Engineering

Experienced Software Engineer - Frontend Engineer

United States | Full-time

We build simple yet innovative consumer products and developer APIs that shape how everybody interacts with money and the financial system.

Link is how millions of users interact with Plaid, and is a critical part of onboarding for some of the most popular apps in the world. The Link team is responsible for continually evolving Link to be a high quality and streamlined experience for our end users and customers. The team ensures that Plaid’s thousands of customers can easily integrate with Plaid Link, as we create new ways for end users to engage with Plaid Link. We are a highly collaborative, remote-first team whose work spans a variety of technologies, services and product areas at Plaid. Our API and most of our backend services are written in Go, and our frontend components are built in Typescript using React.

The Link Foundations team is responsible for the core user flows and SDKs for Plaid: Link. We’re responsible to ensure our core account linking product works across all customer shapes and sizes, and across all different customer use cases. We see a huge opportunity to provide the most seamless and secure linking experience as a way to improve the performance of all of Plaid’s products.

You will work on ambitious new projects to bring high levels of design quality and polish to Plaid’s most visible surface area: Link. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams (especially our design team), and help hold a high bar to the final experience that ships into production.

Responsibilities

  • You will work closely with a highly iterative, cross-functional team (especially with Designers) to understand product requirements and legal constraints to build the next-generation core account linking experience for consumers and customers.
  • You will deeply understand client needs and architect solutions tailored to their use cases.
  • You will partner with other teams across Plaid, working closely with other engineering teams as well as Product, Design, Data Science, and more to iterate on and productionize new products and improve existing products.
  • You will own and lead projects, step up as a trusted member of the team’s oncall rotation, advocate for technical and process changes, mentor more junior engineers, and follow best practices to increase overall system reliability.

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience as an engineer working on frontend, with strong skills in at least one frontend framework (e.g. React).
  • Attention to detail and an eye for high-quality UX.
  • Excellent coding and testing skills.
  • Experience as a project lead, working with other engineers, and other functions (product, design, data science) to drive execution.

Target base Salary for this role is $162,000 - $243,000 per year. Additional compensation in the form(s) of equity and/or commission are dependent on the position offered. Plaid provides a comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). Pay is based on factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience and skillset, and location. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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Our headquarters is in sunny SOMA and includes a beautiful sun-filled atrium, a private outdoor deck and even a (semi-hidden) climbing wall.

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