Product Lead- Privacy

United States | Full-time

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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, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam. #LI-Remote

The Platform group at Plaid is responsible for building and operating the core infrastructure and services that form the foundation for each of Plaid’s products. This includes demonstrating industry-leading best practices in how we deal with privacy, security and risk so we can earn and maintain the trust of our customers, data partners, consumers and regulators. We are looking for a Product Lead who will act as the single product leader responsible for all of our Privacy initiatives across Plaid and share the same passion as to build products on the frontier of Plaid’s Open Finance ecosystem. In this role, you will be responsible for influencing all of Plaid’s product and leadership teams to ensure we are building products and cross-cutting solutions that elevate our commitment to privacy, define and build new products and solutions that explore under-served needs of our users and working with our legal, policy and compliance teams to manage our internal and external privacy and data governance policies and procedures.

If you are a senior leader who loves driving initiatives that impact every product and goal of a company, does not hesitate to get deep into the details involved with creating and influencing the right solutions, and is a thought-leader of the broader Privacy community who can help Plaid learn and grow, this is the right role for you!


  • Manage implementation of and drive compliance with Plaid's internal and external privacy and data policies, procedures, and governance
  • Advocate for privacy goals and values to both internal (the Plaid executive staff team and our board) and external (press, events) stakeholders
  • Influence product leaders across the organization to ensure we are building the product and solutions that maintains Privacy as a first design principle
  • Partner with the Chief Legal Officer to define the vision and long-term strategy for Privacy at Plaid, and inspire stakeholders to execute
  • Partner with an amazing team across engineering, legal and policy, sales, product marketing, design and operations to build new solutions
  • Bring in the mindset of continuous improvement and sensible prioritization by deciding what we should do, why, and when


  • 10+ years of industry experience building and/or influencing products with strong privacy outcomes
  • You have worked as the single-threaded leader to drive initiatives across multiple product groups, legal and policy teams, and senior leaders to build solutions that impact an entire ecosystem of participants
  • You are comfortable speaking at industry events, presenting to the executive staff team/board of directors and engaging with a broad range of external stakeholders (press, policy teams, social media)
  • You can work with senior Engineering stakeholders across the company to design, build and deliver product outcomes
  • Experience working on issues that involve regulatory or legal considerations, as well as brand implications
  • Customer centric – you thrive on spending time directly with customers, establishing close relationships, and becoming their go to partner
  • Metrics and impact driven – you have a keen sense of translating customer needs into product solutions that create value and drive business outcomes
  • Set the pace – you understand the scale of the opportunity ahead of you and move with urgency to deliver meaningful impact to our customers

Target base salary for this role is between $204,120 and $360000 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.
Our mission at Plaid is to unlock financial freedom for everyone. To support that mission, we seek to build a diverse team of driven individuals who care deeply about making the financial ecosystem more equitable. We recognize that strong qualifications can come from both prior work experiences and lived experiences. We encourage you to apply to a role even if your experience doesn't fully match the job description. We are always looking for team members that will bring something unique to 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

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