Engineering

Software Engineering Manager - Data Infrastructure

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.

Making data driven decisions is key to Plaid's culture. To support that, we need to scale our data systems while maintaining correct and complete data. We provide tooling and guidance to teams across engineering, product, and business and help them explore our data quickly and safely to get the data insights they need, which ultimately helps Plaid serve our customers more effectively.

In addition, Plaid will not be successful if we can't move quickly. We build the data and machine learning infrastructure to enable Plaid engineers to prototype and iterate on products and features built on top of consumer-permissioned financial data.

As an engineering manager for the Data Infrastructure team, you’ll lead a rapidly growing team of  6+ backend engineers. The team works in partnership with a variety of teams such as Infrastructure, Developer Efficiency, to build a petabyte scale data platform and offers world-class compute, storage and streaming tools for the customers.

What excites you

  • Defining the long-term technical roadmap for scalable, reliable and performant data infrastructure
  • Enabling product and business opportunities by building a strong technical foundation 
  • Recruiting and growing an incredible team of 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, helping them identify opportunities to take risks and fail fast

What excites us

  • 2+ years of engineering management experience with significant experience as a software engineer
  • A record of fostering functional teams and providing engineers with meaningful opportunities for growth
  • Technical experience with one or more: data lake, data warehouses, distributed compute and stream processing. 
  • Ability to coordinate cross-team efforts and prioritize based on impact
  • Excitement and a thoughtful approach on recruiting


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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