Team Lead Machine Learning

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Job Description

Adyen is looking for a Machine Learning Lead to join our team in Madrid. In 2022 Adyen opened a tech hub in Madrid next to our headquarters in Amsterdam (NL) and another tech hub in Chicago (US). In 2023 we will start building data teams in Madrid, therefore we are looking for an individual with a founder mentality to build a team in Madrid and keeping consistency with Amsterdam. The Madrid Machine Learning Team Lead is capable of building and leading a team sitting at the cornerstone of algorithms, mathematics and engineering, a team that is tasked with solving problems by designing and implementing production-ready data science algorithms and machine learning models.

We have several teams working with machine learning. The main responsibility of each team is to research, design, implement, train, deploy and monitor products based on machine learning, either for batch prediction or real-time.

In Madrid we will be covering the areas of:

  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and fraud mitigation systems.
  • Real-time anomaly detection based on time-series modeling.
  • Clustering algorithms to group customers/shoppers.
  • Supervised and semi-supervised learning methods for inference on risk patterns.
  • Graph analysis and representation learning for behavior prediction and monitoring.

As Machine Learning Team Lead you will be responsible for the following:

  • Building a team of data- and machine learning scientists, and helping them grow.
  • Keep alignment and consistency with Amsterdam and other locations both on content and culture.
  • Capable of crafting a technical strategy and roadmap for the delivery of machine learning based products, as well as its operationalization in live flows.
  • Inspire, lead and energize a mixed group of high-performing engineers, including backend, frontend, machine learning, data science and analysts.
  • Lead by example on technical matters and take appropriate decisions at technical level. As such we expect a thorough experience in the areas of machine learning, data science and data/ML/software engineering.
  • Work very closely with a Product Manager in order to ship in time and operationalize successful products.
  • Mentor, coach and grow team members, also into leadership positions if the opportunity arises.

Who you are

  • You have a founder mentality, capable of creating a team from the ground-up.
  • You have an experimental mindset with a launch fast and iterate mentality.
  • You have experience leading technical teams in a high-performance tech environment.
  • You see your role as an enabler for others and create an environment that makes the team deliver.
  • You have experience developing, training, validating, benchmarking and monitoring machine learning algorithms in production flows.
  • You have experience leveraging a big data framework to create the pipelines needed to feed the models with appropriate data.
  • You have a good understanding of software engineering practices as well as data engineering and MLOps principles.
  • You are able to communicate complex outcomes with clarity over a wide range of audiences.
  • Product oriented mindset. Experience working with product managers in delivering successful products.
  • Technologies: Extensive knowledge of data science and statistics techniques, toolsets and algorithms, such as e.g. Spark, Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, XGBoost, Pandas, MLFlow or similar MLOps frameworks, Airflow.
  • A strong statistics/mathematics background is a plus.

Related data positions

There are other data leadership positions available at Adyen in Amsterdam, such as the Team Lead Machine Learning or Team Lead Product Data Analyst roles.

Also take a look at our blog post around DATA ROLES and DATA CULTURE.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments

Our unobvious approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. So no matter where you’re from, who you love, or what you believe in, 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. Do you recognize yourself in this statement? If so, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application.

Company Info.


Adyen, a Dutch payment company, functions as an acquiring bank and enables businesses to accept e-commerce, mobile, and point-of-sale payments. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Adyen provides online merchant services that allow businesses to accept electronic payments using various payment methods such as credit cards, debit cards, wire transfers, and real-time bank transfers based on online banking.

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    Financial services,E-commerce
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    Amsterdam, Netherlands
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