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Policy Associate

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Plaid Technologies

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London, GB / Amsterdam, NL

Description

At Plaid, our mission is to empower innovators by delivering access to the financial system.Since 2012 we've helped tens of millions of consumers live a better financial life and over athousand customers build a new financial future. Our customers range from startups like Stripe,Coinbase and Robinhood to Fortune 500 enterprises like American Express and PayPal.Founded in 2012, Plaid has raised $300M of capital from major venture capital firms such asKleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Index, Spark and NEA, as well as global financialinstitutions such as Goldman Sachs and Citi. But we’re just getting started.Europe is a global leader on data policy, from PSD2 to GDPR, and a hotbed for fintech innovation.
 
Plaid is looking for someone to support our engagement with European governments, policymakers,
consumer groups, trade associations, and think tanks. They will work with our policy team to help us navigate and contribute to policies that will nourish an ecosystem that allows consumers to use their financial data to get the products and services they want.
 
This role requires a strong researcher and communicator who can monitor and report on key policy developments and help engage directly with policy stakeholders to advance Plaid's policy objectives. The role calls for in-depth knowledge of key policies and the ability to represent Plaid in engagements with policy makers, at conferences and forums, and in trade associations. This person should also have an aptitude for navigating complex political dynamics and and understanding how they affect Plaid and our customers. It requires someone who is technically
inclined, who can translate “tech talk” into “policy wonk” and visa versa. 

What excites you

    • Helping to build a strong operation for a multi-national company from scratch
    • Maintaining strong, enduring relationships with regulators, legislators and staff, trade associations, consumer groups, and other stakeholders in policy and tech discussions
    • Participating in industry working groups that implicate consumer financial data sharing
    • Getting up to speed quickly across all aspects of our product and clients -- including technical depth
    • Cross-functional collaboration and ownership, including working with nearly every team at Plaid

What excites us

    • Policy experience; a plus for policy and tech experience
    • Soft skills, and communication ability
    • Analytical horsepower and ability to get up to speed quickly
    • Technical and product affinity
    • The ideal candidate is positive, collaborative, organized, and eager to be persistent to achieve objectives
    • This role is based in London or Amsterdam

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