Software Engineering Manager

Salt Lake City | 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.

Our Salt Lake City team is responsible for the most mission-critical component of Plaid's infrastructure. The systems we own connect millions of bank accounts and billions of transactions to Plaid.

As an Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of 5-12 engineers. You will work closely with product managers and other engineering teams to build and maintain our core integrations into our financial institution partners, while helping build out the framework that keeps all these integrations together. Finally, you will work closely with our Head of Engineering and other engineering managers to build an organizational structure and processes that scale as we continue to grow.
Our engineering culture is IC-driven. We favor bottom-up ideation and empowerment of our team. We're looking for managers who will help our engineers find creative solutions to challenges.

We're guided by our principles including impact, growing together, embracing openness and positivity, and inventing tomorrow. We’re looking for leaders who are motivated by those same principles.

What excites you

  • Recruiting, growing, and enabling an incredible team of driven engineers who have high expectations around craft, ownership and impact
  • Fostering a collaborative culture that embodies our principles and empowers users
  • Mentoring and developing your team of engineers; supporting their goal setting and career growth
  • Delivering world-class results, while continuously challenging yourself and your team to “make it better”
  • Working with other engineer managers and functional leads to set direction for your team, the engineering department, and Plaid as a whole
  • Crafting a thoughtful, long-term technical strategy that anticipates future needs

What excites us

  • 3+ years of engineering management experience with significant experience as a software engineer
  • Experience leading teams of 5-12 engineers
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up and code when needed 
  • Passion for cultivating highly functioning teams and organizations
  • A record of leveling up your reports and providing individuals with meaningful opportunities for growth
  • Excitement for recruiting and a thoughtful approach to headcount planning
  • Experience building teams during a hyper-growth phase is a huge plus

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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