adyen. 

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Does this sound like you? If so, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application!

What’s next?

Ensuring a smooth and enjoyable candidate experience is critical for us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to take about 4 weeks to complete, but may fluctuate depending on the role. Learn more about our hiring process here. Don’t be afraid to let us know if you need more flexibility.

This role is based out of our Madrid office. We are an office-first company and value in-person collaboration; we do not offer remote-only roles.

Apply for this Job

* Required

resume chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)
cover_letter chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)

Demographic Survey - Spain

Disclaimer: We invite you to complete this optional survey to help us evaluate our diversity and inclusion efforts. The data collected will help us create a workplace where diversity and inclusion is celebrated by monitoring equal opportunities and improving the early stage of our recruitment process. Your individual answers will never be visible to any Adyen employees and answers to this survey will not affect your application in any way. By submitting your answers you hereby consent to Adyen using the data for the prescribed purpose. For more information about the processing of your data and request for deletion, please have a look at the Applicant Privacy Policy


*At Adyen, we are building an organization that supports people in their many unique life situations. Knowing this information will help us make our hiring process, benefits and professional development equitable and inclusive. 

What gender do you identify as? (Select one)

How old are you? (Select one)

Do you identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community? (Select one)

Do you have caregiving responsibilities* such as childcare, eldercare or disability care? (Select one)

How would you rate your experience filling out this survey on a scale from 1 to 5? (Select one)

Please reach out to our support team via our help center.
Please complete the reCAPTCHA above.