Mar 26, 2024

Software Engineer (Product Platform)

  • Plaid
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
Full time Software Engineering

Job Description

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-Hybrid

The Product Platform group is dedicated to providing strategic building blocks to accelerate Plaid’s product development. Think of this group as Plaid’s Plaid. It consists of teams that are responsible for:

- Owning all of Plaid’s key services, making them reliable and highly productive to work with.
- Architecting Plaid’s largest databases, highest throughput services, data ingestion and post-ingestion processing pipeline.
- Designing the interfaces, data models and pipelines that provide Plaid’s product teams access to high-quality data on which they can build insights for customers.
- Creating and maintaining its privacy governance, risk defense and customer oversight systems for Plaid’s consumers, customers and broader ecosystem.

You will work closely with a highly iterative, cross-functional team to understand product requirements to build Plaid’s next-generation products, as well as the interfaces and data models that power these products. You will partner with other product and platform teams at Plaid, and also with cross-functional partners in Design, Data Science, Legal, Policy and more to iterate on and productionize new 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, and follow best practices to increase overall system reliability.



  • You’re inspired by our mission to provide the right building blocks, interfaces and abstractions to accelerate Plaid’s product development.
  • You like working across a swath of stakeholders, enjoy thinking “big picture” and are impact driven.
  • You enjoy collaborating with Product, Design, Support, Marketing, Legal, and Policy to serve our shared mission.



  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Strong programming skills with the interest and ability to work across the stack.
  • Proven track record of shipping successful projects
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take ownership of tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • [Nice to have]Experience with React, Typescript, Golang
  • [Nice to have] Willingness to operate on the frontend (may spend up to 20% of time on front end work for certain projects)
  • [Nice to have] Adaptability. Most of our engineers work across the entire stack, touching everything from the front end to our core infrastructure
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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