Data Scientist

Amsterdam

This is Adyen

Adyen provides payments, data, and financial products in a single solution for customers like Facebook, 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. The people of Adyen 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.


Data Scientist 

Adyen is looking for a Data Scientist to join our team in Amsterdam, to jump into any problem and analyse, forecast, detect patterns and draw insights by leveraging data science algorithms and the big data platform, and thus enable teams to go beyond. 

You will be responsible for building and interpreting algorithms that power data products at Adyen. In this role, you will: 

  • Obtain insights by leveraging machine learning algorithms. Examples are: 
    • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) systems. 
    • Real-time anomaly detection based on time-series modeling.
    • On-line learning algorithms to pick the best optimization decision in a changing environment.
    • 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.
  • Develop orchestrated pipelines for analytical purposes and machine learning training.
  • Iterate with merchants and product audiences creating algorithms that power state of the art machine learning based solutions, and be able to explain the reasons behind the executed inference.
  • Setup and run experiments to validate hypotheses.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the machine learning field, and apply this where applicable.

Who you are

  • You have experience developing, training, validating, benchmarking and monitoring machine learning algorithms.
  • You have experience leveraging a big data framework to create the pipelines needed to feed the models with appropriate data.
  • You approach problems with a statistical mindset, keeping inference as a product of data science. Experience with statistical testing (confidence, p-value, A/B testing, Bayesian) is a plus.
  • You can communicate complex outcomes with clarity over a wide range of audiences.
  • Technologies: Extensive knowledge of data science and statistics techniques, toolsets and algorithms, such as e.g. Spark, Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, XGBoost, Pandas, Airflow, SQL
  • Mentality: An experimental mindset with a launch fast and iterate mentality. A strong statistics/mathematics background is a plus

Data Positions at Adyen

We know companies handle different definitions for their data-related positions, this is for instance dependent on the size of a company. Since the birth of the Data Solution and the growth of all data streams, we categorized and defined all our positions. Have a look at this blogpost to find out!

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.

Please note that this role is a full-time position in Amsterdam. It will require a relocation in case you live outside of the Netherlands.


The Adyen Formula

How we work together is guided by the Adyen Formula. These eight principles are not constant – but constantly evolving to keep pace with our merchants, our business and the growth of the team.

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Operational careers

The engine of Adyen is stoked by our operational employees. They’re our legal experts, number crunchers, customer support team, recruiters, information security, HR, and communications specialists.

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