Engineering

Software Engineer - Abuse

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 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.

At Plaid, we believe that the way consumers and businesses interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. Our goal is to build the tools and infrastructure for developers to create this next generation of financial services applications. Today, hundreds of companies such as Venmo, Coinbase, and Acorns rely on Plaid to integrate with banks and the financial system.

In this role, you will become an owner of Plaid’s abuse infrastructure, and help build APIs that enable engineers to launch new products safely and securely. As Plaid grows, you will ensure that Plaid continues to be protected from emerging abuse vectors. Success means being able to consistently measure and goal against reducing abuse happening across Plaid’s ecosystem.

What excites us

  • 3+ years experience building high availability infrastructure to collect signals for understanding and monitoring potential abuse.
  • Understanding and prioritizing abuse vectors quantitatively.
  • Able to work cross-functionally with teams like compliance, legal, and product to understand potential abuse patterns, and help teams integrate with core abuse infrastructure.
  • Successful projects across the engineering stack that tackle fraud, abuse, spam, or trust and safety at scale.
  • Experience building, maintaining and understanding the health of your classifiers to automate abuse detection.

What excites you

  • Integrating yourself into the product launch process to proactively understand new abuse vectors.
  • Creating novel signals to better understand how adversaries are working across Plaid’s ecosystem.
  • Working across the stack backend to frontend, as well as on mobile to understand abuse end-to-end.
  • Building APIs for engineers so they can abstract abuse concerns out of their products.
  • Helping automate how operation teams review and respond to new or ongoing attacks.


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 accommodations@plaid.com.
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