AML & Screening Data Analyst

Merchant Operations Amsterdam

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.

AML & Screening Data Analyst 

AML & Screening Insights is looking for a Data Analyst eager to join our team. As part of the First Line, our job is to support the risk management and operational efficiency of the organization. In our team, we place a big emphasis on outside-the-box thinking, and a combination of strong analytical and interpersonal skills. The domains we work under, Anti-Money Laundering (‘AML’), Counter-Terrorist Financing ('CTF'), and Sanctions require attention to detail while maintaining a good idea of risk holistically. The success of our team is measured by keeping our organization compliant, while proposing innovative solutions that manage risks effectively. 

The Insights team is based in Amsterdam, however works on our frameworks from a global perspective. From payments to newer product developments, the environment we work on is continuously changing and we cannot afford to get comfortable. We work closely with data scientists, investigators, Compliance, and Product on a variety of projects from developing scenarios and detection methods and risk assessments, to forecasting and training .

What you’ll do

  • Creates, optimizes and maintains detection methods and transaction monitoring scenarios in our Post-Event Transaction Monitoring Framework, in line with the latest ML/TF typologies and other integrity risks
  • Deliver insights in the form of dashboards or reports of operational and regulatory challenges.
  • Analyze information using different tools to identify patterns, trends, and relationships to propose the appropriate solution to a problem. 
  • Gain in-depth understanding of how our high tech, global platform processes payments, onboards customers, stores customer data and monitors transactions. 
  • Understand Adyen's internal policies, procedures and different business lines. 
  • Communicate iterations, metrics, and developments to relevant stakeholders in a transparent and straightforward manner. 
  • Commit to constantly optimize and document processes and workflows, scaling the platform to its next phase. 
  • Collaborate with other teams such as Compliance and AML Tech to deliver sophisticated solutions
  • Guide and support team members in their decision-making using data and business intelligence tools. 

Who you are 

  • Experienced – A minimum of 3 years of experience working as a data analyst in Sanctions Screening, KYC, or Transaction Monitoring.
  • Technical Expert – Proficient Python and SQL. Strong with BI tools like Looker. You also have experience with big data tooling, i.e. PySpark, Hadoop and Airflow.
  • Financial Crime Warrior – Clear and strong motivation to work in the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist-Financing  field.
  • Powerful Persuader + Communicator – Able to lead discussions effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Under Pressure Project Manager – Manages high-stakes projects independently and efficiently, in a proactive manner. 
  • Curiosity-driven – Asks the right questions and finds out more about the content and technology we work with on their own initiative.

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 Amsterdam office. We are an office-first company and value in-person collaboration; we do not offer remote-only roles.


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