Last year we announced that we will start hiring in Barcelona to expand our product and engineering teams. Fast forward and we now have our first employees in our new hub and we’re looking for more!
Carl-Ruuben Soolep, February 4th, 2022
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We’re excited to have Angela González join us as senior recruiter to help us grow in Barcelona.
Thanks! I'm thrilled to start this exciting stage in my career! I first heard about Veriff thanks to Luke Govier (Head of Talent Acquisition) who reached out to me on LinkedIn. When I browsed through your social media platforms, I was captivated by Veriff's impressive employer branding and employee testimonials. It seemed like a great place to work, and of course, Veriff products solve a massive pain point globally. I decided to go for the interview, and the rest is history like they say.
First and foremost, the opportunity to make a big impact globally. In this position I have the chance to build the new team in Barcelona from the ground up, and engage in employer branding initiatives to increase the awareness about Veriff. We definitely deserve to be recognized in Spain as an employer of choice.
I love it! As a recruiter who notices benefits I would highlight the global team and the ability to relocate easily with the support of Veriff. That’s why we are able to find talent from over 46 nationalities working with us.
Our hub in Barcelona is amazing as well and feels more like a social club. And last but not least, Veriff is genuinely concerned about the well-being of its employees by offering additional days off, flexible hybrid working models, as well as generous health and L&D compensation for everyone.
Yes! And as a customer I prefer this to be a smooth process and as automated as possible so it doesn’t become a bottleneck when I have to do any online procedures. I love that the online identity verification process with Veriff meets these requirements, and that it supports ID verification in 40 languages.
There are lots of exciting opportunities in Barcelona. We are currently looking to expand our engineering and product teams here. However, as our team is growing quickly we are also looking for more people across the company. The most up-to-date information about our openings is on our careers page.
The job market in Barcelona is becoming more and more competitive, due to the amount of international companies that have decided to open tech hubs here. But I love that there is great and diverse talent, and that it’s a very lively market. It has a lot of movement due to the short notice periods in Spain and most of the people are always up for a chat to check what’s out there. Getting that first chance to speak with a potential candidate is always the most difficult part, but when you work for a great company like Veriff, it’s really easy to sell it and make people feel excited about continuing with the recruitment process.
And Barcelona is a destination that is extremely attractive for international talent, because of the weather, multiculturalism, exciting career opportunities, and amazing leisure options. It is also very well connected, which makes the potential relocation easier. Even if it’s an expensive city compared to other Spanish destinations, it is still quite affordable in comparison to other European cities.
As a personality trait, we look for people who offer solutions, execute their ideas, thrive in a changing environment, and are ok with working individually and under minimum supervision as we build up the team in Barcelona. And of course, they have to be excited about Veriff’s mission!
The type of candidates that we’re looking for right now are mostly senior, but for some positions we need generalists that want to become more specialized eventually. We are in a hyper-growth stage, so we’re focused on positions with more specialized skills.
By offering a fair compensation package from the beginning. A significant problem during the pandemic is that a lot of companies took advantage of people's despair, and now that the market is ramping up, a lot of them have decided to accept better opportunities in other organizations. Another key aspect is to be agile, and being open to adapt to the talent requirements and the changing trends. Having rigid procedures regarding working from the office or fixed time schedules won’t help you as a company, and will make the talent look elsewhere.
Hybrid work. If you require people to be 100% in the office for jobs that can easily be done online, you’ll sink when it comes to getting the best talent.
Work/life balance. Offering flexible working times is incredibly attractive to people since it allows them to carry out their other life responsibilities and oscillate between both aspects in a successful manner.
Fair compensation. Conduct regular salary band research for your industry and location. It is imperative to stay aligned with the bands and keep an eye on the market.
Hybrid. I love the fact that Veriff offers that flexibility!
Awesome career opportunities, super international, lovely weather, and a huge selection of amazing restaurants and cafés.
Knowing that you are contributing to a huge mission — making the internet a safer place for everyone.
Veriff has had an incredible 2021, growing at a remarkable rate, smashing our verification records on a weekly and monthly basis, and welcoming more fantastic new talent to the team. Find out all the details in this blog.
I chatted with our VP of Product, Duncan Steblyna, about how his time with Veriff has been since joining in March, the big challenges we face right now, and why he might not be in Tallinn much longer...read to find out!
The cat is out of the bag - Veriff is coming to Barcelona. Our new hub will open soon, and we're already looking for talent in the Catalan city. Find out more here.