Experienced Software Engineer - Product Backend (Auth, Balance, Identity)

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.

The Auth, Balance, and Identity team’s goal is to provide services to our customers to instantly accept bank-to-bank transfers and payments. By doing so, we’ll support Plaid’s overall vision to unlock financial freedom for everyone, by helping Plaid’s customers empower people to take more control of the movement of money in their bank accounts.

You’ll be responsible for implementing new product features that add or change the functionality of Auth, Balance, and Identity products. You will also be expected to work with product managers and Plaid’s customers to collect feedback, build appropriate metrics and analytics to quantify and evaluate impact, and collaborate and lead execution across the team and company.
To address core product needs, you will also need to understand, design, and implement infrastructure changes and/or new systems that impact systems across Plaid, including Plaid’s core cloud infrastructure. You’ll help drive technical strategy for this product engineering team, and utilize that product engineering perspective to help set up Plaid’s technical infrastructure for our rapidly growing company.

What excites you

  • Developing deep product and/or technical expertise in the fintech space through customer conversations and cross-functional partnership
  • Driving major highly impactful org-level initiatives
  • Building scalable and performant production systems
  • Working closely with and mentoring teammates

What excited us

  • 4+ years of experience working on web applications
  • Proven ability to tailor your solutions to business problems in a cross functional team
  • Experience building high-quality, developer-centric API products
  • Data analytics and data engineering experience is a plus
  • Experience working in a startup environment
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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