Engineering

Technical Program Manager - Financial Access

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.

The Financial Access organization expands and enriches connections between Plaid and financial institution partners to create a foundation for new and differentiated products that enable people to have healthier financial lives. This global team enables innovation by opening access to tools and technology that were previously reserved for technology upstarts.

Plaid is looking for a seasoned Technical Program Manager to play a critical role in ensuring the success of complex, cross-functional technical projects with external dependencies. This TPM will help the Financial Access organization manage the technical projects associated with Plaid’s increasingly collaboration with large financial institutions on the implementation, design and optimization of their APIs for fintech use cases. In this role, you will work closely with the teams implementing these bank APIs within Plaid, as well as the teams coordinating with financial institutions, in order to further our goals for consumer-driven finance.

If you are driven by creating transformational impact for the entire fintech ecosystem, defining the API future of connectivity, and working with a mission-driven team, let’s chat!

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Working cross-functionally with Plaid’s bank API implementation teams identify opportunities for efficiency and bringing those ideas to life
  • Acting as the ‘glue’ between engineering, product, partnerships, and business operations -- including shepherding technical projects, gathering requirements, develop and track project milestones
  • Manage communication of project status across the Financial Access organization, company leaders and other stakeholders
  • Helping to redefine Plaid’s data platform with a group of sharp, motivated and fun colleagues

What Excites Us

  • 10+ years of TPM or Product Management experience, especially in dual-sided network businesses
  • Creativity with and aptitude for data discover insights, draw conclusions and find opportunities in complexity 
  • An eye for detail and exceptional project planning and program management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly across all levels of the organization 
  • Proven track record of results and impact at scale
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude and ability to influence peers and bring others along

What Excites You

  • The opportunity to influence the future of open finance - an emerging and significant part of the fintech future
  • Defining the foundational technology that creates a better future for consumers, fintechs and innovators
  • Working in a fast-paced environment that values self-starters, solid judgment and fast decision-making
  • Scale and growth! Identifying patterns that help to frame and prioritize work for large engineering teams that drives efficiency and company-level outcomes for Plaid


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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