Software Engineering Manager - Plaid Exchange

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.

We believe that 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 experiences that thousands of developers use 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.

Data Access at Plaid is responsible for the most mission-critical component of our infrastructure. These systems connect millions of bank accounts and billions of transactions to Plaid. Our Plaid Exchange team is driving forward a new vision for maintaining and growing these connections in a way that benefits consumers as well as our financial institution partners.  

As an Engineering Manager on our Plaid Exchange team, you will lead a team of 5 - 10 engineers as you help define a long term technical strategy for supporting financial institutions across a suite of products encompassing data connectivity, delegated user management, and ecosystem management. You will directly impact solutioning, technical strategy, development and implementation options to support Product and Go-To-Market teams to achieve adoption across financial institution segments. You will also work closely with our Head of Engineering and other engineering managers to build organizational structure and processes that scale as we continue to grow.

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 people motivated by those same principles.

What excites you

  • Crafting a thoughtful, long-term technical strategy that anticipates future needs
  • Working with other engineer managers and functional leads to set direction for your team, the engineering department, and Plaid as a whole
  • 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”

What excites us

  • 3+ years of engineering management experience with significant experience as a software engineer
  • Experience leading teams of 5-10 engineers
  • Passion for cultivating highly functioning teams and organizations
  • A record of leveling up your reports and providing individuals with meaningful opportunities for growth
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up and code when needed
  • 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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