Experienced Software Engineer - Identity Verification

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.

This role will be part of the Identity Verification team, formerly Cognito, an identity verification platform recently acquired by Plaid. The team will lead the next phase of Plaid’s end-to-end onboarding experience by simplifying the identity verification process for both consumers and businesses. Our mission is to help our customers onboard all good users quickly, safely, and compliantly for account opening use cases. Our north star is to help high growth companies of all sizes deliver great product experiences as they onboard users at scale.

As an engineer on the team, you will deliver highly impactful features to the business by collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders to design, plan, develop and launch scalable solutions to grow the Identity Verification product at Plaid.
You’d be joining a team of full-stack engineers who are distributed across the US. The team values engineers who exhibit high ownership of their work, constantly strive to to make things better, are detail oriented, and genuinely love the craft.

What excites you

  • Building products with impact: your work will touch tens of millions of end-users, the best applications in FinTech, and major financial institutions
  • Product mindset. You understand that building the right tools and systems can impact millions of users.
  • Adaptability. Most of our engineers work across the entire stack, touching everything from the front end to our core infrastructure.
  • You are able to work across the entire stack when needed, collaborate with Product & Design to set the long-term technical direction for new & existing products.

What excites us

  • 4+ Years of professional software development experience
  • Experience with relational databases / SQL
  • Strong generalist excited to work with a variety of tools
  • Working on both the 0 to 1 stage and the 1 to 10 stage of problems
  • Impact driven. You understand that building the right tools and systems can impact millions of users.
  • Pragmatism. Someone who actively considers the fine balance between shipping speed and perfection
  • Adaptability. Most of our engineers work across the entire stack
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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