Experienced Software Engineer - Update Pipeline

San Francisco | 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 ability to support new products, markets, and users rests on the quality of the internal platform, abstractions, and APIs that we build. The better common building blocks we create, the faster we enable other engineering teams to build and scale each product for our customers and our users.

We are looking for a backend engineer to join our Update Pipeline team, which powers data ingestion at Plaid. We build the services that initiate all data pulls at Plaid, including a job scheduler that updates millions of accounts daily. We also build the post-processing framework that allows our product teams to validate and enrich data before returning it to developers.

As a team that is focused on ensuring the freshness and quality of our data, the Update Pipeline is critical to Plaid's success. We need to prioritize reliability while enabling product velocity, and our systems need to be powerful enough to handle the next generation of Plaid products while presenting simple interfaces for product teams to use.

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

Apply if you enjoy challenging backend work that powers the next generation of FinTech products.

What excites us

  • 5+ years of production experience
  • Strong coding and architecture fundamentals, and a strong command of at least one language
  • Experience designing and shipping highly reliable backend systems and APIs
  • A record of mentoring engineers around you and helping them grow

What excites you

  • Building products with real impact: your work will touch tens of millions of end users, the best applications in FinTech, and major financial institutions
  • Distilling complex product requirements into simple and powerful building blocks
  • Prioritizing improvements that will have the highest impact across the greatest number of products and customers
  • Mentoring engineers around you and establishing a culture of technical excellence

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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