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Engineering Manager - Developer Experience






San Francisco, CA, US


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 the next generation of financial services applications. Today, hundreds of companies such as Robinhood, 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 an Engineering Manager, you'll ensure Plaid offers a best-in-class developer experience to our customers. You'll manage a team that owns all developer-facing products. This team works on a variety of full-stack problems, including API quality, fraud detection, improving the developer signup flow, billing, and improving transparency with new APIs and dashboard visualizations.

You'll lead a team of 5-10 engineers, work closely with product managers, designers, and other engineering teams to bring our product and infrastructure services to life. Moreover, you’ll be collaborating closely with other functions on go-to-market and technical strategy.

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
        Delivering world-class results, while continuously challenging yourself and your team to be more ambitious
        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 technical strategy that anticipates future needs

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

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