Engineering Team Lead, Design System

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.

At Adyen, we recognize the immense value of a well-structured design system in empowering teams to build the most seamless and scalable financial platform product. Our design system, called Bento, is vital in providing a cohesive and seamless experience for our customers. It serves as a key foundation in ensuring every interaction with our product is intuitive, accessible, and consistent - aligning perfectly with our mission to deliver exceptional service. 


What you’ll do as the Team Lead  

  • Recruit, empower, develop and retain top talent, creating an inspiring and collaborative team environment with an open communication/feedback culture internally and externally.
  • Set clear individual and team goals that align with our strategic ambitions in close collaboration with the Design Lead.
  • Work closely with UX designers, product managers, development leads, and other stakeholders and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Continuously assess the design system’s efficiency, gather and analyze feedback from users and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement, cultivating and advocating for a strong brand and community around the design system within the organization.
  • Adapt to different contexts and tailor communication style to suit different audiences, ranging from technical language with developers, design approach conversations, to more strategic and business focused discussions.
  • Have a multiplier effect by motivating team members and providing coaching in areas including but not limited to: coding standards and best practices, testing and quality assurance, product roadmap discussions, etc.
  • Stay updated on the latest trends and technologies and proactively seek out to implement new features or enhancements to improve the design system. 


Who you are

  • Passionate and preferably experienced with Design systems.
  • You have a few years of experience managing front-end developers and have built front end applications.
  • A strategic mentality, comfortable thinking far ahead of where the team is at now.
  • Great management and team development skills: ability to set roadmap and goals for a team together with the Design Lead and the rest of the team. Delegate, mentor engineers, deliver frequent and transparent feedback, help team members grow in their careers and deliver results.
  • Team player mindset. You foster a culture of collaboration, supporting and making sure that everyone feels that they can contribute to it.
  • You have great verbal and written communication skills, and are comfortable talking to tech & non-tech, as well as merchants and internal stakeholders from every part of the business.
  • Understand the dynamics of working in a global organization. Able to develop effective relationships with global teams to collaborate on the adoption of the design system. 


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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