Data Engineer - Data Platform

Remote | 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 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.

Making data-driven decisions is key to Plaid's culture. To support that, we need to scale our data systems while maintaining correct and complete data. We provide tooling and guidance to teams across engineering, product, and business and help them explore our data quickly and safely to get the data insights they need, which ultimately helps Plaid serve our customers more effectively. In addition, Plaid will not be successful if we can't move quickly. We build the data systems and tools that enable everyone at Plaid to be data-driven, making analytics easy, obvious, and proactive across the company.

Data Engineers heavily leverage SQL and Python to build data workflows that integrate with our Golang and Typescript applications. We use tools like DBT, Airflow, Redshift, ElasticSearch, Atlan, and Retool to orchestrate data pipelines and define workflows. We work with engineers, product managers, business intelligence, data analysts, and many other teams to build Plaid's data strategy and a data-first mindset.

Our engineering culture is IC-driven -- we favor bottom-up ideation and empowerment of our incredibly talented team. We are looking for engineers who are motivated by creating impact for our consumers and customers, growing together as a team, shipping the MVP, and leaving things better than we found them.

What excites you

  • Defining the long-term technical roadmap for building a data-drive culture at Plaid
  • Leading key data engineering projects that drive collaboration across the company
  • Mentoring engineers, operations, and data analysts on best practices for data organization and query performance
  • Advocating for adopting industry tools and practices at the right time
  • Owning core SQL and python data pipelines that power our data lake and data warehouse
  • Well-documented data with defined dataset quality, uptime, and usefulness.

What excites us

  • 2 years of dedicated data engineering experience, solving complex data pipelines issues at scale.
  • You value SQL as a flexible and extensible tool, and are comfortable with modern SQL data orchestration tools like DBT, Mode, Hightouch, and Airflow.
  • Experience working both real-time systems like Kinesis, Kafka, Flink, and batch data pipelines in Redshift, Presto, and Data Lakes.
  • You appreciate the importance of schema design, and can evolve an analytics schema on top of unstructured data.
  • You are excited to try out new technologies. You like to produce proof-of-concepts that balance technical advancement and user experience and adoption.
  • You like to get deep in the weeds to manage, deploy, and improve low level data infrastructure.
  • You are empathetic working with stakeholders. You listen to them, ask the right questions, and collaboratively come up with the best solutions for their needs.
  • You are a champion for data privacy and integrity, and always act in the best interest of consumers.
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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