At Plaid, we believe that the way consumers and businesses interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. Our goal is to build the tools and infrastructure for developers to create this next generation of financial services applications. Today, hundreds of companies such as Acorns, Stripe, and Venmo rely on Plaid to integrate with banks and the financial system.
Plaid’s infrastructure handles millions of requests per day and thousands of bank integrations, and we pride ourselves on maintaining a robust API to support the developers who depend on us -- and the millions of consumers who use their apps.
As a London-based Engineering Manager, you'll help build new API products and solutions that will help power the next wave of innovation in financial services. You'll build out a team of engineers, and work closely with product managers, designers, and other functions on go-to-market and technical strategy. You’ll need to go deep on the problem space, and help your team understand the ‘why’ as much as the ‘what’ and enable your team to own the ‘how’.
Your team will work across the stack to make products come to life. Our API and most of our backend services are written in Go and Typescript and our frontend is built in React and Typescript. Our infrastructure is built on top of AWS, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Redshift, S3-- and although we love trying new technology as individuals, as a team we're pragmatic in our choices, favoring the right tool over the flavor of the month.
Our engineering culture is IC-driven -- we favor bottom-up ideation and empowerment of our incredibly talented team. We're looking for managers who will enable our engineers to find innovative solutions to challenges. Finally, you'll work closely with our Head of Engineering and other engineering managers to build an organizational structure and processes that scale as we continue to grow.
We're guided by our values—transparency, intellectual honesty, courage to be bold, pragmatism, and humility—and are looking for team members who are motivated by those same principles.
What excites you
Recruiting, growing, and enabling an incredible team of driven engineers who have high expectations around craft, ownership and impact
Fostering a collaborative culture that embodies our values and empowers users
Working with other engineering managers and functional leads to set direction for your team, engineering, and Plaid as a whole
Crafting a thoughtful, long-term product & technical strategy that anticipates future needs
Developing fast iteration loops with customers to build great products
What excites us
2+ years of engineering management experience
Significant experience as a product engineer
Solid understanding of building web applications and APIs
Passion for cultivating highly functioning teams and organizations
A record of leveling up your reports and providing individuals with meaningful opportunities for growth
Willingness to roll your sleeves up when needed
Excitement for recruiting and a thoughtful approach to headcount planning
Experience growing startups during a hyper-growth phase a huge plus