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Jan 27th, 2022

Software Engineering Manager - API Data Access

Full Time

We believe the way people interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. We’re dedicated to empowering this transformation by building the tools and infrastructure developers need to create their own products. Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo and SoFi, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid’s network covers 11,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam.

The API Data Access team is responsible for making Plaid’s connectivity with Financial Institutions more reliable, secure and expansive by providing a robust suite of API Connectivity solutions that provide high quality and differentiated data access for Plaid.

As the engineering manager of our API Data Access team, you will hire, lead and grow a team of 5-10 engineers as they build and maintain mission critical products and solutions that determine the future of Plaid’s data access with 11,000+ data providers. You will also build a long term product and technical strategy to accelerate our move to a API based ecosystem while building differentiated data access that supports our full product and privacy story. In order to do so, you will work closely with multiple cross functional partners to create efficient processes to manage multiple highly visible, high priority projects smoothly.
Our engineering culture is IC-driven. We favor bottom-up ideation and empowerment of our team. We're looking for managers who will help our engineers find creative solutions to challenges.

We're guided by our principles including impact, growing together, embracing openness and positivity, and inventing tomorrow. We’re looking for leaders who are motivated by those same principles.

What excites you

  • Recruiting, growing, and enabling an incredible team of driven engineers who have high expectations around craft, ownership and impact
  • Fostering a collaborative culture that embodies our principles and empowers users
  • Mentoring and developing your team of engineers; supporting their goal setting and career growth
  • Delivering world-class results, while continuously challenging yourself and your team to “make it better”
  • Working with other engineer managers and functional leads to set direction for your team, the engineering department, and Plaid as a whole
  • Crafting a thoughtful, long-term product and technical strategy that anticipates future needs

What excites us

  • 3+ years of engineering management experience with significant experience as a software engineer
  • Experience leading teams of 5-10 engineers
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up and code when needed 
  • Passion for cultivating highly functioning teams and organizations
  • A record of leveling up your reports and providing individuals with meaningful opportunities for growth
  • Excitement for recruiting and a thoughtful approach to headcount planning
  • Experience building teams during a hyper-growth phase is a huge plus

Plaid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plaid is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance with your application or interviews due to a disability, please let us know at
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