Software Engineer - Storage

New York | Full-time

We build simple yet innovative consumer products and developer APIs that shape how everybody interacts with money and the financial system.

The storage team is growing! We build the storage backing Plaid’s Core Data Models used by all of engineering. The goal is to improve plaid's storage systems to be more reliable, scalable and efficient.

As an engineer on the storage team, you will have the opportunity to influence and scale the vision and strategy of the team, design, deploy and scale our storage platform. You will build tools to improve operation automations. You will wield terraform and cloud resources with confidence and certainty. You will partner with our main stakeholder team to understand their current storage and future storage requirements.


  • Large dataset scalability
  • Designing resilient systems
  • Handling ambiguity of challenging open world problems
  • Fixing difficult issues in storage engines by understanding their source code
  • Meticulous migrations
  • Saving product engineers days and weeks of effort through our storage foundation’s capabilities


  • 2+ years of dedicated backend or platform experience
  • 1+ years of specialization in online storage, offline storage, infrastructure, or developer efficiency
  • Database orchestration and optimization
  • Storage platform design
  • Working with data storage at scaleInfrastructure background (Terraform, AWS)Experience building custom cli tooling to automate your procedures
  • Designing runbooks with care towards system behavior
  • Nice to have: Interest in future developments and optimizations in data storage technology

Target base Salary for this role is $143,640 - $197,640 per year. Additional compensation in the form(s) of equity and/or commission are dependent on the position offered. Plaid provides a comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). Pay is based on factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience and skillset, and location. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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