Software Engineering Manager - 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.

The Identity Verification team, formerly Cognito, recently joined Plaid through an acquisition. We are creating the end-to-end onboarding experience for user account opening in fintech. We are focused on simplifying consumer and business identity verification. Our mission is to help our customers onboard all good users quickly, safely, and compliantly. We hone in on the problems that high growth companies face to deliver products tailored for large onboarding volumes of users. We empower companies to optimize customer onboarding experience using developer-centric infrastructure, and a full-stack approach to verifying user identity.

As an engineering manager of the Identity Verification (IDV) team, you will hire, lead and grow a team of 5-8 engineers.  You will also be partnering with Product, Design, Marketing and Revenue functions in day-to-day execution on complex projects that span the entire engineering organization.

In addition, you will contribute to a long term product and technical strategy to accelerate both product growth and integration of IDV into the Plaid product. You will be critical to scaling product, process and culture as the IDV grows.

What excites you

  • Building high-quality full-stack solutions that keep the customer experience front and center 
  • Recruiting, growing, and enabling engineers to do the best work of their career
  • Setting product and technical strategy, both long-term and short-term
  • Fostering a collaborative culture that embodies our values and 
  • Working with other engineer managers and functional leads to set direction for your team, engineering, and Plaid as a whole

What excites us

  • 3+ years of engineering management experience, with 4+ years as a full stack software engineer.
  • Excitement for recruiting and a thoughtful approach to headcount planning
  • Experience owning a production product and working with internal stakeholders to drive business impact.
  • Prior experience coaching and bringing the best out of a senior technical team.
  • Experience building teams during a hyper-growth phase 
  • Nice to have: Prior experience in Identity Verification
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