Experienced Product Manager - API Access

United States | Full-time

We evaluate what to pursue, craft strategies to maximize impact, and help teams deliver market success.

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, 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 12,000 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. #LI-Remote

The Access team at Plaid is responsible for Plaid’s data supply network that powers nearly 100% of Plaid’s revenue. We ensure that it remains a top strategic asset for Plaid by growing and protecting its coverage and quality. 

The Access team at Plaid contains 3 product areas: 
API Access - responsible for Plaid’s (increasing) data supply network that is powered by API integrations
Scaled Access - responsible for ensuring Plaid is the easiest and fastest partner to work with when building an industry aligned data sharing API
Longtail Access - responsible for Plaid’s industry leading longtail coverage base in the US and Canada

What You'll Do

  • Define and drive the strategic vision and roadmap for Plaid’s data network that is powered by API integrations 
  • Manage the entire product life cycle, from ideation to execution
  • Partner closely with partnerships teams, revenue teams, and Plaid product development teams to understand the needs of Plaid’s data partners and customers, and take an iterative approach in reflecting that in Plaid’s data network 
  • Closely collaborate with policy teams, marketing teams, privacy teams, and legal teams to understand the ever-changing landscape of regulation & standards to ensure Plaid maintains its market leading position as a best- in-class steward of consumer data privacy 
  • Operate cross-functionally and build strong relationships within Plaid and with key external partners
  • Foster an environment that enables the team to execute quickly on the right things, while maintaining high quality

What Excites You

  • Unifying cross-functional teams through a data-backed strategic vision and roadmap
  • Building products that make it easier and more efficient to onboard and maintain Plaid’s network API traffic
  • Determining if/when/how Plaid should consider partnering with others in this space (and recognizing that the data sharing world in the US is constantly changing)

What Excites Us

  • 8-10+ years of work experience with strong knowledge of fintech data sharing, consumer data privacy, and/or API strategy 
  • 5-7+ years of product management experience, with some portion of that time launching and managing fintech products
  • You love to work in spaces that don’t have obvious answers and (oftentimes) have directly conflicting priorities and business objectives
  • You make hard stuff simple to understand. And you hold others to that standard. 
  • Bonus points if you have experience working in or for a regulated US Banking institution or have strategic planning experience (either as part of a financial services organization or a consulting firm)

$162000 - 243000 a year

Target base salary for this role is between $162,000 and $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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