Engineering

Software Engineering Manager - Core Services

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 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 Core Services team is an internal platform group. We focus on building services that multiple engineering teams depend on.

As an Engineering Manager, you'll help build and scale these foundations, ensuring that our systems continue to be highly performant and available. Our API and most of our backend services are written in Go and Typescript. Our infrastructure is built on top of AWS, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Redshift, S3, Spark -- and although we love trying new technology as individuals, as a team we're pragmatic in our choices, favoring the right tool over the flavor of the month. You'll lead a team of 5-10 engineers. You'll work closely with product managers, designers, and other engineering teams to bring our product and infrastructure services to life. Moreover, you’ll be collaborating closely with other functions on product and technical strategy.

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 values and empowers users
  • Delivering world-class results, while continuously challenging yourself and your team to be more ambitious
  • Working with other engineer managers and functional leads to set direction for your team, engineering, and Plaid as a whole
  • Crafting a thoughtful, long-term technical strategy that anticipates future needs

What excites us

  • 4+ years of engineering management experience
  • Significant experience as a software engineer
  • Deep understanding of how to build scalable distributed systems
  • Passion for cultivating highly functioning teams and organizations
  • A record of leveling up your reports and providing individuals with meaningful opportunities for growth
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up when needed
  • Excitement for recruiting and a thoughtful approach to headcount planning
  • Experience growing startups during a hyper-growth phase 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 accommodations@plaid.com.
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